Today’s post is going to be a long one, but my favorite post yet. Thinking about all the things that I have done in this past year makes me realize how much I have accomplished. As I look through the past pictures of 2012, I couldn’t be happier with the decisions I made, the things I did, and the life I’ve lived. I am so pleased with my life and so proud of who I have grown into. I’m happy to share with you my highlights of the past year.
Take a walk with me down memory lane of 2012:
I experienced my first State Dance Competition as a Dance Coach of the Fargo North Spartacas with Amy.
Attended my first Market America World Conference in Miami, Florida. It was also my first time in Miami. I was lucky enough to meet my idols Loren Ridinger, the creator of Motives Cosmetics and La La Anthony during the convention as well. My mom and I both went to the convention and we got to meet her idol, Lydia Martinez.
I finally started my very own blog. It was a goal of mine for such a long time and I am so happy I went with it. It has been a wonderful addition to my life.
I was honored enough to be chosen as the makeup artist for a brides wedding. This was my first wedding and I was so happy with the end results of each person’s makeup.
My boyfriend and I were the lucky winners of free photo shoot by Carly Loves Amos Photography. I am STILL ecstatic about how they turned out. I couldn’t be happier.
My brother and boyfriend were wonderful enough to drive with me across the country to move from North Dakota to San Diego, for the summer. It was the best road trip I have ever taken. They stayed for a week and helped me settle into my new surroundings.
I was surprised at my job Everything But Water, a designer swimwear company, with balloons and edible flowers for my birthday! All the way from ND!
I got to spend my 21st birthday in San Diego, California. We spent the day driving to Temecula, also known as wine country to have my first legal drink as well as my first time at winery. It was amazing… and it was 9:00 in the morning.
We then went to a outdoor spring spa in Corona, California. It was seriously the best birthday ever.
And then to top my golden birthday off, (21st birthday on June 21st), my aunt and her roommate threw a backyard party for me serving me my favorite food in the entire world, crab.
My birthday didn’t end on the 21st. On that Saturday, my aunt threw me a 90’s pub crawl in Pacific Beach in San Diego. She invited all of her friends and it was such a blast. I dressed up as Scary Spice, my aunt dressed up as Marge Simpson, and my aunt’s roommate dressed up as a Baywatch Babe. And I got to meet Nate from the Real World San Diego. Seriously – it was too much fun. 🙂
While in San Diego, I got to make some amazing connections, especially ones in the cosmetic and wedding industry. I was chosen as a model for some inspiration shoots. They were such a blast.
Just living in California was accomplishment for me. Another dream checked off my list.
Met a best in Laguna Beach, California.
This years 4th of July was much different from the usual. We got to spend it on a friend’s rooftop beach house in San Diego.
This year, my favorite little person in the entire world was born, Austin James Friesz. He is fighting for his life, yet smiles more than anyone I know. I love you Austie, always praying and thinking of you.
I was missing my family so much during the summer that I got to surprise my brothers during a family vacation in Denver, Colorado!
I attended my first Market America International Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina. This time was even more special because I was able to spend it with not just my mom, but two of my business partners as well. I also got to meet Anchal Joseph from America’s Next Top Model. She was such a sweetheart.
Enjoyed my senior homecoming at North Dakota State University with my love. The NDSU Bison are off to another championship! Game day is on January 5th!!
As many of you know, I’ve been doing a lot of modeling throughout the year. I’ve been working a lot with E-Vanity, and other wedding events in the area. Very happy about that and am excited to continue modeling in 2013.
I’ve been very happy about getting Motives Cosmetics into the area. We’ve been featured on our campus news and have attended amazing trainings during the year as well. I CANNOT wait for more!!
The last couple weeks before the end of the year I was able to spend time with my favorite people in the world. These people are my everything and I am so blessed to have them. My wonderful family and my amazing boyfriend. Blessed I tell you, blessed.
I cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store.