Reflections on a Year Filled With High Highs & Low Lows // 2018

I realize it might be old to hear, and it’s not like I have any control, but I’m really not ready to say “goodbye” to 2018! Time needs to sloooow down. With that said, this year has been filled with some of the very best and some of the very worst experiences of my life thus far. I always enjoy reflecting on the past twelve months – what I went through, what I learned, how I changed. I then try to apply these things to the year ahead. I wanted to share a post or two from each month that stood out to me as something very important. Please share with me in the comments anything from your year that I have reflected on as we prepare to usher in 2019!

January

Sweet Cream, Mountain Views, & a Little Zen

I was able to enjoy an evening at Cruze Farm with Kaci then a hike at Max Patch with her and Drew that weekend! I ended it with an in-studio yoga class, and I recall feeling so calm and thankful by that Sunday evening.

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February

A Little Dose of Vitamin D

This wasn’t a monumental weekend, but reading it reminds me of how much fun Matt and I can have just relaxing at home together with our babies! Mason is missed horribly by us all.

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March

Movie Night / Mardi Growl / Down Dog

Date night in followed by my first participation with Mardi Growl downtown, and another fun yoga class.

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April

Easter Weekend 2018

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The Need for Speed, Birthday Celebrations, Exploring Savannah

This was the very best getaway, aside from our honeymoon, in our almost thirteen years together at this point! I wish we could go back and relive it.

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May 

Love, Loss, & Life Lessons

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Mason Storm Daniel

The only thing that stands out to me in this month is losing Mason. I will never fully come to terms with his diagnosis or how short his life ended. He will forever be missed deeply.

June

Thirty, Flirty, & Thriving

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The Absolute Best Birthday Celebration!! // 30 is the New 20

Kaci and I entered our 30’s, but it was actually my very best birthday to date!

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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone // The Daniels Take On Columbus, OH!

Matt and I traveled to Columbus, OH to meet Alexis, dine at Alchemy, and explore the area.

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July

It Must Go Up From Here

A Barre3 class with Kaci followed by a day at the lake house with Matt. <3

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When Life Gives You an Avocado, You Turn it Into a Float

Matt and I spent an awesome day at our lake house, and I got to try out my new avocado float in honor of Mason!

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August

Finding Appreciation in the Here & Now

Matt and I began looking for our first home in May, and we have yet to find it. But we will! That said, it brought us to the lowest point in our relationship, but we grew from it and have been stronger than ever.

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September

One To Remember

I was able to join Kaci and Drew for a football tailgate on that Saturday. Then Kaci and I thoroughly enjoyed Cruze Farm’s autumn pumpkin festival that Sunday! It was such an awesome weekend.

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October

Two Years Since We Said “I Do”

Matt and I had the absolute most wonderful wedding anniversary celebration that was low-key but so special.

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Starting New Traditions

Kaci organized the most fun pumpkin carving, s’mores making, family autumn gathering at the lake house! We now fully intend to do this every year.

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November

Full Belly, Full Heart

Matt and I attended the race group gathering and then went bowling with my work friends. Later that weekend, Kaci and I had a twin date at Java Juice Cafe (where I finally had my first acai bowl!), and we attended the Retropolitan Craft Fair.

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Thanksgiving Week 2018

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December

Show Me Your Tacky Christmas Best

Kaci’s annual tacky Christmas sweater party, the best one yet!

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Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra // Christmas 2018

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Holly Jolly Christmas 2018

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3 thoughts on “Reflections on a Year Filled With High Highs & Low Lows // 2018

  1. FINALLY. I have time to read this post that I’ve had opened in a tab on my computer for a few days now!

    (5 ish minutes later)…

    I just had so much fun going back down memory lane from this year through this post. I remember so many of these big events (the good and the bad), and feel so honored to have followed along with your beauuutiful life. It’s like watching a wonderful movie!! From the beginning of the year to the end, you really did embrace each day and your zest for life is truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing, Kori. SO excited to follow along in 2019 too! xo

    1. Thank you so so much for all of your support & your friendship!! Your words are incredibly sweet & uplifting. I’m super excited to see what 2019 has in store for you too!

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