2016 – A Wrap Up

Happy Holidays y’all!! I can’t believe that 2017 is literally right around the corner! It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of 2016.

This past year has been full of big things and changes for me. As of last December, I was officially done with college and got my Bachelor’s Degree in in Marketing. This was huge for me since it had taken longer than anticipated and finished in a completely different place than where I had started (let’s just say I’m glad to be done with school for now!).

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Earned my BS in Marketing

In February, I went on an amazing trip with my then BF (now my fiance) to Chicago and New York. We spent Valentine’s Day in the city and it could not have been more perfect! It was VERY cold while we were there, but so worth it for these 2 California kids. I loved the fact that I got to explore these 2 fabulous cities with my favorite person! This was our first real trip as a couple (even though we’d been going out for 4 years already) and as soon as we got back I couldn’t wait to start thinking about where we would go next. I know that I want to travel to as many different places with my Mr. right by my side!

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Bean there, done that in Chicago

 

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The one and only Lady Liberty

In July, I was offered a full time job with the company that I had been an intern with. It was a big step and honestly, I wasn’t sure I was ready for such a big commitment, but I have been here 6 months now and I am starting to see the big picture of things. This is a great starter job that allows me to grow within and there are tons of perks that my other friends don’t have in their jobs! I know that I won’t be in this particular title forever, but you have to start somewhere, right?

Just another day on the job

In September, the BF and went out to Palm Springs as the last hoorah for the end of summer. We got to enjoy some great weather with a fabulous dinner and drinks right at the hotel! It was a great little overnight trip, although I wish we could have stayed longer!

 

Soaking up the sun in Palm Springs

I also started coaching the cheer team at a local private school where I live. It’s a great little side job and I absolutely love cheering! This position allows me to still be in the sport that I loved doing for so many years, but now hopefully I can make a lasting impression on the girls I coach. I can’t wait for their competition season to start up in January!

 

In October, I celebrated my 5 year anniversary with the BF (of course I was still wondering when he’d propose). This was a huge milestone as it is half of a decade! It’s crazy to look back on how far your relationship with one person has grown and evolved over time and it makes you appreciate the little things that make you love this person.

Enjoying a nice dinner with my love

Finally in November, BF proposed to me and made me the luckiest girl in the whole world! I’ve known since the day I laid eyes on him that he was the one and now my dreams are becoming my reality. I get to marry my best friend and spend the rest of my life with him. The planning is already underway and I can’t wait to keep y’all updated!

 

Literally the best day of my life!!!

Later in November, we took a trip to Seattle to see one of my college friends. We had never been to Seattle before so  it was really cool that we both got to experience it for the first time together. We did all of the normally touristy things, got to see/experience real fall wether and even went to a UW game. I personally would love to go back in the summer and take advantage of lake activities.

 

At the UW game in Seattle

Last but not least, in December we had to let our Disneyland passes expire which was sad for both of us. When we lived closer to the park, we would go ALL the time, but now with both of us in full time jobs and not living near there anymore it became too hard to get out there and take full advantage of having a pass. I know that one day we’ll get passes again, but until then I guess we’ll just put the money for a pass towards the wedding.

 

Last Disney day for a while

All in all, 2016 was a pretty darn good year for me, but I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for me and the Mr. I already know it will be jam packed with all kinds of wedding planning and, more likely than not, some sort of house hunting. It’s going to be a crazy year, but I wouldn’t trade this adventure for anything!

 

See y’all next year!

XOXO

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