Often a year passes and I fall into the trap of comparing myself to others on Social Media. I’m behind most people my age who have begun to have children, are getting married, buying houses, or in serious relationships. I can barely remember where I set my phone down last and let my laundry pile up for three weeks at a time, let alone finding a husband or even a steady boyfriend. While it is extremely important to remember that it is all about perspective and that these people only show what they want people to see (notice no one shares photos of themselves looking anything but perfect), it is also important to remember that your accomplishments matter too.
Despite all of my complaining, I really do have so much to be thankful for and there is probably some random person from high school that I didn’t think even knew I existed who is jealous of some aspect of my life. That being said, while I think 2014 has been an extremely tough year, I’m sure my social media followers are none the wiser since I am guilty of it too. However, it is the tough times that teach us the most so I have learned a lot about being an adult and staying true to myself these past 12 months. Here’s to a great 2014, and here’s hoping for an even better 2015!
I expanded my painting portfolio by doing my first ever portrait. It was meant to be a Christmas present for my mom, but I didn’t finish on time…better late than never!
I packed up my little Honda accord (named Darryl, after The Office character, duh) and moved cross country to Denver. In case you were wondering, here’s what I learned.
Explored my new city and found a new apartment. I was unemployed during this time which was a fabulous and stressful experience all at the same time.
I took a business trip to this dreamy hotel and posted about it here.
Got to see this beauty get married, it (and she) was stunning!
World Cup fever. (I still love you, Sergio)
Me and the blog both got a year older. (This was my birthday wish list, sorry I did not take any photos of myself to document the day)
I went to visit Mesa Verde with some friends, I can’t recommend this place enough!
My parents came out for a visit 🙂
Taking one of my last hikes of the season and soaking in the view. Also, we had to carve a Danny Welbeck pumpkin because that’s normal.
Kelly, my sister, joined me on seven | sixteen!
Kelly came home for Christmas (for the first time in three years!) with her boyfriend, Alyn. The two of them treated us to a day at the Biltmore, more to come on that soon.
So, I hope you enjoyed this year as much as I did and if your year was as shitty (but still awesome) as mine, know you are not alone. Cheers to 2015!