Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Looking Back

On Jan 1st we will not only be ringing in a new year but a whole new decade! The past 10 years has been the decade of my 20’s and it’s been filled with so much change and growth, highs and lows and it has really helped to create the person I am today. So I decided to do a quick recap of some of the highlights:


I spent these two years as a junior and senior at East Carolina University. I also celebrated my 21st birthday, made some great memories with my some of my (still) closest friends, fell in love with the boy I thought I would marry (but thankfully didn’t), graduated with my Communication degree, moved back to MD and started my first “grown up” job.


These are what I affectionately refer to as my “hot mess” years. I did what a lot of people in their 20’s do- moved out on my own, worked at a job I wasn’t that fond of making a salary I was even less fond of, lost touch with some friends, made new friendships, jumped from one douchebag to the next and learned a LOT about how NOT to be treated in relationships.


This was the year when things started to look up for me. I helped throw a surprise 60th birthday party for my mom, helped throw 2 bridal showers including one for K.Law, threw one bachelorette party, was the Maid of Honor in one besties wedding, moved into an apartment with another bestie, adopted my adorable fur-baby Halpert, got a new job that pays me more money and finished off the year by meeting the love of my life.


I know this year has been hard on so many of my friends but to be honest it’s probably been the best year of my life to date. So many wonderful things happened including:

-Getting Engaged!

-Taking an Amazing trip to Jamacia

-Celebrating with friends at our Engagement Party

-Moving in with Kristian

-Celebrating our Anniversary weekend

-Planning our Wedding and booking our Honeymoon

-Celebrating the holidays with our loved ones

I have to admit I’m a bit nostalgic seeing not only this amazing year but the decade of my 20’s come to an end however I’m SO incredibly excited for 2010 and for the next decade of my life which will hopefully be filled with not only a beautiful wedding but a new house, babies, new job opportunities, travel, and more time with our friends and family.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!


Patty Ann said...

nuts how quickly it all went by huh?!

Kym said...

what a great idea to look back on the last 10 years! i am so glad 2009 was such a memorable one for you. I know you and your soontobe husband will have many great years ahead! :) HAPPY NEW YEAR SG!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Yay I'm glad you had a great year!! and hellooooo 2010 is only going to be better!! I think I'm coming out of my hot mess years. We shall see though hahaha :)

Happy New Year my love!!!

bananas. said...

my hot mess years were from 2004 to 2005...not too long but even so i won't discuss details. ha!

i'm so glad you had a good year. finally someone else did!!! thought i was alone for a minute.

hope the new year brings you more happiness...actually i know it will because you're getting MARRIED!!!!!!

happy new year my darling shannon!

april said...

Happy New Year! Definitely looking forward to reading your blog in the upcoming year(s). The 30's are a good decade. Well, so far. I'm only about halfway through, but I can't complain. I have to admit I'm enjoying the first half more than the fact that I'm nearing the second half. :)

Alicia said...

oh lady it was a good year for you! i have to admit....2009 wasn't too bad for me either!!! i can't wait to see what's in store for you in 2010! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Gracie said...

You have had a lot if highs this year! I hope that next year will bring even more wonderful things.

I can't wait to see what else happens next year. Have a fantastic New Year! x

Llama said...

this is so cute! looks like you have tons of exciting things to come in the new year!

carrie1 said...

Hey! We were in Jamaica the same time! How funny is that?? But Chris and I were in Rio Bueno. =)

Lacey Bean said...

Happy New Year! It's amazing to see how far we've come in the last couple of years!

Lacey Bean said...

Happy New Year! It's amazing to see how far we've come in the last couple of years!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Sounds like you had an amazing year. Happy New Year!

Ela said...

What a decade! And hon, I'm so glad 2009 was a beautiful one for you. You deserve it and I know 2010 is will be just as good - if not better!!!