Saying Goodbye to 2014 and Hello to 2015

It's the end of the year and like a lot of people we all take time to look back and reflect on this past year. I feel like I tend to do this more often throughout the year, not just at the end of December. 2014 was a year of growth for me... building relationships, facing fears and living outside "my shell." I learned to snowboard, ran my first half marathon, climbed ropes and cables in trees and expanded my courage more than I thought I ever would. 2014 wasn't all great things though, I experienced hardships with the loss of loved ones, felt defeated at times and just wanted to give up. I guess one of the good things about reflecting back on your year is that even if you think you haven't grown or made improvements somewhere in your life, you do, sometimes you just may not see it.

While I'm happy with what 2014 brought me, I look forward to what 2015 holds not only for me, but for Buffalo as well. I'm not one to make resolutions, but I do constantly make goals for myself throughout the year and am looking forward to challenging myself to be a "better me."

Thank you for your continued support of Just a Blonde in Buffalo this past year. Until next time!



Here are some photos of mine throughout the year:

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{The cranes down by Harbor Center January 2014}


{My snowboarding adventure in February at Holiday Valley}

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{My 29th birthday at Paint on Tap with some of the best friends I could ask for}


{A visit to the Hamburg Brewing Company and interview with Jeff at Resurgence Brewery were just a couple highlights from April}

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{My first rock concert, a makers class and much more kicked off the month of May}

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{June was a great month full of living life and completing my first half marathon}

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{July was about some of the biggest events I've done so far in my career}


{August was a month I will remember for a long time. Receiving a 30 under 30 award was one of the biggest highlights from 2014}

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{September I faced another fear of mine.. heights and among the ropes course we kicked off the football season, visited restaurants and enjoyed the almost fall season}


{October was a trip to Disney, an introduction to new non-profit organizations, turning the falls pink with my Mom and picking pumpkins}


{November was a month of unexpected snow, a new addition to our family and prepping for the holidays}

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{December was about enjoying friends and family during the craziest of times. It brought with it events, craft classes, a trip to NYC and much more!}