31 December 2014

a year in review {two thousand fourteen}

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2014 was one pretty incredible year. 

The fact that it's already over is completely beyond me, but there's no doubt about it that it was probably the most important year of my life so far. It was the year I graduated high school, moved out of my parents house, and got my license. In terms of growing up, this year's quota far surpasses any other. 

I'm not gonna lie, it's been a tough year. Graduating high school and leaving the comfort and security of routine and adjusting to a new way of living wasn't easy. I grew apart from a lot of people who meant a lot to me, and my routine-loving and goal-oriented self has had a hard time not really working towards anything in particular. Not being told where I'm supposed to be at this point in my life is strange, and all of these new-found responsibilities are overwhelming. What I'm learning though, is that the good always seems to outweigh the bad, and that sentiment is definitely true in this case. 

As hard as the graduation and post-grad days were, the end of senior year holds so many sweet memories for me. Knowing that something special is about to come to an end makes you wanna celebrate the hell out of it, and that's exactly what we did! Everything was exciting and everything was special. And prom? That perfect little prom night? It was just the cherry on top. 

This summer was also a good one! Three full months off of work and plans nearly every single day made me feel like I could really make the most of those glorious sun-filled days. Not to mention the most amazing trip to Ireland at the end of July, and a trip to Seattle in August. I didn't travel as much this year as I did the last, but the trips I did take were absolutely perfect in every way. 

I'm not exactly sure what 2015 will bring, but I'm really looking forward to it! 

Farewell, 2014. Thanks for the memories! 

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