20 of My Favorite Things in 2017

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I’m so glad we are approaching the end of this year. 2017 was a downer for me. And beyond my own, personal life, I feel like there was so much wrong, tragedy, suffering. It’s really hard to focus on the good things when shitty ones are happening constantly. Every day seems to have been a battle. And for that, I decided to do this positive exercise of reflecting on all the good that I/we had this year.

Full disclosure: it wasn’t easy. Thinking about 20 good things that happened throughout the year – that isn’t even over – was a challenge. But one I take with a smile. There has to be a reason why the year sucked so bad. But for now, lets unwind with a cup a tea and think of all the good. While at it, I’d love to know what you thought of this year and your favorite things of it.

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Getting to go home for my mothers birthday.

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Two of my amazing friends got married and I had the opportunity to go to both weddings.

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All the amazing places I got to travel to: Charleston, Savannah, Amsterdam and Miami.

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My husband being the happiest he’s ever been in New York.

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The day we rode bikes through the city.

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Deciding to start vlogging. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

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Celebrating 8 years of being with M.

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Going to one of my best friend’s birthday party, in Lisbon, to which I hadn’t been in years.

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All my friends who got engaged.

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All my friends who had babies.

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A huge shift in perspective through 2 books I read.

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Getting back together with a friend back home.

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Reuniting with my best friends in Amsterdam.

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Celebrating Poppy’s first year.

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Getting to know new, amazing, friends.

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That one night I was up until 6AM talking with my best friend (more on that later next week).

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Having the opportunity to go back home for the third time this year.

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Starting to take acting classes.

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Finding out so much about myself – the good, surprising, bad and ugly.

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Being with someone who goes above and beyond for me.

As you are reading this, I’m packing to head back home. Flying out tonight and getting to Portugal in the morning. Not only this is one of my favorite things, but as you can imagine, I’m uber excited. Christmas only begins at the airport when my dad picks us up. Happy humpday and safe travels to everyone going home!


 

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