A Quick 2013 Recap and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2013 was a year of change. It started off good with officially setting my wedding date for October 4, 2014, but quickly went through a sharp turn with a concussion and getting laid off. It was really  hard for me to focus on wedding planning when all I could think about and spend my time doing was trying to find a job. The job market is so competitive and there are so many talented individuals to compete with. This was a really great learning experience for me because I got to learn how to prepare better for life and realize I shouldn’t take my work for granted.  While I was looking for full time work, I got to intern part time for a very cool start up company in Boston.  I really loved being there, but I needed to be somewhere full time with health benefits in order to be able to afford living and saving for my honeymoon. After tons of interviews and heartbreak, even applying to jobs out of state, I finally got two job offers at the same time. It’s funny how things work out that way.  I accepted a full time job at a software company in Boston. I started in November and I’m so thankful I can now finally relax a little and focus on some more wedding stuff! I applied to TONS of jobs in Seattle in addition to jobs in Boston, Cali, and NYC. All I got was radio silence (for the most part) from everywhere outside of Boston.  I really do still want to move to Seattle with Kraig. I think it will be really hard to move away from my friends and family that I love so much, but now is the time to do it. We don’t have kids and don’t own property yet. I really love the PNW and it has been my dream for a few years now to move there and explore every in and out of it.   Regardless, I’m so happy that I’m back in the work force and I’M GETTING MARRIED THIS YEAR!!

New Years Eve was spent at my friend Meghan’s house. Meghan was so nice to host a Murder Mystery Themed NYE party for our friends. We all had fun partying into the new year. I’m so thankful I have such great friends.

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I guess my 2014 goal to take better pictures will have to start after this party. Iphone photos are blur city.  Bring on 2014!