I turn 28 today! Wahoo! Last year for my 27th birthday I did a post of 27 Things You Don’t Know About Me, so this year I’m mixing it up. Last year I encountered a lot of “firsts” or first time ever doing something. So I’ve compiled a list of 28 firsts in my 28th year of life. Also these things are not at all in order. I just wrote them out as I thought of them :)
We moved to North Carolina! Jason matched to Wake Forest for his anesthesia residency so we moved in June of 2018.
Bought our first home! After 7 years of renting multiple apartments and townhomes, we finally have a place to call our own. Before moving to North Carolina, we contemplated having a look at these apartments for rent in New York City as we had some friends who lived there, but we really wanted to build our lives in North Carolina. Thankfully, we made the right decision and bought our first home in the process. We can’t wait to be able to settle down properly.
Visited Charleston, South Carolina. We took Boris for a New Years trip and it was so fun. The weather in January was just perfect and everything about Charleston is a southern dream, it almost made me think about looking for Charleston homes for sale but Northern Carolina is also a dream.
Traveled to Hilton Head Island with my family. We rented bikes from Peddling Pelican Cruiser and had the most amazing time riding along the beach at our own leisure. I think I like east coast beaches more then west coast beaches!
Shot destination weddings in The Hamptons and Rochester, NY!
Traveled up to Boston with Boris! Read more about our trip HERE.
Took up landscaping! I’ve laid landscaping fabric, mulch, planted plants, grown grass, and so much more! All these were “firsts” for me since we’ve always rented and have never had to take care of a yard before.
Opened my first in-home office space! I’ve had a “office” in all our past homes, but it usually shared space with the guest bed, or a storage room. This last year, I designated an entire room in our home to be my office and nothing else. Feels so good to have a space to call my own.
Shot my first wedding in North Carolina. When moving a business into a new state, it’s always a big accomplishment when you start booking events in your new hometown.
Made friends with our neighbors. This is another funny one but it’s honestly something we’ve never really done. In all our past homes, we’ve always kept to ourselves and have never really made an effort to befriend our neighbors. This year we’ve scheduled playdates with the neighborhood dogs, baked cookies for them during the holidays, shoveled their driveways in the winter when they weren’t able to, and have just made extra efforts to have conversations and serve. What a blessing it is to create friendships with those who live a door away.
Well there it is! All my “firsts” during my 28th year of life. Happy Birthday to me! I’ll be spending my day eating confetti cake, watching movies, and hanging out with my 2 best boys.