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Top 10 of 2014

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As each year comes to a close, I think it’s important to look back and consider what you went through, what you learned, and how you grew as a person. I’m pretty sure everyone, in the course of a year, experiences the good and the bad – both of which are actually great depending on how you react.

Overall, 2014 was good for me, but I am looking forward to 2015 and an even better year. I wanted to do a short review of the year and what better way than to list the best? Especially since you know I love lists. So here’s the top 10 – they’re kind of ranked but really all of them helped make this a memorable year, and the top 5 especially are extra great, so really they should all be at the top. Bring it on 2015!


10. Garth Brooks concert. I love concerts and go to them fairly often, but this was an event to remember. Garth Brooks was one of my first music loves – maybe even my very first. And he more than exceeded the hype. If you can see him live in your lifetime – do it.


9. Crossed off 12 of my 30. Almost half of my 30 before 30 list is complete! I have a little less than 10 months to finish it off and I’m looking forward to all that’s left!


8. Grandman Triathlon. This was my third sprint triathlon but it was by far my favorite. Not only did I get to visit family, but I also enjoyed the race in Fairhope, AL. The swim especially was better than the others I had done. If you’re looking for a tri in the southeast, I highly recommend this one!


7. Weddings. I had the honor of witnessing numerous friends get married and had tons of fun celebrating at the receptions!


6. San Francisco. A great friend moved out to the west coast with an awesome new job, so of course we had to go visit! It was a wonderful long weekend packed with sites, hikes, and catching up. I can’t wait to visit again!


5. Greece. If you want details, start here and read about a weeks worth of posts! Amazing is not a strong enough word to describe it. See all the pictures on those same posts also!



4. UpStreet. I’ve been going to Buckhead Church for 2 years now and have tried a couple different routes to get more involved. If you know me, you of course know I love kids and so helping out in kids church seemed to be a good fit. The last six weeks of the year were getting started and settled in with Kindergarten which has already been so much fun – and kids really do say the darndest things.



3. Job. I love my office and coworkers and was lucky this year to stay int he same place but transition to a new position of coordinating a research project. Technically it’s still the same title but is a very different job. I’ve been challenged and have learned a lot in coordinating sites in 3 different states – and could not have survived it if it weren’t for some great coworkers. I also – right before changing positions – had a great time at a conference in New Orleans with a few of those same wonderful coworkers!


2. Small group. Another way I have gotten more involved at church is by joining a small group. I joined with 2 friends from a previous group and I could not have asked for a better group. I’ve known these gals for about 4 months and I couldn’t ask for a nicer, cooler, or more caring group. I can’t wait to get to them all even more in 2015!


1. Nephew! I haven’t actually written any posts, but if you’re friends with me on social media you know that I have the most adorable nephew ever seen! Ok, I’m a little partial. But he is seriously cute and smart and sweet. Although they do not live super close, I’ve been able to see them here or there pretty frequently. He’s now 9 months old and it is such a joy to watch him grow (rather quickly I might add), learn, discover, and play.


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