Ramblings #3
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Happy New Year, y’all! I was looking back on 2018 the other day and I realized that I had done a lot of firsts. Went to the movie theater by myself. Attended a concert on my own, and on a whim I upgraded my seats from the lawn to the pavilion (a friend who works at the venue recommended that I do that). I also attend a NYE party on my own, and ended up having a blast.

Besides learning how to do things on my own without my sisters, I accepted a management job at work this past Spring. That was definitely a huge learning curve for me. It took me months to realize that I was actually good at the job, especially after facing some opposition.

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When ever I did accomplish something in either my personal or professional life in 2018, I did something special for myself — purchase a luxury lipstick at Sephora. I had wanted to own a YSL lipstick for years, but every time I would go to the store to purchase one, I would back out at the last moment. So it was nice to finally take that plunge, and treat-myself to a fancy lipstick, or five over the course of the past year.

Also within this past year, I have created some tasty drinks at work. I have taken my creativity and created drinks that both my co-workers, and I love. Like there is the Ashley Chai —  which recipe changes slightly depending on the time of year. A Pineapple Spiced Latte (inspiration taken from the promo’s for the Psych movie). Blended Coffee (which is different from a coffee frappuccino). Strawberry Passionfruit Lemonade. I feel like there are more drinks that I created, but I can’t remember them at the moment.

This past year, I also did more things with friends like: go thrifting, grab coffee, go to the movies, go eat out, etc… This is something that I always wanted to do, but wouldn’t have the nerve to ask people to hangout with me.

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I also went on my first vacation without anyone in my family. I went to Walt Disney World with my “sister” Christina for a long weekend, back in October. I originally thought that I wouldn’t take a vacation somewhere last year, so it was exciting when WDW become an option for me.

The last time I had gone was in either 2009/2010, so things had definitely changed since I was last there. We stayed on-site at the All-Star Music Resort, which was amazing. Besides staying on-site, we also flew down and took only Disney transportation once we were down in Orlando — which made the trip truly magical.

To say the least, my inner Disney princess loved this trip. I purchased my first ever pair of Mickey Ears, and of course they were the rose gold ones (something I had been eyeing all summer). I had my first ever Dole Whip (which is delicious, and so tasty on a hot day). Finally made it to Animal Kingdom, I had only wanted to visit this park since it opened in either 1997/98. So it was a dream come true, when I walked into the park and then saw the Tree of Life. Also, I really loved the old Hollywood charm of Hollywood Studios — which was something I didn’t really know about the park. I think it would be fun to visit the park again, but wearing either 1940s or 50s garb.

That was my 2018. How was yours? Let me know down in the comments.