January 1, 2015

Fresh Start

It's pretty obvious that I'm a new blogger. No recap of the year that was ready to go before 2014 ended, no list of my most read posts....forgive me, I'm still learning.

I can say that 2014 was amazing overall, but would love to share some highlights.
Gather around my internet dinner table, while I share the peaks and pits of my year.

1. Started my blog...and met some incredible people because of it
2. Got engaged!!!!!
3. Went on our first cruise to the Bahamas
4. Started a new job
5. Volunteered for my 4th consecutive year at the Highmark Caring Place

1. Didn't save as much money as I would have liked
2. Got too overwhelmed, as always, during the end of the year resulting in my blog lacking
3. Failed to reach my fitness goals
4. Stressed more than I should

I'm not a big resolution type of girl. I am trying harder every day to be a person I love and that others can relate to.

Thinking more before I speak, learning how to channel my anxiety, and being a more patient human are things I want to accomplish personally this year.

Taking better pictures, learning more about SEO and the analytics, and getting to know more people in the blog world are goals for Dream Big & Buy the Shoes in 2015.

I hope that each and every one of you has an amazing start to the New Year. My favorite thing about this time is that it is a fresh start, a chance to regain a new positive mindset for what's ahead. It's great what a new year can do for all of us.

From the depths of my heart I want to thank you all for reading, sharing my posts, getting to know me and coming back for more of Dream Big & Buy the Shoes. Starting this blog was a big dream of mine that came to life and has given me so much to look foward to every day. I never knew how much fun I would have, the things I could learn, and the opportunities that would come about when I started. I am looking forward to a full year of blogging and getting to know all of you, and especially myself even better. Thank you for reading.

Cheers to a healthy, happy, and insanely great New Year. Dream BIG!


  1. Those are some great highs! I've always wanted to try a cruise, but I can never seem to figure when to go/where to go! The longer you blog, the better you'll get :) So don't worry about that!

  2. I think everyone's overwhelmed at the end of the year... It totally effects all our blogs! You've had such a wonderful year!!

  3. Id say the good things way out weigh the bad! Sounds like a great year! Congrats on the engagement!

  4. Thanks so much Becky! It was a great year :)

  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one Becca. Thank you so much :)

  6. Thank you Sarah! We went on a Disney Cruise with my stepson. It was awesome! Thanks for the encouragement. Happy New Year!

  7. This means SO much to me. I am so grateful to have met friends like you who make this even more worthwhile! Happy New Year friend! :)

  8. You got some great things accomplished!! Looking forward to 2015 and seeing your blog grow!

  9. The Sequin NotebookJanuary 2, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Sounds like a LOT was achieved this year! Looking forward to reading more in 2015 (and we're right there with you on aiming to take better pics, too!).

  10. As a semi-new reader, I look forward in continuing to enjoy your blog daily. Keep up the good work girl, you've made amazing progress so far :)

  11. You are seriously SO sweet. You made my day. Thank you so so much Kerri. I appreciate your kind words and also look forward to following your blog in the new year!

  12. Thank you so much gals. You're so kind. XO!

  13. Thank you friend! I'm so glad I got to know you and look forward to reading in 2015. XO!

  14. Congratulations on getting engaged! I didn't meet my fitness goal for 2014 either, but I guess I have a pretty good excuse.. I got pregnant, LOL. But 2015 will definitely be the year!