hello 2013. resolutions. & thailand.

Jan 4, 2013

HELLO 2013.

Although it is a few days later, happy new year to everyone! I spent my NYE on a cozy recliner with Steve and Fifa waiting for the ball to drop so I could kiss the two of them. We had spent the entire day driving back from North Carolina after Craig's wedding and we were not up to do much else. When we arrived at my house I repacked my bag for the night so I could spend my NYE with Fifa before I headed off to Thailand.

The wedding was great and I am really happy I was able to drive down there again and watch one of my best friends get married. I don't see him very much or talk as much as I would like but I wouldn't miss his wedding for the world. We went down with another couple and met another friend down there, the 5 of us spent most of our time together. Watching them get married was so adorable, I can not believe how we are all growing up. This year I attended two weddings and four of my friends got engaged. Insane!

I cried when she walked down the aisle with her dad, the music.. it always gets me!

Resolutions.. I fulfilled a few of my resolutions in 2012, not all of them but the most important ones, I think. I saved more money than I intended, which is much better and I am so proud of myself for accomplishing that because I used to be terrible at saving money. I received all straight A's for three semesters. When I said I wanted to get all A's in my classes I thought it was going to be a long shot, but I am so so so happy I stuck with it and accomplished it! I haven't decided yet on my resolutions for 2013, a few but not a ton.

I fulfilled one of my items on my 25 at 25 list, one that I wasn't sure I was going to get done - visit Thailand. It's expensive to get here and the flight is obnoxiously long. My first flight was 14.5 hours and then another 6 hour flight.. I wanted to die. So far jet lag as taken me down a few times and as we speak, I am writing this entry at 2am, but since it is 2pm there it doesn't seem so bad haha. I love it here, the culture is so different and seeing how my parents live now makes me happy. The photos from today are when we visited the orphanage and the monks, the kids are so cute and I wish I could help all of them.


  1. Your friend looks just stunning and so incredibly happy!
    Very glad for you that you got to visit Thailand. Would love to go there one day myself.
    Ronnie xo

    1. you definitely should! it's an amazing place! much shorter plane ride than the US!

  2. Congrats to your friend! And awesome job on getting all A's & saving money! (teach me... lol jk)

    Thailand looks amazing, I've seen your photos on Instagram. The orphanage probably would of made me a bit sad, but from the pictures it looks like they are well cared for and it's a decent place. <333


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