2015: THE YEAR OF CHANGE

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday and happy last-day-of-2015!

I apologize for my hiatus; December is a very tough month for me since losing my mom. She absolutely adored this time of year and with her glaring absence and my upcoming birthday (on top of lots of other general life stuff) this month has really been about my keeping my head above water (with a smile on my face whenever possible) more than anything else...

I have to admit that when I did this #2015bestnine I expected to see a bit more variety in these images, but I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised to see that 8 of the 9 photos are wedding-related. Our wedding was without a doubt the focal point of my year and the best day of my life, and I look forward to sharing the professional photos with you soon.

HOWEVER...

I would be remiss if I didn't say that 2015 was about MUCH more than getting married. I turned 30. My dad turned 60. Perri graduated college. My dad and my husband both hit incredible strides and turning points in their careers. I graduated nutrition school. I decided to become a personal trainer, got certified and landed and accepted an amazing job (the day before we left for Miami to get married, actually). I visited a few new states (Vermont and Washington) and a few old favorites (Florida, Florida, and more Florida). I got another stamp in my passport. We had a lot of laughs. And a lot of tears. I learned a ton. I grew up. 

2015 was the year of change and I think 2016 will be the year of settling. I have a lot of ambitions, hopes and goals that I'll be back tomorrow to share with you. I do plan to pay more attention to this lil spot on the internet and I hope you'll keep coming on over.

One thing I must say is thank you. It's no secret that blogging is not my living. Yes, I make a little income from it here and there which is nice but I've been doing this since long before there was ever even potential to turn your blog into your full-time job. A lot of you have been here since the very beginning, and it means so much to me to have you along for the ride to my wedding and marriage. I am an open book and my husband is much more reserved, so I haven't gone into great detail about our relationship here. Even so, it's deeply moving to me to have heard from so many of you on and around our wedding day. Knowing that you remembered the confused, self-conscious, kind of sad girl from 2008 but have stuck around to see me become a confident and content married lady... It's incredibly meaningful to me. 

I love you all. Thank you for reading. Happy new year! I'll see you in 2016!