Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cheers to you, 2015.

This last year has brought a tremendous amount of joy, achievement and precious moments.

For starters, I turned 30 years old and celebrated with a snow storm, a stomach flu and an amazing dinner party with twenty-some of my closest friends.

Mike and I took our first trip abroad together (his first ever!). We took in the gorgeous sites and delicious dishes of Venice, Bologna, Rome, Florence and Siena. Plus we were able to spend a few days with my bestie in Madrid, exploring her turf and meeting new friends.

I made the tough decision of leaving my Divaris family, yet took on several more freelance clients, the spectacular endeavor of Art Director of Vow Bride magazine and, if that wasn't enough, a challenging design position at the Virginia Zoo. Those undertakings, plus a very encouraging boss granted me the Top Forty Under 40 award, presented by Inside Business.

Scattered between all of that were roadtrips, weddings, my first (and last) 10k race, new pals and mentors, two dear friends got engaged, several more got pregnant! I've worked harder than hard, played aggressively and never regretted a second.

Hands down the best moment of the last 365 days? Saying 'I do.' Here is to our first year of marriage, the first year of just a few firsts for us as husband and wife. Let's see what we can get into in 2016.