It was pretty easy to say goodbye to you, as I was surrounded by my family (Marine Corps family & real family). I tried to say goodbye while face-timing the love of my life, but..damn technology! I said goodbye with a smile on my face knowing that 2014 was a pretty decent year for me, and that 2015 is going to totally rock.
I had no idea that 2014 would bring me the same challenge that I faced in 2013, my job being eliminated, but in the spring of 2014 – I was faced with that again. I chugged along, encouraged by Patrick in his own unique way. The way that sometimes drives me nuts when he tells me to “just relax” and “it will all work out”, but alas, it worked out. I had no idea I would meet some of the most amazing women I have ever met in my life in 2014, and how close we have become amazes me. I also had no idea that one of them would become one of my best friends & biggest confidants.
I had no idea that my house I was renting was going to be sold out from under me (well, in a round about way), and we would have to find a new place to live. But – we did and it so far has been wonderful. The kids are settling nicely, we had a good Christmas in the new house and the closet fits all my clothes (and Patrick’s stash of stuff too).
It brought about some little road trips…sprints up to Walhalla for Easter, 2 weddings, a funeral, Thanksgiving & Christmas. A trip home to NC to see my parents, and a few little local trips for baseball or just to visit. Showing my parents around Greenville was especially fun.
2014 brought some amazing blog opportunities my way from Best Buy, Macy’s and Kmart. I am excited for the bonds I have formed with many other bloggers over the years and hope that those continue in 2015.
I had no idea that Patrick and I would face the challenges we did. We are a stronger couple, we have learned to talk it out versus hold it in, and we are thriving and ready for our 2nd anniversary and the start of our 3rd year together. It seems like just yesterday we were both arriving at Ruby Tuesday for our first date.
2015 – I cannot wait to get to know you!