One of my favorite things about blogging is the ability to go back and see exactly what happened throughout the year. If nothing else, this strange hobby of mine makes for a great way to document all the big, small, sad and happy moments. I thought I'd keep the year recap tradition going and do a month-by-month summary. Check out 2012 and 2013. Cheers to 2015!
January of 2014 was a totally new beginning for me as I went from a normal 40-hour-a-week office job to nannying (kind of) full time. I had never even changed a baby's diaper, so I was a little terrified but some how I managed to keep the tiniest, cutest little Dude Baby in the universe happy for the majority of the year. Also this month Ziggy ate a bacon chocolate bar and I took shots out of a gold dinosaur. Oh, and I made the world's most random vlog.
In March I reflected on my dating dealbreakers, got weird about the Bachelor and discussed the pros and cons of looking like a child. I also decided to have a dance party of one in my room after taste-testing this recipe a little too much.
APRILEaster family time where I got glasses for the first time, then I flew to LA with my girl Emma shortly after. I reflected on things I think we as a people should stop doing, really thought about the plot line of Beauty and the Beast and saw Dan Croll in concert.
As the end of my 12-month lease quickly approached, I started freaking out about my next move. I thought about why I don't miss Florida, I speculated the true meanings of popular hashtags, dressed up as a dinosaur for Bay to Breakers and then freaked out some more.
part I here and part II here. I did some visualization and lol'd over the awful songs in my iTunes library.
came to visit for the Fourth and we hiked Muir Woods, drank wine by Lake Merrit, had a near death experience thanks to Hinge and stand up paddleboarded at Lake Tahoe. Then I spent a truly ridiculous weekend on a houseboat and rounded out an awesome summer with some torturous apartment hunting.
My parents spent their anniversary and my dad's birthday (which also happens to be the Dude Baby's birthday) in California with me and totally saved me as they helped move me out of my apartment and celebrate my 25th birthday all while nannying, apartment-hunting and interviewing for jobs. It was a busy, exciting, stressful couple weeks there. I ended up moving in with my nanny family for a few weeks while I waited to hear back from jobs. I attended Outside Lands and landed a part-time job as a stylist for Stitch Fix, and then decided to take my sausage dog for a road trip to play with Jessi and Brooke in Portland (be sure to click "in Portland" for fun stories of accidental strip clubs and epic Portland hangovers). Then, at the end of the month, I found my apartment and moved in with my wonderful roommates. Whew. I'm tired just thinking about it.
house warming party and I got offered a dreamy new job! I continued working both jobs for the next three-ish months (which limited my blogging and social-life time, but I enjoy a good challenge).
Oaktober fest, made lots of new friends and spent Halloween drinking greyhounds in less-than-thought-out costumes.
apple picking for the first time and even made my first apple pie with the apples I collected. I got to celebrate Friendsgiving as well as Thanksgiving with lovely friends. I even sat down long enough to rant about my series of unfortunate events on a random Thursday.
Smashing Pumpkins concert, the first rain storm I've experience in California, a trip home for Christmas and I'm about to go ring in the new year skiing (for the first time) in Tahoe -- last year I spent New Year's eating froyo and watching Grown Ups 2 with Ziggy.. I'd say it's been a pretty damn good year.
Happy New Year, my friends! Be safe!