A Look Back

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.

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Saw shooting stars.

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Enjoyed the rain and even a little bit of snow.

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Watched some amazing sunsets.

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And went to the movies by myself for the first time.

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I said goodbye to my oldest and dearest friend.

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And spent time with my Midnight.

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I published my second book.

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And participated in some amazing book clubs and signings!

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I saw my favorite Disney Movie of all time brought to life on stage.

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And attended an early screening of The Fault in Our Stars.

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I ate the best snow cone I’ve ever had in my life.

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And went for a sunrise kayak adventure.

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I played with the cutest husky puppy ever.

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I discovered the coconut fad.

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And I got my first tattoo!

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I saw a really cool train.

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And learned to mow the lawn.

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I visited the church where I was baptized.

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And I saw the Mystery Machine!

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I had a few laughs in the bookstore.

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And found one of my new favorite books of all time.

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I visited my old camp, one of my favorite places in the world.

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My sister and I met some awesome musicians.

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And I met some awesome authors: Kathleen Kent and Anne Rice!

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I took a trip back to the Gulf Shores.

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And San Francisco!  I was even there for the 6.0 Earthquake. But I slept through it.

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I read an awesome book with my Witch’s Familiar.

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And explored a haunted antique show.

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I also gave a presentation on Ghost Stories at the Colony Public Library.

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And discovered my initials on a haunted gravestone.

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I was honored to have some incredibly talented film students write and direct Cemetery Tours‘ book trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr7b59l1s4o

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And met The Doctor on Halloween!

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I exercised my right to vote.

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And participated in my first NaNoWriMo.

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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.

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I enjoyed holiday Starbucks.

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And celebrated my Scottish heritage.

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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.

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I made some pretty fantastic desserts.

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And adopted two adorable Venus Flytraps.

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I met a beautiful horse named Licorice.

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And enjoyed Double Movie Day with my sister.

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I went on the Great Cheese Ball Expedition of 2014.

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And ended the year with a stack of brand new books!

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2014, you were a good year.  2015, I’m ready for you!  Good things are already in the works!  I can’t wait!

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