After a crazy couple weeks of finals I’m finally back on my blogging game. I’m so excited to be writing, snappin’ pics, sharing workouts and adventures again. It was hard taking a break from the blog, but luckily it helped me focus and feel confident about finals and I’d rather not compromise quality for quantity. As my first post after my break I thought I’d celebrate the
6 Reasons 2013 Was the Best Year of My Life:
1.) Living in London
For four months I lived my dream in my dream city in an apartment with four other amazing ladies. Each day was such a gift, but the biggest gift was the confidence it gave me to chase my dream and move to London after I graduate.
2.) Running a Half Marathon
If you had told me in January I’d run 13 miles in November I’d laugh in your face. Yes, I’ve been into running for several years, but racing is still very new. This race taught me if you run fast enough you don’t have to chase after dreams anymore you can actually run them.
3.) (Finally) Becoming a Dual Citizen
Finally getting my British passport after over 20 years was one of the proudest moments of my life. I love both countries so much and holding both documents in my hand reminds me how truly blessed I am to call both sides of the pond my home.
4.) Reviving the Long Run Blog
5.) Making New Friends (& Strengthening Old Friendships)
My adventures in London and New York allowed me to get to know some incredible people & they made traveling and living in these cities even more wonderful.
Together in Scotland
6.) Spending a Summer in New York
NYC was an abrupt scenery change and unique challenge I wasn’t quite ready for, but because of that, I learned more than I could have imagined. It just shows that sometimes being knocked back is the best way forward.
To the family and friends that made this adventures possible. Without their help, love, guidance, advice and support 2013 wouldn’t have been nearly the same.
Things to Look forward to 2014
- Training for a second Half Marathon in April (this time I’m bringing friends)
- Graduating in May
- Moving to London shortly after (fingers crossed)
- Favorite thing about 2013
- Something you’re looking forward to in 2014?