As we are approaching 2017, I love to look back at my year in review before jumping into the next to see what went well, what didn't, what I accomplished, what I didn't, what were my favorite adventures, what were my lows, etc. Looking back at my year - both the ups and downs of it - is something that always helps me set goals for myself thin the new year. By taking the time to truly think about what's going on in your world and how it all had an affect on you, who you have become, and who you are becoming helps you to get to know yourself and what you stand for better. I will say that year has been the best year yet in my life. I say that nearly every year, but next year will have a really tough time topping this one because of #1 below. I have so much to be thankful for this year. Below are my greatest hits of 2016:
Marriage has truly been the best gift of not only 2016, but all time! I feel very grateful to have such a handsome, funny, goofy, smart, kind, and patient husband who loves and supports me in everything and anything. We are both so appreciative of all of the support that our friends and family gave us this year. We had the absolute best time at our wedding and are so excited to see what's in store for us now that we are the Peters family!
Photo by: Apollo Fotographie
2. PLANNING THE WEDDING
Although becoming husband and wife by far stole the show, I LOVED everything about the wedding planning process. It was so fun to see all the choices and personalize the wedding to be just our style with little sparks of what makes us "us"! It was also so fun working so closely with my parents on a big project like that! We had a fun year of planning. Picking out the florals was by far my favorite appointment!
Photo by: Apollo Fotographie
3. TRAVELING: TO KO PHI PHI, PHUKET, SINGAPORE, CABO, NEW ORLEANS, SEATTLE, AUSTIN, LAKE ALMANOR, SANTA BARBARA, SCOTTSDALE, LA AND LOTS OF TRIPS TO NAPA & SONOMA'S WINE COUNTRY.
4. HIKING MT. LASSEN
5. THE URBANITE INSIGHT BEGINNING TO SEE SUCCESS
The Urbanite Insight is about 14 months old now, and starting to see success with it this year has been so very rewarding! I have met so many wonderful people through the blogging community in San Francisco and had the opportunity to work with tons of brands throughout the year. Thank you to all of you for your continual support - it means so much to me! If you missed the post on "Why I Blog", it will give you a little more insight into why I love it so much.
I started a new job as a manager and have learned a lot this year from that. I also took photography and cooking classes (and dance lessons for our first dance at the wedding!) to dig deeper into my interests and continue improving!
8. Favorite San Francisco restaurant I tried this year: Rich Table
9. Favorite San Francisco coffee shop I tried this year: Home Cafe
10. Favorite San Francisco bar I tried year: Horsefeather
Next check out my greatest hits of 2015 which also shares the goals I set myself in 2016 - some of which I accomplished, and some of which will probably be on the list next year again. :)