I don’t know about you, but I love reading other blogger’s posts about their year in reviews. I also love reading through their intentions for the new year. It’s uplifting in a way. We’re all here on January 1 with a clean slate to make the year ahead whatever we want it to be.
When I think back to my 2018 (AKA scroll my camera roll), there are definitely some notable highlights that made it an incredible year:
- Ben and I bought our first house. Since then we’ve hosted multiple events including Friendsgiving and a Hot Chocolate Party on Christmas Eve.
- We became a family of three with our pup, Nash. Pomeranians were my dream dog for SO long and to finally have little Nashy prancing around our house is just a literal dream come true.
- I landed my first EVER paid blog post collaboration.
- I was featured in a Narcity article that listed out 31 Tampa girls killing it on Instagram (I’m in fabulous company on that list too).
- Ben and I traveled a TON (it made for some amazing travel content).
- I landed my first hotel collaboration.
- 2018 was the year that everyone Ben and I knew got married. We attended SO many weddings and loved every second of it (especially the destination ones).
- Media events filled up my calendar which led to meeting a ton of new blogger friends. It also helped me become closer with the ones I already knew.
- Ben and I celebrated two wonderful years of marriage.
- I became a member of the rewardStyle fam and because of that I’m happily linking looks with LTK almost daily.
- I had my first anxiety attack
- I was in my first car accident (not Ben or I’s fault by any means, and we were lucky enough to walk away from it)
- Ben’s grandpa passed away this summer and I attended my first funeral
When I think ahead to what I want my 2019 to look like, it’s best summed up with a word. They say that’s a good idea ya know – to assign a word to your year. Almost like an overall theme. Mine is going to be positivity. Up until last year I truly viewed myself as a positive person. I learned recently through a conversation with my mom that I’m actually very selective about the things I’m positive about. What a reality check to have. I was SHOOK.
I realized I was only positive about the good things that happened to me (naturally). I let the bad things take up WAY too much brain space. Worse than that – they were still affecting me months later because of how negatively I felt towards them.
If I’m only positive about the good things, where’s the growth in that? Finding the good in the good is easy. It’s finding the positives in the bad situations that’s going to help me become a better person.