This time last year I was in Milan, Italy with the Beau after spending Christmas in Paris. I wrote this: Thank You 2011! I thought 2011 was the best year ever. I couldn’t believe how blessed I was.
But let’s power through 2012.
I came back from 4 awesome months in Italy. Reverse culture shock aside, it was great to be home.
I got super in shape and was looking super sexy despite being in my last quarters of Business School. :-p
I GRADUATED BUSINESS SCHOOL AND RECEIVED MY MBA!!! Say what!?! Since I was 9 I’ve wanted to be a “business woman”. Now I’M IS! I have a fantastic job, I’m a brand manager for a really cool brand! I literally go to work like WOOO HOOO! (Sometimes. What they didn’t tell me was being black in corporate ‘murica was scary. I mean hellllo! I have natural hair!)
Oh… yea*.. and then this happened.
I got engaged. (Read the whole shebang here :-p) I swear I cannot watch that video without feeling super lame/giggly/excited/all of the above.
Since then it’s just been a crazy back half of the year. My birthday was spent partying it up in Cincy with the OTR crew.
Wedding planning has been fun/relatively easy. Thank the Good Lord for this MBA y’all. All of our wedding planning info is in easy to read excel spreadsheets with linked formulas and all. LOL The Beau with his attorney skills went into negotiation mode and got us all sorts of great deals on everything. So now we’re months away from the big day, but we’re pretty much done planning, and we’re cruising in way under budget! Yey! No debt, no stress, so blessed! (haha corny)
T.B. and I spent Thanksgiving with his family, and Christmas with mine down in Florida. Great times. We’re both so blessed! We have bonus families that love us both, and I truly couldn’t imagine life without.
2012 beat out 2011 by far. T.B. and I have the kinds of stories that we’ll one day have to explain to our kids before they go away for that summer in Spain, or to study abroad in Paris. LOL When they ask us why they can’t do this or that, and tell us that we have no idea what it’s like, we’ll have a story for each one of those moments.
We are out here living. I tell folks all the time. 2009 was the year I made the decision to never live in the past or in pain. I would be happy above all else! Let’s break down what has happened since that moment.
In 2009 I met the Beau. In 2010 I moved to Ohio & also started B-School. In 2011 I moved to Milan, Italy! In 2012 I graduated and The Beau Proposed. In 2013 we’re getting married.
Make the choice. Be happy! I don’t make resolutions or look at calendar dates to benchmark change, but I do vow to be happy. Every single day. No one or no thing is perfect, but somehow I always find the silver lining. Somehow.
Bring on 2013! (Oh, and in 2013 I will have a new blog. I know! *LOUD GROAN* haha)