2018 Year End Review

2018 Year End Review

Reflecting back on twenty-eighteen brings a smile to my face. It has been a roller-coaster year, but looking back I realized that it has been an incredible year of growth. This year has been a great year, and I cannot wait to see what happens in twenty-nineteen. Before a new year starts tomorrow, let’s look back at 2018. 🙂


Twenty-eighteen started off with Alabama winning its 17th National Championship, and I had the privilege to witness it. 🙂 The celebrations continued with the celebration of my grandmother’s 90th birthday. I also got the chance to head to Alabama to visit with my best friend and her babies.


One of the highlights of the year took place this month. I started what ended up being my dream job. I think I have finally found my career path, and I cannot wait to see how this path continues. With the new job, I got to visit parts of South Carolina I have not seen yet, like Redcliff Plantation.


March was an incredibly busy month with lots of travel. The month kicked off with a bridal shower for my sister-in-law followed by a surprise party for my Dad. St. Patrick’s Day was spent in Tuscaloosa celebrating a friend’s wedding. The following weekend was spent in Chattanooga for my amazing sister-in-law’s bachelorette party.


April was a very exciting month. I spent a few days in Chattanooga for some work activities. I also was elected as Vice President to my local alumni chapter, and I have absolutely loved serving in this role. April included a spontaneous trip to Gulf Shores for a weekend with my boyfriend’s family. The month ended with the greatest celebration ever, my little brother marrying the love of his life.

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second state on the right and straight on till georgia ✨ #Home

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The month started off with a weekend trip to Warm Springs. This is an area of the state, I have wanted to visit for a while, and I absolutely loved spending some time down there. The remainder of the month was relatively quiet with household projects.

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when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. // fdr · · · vest: @cozibearboutique

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June was about new discoveries. It started off by spending a little time in my own backyard with a food tour with Marietta Food Tours. Then I headed to the city of Rome to check out all it had to offer.

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Rome. (Georgia, not Italy.) I loved exploring your streets and history.

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The majority of the month of July was spent in the car traveling. I was able to make it back to Tuscaloosa for the annual Alumni Workshop. I absolutely love this weekend of the year. It is great to get back to my favorite city and to catch up with some of my favorites. The boyfriend also treated me to a weekend getaway to Charleston for my birthday. We had the best time exploring this southern gem.

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a glimpse at the raw beauty of south carolina’s lowcountry

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My birthday month! This year, I celebrated the big three-oh. I set some goals last year to make the most of 29, and I was able to accomplish most of them. The celebrations continued from the trip to Charleston with a big birthday bash with all my friends and family.

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hello thirty.

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September to November

The months of September to November were busy with work, and traveling all over the state of Georgia as well as some of Florida.

The biggest highlight of the month was a week-long trip to Ireland with my family. 2018 marked my parents 35th wedding anniversary and their 60th birthdays, my 30th birthday and my brother’s marriage. Best way to celebrate by visiting my father’s heritage.

The other highlight was getting to celebrate one of my best friend’s weddings.


December is always one of my favorite months with the holidays, and this year was no different. It started off my dad and I witnessing Alabama defeat Georgia in another game for the SEC Championship. The holiday celebrations started with a holiday party with my recruiting friends, and then Christmas in Birmingham with the family.

This month also brought about two opportunities for Southern Exhilaration. The first was with the Marietta Visitors Bureau for the annual Marietta Pilgrimage. The second was a trip to Kinston, NC to do a feature on Mother Earth Motor Lodge.

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Thank you for being a part of 2018. Stay tuned for some exciting happenings in 2019! #2018bestnine

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