Sorry for not having posted the past week or so! I was enjoying time with my family and friends for Christmas so took some well-appreciated time away from work and blogging. I have a lot of really exciting content coming up for the new year, but today I wanted to reflect on what has been simply the most amazing 2017.
This year I can say that I truly lived for me and lived in such a way that I was undeniably myself. I really embraced who I am personally, professionally, emotionally, physically, and everything in between.
I had the opportunity to travel for both work and pleasure to 5 different countries and 24 out of the 50 states. I saw some of the most beautiful places and met some of the best people. I traveled both with friends and by myself and each different trip helped me to grow in away that I never thought possible.
I was surrounded by the most loving of friends, both in DC and Pittsburgh. I'm very fortunate to have a ton of old friends and a handful of new ones that mesh well together and create the most blessed support system a girl could ask for. I'm thankful for each and every one of my friends and I'm excited to make new memories with all of them in the new year.
Probably the best thing about 2017 was that I started dating the greatest man there is. Devin and I met in high school and always stayed in contact. Slowly our coffee dates turned into happy hours turned into dinners turned into the best relationship with my best friend. I'm so happy to have him in my life and I think the universe conspired to make sure we always stayed in contact for this eventual outcome. I'm so lucky to be in love with my best friend.
Going in to 2017 I knew it would be better than 2016, but I never realized just how much. I can honestly say it may have been the best year of my life. I have quite a few goals and resolutions for 2018, but for today I'll celebrate what a great year it has been! Happy New Year!