Monday, December 29, 2014

Highlights From 2014

It's hard to believe 2014 is quickly coming to a close. I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favorite moments from this past year and reflect on what I've learned. Stay tuned for some exciting goals and projects in 2015!

1. New Friends
I'm so extremely thankful for the blogging community in Chicago (Windy City Blogger Collective) and the friendships I've made this year. The inspiration and support from new friends are priceless and something I truly cherish.

Project Soiree, New Friends, WCBC, Chicago

2. Spending time with family in Northern Michigan
My family's tradition to spend a week in Northern Michigan is the perfect escape from the "real world"and a chance to focus on connecting with nature and each other. An afternoon reading a book on the dock, wine tasting at Shady Lane Cellars and kayaking down the Crystal River are just a few of my favorite things.

Project Soiree, Michigan, Family

3. Meeting Rachel Zoe
As someone who absolutely adores fashion, meeting Rachel Zoe was bananas. I'm obsessed with Rachel's style, and if you're in Chicago make an appointment for a fabulous blowout at her salon DreamDry.

Project Soiree, Rachel Zoe, Style

4. Trying New Things
I'm still working on my 101 in 1001 list and constantly challenging myself to try new things. This year I tried a calligraphy class, a new fitness class, hosted a blogger event, took a cooking class, took a golf lesson, and saw a show at Second City. I'm excited to continue crossing off some goals in 2015.

Project Soiree, 101 in 1001, Calligraphy

5. Learning to Let Go
This year taught me to let go of the narrative I set for my life and embrace something totally new. I'm allowing myself to let go this year and focus on telling a new story. 

Project Soiree, Letting Go

"I hope that, at the end of this year, you realize how the hard times made you. I hope for you that you allowed those times to make you better. I would bet that you're better." 
Hayley Williams




  1. This recap is perfect. I want to take a calligraphy list this coming year! It's on my list of things I want to do before my next birthday in July. I can't wait to see what 2015 brings for you -- I know it will be great!

    26 and Not Counting

  2. Wow, you did a ton in 2014!! You should give yourself a huge pat on the back as you get ready for the new year!! I hope you have a great NYE and hope to catch up soon girl!! :)

    1. I hope you have a wonderful NYE Sarah! Can't wait to catch up with you in the New Year

  3. Love this! 2014 is *almost* in the books and I'm so excited for what 2015 will bring you. I'm working on my "2014 In Review" post for tomorrow and you bet my friendship with you will be on it.

    1. I'm so thankful for our friendship Erin! I can't wait to see all the amazing things 2015 brings you. Happy New Year!

  4. Sounds like an excellent year! Can't beat new friends and some pure Michigan. I think I need to work on #5 for 2015 myself... a great resolution.


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