JanuaryIn January, I began my year with one word: purpose. I learned the importance of not being overly polite in my marriage, how to be content in all seasons and started my first Whole30.
FebruaryFebruary was a wonderful month! It brought my friend Meredith back to Texas from Canada (we had her all the way through June!). I began to take an active interest in our finances, successfully finished Whole30 and found a better work/life balance with the start of my blog sabbaticals.
|This was actually featured on my gym's "results" page,|
which was a major confidence booster! ♥
MarchMarch. How I love March. It was full of amazing brunch outings, celebrating birthdays (and attending SXSW), hosting my best friend for a weekend at my house. It was also when I fell into an amazing health groove. I posted my (15 pound!) weight loss update & shared my love of Piloxing.
AprilI coasted through April by starting another Whole30, celebrating Pepper Jo's first birthday and taking an eventful camping trip out in west Texas (where we broke down 6 hours away from a real town!). I also made 3 large self-discoveries this month: that I'm an introvert; that I needed to focus more on myself; and that I needed more girlfriends. All three of these discoveries set the tone for the rest of year.
MayThe end of spring was off to a great start: I lost 8.5 more pounds on my second round of Whole30, C was promoted at work and I made a few changes on this blog (new URL, new email, new schedule). I also went to Portland, Oregon. And it was amazing. (Part 1, Part 2)
JuneI turned 25 in June & dealt with my so-called quarter life crisis. C & I had a tough time adjusting to his new schedule, but I had good goals to get me through the summer. I threw a beautiful stylized Whole30 Brunch and, at the request of friends, officially bid adieu to bathroom selfies.
JulyJuly was the start of three really tough months, though I managed to make some good memories despite the tough times. I celebrated finishing June Mile a Day by running away to the river for an extended weekend. And I wrote my favorite post of the year: My Summer of the Bikini.
AugustI attended the Texas Style Council in August. There, I had moments as well as lessons. And I walked away with a new sense of who I am as a blogger. I also joined a book club & read Daring Greatly, which was an amazing inspiration.
SeptemberSeptember always starts with a celebration of Danzig. This year he turned 4. But this month also brought a failed Whole30 attempt, followed by the end of my year-long project at work. I celebrated a year with Pirahna fitness and celebrated my friend Meredith's wedding in Canada. And I learned to let go.
OctoberI began October by declaring my intent to create original content and be authentic here in this space. I got my hands on a DSLR and began to teach myself how to use it. I also shared my ultimate life goals & three experiences that changed me.
NovemberOh, November (the month where I snuck my first flask into a wedding)... This month was when everything started clicking. I was invited to make a cocktail for a business ribbon cutting and very quickly the idea for Fueled by Cocktails was formed. I also had an impromptu photoshoot which resulted in some gorgeous headshots.
DecemberYear end recaps in December feel a little bit like cheating, because the best times of the month hasn't happened yet. But there's a lot coming up that I'm so excited about! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to live it with me.
Thanks for being here with me in 2013. I hope that your year was as eventful and memorable as mine ♥
PS: 2012 in Review