2018 is coming to a close-its surreal how quickly it came and went. I know there are a lot of negative things going around on how people are glad this year is coming to a close, but honestly 2018 was pretty great for me. This was by far one of my more stressful years ive had. We bought a house, got engaged, we moved to a new city and I started a new job that is a whole new world-did I mention my mother is my boss too? oh, and my neighbor-like across the street neighbor. haha
Despite all the emotional, mentally draining and financially painful moments we’ve had in 2018, it was still a year that I will always treasure and am super grateful for. Having our own house is still so surreal! I love decorating, rearranging, buying way to many chairs and throw pillows. Yard work sucks-like for real. Especially in the heat, so you know for like 10 months out of the year. Finding holes, dead spaces, termite damage, plywood where floors should be and a billion different kinds of bugs has not been the best. Cleaning a two story giant that is over a 100 years old has been challenging, but knowing that it is mine is the best reward there is. I will have a whole other blog all about our home buying process and the things WE were not prepared for going into this journey. My gal pal Cindy wrote a blog on this topic too and I will link her post here
if you are interested. 🙂
In the past and even a bit now, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was behind at life, I graduated a little later than others, Im not married yet, not super set on a career path. I was/am a constant critic of my life and what I am not doing quite right. I would criticize how I am not following an imaginary timeline that was created in my head. I do know that everyone is different and moves at their own place and that being behind isnt actually a thing unless we make it one, but it was and is so hard to remind myself of this. #alwaysabridesmaidneverabride #negativenancy
Fast forward to me this past year being engaged and I feel like everything is moving in hyperspeed. It is so crazy to believe that in just 10 months, I will be a married women. Officially going into planning mode now! 2018 brought me up to speed or at least thats how I feel. Almost married, a good job and a house we can call our own. There has been so much good thing year and I strongly hope that carries forward to the next year.
2018 was stressful at times, but such a great year. I hope 2018 was good to you as well. And I don’t know about you, but I am so looking forward to all that 2019 has in store for us! I hope all of you have a very Happy New Year. 2019 is going to be a great year, I can just feel it! 🙂