looking back at the list of things i wanted to accomplish this year i’m humbled.
i broke my challenges into different categories: God, weight, adventure, life on mission, & creativity.
to read more about each section feel free to visit this post
// read the entire bible – i will make this happen this year.
// study the word – i didn’t study like i wanted too…but i did study in depth some.
get rid of some toxins i’ve kept in my life – praise God.
training – i couldn’t afford to keep training, but i kept up the momentum.
another 35lbs – i did and i didnt…i’m 10lbs away from my “goal weight” but i know i have more to loose after that – toning, toning, toning.
more fun movement – done son. i can’t wait to do more this upcoming year!
save $$ for sibling trip – HOLLA! now to start planning.
stretch out of my comfort zone – oh my gosh i did this! (traveling, new friendships, etc)
conference – mehhhhhh i went to a retreat! so yes and no haha
gun range + capture the flag – i <3 shooting and plan to do more of it next year, as well as make this dang capture the flag happen!
get involved – i joined a church!! YES
invest – praise Jesus…and i was invested in by incredible women!
// more action – less talking – yes and no….i need to work on this more.
// write my story – didn’t happen…but i’m passionate about stories and i know mine needs to be written down at some point.
// paint more – i think i painted twice this year 🙁 🙁
develop my style – woohoo. and boy is it eclectic.
you allowed me to accomplish a lot: loose 60 lbs, take risks, get more active, be adventurous, have a broken heart, heal, experience injuries…all in all you weren’t bad but i’m really, really looking forward to saying goodbye and bringing in 2015.
// ohhhh snap! charleston had some ice hang around that shut the city down and was truly stunning.
// i let go of a relationship that was damaging and hurtful…and still found myself struggling with emotions months later.
// i lost a beautiful friend to PPD
// i shared my progress in my weight loss journey (yay for clothing pictures)
// i gave my yearly insight/advice on my twenty-sixth birthday.
// i opened up a jewelry shop on etsy – fedeli jewelry!
most don’t realize how important and monumental travel is for me.
i struggle with anxiety and it is heightened and more active when i’m away from my normal environment and safety triggers. this year i really stepped out of my comfort zone to enjoy life, make memories, and meet incredible people.
// brevard, nc
this was such a lovely weekend. homemade espresso and lattes, deep conversations, hiking, the biltmore estate, laughter, and crisp weather. this was my first get away trip for the year.
// jacksonville, fl (part one | part two)
my roommate, friend, and i got out of town for the roomies 30th birthday! we spent our days lounging by the pool, sinking in the sand, and shopping around town. it was a truly lovely time to get away, laugh, and be silly with each other.
// niagara falls
woohoooo! i was blessed enough to go on a road trip to niagara falls with my brother, aunt, uncle, and two cousins. we had such a blast and made some incredible memories! what a beautiful piece of nature to see!
// maidae mixer
how can i even begin to sum up this weekend?
not only did i get to spend quality girl time/sleepoverness with jenna + megan, but i got to finally meet christina and hug on her face. we all got dolled up, felt like we were seeing celebrities with savannah and jenny, met new bloggers, enjoyed the environment, and really built our friendships.
// renew blog retreat
this weekend was so freeing to me. God really spoke into the depths of my spirit and brought such healing to some dark places. i met some incredible women and shared such laughter and in-depth stories. we hiked, shopped, giggled, ate, and drank coffee with such incredible community. <3
i. love. camping.
fires, smores, laughter, guitars, quiet, starlight, and getting away from everything.
such a truly beautiful time.
y’all have made this year so special.
i’ve connected with so many new people and deepened relationships with blogging friends i’ve followed for a few years now. i really think i put some walls down this year in my blog, became more transparent, less competitive, and really found my niche.
// bailey’s story was shared more and more….and more is coming i promise. (i think the why was the hardest for me to write – so much emotion)
// i shared my writing process…and was totally honest about it.
// my thoughts on what it means to be a blogger.
// speaking of fiction, im thinking of doing another installment on we have to free them
this was an incredible year for a love photography.
i started a charging for sessions, created a website, and really stepped out of fear and embraced an artistic eye. i was introduced to new people and encouraged to keep pursuing catching memories. i’m really, really looking forward to see what 2015 will hold! (see all of my photography posts here)
// i went with some girlfriends to botany bay and took some of my favorite pictures; this photo session really reminded me how much i love portrait photography.
// i had my first lifestyle session! i was able to spend time with a couple i love dearly and their sweet little girl.
// tested gorgeous overcast light with my go-to model *and friend* dannie.
// golden hour LOVE with sarah.
// i loved my halloween themed sessions! melissa & sarah were truly stunning and so eery!
// oh megan & fall colors = such a beautiful woman and backdrop.
// i was able to snap some lovely pictures of my brother & his girlfriend.
// my first christmas-themed photo session…so lovely!
they are such a fickle thing.
i really want to stay on point with my goals, and make them meaningful and tangible…not out of reach and insane.
// create more happy lists.
// be more transparent. i’ve been a little silent on my frankly friday posts this year…i think it’s because i’ve been doing a lot of internal processing…which is weird for me because i really process best externally with others.
// keep setting monthly goals. these seem to keep me more accountable than a typical yearly goal.
// be more of myself. God created me to be unique and i don’t need to hide my strengths or my flaws. i’ve found that i’m relatable by being just who i am…flaws and all…i am perfectly imperfect.
how was your year?
are you looking forward to 2015?!