Hello again, lovely readers. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday last week. I myself had a fantastic Christmas Eve and Christmas with Chris and our families– lots of laughs, gifts, and food! Now that Christmas is over, I’m truly ready to focus on the new year.
I have to say, compared to last year, 2013 was pretty chill. I didn’t travel to different countries, get engaged, then married, or move into a new home. Two-thousand-thirteen was all about working on my career and traveling locally, which is most of what I said I would do this year. However, even though 2013 wasn’t the most eventful year, there were still some exciting things that happened. Let’s recap, shall we?
In February, I took a trip to Monterey with Chris to celebrate Valentine’s Day and our two year anniversary (two years since we got together, not since we’ve been married). I had never been to Monterey before, so this trip was extra fun for me. I also bought a car after sharing one with Chris for almost a year! It still feels so great to have mobile independence again.
In May, I quit my restaurant job and started a contracted job for a non-profit in hopes the career change would help me gain a permanent full-time position. At the end of the month, I turned 28, so Chris took me to San Diego over Memorial Day weekend to celebrate.
In September, I took Chris to Las Vegas for his 30th birthday. It was both my and Chris’ first time in Vegas, so the trip was extra fun for BOTH of us. A week later, we went to Lake Tahoe to participate in Tough Mudder where Chris dislocated his shoulder before we could finish the course. Tough Mudder is no joke, people!
In October, Chris and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! I still can’t believe how fast the first year went by and that we’re not newlyweds anymore.
In November, my contracted job ended and my first time ever being unemployed began. It’s been a rough transition, but I’m adjusting.
All in all, 2013 has been a good year: I bought my own set of wheels, I got to travel to cities I had never been to before, I gained some work experience, and I went on various adventures with My Love. It sucks that 2013 had to end with my being unemployed and having very little money, but I’m confident that once 2014 starts, my luck is going to turn around.
How was your 2013? What are you looking forward to in 2014?