Welcome to 2017. If you are familiar with hertaintedlips.com you know that we do Flashback Friday’s most Friday’s and post about what happened during the week. I like the idea of it and I did a year in review post for 2015 last year so I thought it would be fun to do it again this year even though it didn’t end up on a Friday. I hope you enjoy it!
+ I moved! I ended up moving closer to my job into a small little place to call my own.
+ I got the flu from h#ll – so glad that I got over that but I was out from school and work for a little over a week and had so much catching up to do.
+ On the bright side, I got a lot of freelance writing and other money making opportunities – just enough to cover the amount of money I was out of since I was going to school more and had to cut back my hours at my job.
+ Launched a new blog project with Kristina called 2BigHeffas.com. We share about our journey to healthy living. From weight loss and working out to cravings and our favorite fitness apparel. This has been a really great project for me.
+ This was the month before finals so life was pretty crazy. Not much going on with the blog.
+ Did this month even happen? HA!
+ This was a great, yet a tough month! I had family members from different states come to visit which meant lots of fun, laughter and new memories with them. Unfortunately I also a horrible allergic reaction which resulted in me being hospitalized a few days and one of my Aunt’s passed away. Let’s just say I was being tested. *whew*
July (My Birthday Month)
+ I wrote about finding your passion or your “thing” and having a quarter life crisis
+ New semester of school started! Just four more courses left (as of August 2016) before I can graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree. Unfortunately I could only take 2 of them during this semester but I was so happy that I am getting closer to graduating.
+ I got some exciting offers in regards to moving my blog forward (business wise) so it was an exciting time to be a blogging business woman.
+ This month went by super fast! I was super busy with work and school.
+ As the year was quickly coming to a close I made sure that I spent a lot of time with family and friends whenever possible. My modified school schedule allowed that flexibility and I was so happy for that. Unfortunately, My Dad ended up in the hospital and weeks later passed away. It was a really rough time.
+ Started planning out holiday posts as best as I could considering the circumstances – product reviews, gift guides and sharing coupons and sales.
+ This month went by super fast and I ended up being sick so I shared my favorite ways to stay healthier (and get better quicker) during the holidays.
+ After a very long and tumultuous year things seemed to settle down a bit. I reflected on what happened and tried not to dwell too much on the bad things. The holidays are usually my favorite time of year because of time with family and friends but this time around it took me longer to get into the spirit. It wasn’t until I was trying to cheer someone else up by taking them to see Christmas lights that my Christmas spirit really kicked into gear.
What wonderful (or even not so wonderful) things happened in your life last year? If you have a year in review post please share it below!
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