TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN.
Where has the time gone?
Last year, I wrote a picture-book-post reflecting on 2017.
I think it is super important to reflect and refine each year.
Reflect on the beauty. Trace the lines of where your personal growth lead you,
and thank everyone that was helping you along the way. Reflect on the deep feels,
the sorrows or just winter blues. In good and bad, the lessons, growing pains, and perseverance,
lead to a harvest. What you harvest will come from what you reflect.
Refine for the next year. Call it a resolution if you will, but create goals for yourself
so that you don’t get stuck in the traps of yesterday.
Don’t create resolutions if you’re not going to be held accountable for them.
If you want to change you will need accountability.
Every single day you can be a, “new you”.
You aren’t new because the day is,
but you’re made new through actively changing.
You can’t call yourself a marathon runner while you are merely sitting. In order to say that you’ve run
a marathon, you’d not only have needed to run a marathon, but it requires training, strength, and endurance.
I don’t mean to become preach-y in this picture book post, but I felt these words
echoing in my heart. I have goals and aspirations that coming off of this year I’d love to meet in the next.
I too want to be in better shape, eat cleaner, pray harder, read the Bible more, etc.
We all want to become better.
but again, one doesn’t just become. one must first try.
and try again if that fails,
and keep trying,
keep going until you’ve got it.
2019 is your year. It’s always been.
But It’s up to you.
Anyways… Enjoy some pictures and some small descriptions
of the best moments of the year!
Quick thing — I’ve given up on quality control. I picked photo’s that represented my year best.
Whether that was edited and perfected photos, selfies, Winston my cat, or blurry iPhone photos.
These things and more made up my year.
I won’t go into every detail of every photo because it would take too long and you probably don’t care to read it all.
I want to make this quick since i’ve already written so much (oops, sorry).
2018, you’re amazing.
J A N U A R Y
Fun fact about the first photo in the second row, My friends Ryan + Luke + myself came into LLC
at the same semester, so we take an annual glow up photo.
F E B R U A R Y
In February, I had dyed my hair Elsa blonde for the first time and it’s been my favorite hair color thus far!
I had picked up my wedding dress, and went to LA on a missions trip with my school.
I miss LA.
M A R C H
Check out that Rosetta progress!!
ahh I miss pouring lattes… anyways.
In March I had my Bridal Shower!
It was perfect in every way.
I also went to Chicago for a day to explore, that’s where that donut is from.
It was a dang good donut.
A P R I L
What is Easter without…Llamas? Idk but it was a good Easter.
My LLC ladies planned a SURPRISE Bridal Shower for me!!!! It was incredible.
We had Tea and Scones and it was everything.
We also went up to Door County for our end of the year retreat with LLC.
This was an amazing time of bonding over karaoke, video games that involved food, and puzzles..lots of puzzles.
M A Y
OMG so much in May.
Some of LLC and I went on a REALLY fun camping trip — I made coffee for 2 hours both mornings.
My bestie graduated from college!
I had my last day at my dream job, Stone Creek Coffee.
I had my last piano lesson with my favorite kiddos.
We did one last look around the barn before I left to quick move to FLORIDA three weeks before the wedding.
My two bestie girls accompanied me on the ride down to Florida.
J U N E
June was a gooooooood month.
After a fun first weekend at Camp Gnar, I began my internship with Church @ The Springs.
I flew back to Wisconsin to get MARRIED to the love of my life.
We flew back to Florida and honeymooned at Disney for a couple of days — magic.
We spent another couple of days bumming it on the beaches of the Sand Key Island.
Oh look, another donut.
J U L Y
While picking out pictures for this month I was borderline in tears thinking about everything that happened.
I made the best of friends while in Florida.
Half of my heart was there with them, but the other half absolutely ached to be back home.
Now as I type this, my heart is throbbing to be back in Florida.
I should probably visit soon, now that I think of it…
Anyways. I chose to cut my internship early and go home a week ahead of schedule.
I drove up to Eliijay, GA with my host family.
Got pretty sunburnt, also had the time of my life.
I’m so grateful for this family — they are my family.
I drove five hours by myself to Nashville, TN where I spent too brief of a time with my friend Jessica and her now hubby.
My friend from WI flew to meet me in Nash, and we drove close to ten hours back home.
I surprised Sam by not telling him that I was coming home early.
That was the best.
A U G U S T
Okay, another crazy month!
Sam and I moved into our first Apartment together.
I chopped my hair (by myself).
We added an addition to our family — Winston!
I started school!
S E P T E M B E R
I turned 23, went on dates with my husband, took a lot of pics of my cat, and schooooool.
O C T O B E R
I was Sabrina the teenage witch (Netflix addition) this year for Halloween.
N O V E M B E R
Yeah…I really like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
D E C E M B E R
End of the semester!
Furry new coat.
Our friends Nate + Emma got married. Not pictured: Dave + Jessie who are getting married TODAY!
Merry Christmas, Pa rum pum pum pum
Sam finally joined the 23 club — and we went bowling.
This year, alysiapaige.com had 1,785 page views, and was seen by people in over 42 countries!
AP also celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary since launching this site.
I am so very thankful for you.
Thank you for reading my content this year.
You have no idea what’s in store for 2019, I promise it’s…
Have a safe and blessed New Years!
Let’s do this, 2019.