It is hard to imagine that 2020 will be able to beat 2019, but I am excited to see what this year will bring. As we head into the new decade I hope I can continue to grow and learn about myself and the world around me. At the end of the day, I have no idea what this year will bring. All I can do is make goals for myself and do my best to meet them. Will I meet each goal one hundred percent? Probably not and that is okay.
Twenty-ninteen. What a year it has been. As with every year, there were highs and there were lows. Even with the lows, I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life. So many milestones were a part of my 2019. While it felt overwhelming at times to have them all happen at what felt like once, I am entering into 2020 feeling more content than any time I can remember.
October 6, 2018. The best day ever, well so far. It was a wonderful and busy and amazing and exciting day. But let’s go back a couple of days before.
The weekend we got engaged my parents were coming into town, so the whole week before I was running around trying to make sure our apartment was perfect for when they arrived. This was the first time my parents were visiting me in Seattle and the first time they were visiting Riley and I in our home together. There were many loads of laundry, vacuuming, mopping and oven cleaning (why did I think my mom would look INSIDE the oven?!). My parents are by no means critical, but I always feel this pressure when they come to visit.
I realize that I have not posted in the past couple of months, but I would like to think it was for good reason. I decided at the beginning of this year that I wanted to make the blog a priority, but I also wanted to give myself the grace to not post when the situation warranted. Well, the situation warranted about three months ago. So lets time travel back to February of 2019 and talk about the past few months.
The beginning of our relationship and a light in my life for a while. I talked about this in my 2018 post, but the beginning of 2018 (and really into the middle of the year) was rough for me. I talked about our Not So Meet Cute. Now I am going to tell you about how this new relationship was always something I could count on to be good. It was something that made the hard times just a little better.
To be honest, I was a bit nervous about posting this. I do try to be open, but also still want parts of my life to be private. However, this is a story that is just so close to my heart that I want to share.
Hello again, friends. 2019 is set to be a pretty big year for me. I am getting married. It is the first full year in my job. An exciting trip to the east coast (full disclosure its my honeymoon). And, I am guessing, many fun surprises along the way. Over all, my hope for 2019 is to make small changes that help enhance the things I love in my life and love to do, while decreasing the things that are not good for me and hurting me in the long term. So, lets talk about the goals that will hopefully help make that happen.
2018. What a year it was. Full of ups and downs. Some of the happiest times in my life but also some of the saddest. It is a year I can say I will honestly never forget. It was the year I fell in love. The year I lost someone dear to me. The year I found the job I always wanted. It was a big year. A huge year.
Everyone talks about Seattle summers. About the perfect weather and sunny blue skies. The perfect days on the lake; boating, swimming and paddle boarding. Basking in the sun while laying in the grass of a luscious park. Don’t get me wrong, that is all great. I love going on long walks along Lake Washington and watching the sunset from Alki Beach.
I love writing and blogging, but I will admit that I am not the best at doing it consistently. I want to, I want to post a couple times a week, but it just doesn’t happen. Things get busy and this gets put on the back burner. I prioritize dinner with friends, travel, sleep, watching Netflix over this. As I think about it more and more, I realize that this is something that means a lot to me and should probably be prioritize over others.