Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Year 1 to Me!

I cannot believe it! I have officially been in Illinois for one year TODAY!
 
On November 1, 2011, my mom and I packed my car and set out on the 12.5 hour drive from South Carolina to Illinois to start my new life here! You can see that blog post here before I left, here when I got there, and here after a few days in!
 
What a year it has been...
 
Experienced my first road trip with Tyler from IL to PA for Thanksgiving.
 
Lost my white cat Lily.
 
Went to Kansas City and Chicago.
 
Traveled home for Christmas and my best friend's wedding.
 
Took a weekend trip to Chicago in the snow.
 
Traveled to Wisconsin Dells and Minneapolis for work and hit the jackpot at the Mall of America.
 
Finally made my apartment mine.
 
Flew to Atlanta for my friend Mary's wedding.
 
Ran my first 10k race and then started running 5ks.
 
Traveled to Iowa for Cinco de Mayo with friends.
 
Drove to Nashville for a sweet friend's wedding.
 
GOT ENGAGED in Charleston!
 
Lost our family dog Abby.
 
Traveled to Pennsylvania for Tyler's grandmother's funeral.
 
Went back to Nashville for my roommate's bachelorette party.
 
Ran my first Race for the Cure for breast cancer.
 
Flew to Rhode Island for Tyler's brother's wedding.
 
 
Took a quick weekend trip home.
 
 
Holy cow. What a list of places, things, and travels.
 
That was an entire YEAR. Can't believe it!
 
Thank all of your for your love and support over this last year! So much has happened, and so much more is in the works! Can't wait to continue sharing my life with you as I document it on my blog. I'm so thankful for the friends I have made on this blog.
 
Happy Thursday!
 
 

8 comments:

Haley said...

I think these kinds of posts (that go back and make you realize ALL you've done and accomplished) are just the best!! You have alot to be proud of and thankful for!

Ali said...

This is one of the best things about blogging. You can look back over an entire year of your life not just through memories but also through words and thoughts that you have because of your blog. So exciting! Here is to another amazing year girl :)

Megan said...

Holy moly what a year!!! So glad you started a blog to record it all, and I got a good friend out of it :)

megan said...

Wow, you've done a lot of traveling!

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

Happy one year!! You've done a lot in just one year!!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

That is a big year!! Hope the next one is just as wonderful

Brianna Tucker said...

Happy one year! The next year will be just as exciting

Whitney said...

Wow, one whole year!! So much happened to you this past year! Here's to another great year, love :)