April 17, 2012

Twenty-Five

In two short days, I'll be turning 26, so I've been doing a lot of reflection back on the past year of my life. I think when I look back on my life, I'll remember 25 as a special year. It was the year that changed me the most, that grew me, that challenged me, that healed me, comforted me, and taught me so much about life. Twenty-five took me on a lot of adventures to new places, new faces, new experiences, and new challenges.

It was the year that I realized dreams can come true.

It taught me to get back and fight despite failures.

I learned that its okay to ask for help when taking risks, even in simple things like dying your hair.

dress: mini boden

and I learned that sometimes those risks pay off. {I got so many sweet hair compliments.}

I learned to laugh at myself and all the mistakes I've made along the way.

dress: j.crew


It's brought people into my life who have taught me the kindness of strangers.

It was the year a TV producer called me and chatted with me about my blog.

I learned to dance in the rain and be okay with the little bumps in life,

dress: marshalls


The year I overcome my fear of public speaking as I asked Martha Stewart a {very random} question while attending a taping of her show.

dress: j.crew


I held my first blog meet up with two of my dear friends, and was overwhelmed with how amazing it was to meet local bloggers.

Dress: mini boden

I think turning 26 will be a bit bitter sweet for me after this amazingly great past year. However, I'm looking forward to new memories, adventures, trials and errors, and chasing dreams to come!

6 comments:

  1. April 19th is my birthday, too, although I've celebrated it a few (I'm turning 41!!) more times than you. Hope you enjoy a wonderful day...and year!...full of all good things! I love it that you are embracing chasing big dreams and inspiring others to do the same. Also love your fun dresses and am a bit jealous that you can wear the "mini" side of Boden. Such fun prints!! So glad I found your blog!!

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  2. I just found your blog and really like it! I promise this is not spam, but have you heard of Lauren Alaina? I'm not sure what type of music you listen to, but we seem pretty similar, so I wanted to "introduce" you to her just in case! She's one of my favorites! I'd recommend listening to the locket, the middle, and dirt road prayer. Beautiful songs. :)

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  3. Sorry, I forgot the link!

    http://www.amazon.com/Wildflower/dp/B005R958CY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1334783477&sr=8-3

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  4. yay for you!!! let's see what this new amazing year will bring:)
    gina

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  5. sweet, sweet carrie! you are going to rock the year 26!

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  6. Sounds like a fantastic year!! What question did you ask Martha Stewart?

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