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Looking Back and Looking Forward

2018 has been a fast and weird year for me. I am so grateful for the changes I have seen in myself and the peace I am taking into this new year.

I started college in August of 2016, and each semester since that first one I have reflected on that first week of school and how much I have learned and grown since then. I was so scared, lonely, and unsure of myself. Now, with every semester I conquer a fear, I make new friends, and I have never been so sure I am right where I was meant to be.

It is harder for me to see growth from a year than it is from such a big moment in my life. I know I feel so much more capable going in to 2019 than I did going into 2018. I am planning to graduate college in December, and I am currently at peace for my future. I do not know what I am going to do, but only because there are so many things I would love to do. I am excited to see where I will be a year from today.

This year had things that sucked, but it had some things that were unforgettably wonderful too.

  • I saw (my favorite) Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles perform with my sweet friend Emily who loves them both as much as I do.
  • I went to Raleigh and Biltmore with my boyfriend to celebrate our two-year anniversary and see his favorite band Paramore.
  • I went on a beach trip to Panama City, Florida with my family – a place my mom always vacationed with her family.
  • I went to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga twice. If you ask me, it is the best aquarium.
  • My sister asked me to be her maid of honor!
  • I started business school!
  • I visited Franklin, TN with my friend Angelique, and loved it so much I took Jon there too.
  • I got to see all my best friends from home at the same time (a rarity) for our annual Christmas party.
  • I went to New York City again with my family. I fell in love with it all over again.

Despite all the crappy parts of 2018, there was so much good and I am so thankful.

I know so many wonderful things are going to happen in 2019 too, here are the three I am looking forward to the most:

  1. Seeing Kacey Musgraves on my 21st birthday, and then seeing her again three days later! Did I mention she is my favorite?
  2. My sister’s wedding!
  3. My college graduation!

2018 was quite the year, but I wholeheartedly believe 2019 will be so much better. Here’s to the new year!

Peytyn Brynn


By timelesslytrendy

Marketing student, foodie, and fashion lover. Big fan of live music and romantic comedies.

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