Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Look Back on 2014

2014 was a pretty good year, filled with fun adventures and some changes, here's a look back at some highlights of the past year.

We ended up taking four trips this year!  I always have the urge to travel and am constantly day dreaming about my next trip, so being able to go on four little vacations this year was a dream!

The first trip we took was to Pittsburgh, and visited the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Falling Water



The next trip we took was to the Blue Ridge Parkway, to see the lovely mountains.


Then we visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's house with my Mom, Aunt and Grandma.


 And lastly we went to the Beach!



 Last year around this time all I could think about was starting my vegetable garden. It turned out to be everything I imagined and it was wonderful to be able to grow my own veggies, even if I lost most of them due to squash borers.  I can't wait to try again this year.


I tried out doing a "what I wore" post in February, and surprisingly enough I kept up with it, posting one almost every week.  I never liked taking pictures of myself, I was always very critical and found something to dislike about each photo. But I forced myself to post them anyway and found it easier and easier the more I did it.



 My cats became stars of the blog when I decided to start posting cat photos every Friday.


I finally finished school in May! I started taking classes at a community college when I was 16, and then worked towards a bachelors degree in biotechnology, taking only two or three classes a semester while I worked a full time job. That took seven years. I am so glad to be done. I was in school so long that I think I burnt out. I once loved biology and wanted nothing more than to get my PhD in it and study that for the rest of my days. Now I am rather un-enthused by the subject and would much rather spend my time learning how to use old cameras and developing film, or something like that. But, who knows, maybe I'd burn out on that too if I was forced to learn it. 

I also had to find a new job this year, which I didn't expect at all. Things went bad at my old job and everyone's hours got cut, which meant I had a lot of free time for about six months and I really got used to it. I had so much time to spend taking photos, writing up blog posts and working on my jewelry. Now I am back to working long hours, but I do have money again which is nice. I'm not sure how long I'll keep this exact position, I may stay in it if I get better hours, or maybe I'll transfer in the company to a new position, or maybe I'll get an entirely new job.. My future that was once so certain has turned completely uncertain! Maybe I just need to find the right job to make myself excited about my career choice again.

Other than that it was a pretty good year, and I can't wait to see what 2015 brings!  I'll be back in a few days with some goals for the new year along with seeing how I fared with my goals last year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful 2014!



8 comments:

  1. i was just thinking the other day how really great your outfit photos have gotten. very professional and fancy blogger like! i do enjoy your cats but i think my all time favorite posts are your blue ridge shots. i just can't get enough of those. wishing you a happy new year!

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  2. Looking forward to following you and your blog into 2015 (admittedly that sounds super stalker like). I love reading and seeing everything your cats get up to and all your garden adventures has certainly inspired me!

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    1. Aw thanks! I'm looking forward to following you too, haha.

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  3. Wow. You look like you had a wonderful year. I hope you have an amazing 2014.

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  4. I love seeing the cats and all your trip photos! More in 2015, please! :) And I hope you settle into a job that suits you. It's tough sometimes; I spent over a year working in different places that just never fit quite right. You'll feel better once you're there!

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