I can’t believe today is the last day of 2018. I swear (and I know I will probably say this every year), each year goes by faster and faster. Are you ready for the year to end?
An Eye Opening Lesson
Last year was a difficult year. 2018 was for sure an improvement! We still had our challenges, but I think we learned to navigate our challenges and make the most out of 2018. One lesson that I think was very eye opening for me is that challenges are part of life (sometimes more severe and tragic) and I don’t think we will ever avoid them.
At the end of 2017, I was ready for the new year and that’s exactly what Tre and I did. We acknowledged and accepted that cancer will always be part of our lives and accepted that some days will be more difficult. Because we accepted this, it helped us move forward. The acceptance helped see a clearer picture of what we want in life because the truth is, some things can’t be changed. Hence, why I wrote a post about feeling content after a cancer diagnosis.
I’m at a point in my life where I can feel more myself. I’m not the same person as I was before cancer, but a lot of who I am is coming back – just in a different way. And that makes me really happy!
My 2018 Highlights
The first thing I did in 2018 was resign from my job of 7 years. It was one of the hardest decisions to make because I was thinking about how much it would affect our finances. But my gut was telling me to leave. I went with my gut. My parents have taught me that time is something you can’t always get back, but money is something you can. So right after the holidays, I resigned and I never felt so relieved in my life. I don’t regret it at all. If anything, I realized how much more valuable I am and seeing how much my health has improved since I left my job, assured me that I made the right decision. You can’t put a price on health. It always comes first.
I’m not going into too much detail about all our experiences in 2018 but definitely some of the highlights were turning 30. Woo, I could not have been more excited about aging. It really is a gift! Tre and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary (I can’t believe it has been 3 years already!). And of course, we did some traveling! We went to some places that were on our bucketlist!
Okay, enough about me. I thought it would fun to share some of the top things from the blog!
1 My BBG Fitness Journey After 4 Weeks of Pre-Training
2 Holiday Gift Guide For The Traveler
3 If You Love High-Waisted Wide-Leg Pants, This Jumpsuit Is For you
4 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Everything You Need to Know
5 My BBG Fitness After Weeks 5-8
1 Steve Madden Brinkly Over The Knee Boots (Currently on sale too!)
2 Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Boots (I wear these all the time! Favorite winter boots so far.)
3 Ruffle Neck Sweater
4 Ceramic ‘Ruby’ Tray
5 Fringe Cashmere Wrap
Top Instagram Posts
Hope you all enjoy your New Year’s Eve! Talk to you all in the New Year!
You are one of the strongest people I know! I hope 2019 is the best year for you!! Happy New Year!
Thank you so much Jennifer! You are so sweet! Happy New Year to you too!
Everything is just so perfectly captured 📸. Happy New Year 2019!!! I hope that 2019 be wonderful for you in all way 🍾🥂🥳
Thank you Olivia! Happy New Year!
Beautiful Post; Life is indeed full of challenges and at the end of the day, challenges make us stronger. Thanks for sharing your health and fashion story with us.
Your styling of the Ann Taylor sequin pencil skirt in your previous post inspired me to order mine…:-) I hope I’ll be able to style it on the blog in the nearest future because it’s going to arrive after the new year. Have a beautiful new year celebration with your lovely Family and a fabulous and sweet 2019.
Thank you so much for your kind words! And So glad to hear you got the sequin skirt! I can’t wait to see you style it!
You are a brave and strong person. Wishing you a very happy New Year <3 May God bless you a lot of happiness, health and success dear <3
Thank you so much! Happy New Year!
I’m glad 2018 was such a great year for you! Even though there were challenges, being able to find happiness and blog full time is an amazing takeaway.
Chic on the Cheap
Thank you so much Lydia! There were definitely silver linings!
Nina Nguyen says
Beautiful post Rach! Wishing you an amazing 2019!!
Happy New Year Nina!
Kinga K says
So many pretty photos, happy 2019 ❤
Happy New Year!
Jen @ Skirt The Rules says
What a year! You never cease to inspire me!
Skirt The Rules
Thank you so much Jen!
Looks like you had an amazing year and did some big decisions, I wish year 2019 would be even better for you 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us your moment
Lots of love ♥ January Girl
Thank you Liz! Happy New Year!
What a year it has been indeed. Love this post dear, you’re definitely a strong and wonderful woman. Cheers for more adventures this 2019!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you so much Jessica!