Years ago I heard a song by Kellie Pickler called "The Best Days of Your Life" and there is a line in the song that says "And it's just too bad that you've already had the best years of your life." To me this always felt like a challenge. I'm not ready for the best years of my life to be over yet, and I keep striving to make sure that each year of my life can rival the years before it.
So... let's go through the highlights and see how I did while I was 23...
I went to Vegas! ...for the second time.... but the first time with Cody. This was our first large trip together and I think it set the ground work for us traveling together in the future.
I went on my first cruise! I've always wanted to go on a cruise but I never had the opportunity. I think this really highlighted how well Cody and I travel with each other. We had a blast and I can't wait until we have a chance to go on another one!
I graduated college! This was a huge milestone in my life. I felt very accomplished and very happy to be a college graduate.
I moved in with Cody! We have our little three room bungalow that we are renting, and for the most part we've been pretty happy here. I really hated living alone in BG. It was very lonely and I didn't like it at all. I love living with Cody. It's so nice to have someone to share the night with and to snuggle with and chat to before I go to sleep. I think that we get along really well and we do good with living together.
I went to China! This was such a wonderful experience. I'm so glad that dad and I were able to experience such a different place. I think this was the perfect time in my life to go to China, and I will always cherish the experience.
I started my career at Swagelok! Another big milestone in my life that I started... I really believe that Swagelok is going to be a wonderful place to grow and develop. I'm so grateful that I was able to get this wonderful opportunity. I envision being there for a very long time.
So overall... I guess not too shabby of a year. I can't wait to see what 24 brings!! If all goes according to plan I'll be posting another blog pretty soon!