I can’t believe 2018 is right around the corner! I’m just as shocked as I am happy that this last year completely flew by. Unfortunately, we won’t be flying to Puerto Rico to ring in the New Year like we have the last couple of years. Though I’m sad we won’t be on the beach or getting some vitamin D, I am happy we will be with Hector’s whole family in North Carolina since we don’t get to see them as often as we’d love to. I’m really looking forward to getting to meet some cousins for the first time, too! (And having an entire week and then some off. Hallelujah!)While I am getting ready to say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one, I feel like I’m usually able to look back on the last year and reflect on the what a great year it was, what I’ve accomplished, and all the wonderful memories that were created. This year, however, is not quite like that. 2017 was probably the toughest year for me and I am so happy it is finally (almost) over. It has been quite a year of challenges both personally and professionally. With everything that has gone on this last year, it seems like 2017 was not only a rough year for me, but for my family, friends, and the rest of the world! I’m going to blame it on the fact that it’s an odd number and I hate odd numbers 😉 (one of the things Hector and I have in common and both totally agree on! ha!)
When I became engaged to Hector, I looked forward to the next year because I knew it would be a year of excitement with the wedding planning and everything that goes along with it. I thought with how amazing 2016 was, 2017 was for sure going to be an even better one with how many things I had to look forward to. Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly turn out that way. Not because of the wedding planning at all, that has been so exciting (and stressful) but because of other unfortunate circumstances throughout the year – literally what seemed like one after the other. But that’s adult life, right? I feel like 2017 was one big life lesson for me and if it has taught me anything, it’s that life sometimes has a different plan for you and it is completely out of your control. With that being said, I’m really looking forward to saying buh-bye to 2017 and hello to 2018! I’m welcoming this new year with BIG, open arms and breathing a huge sigh of relief once that clock strikes 12!There are several reasons I’m looking forward to January 1, one of the very obvious reasons being I get to marry the love of my life! I look forward to starting my life with Hector, continuing creating memories with my crazy family and my nieces, growing professionally, focusing on getting better with my photography, working on bettering my physical (and mental) health, traveling more, and working on my blog. There’s much to be thankful for this last year, absolutely, but there is SO much to look forward to in this next year that I absolutely cannot wait for. 2018, I am READY FOR YOU!
Anyone else feel this way and ready to take on the new year?!