Happy New Year!!!
Please god let 2016 be a little more sane.
In true fashion, I spent this year in a #strangebutgood whirlwind. I eloped in January, sold my condo in February, moved across the country in March, became certified as a trainer in April, honeymooned to Greece in May, helped my mom sell my childhood home in September, made my first money as an independent marketing consultant in December… and squeezed a lot of trips to Vegas with Vegas in between it all.
I thought I was someone who sailed through change, but it’s no walk in the park. It may look like life is a party; however, the reality is that I have felt a lot of loss… I miss my hometown, my family, and my friends. I’m still trying to get used to being jolted awake by a screaming bird, a parrot banging on a cow bell, and a dog incessantly whining. Needless to say, I learned to cry. A lot. I feel like I am literally losing my mind sometimes. I’m adjusting to living in a new city where I don’t yet have a tight group of friends. Vegas has become my best friend as well as my wife this year. (You should all feel sorry for her.)
But life is a beautiful, wild ride. This year I learned what being in love is. I learned what it is to know that you would sacrifice everything for someone else. I was reminded what a strong and beautiful person my mother is. I laughed a lot, explored places I’d never seen, and solidified friendships that will last a lifetime. I turned 32, I went car-less, and I learned that memories and experiences are far more special than things will ever be.
I don’t know what adventures 2016 will hold, but I do know that I’m looking towards it head on. And into this year I’ll take everything I learned in 2015, with the confidence that I will not actually lose my mind.
With that dramatic intro, here’s my…
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What are you looking forward to in 2016?