Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Review

Wow, 2013 was quite a year and I can safely say it has been the best year of my life! Here's a few highlights ...

  • First of all... I got engaged to the man of my dreams! Bill makes everything make sense. He makes me laugh and truly makes me a better person. I am so lucky to have him and cannot wait to call him my husband after July 19, 2014 (yes, we picked a date!)

  • I graduated with my Master's degree in teaching in May! In 2010 I decided to change careers from merchandising and retail management to education. This was a risky move and I doubted my decision many, many times but now I can safely say that I know I made the right decision and am much happier with my work life than I have ever been! 

  • About a month after graduating, I got a teaching position in a suburb of Des Moines! This accomplishment was so hard and I do not go a day without feeling blessed and thankful. There are so many AMAZING teachers out there looking for jobs right now. 

  • My sister and I parted ways after living together for THREE years. We never thought we would live together that long, but we did and although we had our ups and downs, we ultimately grew much closer after living together as adults. Some days I really miss living with her!
That is about it! Although I didn't take any vacations in 2013, I kept very busy and I am looking forward to what 2014 holds for me! Here's a preview to my 2014...

A wedding, a honeymoon (hopefully!), moving in with my husband (may happen before we are husband and wife), my first summer break as a teacher,  and beginning a new school year with a new name. 

Whew!

Did you write a 2013 recap? I would love to read it! Leave a comment and I will do my best to visit your space and read about your year!! 

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!

xxx,

12 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so happy to hear that 2013 was an awesome year for you! You had so many big milestone moments happen, and there is even more to look forward to in 2013!

I have a New Years post going up tomorrow, but it's more of a reflection and less of a recap. I would have to say that 2013 was probably the worst year of my life, as dramatic as that is to say, but I am hopeful that 2014 will be a better year.

Happy New Year!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I'm so happy to hear that 2013 was the best year of your life- I feel like all the posts I've read so far were the opposite haha. I had some ups and downs this year so I won't say it was the best or the worst :) I do hope 2014 will be better but I have no idea what to expect!

I'm so glad you switched careers into teaching and that you are loving it! I am also so excited that you are getting married this summer. 2014 is going to be an awesome year for you!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Sounds like an amazing 2013! And congrats again gurlie on the engagement :)

Julie said...

July weddings are the best. We're proof ;)

Shoshanah said...

2013 was such an awesome year for you! It feels like I was just reading about you quitting your job at the mall, and now here you are on the other side. And if I felt like that time flew by, I can only imagine how quickly it felt for you. Here's to hoping the 2014 is even better for you, but given everything this year, I'm guessing it'll be hard to top.

And if you're curious, my 2013 recap will be up tomorrow afternoon.

Tammy Roney said...

I would love it if you would visit my Facebook page and Like it! It's just my own creative space!

https://www.facebook.com/coffeewithtamtam

Heather said...

A great year indeed! Cant wait to hear more about wedding planning!!!

Stephany said...

You had such a monumental & life-changing year. So thrilled for all that has happened for you - and it looks like 2014 will be even better! Cheers!

Leigh said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic year in 2013!

Lesli said...

I blogged! And it has been a whole year since I have done so. I did a tiny recap of 2013. As Lisa said, not my best year--maybe my worst! Onward!

xoxo

Amber said...

What an amazing year for you! So many big and exciting milestones. Can't wait to read more about your wedding planning and I'm glad to hear you figured out a date. July is a great month in my opinion :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What an amazing 2013! I can't wait to see what 2014 brings you, it's going to be an amazing year for you!