Happy Friday!! What are your plans for today? It’s the first Friday of 2019 so I’m taking it easy today. This whole week has been really amazing for me. So far, I have been crushing my goals consistently. Everything hasn’t been perfect, but things have been prosperous. I’m so thankful for that! Last year was eventual to say the least, so I wanted to talk about my 2018 favorite moments.
Reflecting back on the events, be it good or bad, is a great way of growing. This month makes one year since my grandmother passed away and I think I’m doing my best to stay busy this entire month. Of course, I have accepted that she isn’t here with me physically anymore but I’ll admit I still miss her dearly. I’ve already told myself that if I cry, I cry. I will let it happen and I will let it pass. There will be no fighting my feelings this month and I’m doing my best to not fight my feelings this entire year.
Mentioning my grandmother was to build up the point of this post: even though I had the worst experience in my life so far in 2018, I also had really good moments.
Here are my 2018 favorite moments
Partnerships with Jord and Ann Taylor.
I still remember the day I got the email from Jord wanting to work with me. This day was full of questioning my self-worth and my choice in blogging. I had many talks with God about my direction in life and whether I’m on the right track. Then the email pops up “JORD would love to work with you!” The rest of that day I was grinning from ear to ear. I couldn’t believe it!
With Ann Taylor, it was a big deal for me because this was my first PAID partnership! The payment was beyond what I thought my content was currently worth and that really opened my eyes to help me realize, I’m selling myself way too short! This payment was 3-figures. That may not be much for other bloggers but I was recently charging only 2-figures for a full blog post and social media share campaign!
Working with a magazine for a publication spread
Now, I can’t tell you who I worked with as it’s not published yet but as soon as the issue is released, I’ll tell you! This was such a huge experience and jump out of my comfort zone. I had NEVER been photographed for anything other than outfit posts and in group photos where I wasn’t the main subject. This scared the hell out of me. I like being behind the camera rather than in front but I have to admit, I had so much fun with this photoshoot. We even had a little interview before we went to explore downtown Vegas and get the photos!
Trying out Dirt Dog with the Foodies
I actually wrote a blog post all about this day. It was one of the more memorable and fun experiences I had last year because the group of foodies I was with were so laid back and welcoming, it felt like we had been doing this for years. For those that don’t know, I’m an introvert so it’s hard for me to feel comfortable and be open with people that I’m not familiar with. Other than the other patrons in the eatery staring at us while we took hundreds of photos of our food, I had so much fun and felt so comfortable! I hope to meet with them again!
Sharing my Mission
When I shared my mission and purpose behind blogging on Instagram, I had an overwhelming response of people relating to me and supporting me. It was one of those moments where I didn’t think people would really care because my story isn’t anything special or dramatic. However, I was so wrong and I honestly can admit I cried from the love and support I received from that day lol
Turning 27 was simple yet eventful. The day before my birthday I went out to a Korean BBQ Barstaurant, Soyo Korean Barstaurant for those curious, with my blogger friend, Anne Wright owner of Aw My Posh, and the day of my birthday I spent at home, with my family. It was a very simple celebration with cake and ice cream but it was meaningful. So many people lost their loved ones last year and I was blessed to see another birthday. That was the best gift I could receive.
Thank you so much for reading this post about my 2018 favorite moments! Do you have any moments from 2018 that you want to share?