2018| Recap

It’s funny to think about how fast time passes. I remember being a young kid, and hearing all the adults talk about how quickly life goes by. At the end of 2018, I’m really starting to understand what they meant.

I suffered for quite a while with depression. The kind that made me lock myself in my room. The kind that made me push all my friends away. The kind that made me starve myself. These were my college years when you’re supposed to be having fun and making memories. Those were some of the longest years of my life, and I can’t describe it other than an hour felt like an eternity. I just wanted it to be done.

Three years later, I can only wish the exact opposite, as time seems to fly anymore. I feel as though I’ve reached that time in life where I am content with where I am. I’ve finally reached happiness. For the longest time it seemed impossible for me to smile, but that last couple of years have been overwhelmingly smile-worthy. Of course, there are always dark days, but that’s life.

I’ve spent a lot of this year pushing my boundaries – trying new things and opening myself up to others. Heck, even this blog scares me to death! What do I write about? What do I show people? How do I show them my personality without feeling stupid? It’s all a part of the learning process, and I’ve found that regardless of the result, I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished.

As this year is coming to an end, I can only feel blessed to have experienced so much! My husband and I got engaged in October 2017, so this past year has been wedding planning, decoration making, and a ton of stress! This year was awesome though, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But, you also couldn’t pay me enough to do it all over again! Haha!

I thought I’d make a short post to go through some of my favorite memories this year.

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Engagement pictures in March were a blast. It was cold, rainy, and awkward! Try staring deeply into your partner’s eyes only to bust up laughing after two seconds. I can’t do it you guys, I really can’t.

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We found our reception venue – an old brewery with brick walls and wooden floors. It’s such a trendy thing to do now a days, but the price was right, and Ryley and I loved it!

Someday in the future I will give a more detailed post of my wedding, but for now, just a recap!

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I got married in August, and it was the happiest and scariest day of my life! Walking down the aisle with 200+ people staring at you is the most ridiculous feeling ever. I honestly thought I was going to pass out!

Our honeymoon was in California. We started in Los Angeles and traveled up the coast until we reached Napa Valley. I had only been to California a couple of times previously, but this one was the most memorable!

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We spent time in Hollywood, and spent time on the Walk of Fame. We drove to Santa Monica and went down to the pier. There’s just so much to do that I was actually a little overwhelmed!

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We stayed in the cutest Airbnb in Pacific Grove and spent all of our time there on the beach. It was a little chilly to say the least! San Francisco was also pretty neat!

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Muir Woods is a place I would recommend to anyone. The trees are absolutely huge! I felt like I got a stiff neck after looking up for 3 hours straight!

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After we got back from our Honeymoon, we took 5 days to pack our stuff up and headed to Montana!

I’ve been here for about 3 months, and it has been amazing. I’m so looking forward to 2019! I have so many fun and exciting things on the agenda and it excites me so much!

Here’s to working toward the next year. I’m hoping it will be just as good as the last!

What are some of your favorite memories from the past year? I’d love to hear about them!

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