Five Highlights from Twenty-Five

Posted on August 17th, 2017

On the last evening of being 25 years old, I am having so much fun reflecting on all of the excitement in the past twelve months!  Even as I call out the marquee events, I am so grateful that there was so much joy in the everyday moments, too.  Hosting Sunday night dinner parties, going to Whole Foods with my girlfriends after Bar Method, visiting friends in California, going on movie dates with Ian, running along the bay in the morning… much of the time this year, I really felt like I was exactly where I needed to be.

But that doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty of standout moments, too!  It was pretty easy to pick the Five Highlights from Twenty-Five (listed in chronological order!).



Marrying the love of my life surrounded by our family and friends.  Because this is the best moment of my whole life, it is by default the single highlight of the year, too.  I am still riding that wave of love nearly a whole year later.



Running my first marathon.  The months of training in the rain and waking up at 5am on Saturdays felt more than worth it when we crossed with finish line at Disney World in January.



Promotion at work.  I’m at a place in my life where I am absolutely prioritizing my career and professional development.  After transitioning to a new role and really hitting the ground running with a lot of challenges last fall, it felt great to see my work pay off when I was promoted at the beginning of the year.  And if that wasn’t sweet enough, my increased employee discount is an excellent daily reminder!



Honeymooning in Hawaii.  We intentionally delayed our honeymoon so it would fall during Seattle’s most unbearable weather, which for us was the right decision 1000x over.  When February rolled around, we were so ready for a week of celebration and sunshine.



Moving closer to our friends and family.  In June, Ian and I said a final farewell to Seattle before heading to the east coast.  There was a lot of goodness we were giving up in Seattle, but we have felt so confident in our decision every day.



….and a bonus!  We bought our first house!  I have a lot more to share on this, but last week, Ian and I closed on a home in New York.  We are fully putting down roots and committed to this exciting new chapter.


Here’s to another year of excitement and everyday joy, and sharing it with all of you!