December 28, 2018

2018 has definitely been a year of action for Daniel and I. Last year when I wrote my 2017 year-in-review I told you guys about the worst year of my life. It’s crazy to me that just a year later, I’m telling you about the BEST year of my life!  As fun as it is to always look toward the future, I have found it’s SO important to reflect on how far we’ve come. Here are some of our most amazing moments of 2018!

Sold Everything we owned and jumped on a one-way plane to Bangkok, Thailand!

Qatar Airways Economy Class Tour - Doha Airport Tour & Oryx Lounge! 36 HOURS OF TRAVEL!

It’s weird to think that this happened in 2018 because it feels like SO much has happened since we jumped on the plane in June. I pulled up to the airport wanting to throw up because I was so nervous. That one terrifying move was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life (next to marrying Daniel, of course!) The video above is from the day we got on our one-way plane and gives me butterflies to watch over!

Climbing to the Summit of Mt. Fuji in Japan

Climbing Mt Fuji PART THREE: Mount Fuji Sunrise from the Summit

One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life was climbing this mountain. Oh. My. GOODNESS! It took us two full days, 10 hours of altitude sickness, and 4 hours of almost crying on the way down because my legs hurt so bad. BUT WE DID IT!

Lived in 6 Different Countries

This year we lived in Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia! My favorite was probably Thailand, but then again we also spent the longest period of time there. We are rounding off the year in Australia and have seriously considered moving here. We also say that about every country! Haha!

Went Scuba Diving for the First Time in Indonesia

Scuba Diving in the Gili Islands! Dive Central Gili Trawangan

Super unexpected, and totally amazing! We got to Gili Trawangan, a tiny island 3 hours away from Bali and got the opportunity to dive at Halik Shelf! We saw tons of turtles, Nemos, and even a GIANT lobster! Scuba Diving is something I had always wanted to do, and it exceeded all of my expectations!

Played with Elephants in Thailand

Our best moments of 2018 in the  Elephant Sanctuary.

I’m pretty sure if you were to ask Daniel what his favorite day of this trip was, it would be our day at this elephant sanctuary! This cute little elephant above looks innocent, but he spent a good part of 5 minutes trying to take my swimsuit off! Haha!! We got to feed them, walk with them, and even bathe them!! Big, hairy, puppy dogs!

Went Island Hopping Through Langkawi, Malaysia on a Jet Ski

Saved a Baby from Monkey Attack! Jet ski Island Hopping in Langkawi!

I had NO idea how sore I would be after 4 hours on a Jet Ski! I’m pretty sure my triceps are still toned from this experience! Daniel and I got to explore four different islands in Malaysia, and I thought I was going to die every time Daniel took the wheel! If you ever get the chance to go Jet Ski Island hopping, DO IT! One of the most fun things I’ve ever done!

Witnessed the Beautiful Sunset over Bali

I swear there is something different in the atmosphere of Indonesia. It has the best sunsets in the world. The sky turned electric purple, bright orange, and hot pink and the entire spectacle lasts 2 hours. My perfect planet would include a Balinese sunset every night.

Cliff Jumped into Waterfalls all over Asia

Went Cliff-jumping! @ Seven Wells Waterfall in Langkawi, Malaysia

Ha! This year was one of conquering fears for sure. I hate heights but that didn’t keep me from jumping into every waterfall within a 50-mile radius from wherever we were staying. Our favorite of all of the waterfalls was definitely Seven Wells Waterfall in Langkawi, Malaysia! Add this to your bucket list!

Played with Monkeys in Bali

The Ubud Monkey Forest was one of the most beautiful places we’ve been to all year. My favorite part was getting to feed the monkeys and have them jump on us! They are so soft, fuzzy, and warm! I loved it when their spongy fingers would grab on to my hand. Sooooo cute!

Celebrated Our First Year of Marriage!

I don’t know if I have made this abundantly clear, but I got so freaking lucky with Daniel. He could’ve picked any woman in the world to marry and he chose me. Since the beginning of our relationship, Daniel has always supported all of my crazy dreams and adventures. Without him, this life wouldn’t be the dream it is. This year we got to celebrate our first anniversary on our *very* extended, 5-year long honeymoon!

Reflecting on what you’ve accomplished is such an important part of success and happiness. Thank you for sharing this amazing year with us, and I’m excited to continue sharing this big beautiful world with you in 2019! What are some of the amazing things you’ve done this year?

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