Reflecting on 2015

2015 was a pretty great year. A few ups and downs, but that’s to be expected every year, right? Last week I was looking at a white board I have in my bedroom at home where I listed my 2015 goals, and realized I completed almost every single one! Coincidentally, they tie into some of my favorite moments from 2015:

A few weeks into the new year I was offered a full time job at the agency where I was interning. I’ve been in my position for almost a full year and I couldn’t be happier working at an amazing company with awesome coworkers.

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I fell in love… with Soul Cycle that is. In April I tried Soul Cycle for the first time, which I talked about in this post. It is probably one of the best things to happen to me in 2015, and I can really see my improvement from my first ride. I ride front row more and more!

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In May, after gaining some confidence from Soul Cycle, I received my Zumba Instructor certification. I haven’t begun teaching yet, but I’m hoping that’ll happen in 2016 😉
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In August, I finally found an apartment in Manhattan to move into after searching for quite a few months. I still can’t believe I’m living a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl.

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My sister studied abroad in London this past semester, and my family and I went to visit her! It was my first time out of the country so it was a big deal. I absolutely loved the trip and can’t wait to plan some travel for 2016.

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And last but not least, I worked on this blog quite a bit, and even did my first partner post with New York & Company!

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Thank you for all of your support during 2015. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store. Have a safe and Happy New  Year!!

 

Xo,

Nicole

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So Long 2014

2014 was a great year. I graduated from college, moved back home, and started working at an amazing digital ad agency. I think I’m starting to get adjusted to post-grad life (but really, will I ever?) and this blog is definitely helping.

I started blogging in the summer going into my senior year on a different site, which helped keep me occupied when I wasn’t interning.  I was immediately drawn to blogging and knew I wanted to write some more. Last April over Easter break, Chocolate Chai and Champagne was born. I was so excited to start this new blog but never imagined I would be doing as much as I am right now! It really picked up once I started working, and has become my creative outlet during long bus rides to and from the city. I love coming up with new ideas, and get so excited to share these posts with you all!

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This is only the beginning and I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for both me and Chocolate Chai and Champagne! Thank you to all of my readers, especially my family and friends who always take the time to read. Your feedback and support is what pushes me to continue writing everyday.

 

Xo,

Nicole