Thank you, 2015

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday. This year was a bit crazy for us as we were driving back and forth every day from one family to the next. We split our time home between my family, Andrew’s mom and her side of the family, and then Andrew’s dad and his side of the family. We squeezed in a bit of time for lunch with friends – and that we even had to split into two different days because everyone else was just as busy as us! I was glad we got to see everyone, but it is good to be home again. Being constantly on the go really exhausted me. The details are all a bit blurry and I’m still wondering where all the time went.

2015 Ornament

Nonetheless, our Christmas was exactly what I wanted with time spent with those important to us. With that, I’m looking forward to the new year.

I’ve gotten in the habit at the end of the year to review all the big things that happened throughout the year. 2015 has been very monumental for me with a  many big life changes. Change isn’t always easy to accept or handle, but it’s definitely easier when you have a hand to hold.

Andrew met my grandma. We went to Pennsylvania over our spring break so Andrew could meet her and also to see my dad’s side of the family again. She’s not doing the best health-wise, so it was really important to me that he met someone so dear to me.

I turned 21. While I didn’t have a huge lets-get-wasted kind of party, it was great to ring in the big 21 with my close friends. I also learned that no matter how many types of beer I try, they are all gross! :P I will stick with my girly, fruity drinks, thanks!

I married my BFF. This is hands down the biggest and best thing that happened this year. I spent so much time this year preparing for our wedding, and then wrote a ton of posts about our big day! It was so worth it, and it was so much fun – it all felt like a dream or a fairytale!

You can read about the morning of, the ceremony, the reception (part 1), and the reception (part 2).

We traveled to the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon. Getting there was an absolute fiasco, but once we were there we had so much fun! After all of the stress of planning the wedding and working all summer, it was like heaven to just sit on the beach and by the pool with a drink in my hand!

I received an internship in downtown KC. This is maybe one of the most satisfying things that happened this year because I got to quit the movie theater. I do not miss the long shifts, the horrible managers, horrible scheduling, and customers yelling at me all. night. long. This was a big confidence booster for me, too, because I had a really hard time finding an internship when all my peers at school seemed to be getting them so easily.

I finished my penultimate semester of my undergrad! This is very exciting. One more semester and I will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. Still not sure what I want to do, but having a degree in my hand will mean I have something to show for the last four years of my life.

I hope that this year has been just as good for you. Cheers, friends. :)

11 thoughts on “Thank you, 2015”

  1. It’s great to hear that you had an amazing Christmas and year! I hear stories of people having to split their time spent with families when it comes to Christmas but that’s all part of the joy :). Congratulations on the wedding and internship! Good that you found an internship. Hope it’s relevant ;). One more term for you and you’ll be done with your undergrad! Next step is to get your foot into the doors of one of the Big 4 ;).

  2. becca, it’s great to know that 2015 has been a grand year for you (and andrew, for sure!) a lot of memories to treasure and lessons learned. i wish you all the best in 2016! i have a feeling that things will be getting way better for you.;)

  3. WOOT! 2015 is definitely a monumental year for you :D I’m so happy for you and Andrew, and I wish you two the best in 2016 as a happy couple! ^^ Oh! And of course getting your college degree! That day will come fast.

    I’m glad you had a good time spending the hols with your family and loved ones! To be honest, your two-day split sounds massively exhausting to me. From one introvert to another, I give you kudos for going through that! And I thought my one-day of having all the relatives coming to us was bad enough. I’m just glad it wasn’t two days for me!

    1. It was so exhausting! I’m glad other introverts understand. ;) I felt bad because I was so crabby at the end of the day (we had to drive an hour there and back) that I got pretty snippy with Andrew. I apologized later and he totally gets that being around so many people is just draining for me. Of course he is a natural extrovert so he just basks in all of it!

  4. Congratulations for a meaningful 2015! It looks like it was one of your happiest years with so many life goals achieved! I am truly and genuinely happy for you.

    Cheers to an awesome 2016 as well! :)

  5. I’m so happy for you that you’re going to get your Bachelor’s degree soon, and also that you’ve had an exhausting year — so it seems! Though, I do like being kept busy.

    I am so glad to have known you all of these years, and happy to see that you’ve finally married Andrew. Congratulations on everything thus far!

  6. Sounds like your holidays were busy, but it’s nice to visit so many people :D You’ve had such an exciting year – being married, having your honeymoon, and receiving an internship in the same year! Congrats on all of those! That’s also exciting that you’re graduating so soon. I hope 2016 will be amazing for you too!

  7. Yay! Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Congratulations on your internship and all of the other accomplishments from this year. Honeymoon in the Dominican Republic…That is pretty awesome. I took a look at your wedding post. Ah, perfect. I’m so happy for you. :)

  8. It’s been great knowing and being your friend this year. Continue to have awesome years regardless and I wish you and Andrew all the happiness in the world.

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