Saturday, January 2, 2016

Celebrating 2015

I debated for a while whether or not I wanted to create a New Years resolution list. It seems kind of counter-productive. You write stuff down, but does it actually make things permanent when you post them online? Instead I decided to keep my list to myself (thank you iPhone notes for being my brain's lifesaver) and instead decided to focus on all of the exciting things 2015 brought.

Looking back now, the year was a great one. You tend to forget about all of the little moments until you look at them as a whole. There was lots of live music, traveling to new places, a new career, and well, starting this blog. I think that calls for a successful 365.

  • I finally pressed "Publish" on this blog and somehow pushed through with keeping it up
  • I fell in love with Spin classes (and learned to appreciate the burning leg pain after)
  • I explored my city more and found a few new favorite places (Roosevelt Island, La Colombe, and of course still Mexicali Blues...)
  • Brunches, lots of brunches
  • I finally went to a restaurant week and overindulged
  • I travelled to Deep Creek MD, Harrisburg PA, Raleigh NC, Virginia Beach VA, OBX NC, Pittsburgh PA, Ocean City MD, NYC x's 2, LA, Long Beach Island NJ...
  • I had my first blogger event + even more after that!
  • I took more time out for myself and accepted when I needed to unplug
  • I saw a real life movie being filmed outside the White House (hello Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gorden Levitt!)
  • I experienced another year of Cherry Blossom season (and lived through the tourist crowds to tell the story!)
  • I bought my first Kate Spade purse (and then another)
  • I read many, many books and joined a book club with some wonderful ladies
  • Binge watched a lot of Netflix
  • I had box seats to a Georgetown basketball game, saw Penn State play in Baltimore, saw them again in NYC, and experienced the Nationals in a rained out game
  • I photographed some promotional work for local companies
  • I saw some great friends marry the loves of their lives
  • I got a new job
  • I became better at coding and used it to revamp my site
  • I tried - and fell in love with - oysters
  • I went to several new wineries (Williamsburg Winery, Paradise Springs, 
  • I bought lots of makeup (I still think this is a plus)
  • I made it back to the Outer Banks with my family for the first time in years
  • I saw a TON of live music (Taylor Swift, Black Keys x's 2, One Direction x's 2, George Ezra, Drake, Ben Howard, Ben Rector, Emily Hearn, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, DNCE, 5 Seconds of Summer,  The Mowglis, Band of Horses, Nate Ruess, CHVURCHES, and more!)
  • I celebrated my birthday with peeling crabs + pitchers of beers
  • I FINALLY took the plunge and bought a ticket to LA (and it was worth it)
  • We hosted our 2nd annual Friendsgiving
  • I minimized my wardrobe and got rid of things I don't need


I'm super excited to see what 2016 brings, and to look back on my list at the same time next year. What was your favorite part of the year? Now out to enjoy me and Faith's new motto for the year: #blameitontheglitter



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