So, I was visiting my friend Aimee’s blog FunFitGirl today and saw her 2013 recap post. I loved the concept as 2013 was also a huge year for me. Here is my recap!
I spent a week in Hollywood, California with two of my best friends. I also planned the entire trip on my own- something I haven’t done before. The best part was riding horses past the Hollywood Sign.
An opportunity came up to work as a marketing intern at an engineering firm about an hour away from where I lived. I was always looking for opportunities to expand my career and it was located in a city I was thinking about moving to after I graduated in May. I took the position and worked 3 jobs from February until May. I was a building manager at the student union on campus, a customer service associate at Lowe’s and a marketing intern. I was working 50-60 hour weeks on top of school. It was rough but well worth it because….
At the end of March, I was offered a full-time job at the engineering firm as a marketing assistant! I accepted the offer and still work there today. I was the only person out of my friends that had a job lined up before graduation. It was a great feeling! Those 50-60 hour weeks paid off!
I had to quit my part-time job at Lowe’s. It was a really bittersweet experience. I made some great friends there that I hope I will always stay in touch with. Also, I actually had a lot of fun working there. This is the only picture I could find, I cut my tongue on a jolly rancher during one shift.
I also did a year long public relations research project and got to present my findings during the student creative research day. This was definitely one of the highlights of my college career.
I traded in my 2006 Ford Five Hundred for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra… Meet Liara! I am absolutely in love with this car. The inside console reminds me of a space ship… Hence the Mass Effect name ðŸ˜‰
I also graduated college with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Studies & minors in Computer Art and Public Relations!
I celebrated my two year anniversary with Ryan. This picture is a few months after we started dating in 2011.
I had my first surgery! I had to have an impacted tooth removed. The surgery went longer than expected since they ran into some complications. I find my tweets while on powerful pain relievers pretty funny.
Moved into my first apartment on my own in the “real world” aka outside of college
At age 22, I had braces put on! I’ve been wanting to get my teeth straightened for over ten years. I am not ashamed to be so old with a metal mouth!
I also went to Colorado to visit one of my favorite people I met in college… Aimee!
I started my fitness journey in September. I began with yoga classes through a local community college, progressed to Blogilates, and now I run. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to have begun living a healthier lifestyle. I love that I can walk up a flight of stairs without running out of breath and that I can now run two miles without stopping. It’s the little things!
I honestly can’t think of anything special from October. I’ve decided to just give you a funny video of my cat from my lunch break today. She is a weirdo.
I joined Good Books and Good Wine with April and Allison! I’ve been contemplating starting a blog of my own for a long time but I’m so happy April offered up a spot on her blog. I can blog about anything and everything without the pressure of posting a certain number of posts a week. I’ve been loving it so far!
I spent a weekend in NYC visiting my two best friends. We also brought along a friend from Japan and did some tourist attractions for him. It was great weekend and a nice way to end 2013.
All in all, it was a great year full of hard work, fun, and changes! 2014 is off to a wonderful start so far. I’ve signed up for my first 5k – a Color Run in April. I’m currently training 3 days a week for it. I crossed my milestone of running 2 miles without stopping tonight! I love setting goals for myself, it gives me something to look forward to. What did you all accomplish in 2013?