It might be cliche to post a look-back at your year, but when you're stuck at work with nothing else to do but make paperclip chains, why wouldn't I?! ;) Last year I wrote a post about how 2013 just didn't seem to be my year, although there were still plenty of greats parts of it. I weirdly feel the exact same way about 2014. There were ups and downs like any year, but there is just some funk I seem to be in with life and careers. This year I've really struggled with patience and have stressed myself sick wrestling with the fact that life isn't exactly what I want it to be right now. I hope in 2015 I make more strides toward the things that make me happy and do more of the things that make me ME.
But enough of that depressing talk, right? That's what the new year is for- a clean slate to start those fresh lists and goals and be the best you can going forward. But before I can go forward, I wanted to look back at a few highlights of 2014-- so I can remember that there was definitely a lot of good that came from it.
January - I spent a lot of time recovering from football season so I cooked a lot and made yummy soup and experimented with quinoa. This month one of my very first blog friends got engaged, too! :)
February - Jared won all-time best Valentine's Day and we celebrated 6 years of being together. We also jetted off to...
March - ...Disney! I also got to meet Becky this month and my mom and I attended a really cool women's conference.
May - Celebrated our 3rd anniversary and road-tripped to visit my sister and to celebrate my niece's 1st birthday.
June- Attended a super fun Ohio blogger meet-up in Columbus and got to meet so many great ladies.
July - Celebrated the 4th with lots of family, my niece's adoption became (finally!) official, hung with tons of Cincy bloggers, and donated an entire foot of hair to Locks of Love.
August - Sallie & Perkins narrowed down their loans to ONE and did a music video to celebrate it; football season kicked off and life got busy so I shared all about my freezer meals.
September - I got a sewing machine that still remains in it's box, I made the most perfect fall soup, and Jared and I got to attend our second-ever Ohio State football game.
October - Jared and I kicked off fall and did more festive things than ever this year! We also traveled to a new NFL stadium to see our Bengals lose in Indianapolis, (THAT WILL CHANGE THIS WEEKEND!!!! #whodey)
November - We attended a late Halloween party, and celebrated Jared's 29th birthday with a weekend in Louisville. We also saw one of Jared's cousins get married and hosted the 2nd annual Friendsgiving at our house.
December - We've been celebrating hardcore for 4 solid weeks. Christmas productions, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a day of holiday baking, celebrating Christmas at least 5 times, and of course making that final debt payment.
Happy New Year, friends! Cheers to 2015 :)