The end of 2015..the beginning of 2016

As I look back on the last year, I am amazed with all that happened to me. Every year, there’s so many good things that happen, that I can’t even put them all into words. Yet, I feel like I need to try.

So, starting with January, I’m going to do a recap of my year. 

Good luck reading 😉 

January 

In early January, I was blessed to be able to meet a long-time blogging friend. She and her husband came into the area and came to our house for brunch! We had a great time visiting. You can check out Ashley’s blog at Be Still Waiting Heart.  \
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February 

In February, it was mostly working. Then, in the end of February-beginning of March, my family went to our home away from home – Kissimmee-area, Florida. Here’s a picture of us traveling down!

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March

Obviously, the most exciting thing that happened in March was that we were in Florida. We spent some time at Busch Gardens, Sea World: Orlando, and Gracie and I went to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It was a great family vacation, and I’m ready to go back whenever the family is! 🙂 But here’s a picture from the first day of spring in beautiful Pennsylvania. 

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April

In April, my best friend of 8 years came down to spend Easter with my family! We had a great time catching up. Seeing each other is always such a great joy, and I love being around my partner in crime.

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May

In May, after many, many weeks and months of searching, I got A NEW JOB! I have been so blessed to work at CPRS Physical Therapy, getting to know my coworkers and the patients, and being able to work in a job that I LOVE. 

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June

In June, after 11 months of not getting my hair cut, and trying to let it grow, I decided to chop it all off. There’s something about having short hair that makes me feel like myself. Plus, it only took 4 minutes for me to style my hair instead of the 20 some minutes I had spent straightening it. 

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July 

In July, we took a girls and Jonathan trip to Ocean City, New Jersey, which is also my home away from home. I can’t imagine going to another beach and enjoying it as much as OCNJ. It’s my home. I know where I’m going and where everything is, and it’s so family friendly. Give me OCNJ, or give me death! 

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August 

In August, I bought my first bottle of wine for myself. My sister and her friend played their violin/cello at a local winery, and mom and I went. We tasted some of the wine, and I bought 2 of the bottles. Since then, I have gone to a bunch of different wineries and tried many more. I whine for wine. 😉 

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September

In September, I had a couple of firsts. Including: first ride on a train, and first time seeing a Broadway musical. Mom, Gracie and I went to see Amazing Grace on Broadway, and it was incredible! I can’t wait to back to NYC to see another one! 

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October 

In October, there were more firsts: first time in both Nevada AND California! It was so exciting to check 2 more states off my list (the list of…get to all the states before you die! 21 out of 50 now!!) and get to see a different part of the country! I loved California, and I hope to go back soon! 

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November

In November, I was officially accepted into the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Central Penn College. I didn’t realize that it would all happen so fast: getting accepted, starting school in less than 2 months. It was amazing, and I’m excited to see where this journey takes me! 

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December

December has kind-of been a whirlwind. I bought all my college books, went to New Student Orientation, worked a full-time job at CPRS, and bought all my Christmas gifts for the family and a couple of friends. It was a wonderful month. Spending time with family is always the best.

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So as 2016 begins, I am excited to see what it holds.

School, work, family, maybe a vacation. Who knows? 

Let it begin. 

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