I can’t believe it’s been an entire yet since I hit “publish” on my first ever blog post. I’m not going to try and sugar coat this, that was one of the scariest things I’ve done. I knew I was opening myself and my life up to judgment and that was terrifying to me. But this year has been amazing. It’s been full of highs and lows, accomplishments and failures and a whole lot of learning.
I learned more about myself, and what I’m capable of, in the past year than any other time in my life. I learned to push myself and put myself in an uncomfortable position even if I wanted to just run away. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some days I’d love to just run away, but I’ve made huge strides this past year. I’ve learned that sometimes putting myself out there is really rewarding. Since I finally put myself out there I’ve made some of the most wonderful friends, been granted some of the most amazing opportunities and worked with some phenomenal brands.
I think the most rewarding part of this entire year has hands down been the people I’ve met. I’ve made some of the best friends that I can’t even imagine doing life without. They’ve supported me, cheered me on and lifted me up when I was having some of the worst days. These women live, eat and breathe actual good vibes and this tribe of women has changed my life. I am eternally grateful for their friendship, love and support. Callie, Chrissy, Kaylee, Tracie, Kelsey, Ashley, Emily, Adabelle, Crystal (and anyone else I may have forgotten here) I love you guys and thanks for being the absolute greatest.
I also have to say that none of this would’ve been possible without my husband. NONE. He literally built this blog for me. If you want to read about that, the whole thing is here. He proofreads for me, corrects my grammar, and fixes my horrible punctuation. He encourages me to do things that are completely out of my comfort zone and scary, he puts up with my sometimes negative attitude (and snaps me out of it) and he’s been my number-1 cheerleader, literally since day one. I’m so thankful that I have a teammate that’s beyond supportive.
Would I change stuff from this past year? Of course. Did I mess up? 10000%. Could I do better? Always. I’m looking back at my first year of blogging as a “guinea pig” year for me. I learned a lot, I messed up, I tried to grow from those mistakes and 2019 will be even better because of it. I’m so thankful for every. single. one. of. you. I love having this space to communicate with you all. You’ve all become friends and I can’t thank you enough for being part of this journey.