How can that be? Well, before I get to the highs or the lows, lets look at some other highlights:
In February, I surprised M with a trip to Florida. (My favorite is the video)
In March I got super emo about my mom.. and talked about her more in depth than I ever had before.
April and May, it was clear the job search was wearing on me.. as I crawled out of a funk and tried to be optimistic.
In June we experienced the worst storm of my lifetime. Thankfully we had no substantial damage, but there were no less than 6 trees down on my street alone. This was the longest we'd ever gone without power, and essentially lived out of a suitcase. FUN.
In July I went to Chicago for the first time, ever! It was for a friend's bachelorette party, and while it was was a busy weekend, I'm glad I got to finally see the city!
September brought both my bachelorette party and bridal shower.
AND THEN I FINALLY GOT A JOB. Oofta.
Ohhhh and then there was October. October 2013, thus far, has been both the best and the worst month of my life. It's really quite bizarre how it was bookended.
October 5th, I married my favorite... M.
October 7th, we took off for a week for our honeymoon in Mexico, and ate and drank ourselves stupid.
We got home from our honeymoon and bought a new car.
October 30th, on his 60th birthday, I got the phone call that my dad had a heart attack and had gone into cardiac arrest and was being rushed to the hospital. Undoubtedly and unequivocally the worst day of my life thus far. Especially for the first hour and a half after getting the call and having no idea if he was alive or not. I thank God it turned out the way it did, and that he's strong and happy and (mostly) healthy.
The first part of November was focused on dad's recovery, while the latter was all about Thanksgiving.
That brings us to December, and all of the Christmas (duh).
It's been a whirlwind end of the year.. and if you're exhausted reading all that- well, that's how I feel as well. I'm looking forward to a more low key 2014. (knock on wood). There will be a trip to Paris, and likely a trip to Boston, and hopefully a trip somewhere for our 1-year anniversary. I will probably experience my first trial (or 2, or 3.. oy). There maayyyyyy be a puppy!? We'll see how M's feelin' about that one, he still enjoys the freedom that comes with a pet that shits in a box and eats from an auto-feeder. There will hopefully be more trips to the gym (if I can get the F out of LA Fitness.. woof) and a more consistent meal schedule.
All that to say, I'm looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings. :)
Oh and fun fact: this NYE M and I will be celebrating 4 years together. Man, time flies.