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2015 in Review

It is hard to believe that 2015 ends today, and 2016 starts tomorrow. A part of me still thinks it’s 2006, only with less awkwardness and less 15-year-old drama. Then I remember how glad I am that it’s no longer 2006.

While any day could technically be a clean slate, I really like the mental fresh start of a new year and the opportunity to reflect on the past year. I’ve gathered some of my thoughts to share with you today, and am looking forward to hearing your insights about the past year and what’s to come in 2016.

I’ll be ringing in the New Year with some of my best friends in DC, and you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll all go around the room and say our high and low for 2015. Feel free to leave yours in the comments below, and have a safe + happy New Years Eve! xx

2015 year in review

WINTER // 

  • Kicking off 2015 in Charleston with three of my best friends and my cousin and her fiancé was perfect. The city was gorgeous, the weather was warm, and the good times were abundant. Note to self: go on a New Years Eve trip again next year!
  • My roommate and I have lived in our apartment for nearly two years now, and 2015 was really the year I feel like it stopped being a college apartment and turned into a “real person” apartment. Perhaps the biggest impetus of that was our gallery wall, which has since grown dramatically!
  • I wrote one of my all-time favorite posts, and Hallie, one of my all-time favorite bloggers featured it on her weekly link love round up.
  • I started grad school last January, and the first few weeks were definitely an adjustment. I had to learn how to balance work, school, blogging, and my social life. I’ve really enjoyed the classes and getting to meet others with similar academic and professional interests. It’s hard for me to believe I am halfway done!

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SPRING //

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SUMMER // 

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FALL // 

  • Collaborating with IZZE for not only one, but two drink recipes as part of my holiday content was definitely a dream come true. The best part? My Aunt had all the sangria supplies on-hand for Christmas dinner so we could enjoy it together.
  • I can finally cross Texas off my bucket list! Visiting Dallas with Monica, eating In-N-Out, and experiencing authentic Tex Mex was a true highlight of 2015.
  • I finally wore white after Labor Day.
  • My roommate and I hosted our annual holiday cookie exchange. Looking around the room at all the wonderful people in our life was truly a grounding moment and real highlight.
  • Through Carpe DC Food Tours, I was able to eat my way through unfamiliar neighborhoods in my own city.
  • I served as a bridesmaid in a wedding for the first time ever. Considering there are already three weddings on the books for 2016, I have a feeling this won’t be the last!
  • I turned 25, and have not yet had a quarter life crisis.

2015 year in review

2016 GOALS //

  • Fail faster. I want to learn to let go of people, ideas, and things when they are no longer a positive influence in my life, and do so much faster than I did this year.
  • Finish grad school. If I ever try to enroll in school again, please stop me. Wink. 
  • Say yes more. To new people. To new experiences. To things that scare me. (Can you tell I’m reading Shonda’s Year of Yes?)
  • Exercise more. Eat healthier. No post is complete without a cliche y’all!
  • Be present. I need to work on not always having my phone out and wanting to snapchat everything. If you see me with my phone out, slap me.
2015 year in review
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  1. Love this post! So many great things lie ahead in 2016 – can’t wait to see where things go with you and ToT! So glad we met this year (HOW has it been only a year?!) and am looking forward to everything that is to come! LOVE YOU!!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Monica! Same to you and C+L! Looking forward to it, too! xx

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  2. Rachel wrote:

    You’ve had a very eventful 2015! So excited I found your blog this year! Can’t wait to continue following along in 2016!

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    • Katie wrote:

      I am glad I found your blog as well! Can’t wait to read along with you, too! xx

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  3. Happy New Year! Have a fantastic time celebrating!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Happy New Year!

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  4. Jackie wrote:

    It looks and sounds like 2015 was a good one…but here’s to what’s to come in 2016! Happy New Year!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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    • Katie wrote:

      Happy 2016 lady! xx

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  5. loving this post! Looks like you accomplished a ton in 2015. That is so awesome that you got to work with IZZE! I am a fan of their drinks! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you lady! Happy 2016! x

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  6. LOVE this post! It looks like 2015 was quite a year for you! I really admire your perseverance, determination, and hard work. And you make it all look like fun! I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures in the new year. Wishing you lots of success, health, happiness and laughter in 2016!

    xx

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  7. Charlotte wrote:

    Happy New Year Katie! What a fun recap post of your past year. Sounds like 2016 has a lot to live up to!

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