Today is the last day of 2018 and as I reflect on the year, I see how good it’s been for our little family. We have received a job promotion, switched law firms, bought a new car, taken lots of trips, read all the books I could possibly fit in with school, strengthened friendships, welcomed back my sister and brother-in-law to the Sunshine State (for good), hit up a few concerts, used our passports for the first time, celebrated our nuptials with both friends and family, got a first (meaningful) tattoo, watched all the football (UCF Knights!), ended our time as newlyweds, and met our new “niece” just before closing out the year.
It also reminds me how much can change is such a short time. This exact day two years ago I spent crying on the couch. I had lost my dad that year and the thought of entering a new year, a year in which he would never see, was almost unbearable. It made me reflect on the could have, should have, would haves. I secretly vowed to not live life in a way that would ever leave me with regrets again. And I’m happy to say, I have held true to that resolution.
I think everyone always says that they can’t wait to what the next year brings, whether the previous year was filled with heartache or happiness. There’s just something about the feeling of a new start. In 2019 we are finally taking our European honeymoon and I will finally get to cross Paris off my bucket list. Life is short and my list is long so I’m trying to figure out how to live it to the fullest in the next year. That’s all any of us can really do, right?
Here’s a look in at our 2018, fit into little square boxes.
Cheers to a new year, new adventures, and new books!