When I look back at 2015, my head spins. It was without a doubt, a rollercoaster of a year, complete with some dizzy and fly out of your seat moments. But as the perfectly hot and blissful summer ended and 2016 crept closer, all of the magic a girl could have wished for trickled into my life, reminding me that with great change can come even bigger opportunity.
Yes, when I look back at 2015 – my head may spin, but more importantly, my heart swells, I can’t stop grinning and I’m speechless in the very best way.
They say everything happens for a reason and this year proved it. I am exactly where I want to be and couldn’t be more excited to welcome 2016 with open arms, a glass of champagne and knowing I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be surrounded by the amazing humans I get to call family, friends, and of course, that most recent addition to my life that makes me happier than I’ve ever been and who I get to call my boyfriend every day. D – thanks for being the cream cheese icing on the red velvet cake that was 2015 and for reminding me what butterflies feel like. Saying yes to dinner with you was the best decision I made this year.
With these humans in my life? 2016 is going to bigger, better, and more bad-ass than even Taylor Swift could handle.
Here are a handful of my favorite snapshots from this amazing year of wanderlust, mermaid life, and so, so, so many smiles and laughs.
all about that oyster and sparkling wine life
that time my breath was absolutely taken away in Montreal
my father and the sea
my mother amongst nature
my favorite thumbs in the world
the neon lights of Nashville
sharing secrets with starfish
the bluest fall skies
a mother-daughter date for the books – so many laughs and smiles
east coast done so well
old and new in Nashville
always bring me flowers, especially peonies
a splash in time on a hot summer day
palm trees and desert skies in Arizona
a day at the beach
a girl ready to take on the world
spotted on the most perfect father’s day outing
what happens in South Beach, stays in South Beach
the happiest: tacos in heavenly hotel beds
when everything you’ve ever wanted walks into your life
but one of surely a million smiles this past year
To you and yours – have an amazing New Year’s Eve and may your 2016 be sprinkled with magic.