Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Best is Yet to Come

I know it's only the 6th day of January, but I cannot stop thinking about all the exciting things I have ahead of me in 2016.  This is looking to be a year of big change and big fun.  It felt so good to sit down with my planner and put in ink all the great things that are coming for me in 2016.

To prove it to you, I decided to whip up this little post to share a few of said things.   (read: I've been sitting in front of my computer for about 2 and half hours trying to 1. figure out how to start this post and 2.  decide which picture I should use, oh and trying to come up with a 7th item.)

Enjoy.

Isn't this picture neat?  This was taken by yours truly during Labor Day weekend in Port Aransas, TX! :)

1. All the fun travel I have planned so far.  Thus far I will be going somewhere up North in March for some Spring skiing,  it could be Taos, New Mexico or it could be somewhere in Colorado.  Florida for a friends wedding in May.  Washington D.C. in June/July for summer vacation ( I am so excited for this trip.  I have never been to our nations capitol so the history nerd/teacher in me is salivating!).  Atlanta to see Jordan and experience some southern hospitality.  And West Virginia for  another friend's in October.  I'm hoping to add a few more destinations throughout the year but those are the highlights.

2. Attending my first blog conference.  Yep, you read that right.  I am going to be attending the Thrive Blog Conference right here in Houston on February 27th.  This will be Thrive's second year and I am so excited to meet some of my fellow bloggers and learn more about growing my blog and myself!

3. All the amazing shows starting/coming back.  Fuller House, House of Cards Season 4, Game of Thrones.  This is looking to be a great year for TV.  And movies too, fingers crossed this is the year that the love of my fictional life, Leonardo DiCaprio, finally wins an Oscar!

4. Moving into my very own apartment all on my own!  I am so excited to share this news.  I've been thinking about it for a few weeks and I finally decided that it is time to branch out on my own and live by myself.  I have always and I mean ALWAYS had roommates.  But I'm gonna be 28 this year and I think it's time that I finally own my own couch and other furniture.  I am so excited to share all about my experience on my little space of the interwebs and of course to start decorating! :)  This particular event isn't happening until August so I have plenty of time to really get used to the idea and to buy everything I'm going to need.  (Sidetone: I NEED EVERYTHING).

5. Being at the same school for another year.  This will be the first year that I have worked at a school for 2 years in a row.  I'm excited for this prospect because it means that I won't have to learn the ropes at a new school and I'll be teaching the same content again.  Basically I'm gonna be there best 8th grade US History teacher ever.  So yeah...I'm awesome. ; )

6. Getting my first tattoo.  AHHH!! I literally never thought I would ever say this, but yes it's true.  My best friend Ashley and I are finally going to get our matching Deathly Hallows tattoos. I know we're so cool, Harry Potter nerds forever.  We plan to get them sometime this summer.  It's going to be a very small, very tasteful tattoo just on the inside of my left wrist I think.  That way it can be covered with a bracelet or watch if I need to.  We are so excited!

7.  Turning 28.  Now I know this should probably scare the shit out of me.  But it doesn't.  I think I'm looking forward to turning 28.  I think.  Talk to me in about 2 months when it actually happens but I going in with the outlook that my late 20s are going to be the best.  Fingers crossed I'm right and fingers crossed turing 28 also finally means meeting someone. As in a boy.  2015 kinda laughed in my face in the romance department.  Here's to hoping 2016 and my 28th year on this Earth just lightly chuckles and then points me in the right direction.


Woo hoo! All the things to look forward to and it's only the 6th day of January! (Thank you Flynn Ryder for the line inspiration).

What are you most looking forward to in 2016?  Travel? Tv Shows? Love? Travel? Your job? Being more independent? Do tell!

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10 comments:

Jenn said...

You should definitely look forward to 28--it was my favorite by far and I say all the time if I could be one age forever, it'd probably be 28-30. Congrats on deciding to move into your own place! It'll be so exciting!!!
And being at the same school for more than just a year will be so much easier when the school year starts! You will love it!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

ummm can I just come join your upcoming year?? Sounds fabulous! You go girl! xo

Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adventure.com said...

Wishing you a very fun new year! I lived alone for two years (two different times in my twenties) and loved it, I hope you do too!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

You've got such an exciting year ahead!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

So many exciting things happening for you in 2016! I hope that you love DC when you visit! There's literally so much to see and do, and so much history! The HP tattoo sounds so awesome! I've always said that if I got a tattoo, I think that I'd want one that says "Whoop!" on my ring finger where my Aggie ring is, just in case I'm not wearing it.

The {Future} McCormacks said...

I think the wedding in Florida sounds the most fun :) XOXO

Ashley Wright said...

8. Your niece turns one and you can hopefully make it to the party your BFF is already planning.

Annnnnd I'm SO excited for our tattoos!!!

Christina Lea Loves said...

Love all the travels that you have planned ahead!!

Making Restorations said...

What a wonderful year full of big changes. I am most looking forward to my 2016 travel plans, but that's what I look forward to every year. Those involve leaving the country a few times and visiting some great states. And enjoy DC! Having lived on the East Coast my whole life, I guess I've taken for granted how many times I've had the chance to visit the capitol
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Jordan {FORMER KENNEDY} said...

I'm so excited for your visit to Atlanta! Who are you visiting in WV and what part will you be going to?