2014 was quietly wonderful. I stepped away from a lot of the things I was involved in during 2013 so life had a completely different texture.
Life-changing highlights: finding a counselor and paying off $11,000 of debt!!
Massage anniversary dinner party for clients
Marie Antoinette birthday party
Best shows/movies I watched:
American Horror Story
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Theory of Everything
“Last year you were a super nova, this year you are capable of sustaining life.”
“You look like you’ve robbed the rainbow.”
Here are some more of the adventures I had!
I started doing collage parties and discovered that they can be a form of art therapy!
Had a Valentine’s/Cold-Weather-Sucks Indian food party with my lovely friends
Moved across the street back into my old house for the month while petsitting Ollie, a crazy adorable dog (therefore fulfilling my goal of owning a dog for a month)
Trained said dog
Met Jena and Colin a cute couple from NYC and introduced them to Staunton
Hosted a fabulous dinner party with 11 guests (and took ZERO pictures….ugh!!)
Had brunch in Harrisonburg with Ros and Melissa at The Little Grill
Moved back home
Modeled for a Degas class
Was a tree for earth day. Got to hug everybody (“hug a tree”)
Held a successful cash mob for The Store
Went to Richmond to visit Vanessa for her son, Max’s first birthday!
Traveled to Colorado to see my whole family for my cousin, Will’s graduation
Took over HourEconomy Swaps and turned them into Staunton Swaps
Watched all of the Harry Potter movies with Molly
Designed t-shirts for my business
Inspired work week for Hour Economy to promote exchanges. This prompted The Little Libraries to be built right in Jena and Colin’s backyard!!
Marie Antoinette dessert and tea birthday party. With so many of my favorite ladies.
July got a little harder after that because my moms health started REALLY going down….
Mom went to the hospital in Salem for a few days.
I met a cute guy named Keenan.
Went to the safari park with my mom.
Movie nights at By&By became a regular event with Savanna and Brigitte.
The Dixie closed and we all went to see a double: ET & Jaws
Got involved in fighting the pipeline
Went on a daaaaaate.
Got a raise @ Alls Well. Became Laura’s new partner in crime.
Dreaded my friend Yolo’s hair. New skill!
Started having breakfasts with Dawn every other Thursday
Started selling my shirts at Made;
Started meeting with my counselor, Suzanne.
Made my own hula hoop and learned how to use it :)
Full moon parties with Brittney
Brigitte and I got our portraits done!
More pipeline stuff: Free Not Fracked
Chair massages at Cranberry’s
DC Art trip– got to meet up with my best friends from when I was little. All grown up now!!
Gave a talk at the YMCA about the Hour Economy
Church Downtown turned 1 and I got to speak about it’s affect on me
I met TJs friend, Sayward
House sitting for Suzanne
Finally got my office all clean
Anne Buzzelli turned 40 and all of Staunton celebrated!
I was part of Art for Gifts for the 3rd year– packaging way improved this year :)
Sparkles and Sweets happened
Watched Cyrano at Blackfriars with Ros
Started accepting credit cards with my nifty Square!
We were in the Christmas parade
Christmas Carol at Blackfriars
12 Dates at Blackfriars
Stone Soup closed it’s doors :(
Surprise birthday party for Monika
Ugly sweater party
Helped Caitlin move
Church Downtown got to have Christmas Eve at Blackfriars and TJ came with me!
Went on vacation for 2 weeks.
Became a mermaid.
So, it was actually a pretty full year…. I’m ready to start fresh, though!
This will be The Year I Got Out Of Debt, Got Fit, and Started REALLY Living
Word for 2015: Moxie!!