Happy 2016! I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday and New Year. Drew and I had a wonderful time visiting family and friends in both Virginia and North Carolina over the holidays. Our New Year’s was pretty low-key, and we enjoyed dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, a game of Carcassone, and a movie at home before watching the ball drop. I spent New Years Day finishing up my fellowship application for the PEO Scholar Award (*fingers crossed*), and then we feasted on our traditional New Years meal of lobster and roasted veggies before seeing Star Wars (which was absolutely amazing). I have really enjoyed a much needed break and am spending today finishing up errands and preparing to head back to work tomorrow.
As we have eased into 2016, I have spent a good deal of time thinking over this past year. It was a doozy and can best be described as a roller coaster ride. The fall/early winter has been particularly hard for our families and we are all looking forward to a fresh start. That being said, despite the hard times, this really has been a great year. I have been blessed with amazing friends and family who have been with us every step of the way on our roller coaster of a year. Drew and I took amazing trips all over the country together, creating a ton of fun memories. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work in a field/profession that I love and have grown immensely from the interactions with my colleagues, clients, and patients.
Tomorrow, I will be posting my goals for the New Year, but today I thought it would be fun to review the highlights from each month. As I prepared this, I reminded that despite the challenges we have faced, the good has outweighed the bad. Drew and I made a commitment to each other at the beginning of grad school to spend quality time together each day, and take a least a FULL day off each week from work/electronics to enjoy each others company (we are best friends, after all). We really tried to honor this commitment in 2015, and had some amazing adventures as a result!
Cheered on the Carolina Panthers at the NFL Playoffs
I hope your 2015 was amazing as well! What were your highlights? If you blogged about it, please leave a comment with a link to your blog 🙂 Happy 2016!