Thursday, January 2, 2014

♥ Hello, 2014 - West Coast Livin'

 Manifest Destiny.

I hear this all the time. And believe in it.

My Facebook and Instagram pages are lined with contributors who share beautiful quotes of living life fully, self forgiveness, personal expansion and fulfillment. I follow and fill my feeds with inspirational people.

This year was my year to put this theory into action. It was on my 25th birthday that I had my first and most epic realization of manifesting my own destiny. It was like an epiphany- I realized I was sitting on my heels, and that the life I wanted, the dreams I created and goals I had set, were only going to be achieved by my own ambition and action. And that action had to start ASAP.

2013 has taught me an incredible amount.

I traveled to Spain to visit my sister and spent an adventurous, two weeks exploring the south of Spain. I made a HUGE decision to leave my hometown of Austin and move to San Francisco.  A big career change from the Market Research industry into Advertising Sales, of which I have surprised myself by my success and happiness at my new job. I found a beautiful love and also got my heart broken. I met new friends who have become rocks in my life to ground me. And I was honored to be my long time best friend's Maid of Honor in her wedding and planned her epic Bachelorette vacation in South Beach, Miami for 10 girls.

Every single person and experience has come into my life for a purpose and has impacted me in a way that I will never forget. These moments will shape me into the stronger and more well rounded human I want and strive to become.

After all of this generous soul searching, life changing decisions, gains and losses, personal growth, goal accomplishments, and career changes, I have returned to Tastytown with fire in my fingertips. I am entering a new chapter of my life, and therefore closing an old chapter. The purpose of the blog is to open a window into my life's passionate explorations and hopefully to enlighten whoever reads my blog with something new to explore.

Here's a quick recap of photos from these big events from 2013:



Looking forward to filling y'all in on how my 2013 went and what's in store for 2014!

Happy New Year!!!!

♥ Ciao,
Mel