Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Sometimes, I lose sight of this blog and why I started it. I originally started it as a newlywed to document my new life as a wife. Through it, I have met and made many new friends, learned how to network, evolved as a person...I could go on and on.

But sometimes, life passes too quickly and I forget how much we have done in a year, and then I am once again so grateful to have this little ol' blog to look back and reflect on as 2013 comes to an end.

I tend to get whiny, when things get too busy, but I do know how lucky I am. I am so fortunate to have a family I am close to, a husband who I love the ish out of, a few very close wonderful friends I can count on, and even more friends that I get to have fun with!

In 2013, Jason and I took our first plane ride together flying to Las Vegas to celebrate my twenty-ninth! We took a trip South to see our friends get hitched, while seeing old friends who live out of town.We also flew to NYC to see our friends get married in August; last week we drove to St. Augustine for a little us time to regroup between semesters/my birthday. And I went on a cruise for Jennifer's Bachelorette Trip. We traveled well in 2013, for sure.

I started to really meal-plan and be very real with my weight loss struggles. I have a long way to go, but I feel good with what I have learned and done in 2013, and can't wait to grow upon that next year.

Jason found out he can no longer wear contacts, and so for the first time in six-ish years, I have seen Jason only wear glasses. Oh, and he has been on strike from cutting his hair since March. #hippie.

I went to my first blog conference, only knowing one person, and stayed in a hotel by myself for the first time, ever.

I coordinated several events that people actually paid me for, this year, which was awesome!

What are some of your favorite, personal moments of 2013?


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  1. I think 2013 was a great year for a lot of peeps! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year! So proud of you for attending a conference solo. ;)

  3. Here's to another great year! And all I have to say for myself is... baby! =)

  4. You had a great year! Lots of exciting new ventures.

    I love hotelling it solo!

  5. congrats on starting your meal-plans and with that you will do great in 2014 with your weight loss..happy new year!

  6. Seems like 2013 was the year for change and growth! Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store! Also I read your post where your husband built out the ikea desk for you! That was just awesome!

    1. Hehe, yes he is a good guy like that! Thank you for stopping by :)

  7. Event planning - Hmm a goal for 2014?? Happy new year girl!

  8. This is awesome! What a year! I love your honesty!

  9. Woo hoo! Here's to a successful 2014!

  10. Happy New Year! Good for you on all the success you've had so far on your blog! Have a great day.
    Heather @ www.mylifewellloved.com

  11. I found that I love blogging for a similar reason. I have an awful memory and having so many good times written out makes looking back more fun. I asked Andrew this the other day and we both decided that seeing Mumford and Sons front row for our anniversary was our top moment - just something we are unlikely to ever do again and things aligned just right for us to get to do it once. Happy New Year!