Well, it is New Year’s Eve. Another year has come and gone. We’ll welcome 2015 in just a few short hours.
Last year, I recapped the year with moments captured on my Instagram account: https://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/how-do-you-measure-a-year-in-the-life/
I thought I’d honor 2014 by doing the exact same thing.
2014 was a big year.
I grew a sunflower garden.
Saw shooting stars.
Enjoyed the rain and even a little bit of snow.
Watched some amazing sunsets.
And went to the movies by myself for the first time.
I said goodbye to my oldest and dearest friend.
And spent time with my Midnight.
I published my second book.
And participated in some amazing book clubs and signings!
I saw my favorite Disney Movie of all time brought to life on stage.
And attended an early screening of The Fault in Our Stars.
I ate the best snow cone I’ve ever had in my life.
And went for a sunrise kayak adventure.
I played with the cutest husky puppy ever.
I discovered the coconut fad.
And I got my first tattoo!
I saw a really cool train.
And learned to mow the lawn.
I visited the church where I was baptized.
And I saw the Mystery Machine!
I had a few laughs in the bookstore.
And found one of my new favorite books of all time.
I visited my old camp, one of my favorite places in the world.
My sister and I met some awesome musicians.
And I met some awesome authors: Kathleen Kent and Anne Rice!
I took a trip back to the Gulf Shores.
And San Francisco! I was even there for the 6.0 Earthquake. But I slept through it.
I read an awesome book with my Witch’s Familiar.
And explored a haunted antique show.
I also gave a presentation on Ghost Stories at the Colony Public Library.
And discovered my initials on a haunted gravestone.
I was honored to have some incredibly talented film students write and direct Cemetery Tours‘ book trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr7b59l1s4o
And met The Doctor on Halloween!
I exercised my right to vote.
And participated in my first NaNoWriMo.
Even though I didn’t finish within the month, the book that I began will be published on April 21!
I drank hot chocolate by a campfire.
I enjoyed holiday Starbucks.
And celebrated my Scottish heritage.
I also made some amazing discoveries about my heritage thanks to Ancestry.com.
I traveled to Lubbock to see my sister perform in her first professional musical production.
I made some pretty fantastic desserts.
And adopted two adorable Venus Flytraps.
I met a beautiful horse named Licorice.
And enjoyed Double Movie Day with my sister.
I went on the Great Cheese Ball Expedition of 2014.
And ended the year with a stack of brand new books!
2014, you were a good year. 2015, I’m ready for you! Good things are already in the works! I can’t wait!
PS If you want to follow me on Instagram, go here: http://instagram.com/jacquelineesmith/
Warning: I post a LOT of pictures. But I do follow back.