December 31, 2014

I Hope You Had The Year of Your Life

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Today is the last day of 2014. Can.you.believe.it? Honestly, I can't believe it. 2014 was our year of nonstop go,go,go and it's so crazy to think that the year is over. Since I've already recapped my year, I won't bore you with another list. Don't get me wrong, I love reading people's top tens and I loved creating mine last year. But, I've already looked through the trips so I thought I'd sit back and think about what 2014 meant to me.

2014 was the year of travel and growth. It was my first year as a wife so it was a year of learning. I learned how to live with a man. I learned how to balance my new family life. I learned how to be patient, compromising and more loving then I imagined. I learned how to grow friendships, while being married. I learned how to be someone's person while also remaining true to myself. I learned that so much changes when you get married and that having Le Husband by my side, through life is the most amazing blessing in the world. I'm so thankful and happy he chose me as his wife.


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Le husband and I grew a lot as athletes this year. We both literally GREW because of the gym. I put on three pounds of muscle and moved more weight than I ever thought possible. I've maxed out at 140 pounds on the bench and 150 pounds on the squat rack. My back is stronger, my core is stronger and my legs are more diesel than when I played soccer in college. You'd think I'd be happier with my body, but I'm still growing in that aspect, and not in a good way. I'm more muscular, but I'm not as lean as I'd like and 2014 was the year of trying different eating styles, none which have given me the outcome I wanted. But, I'm thankful that there were no huge injuries, so 2014 was a win in my book.

We struggled a lot with our kickball team in 2014. Mostly with the lack of passion other teammates shared. We struggled with coaching decisions, play time decisions and friendships taking precedence over talent. We almost quit and walked away, but instead we fought through the tough and we stayed with our commitment to the team. I personally struggled with my women's team, but also saw my sisters grow in their kickball knowledge and talent. The four of us traveled and learned about each other on each trip and enjoyed the vacation even if the team outcome was horrible. I'm still incredibly geeked out on kickball and very thankful for the sport that brought me my husband, but 2014 brought more struggle than I ever anticipated. But, there were a lot of great memories this year and I can't wait for 2015!

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There were a lot of ups and downs this year, both at work and in my personal life. My work situation changed drastically in the summer, but it's proven to have worked out for the best. I had a bunch of fun travels, which were followed by health scares and drama. I learned what I value in friendships and what I really can do without as well. Dealing with hypocritical people that enjoy lambasting others just is no longer on my to do list. I cut out the bad and nurtured the good and am incredibly thankful I listened to my inner voice.

This year I met my BOFF and created and grew so many new friendships because of this blog. I personally have grown it more than I ever imagined and didn't just take the easy copycat route. Finding new blogs and forming connections has been so incredible this year and I honestly am inspired by all you amazing women. Thank you for reading, thank you for listening, thank you for reaching out and thank you for being my friend :)!

Personally, I loved 2014 as a whole. 2013 was MY year, but 2014 was pretty fabulous, too. 2015 proves to be one of the most interesting years yet and I have BIG plans. Some that I'll share soon and some that I might just surprise you and myself with one day. The page turns tomorrow and while I'm sad to leave such an incredible year behind, I'm stoked to start fresh.

Cheers to the ending of 2014 and the beginning of 2015! Stay safe tonight, loves!

What was your favorite part of this year? What are you looking forward to in the new year?

23 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I have the same sentiments of 2014...2013 was the year we were married, but 2014 brought so much and I'm so excited for 2015!! I hope you have a wonderful night and can't wait to follow along next year! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Mackensey Stang said...

Wow I am impressed by how active you are, definitely a motivation. I relate to you on a lot of levels, I got married in October 2013 and life is SO different, but also so much better. We welcomed a baby boy this year too; there is no greater joy than starting your own family and watching it grow. Have a happy new year!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

So excited to have found your blog this year amd can't wait to follow along with another big year for you!! Happy 2015!

Krysten Quiles said...

2014 was a really amazing year for me and I can't wait to see what 2015 brings. Happy NYE!

Julia said...

Isn't marriage such a great learning curve?! It teaches you a lot about your spouse but even more about yourself! We've been married for eight years and I'm STILL learning, and I wouldn't trade it for anything! :) Way to go on smashing all of your fitness goals this year, I want to be strong like that, so I will be working on that this year! Cheers to 2015!

Claire | Fashion + Feathers said...

Cheers to 2014! love reading what others have learned and experienced during the year and reflect on mine as well. Yay for all the lessons learned through marriage. Now, on to 2015!

-Claire
fashionandfeathers.com

Alisha said...

What a 2014! I have loved following along with you all year through your ups and downs. Here is to a wonderful 2015.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I'm intrigued by your big plans in 2015! A year of ups and downs is always one for learning. Happy New Year!

Courtney B said...

Isn't it amazing how each year teaches us new life lessons? I wish we didn't have to experience trials but I know the growth we experience from them is priceless!
I'm so excited for the new year!! I have a good feeling about 2015! Happy New Year, sweet friend!!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Can't wait to hear about your big plans!! And excited to follow along xoxo

~Dawn~ said...

I am so happy that this year has brought me to your blog. I love following along on all your adventures...I can't wait to continue reading through 2015 to see what the new year will bring you! xoxo

Jillian said...

happy new years eve! i cant wait to see what 2015 brings! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

You had such a great 2014! I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for you! Happy New Year pretty lady!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Emily said...

Happy new year lady! Hope you have a great time!

Rebecca Jo said...

Here's hoping 2015 is full of the best yet to come!!!

Jessica The Pyreflies said...

Happy new year!! Hope you have a great 2015!

Jessica
the.pyreflies.org

Jen said...

Wishing you an amazing 2015!!! :)

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

What a blessing that 2014 has been!!! I hope you have loved every minute of being a wife - it sounds like you have. When Ross and I first lived together, I definitely had to learn a few lessons too. I pray that God blesses you A CRAZY AMOUNT over 2015!!!!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

I'm glad 2014 was a good one for you. The first year as a wife is quite a learning experience isn't it haha. Cheers to 2015, lady! :)

Kay R. said...

Such a sweet post. Have a great 2015 lady!

Emily Dixie on my Mind said...

Loved reading your recap - these are always some of the most fun posts to read at the end of the year. Excited for the big things on the horizon for you in 2015!

Ashley said...

I love this post! So excited to hear what this new year brings you! XxOo

Brettni @ Bringing Up Brumfields said...

Glad I found your blog P!nky!!

Have a great 2015!!