A Look Back at 2014

by Sarah on January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! 2014 was a pretty good year. Jay and I were blessed with the opportunity to travel internationally twice as well as several trips domestically. We both achieved athletic accomplishments and continued to pay down our student debt.

While every year has its low points, we were fortunate to have very few this year. We started the year off with an unexpected tax bill from the feds and ended it with the passing of my 94 year old grandfather, Opa. We learned from our tax mistake and bumped up our contributions. And while we mourned the loss of my grandfather, we all know he is resting peacefully. With mostly ups and a few downs, here is a look back at my 2014:

Jay and I started the year off right with a trip to Iceland.

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In February, I traveled to Savannah to celebrate Liz’s bachelorette with friends from college.

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March was pretty busy. At the beginning of the month Jay and I drove to South Carolina to celebrate Jason and Liz.

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We closed out the month by visiting Beijing, China and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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In April, I watched as our friend Veronica ran her first marathon with Jay by her side.

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In May, I ventured up to visit my friend Lauren in Nantucket and run a half marathon with my cousin in Vermont.

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Our summer was pretty quiet. We spent our time hiking the Appalachian Trail and kayaking on the Potomac.

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In September, Jay and I ventured out to California to sightsee with friends and celebrate Chris and Niharika.

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Jay ended the month with his first Half Ironman in Augusta, Georgia.

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In October, I ran PRed at the Baltimore Marathon and six weeks later I was crazy enough to run the Philadelphia Marathon.

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We closed out the year with plenty of family time. We traveled to South Carolina for Thanksgiving with Jay’s family. In December, we have managed to see my family every weekend between parties, a funeral and the actual holidays.

As we walk away from 2014, I have to say I am very grateful for this year. Both Jay and I have steady jobs that we enjoy, good friends and a loving family. Here is to a fantastic 2015!

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