Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 in Review

I seriously cannot believe that 2015 is over. This has been such a roller coaster of a year for me. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to reflect on everything, and that I'm able to be so excited for what the future has in store for me. Today, I wanted to take some time to look back and share some of my 2015 happenings!

Starting at the beginning of the year, I fell into a more comfortable stride with blogging. As I have mentioned before, I had no idea what to expect when I started this little space. And I sure as heck didn't have a vision of what it would look like after I did! I began writing posts that were more personal to me and had the opportunity to work with some lovely brands to do sponsored posts! I was able to shoot a sponsored outfit post and tried a few on my own. If you want to see some of my sponsored posts, you can check them out here

I have some exciting things lined up for 2016 so far and can't wait to share them with y'all. Now for me, blogging is more than just writing reviews in exchange for items. I truly love being able to express myself freely and have found my way into the best communities out there! I didn't realize how much finding the right group of blogging friends would impact my online experience. I feel supported and know that I have an awesome group of witty, kind, and helpful people at my fingertips whenever I need. That's an incredible feeling in my book! For those of you wondering, I've found these lovable bloggers through different groups. Primarily, I have found the most assistance within the Millennial Blogger Network, Show Your Blog Love, and Style Collective communities. I recognize that these are specific to me and my needs, but I highly encourage you to find where you feel supported within the blogging community. It's changed my experience drastically!

I also took a leap and invested in two courses to learn more about blogging: Quit Your Job to Blog and Instagram for Success. At this time, I don't intend to take my blogging past a hobby level- so I had serious hesitation in dropping some cash to learn more about blogging. But I cannot express how happy I am that I did! I'm still working my way through my first course and can honestly say that I've learned enough to up my blogging game already. I can't wait to get further into this course and begin my second one.

Although I still write anonymously- mainly due to the fact that I don't want my blog to pop up through internet search for professional purposes- I feel as though I've still been able to connect on deeper levels with y'all online. I hope to increase that next year and look forward to seeing my current relationships blossom. I've also decided to post more photos of myself and aim to be more open with y'all in the next year.

Lastly, I wanted to share a couple of personal happenings for 2015. (And thank you for sticking around if you're still reading! I know this is a long-winded post.) For those of you who had been reading for a while, you may have heard me talk about my long distance relationship that I was in for the past 5 years. And you may notice that I haven't mentioned it over the past 6 months. Over the summer, things ended. At first, this was so devastating for me that I had to take time away from many facets of my life, including blogging, to take care of myself. And to be honest- I wasn't sure that I would ever find the energy to continue blogging, but healing proved to be a gradual process for me. Thankfully I was able to slowly get back into the swing of things. I am sending my SINCEREST thanks to the sweet girls who noticed my absence online and thought to reach out. That really helped to inspire me to continue writing. Also, in the more recent months I've had a whole lot going on with work. I've taken on new responsibilities and been able to participate in a few programs that have helped me to be more successful at my job. It's kept me busy but has definitely been worth it!! Also on this topic, I have some exciting news to share with y'all, but it deserves a whole post to itself so stay tuned for that next week.

While this blog may not be viewed as successful by some in the community (in terms of social media followings and pageviews), I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect space of the internet for me. Thank you to each and every one of you who has taken the time to read, comment, pin, and/or tweet to interact with me! I wholeheartedly love y'all and look forward to growing together in 2016! See you in the new year!

What sticks out most to you about 2015? What are you excited for in 2016?


  1. Sounds like a great year! I'm so sorry to hear about your breakup; but honestly, props to you for getting through it, girl. I love your blog and I can't wait to see what 2016 brings for both you and your blog! XO

  2. What a year that you had!! Good for you for putting so much effort in your blog this year- it's definitely paying off. ;-) So happy to have you as a part of MBN! Here's to another great year of blogging ahead!!

    xoxo A

  3. I have absolutely loved reading your posts and getting to know more about you this year!
    I am positive 2016 will be another great year for you.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  4. So glad that overall 2015 was wonderful!!! I'm glad you've found a comfortable place on the internet. To me, that is success!! Nice job girl!

    My Pop of Color

  5. awesome year!! hope 2016 is even better!

  6. I'm so glad you've found your little space on the internet, it's such a great feeling! As long as the blog makes you happy, it's a success to me! I hope 2016 is awesome for you!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  7. Congratulations on a successful year! I was a little reluctant about investing in learning more about blogging and social media too, but I'm so glad I did! Excited to see what 2016 has in store!!!

    Happy New Year,
    Allison |

  8. I'm so sorry about your breakup but I'm glad that the community you've met through blogging has helped you through it. Here's to a happier 2016!

  9. Congrats on a great year and for remaining strong through everything! Can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for you!


  10. Very excited to see what is in store for A Peachy Sonder this year! Wishing you an amazing 2016.

  11. Yay, I can't wait to see what you do after learning through those 2 blogging courses. I'm so sorry about your breakup, it's amazing that you had girls that noticed you were going through a hard time. The blogging community is awesome!

  12. So glad you came back to blogging after your hiatus. I love your blog and reading your posts! Cheers to a successful 2016!

    Kayla |

  13. Breakups can throw the best of us into a crazy funk, I'm glad you were able to grieve, push through and come back to blogging. Congratulations on your new responsibilities at work!

  14. It sounds like you had an overall great year! I'm really sorry about your breakup, but I'm glad that you are pushing through it and doing better than ever! Here is to an amazing 2016!

  15. Loved reading your year in review ♥ I absolutely think you have a successful blog here! Can't wait to see with this new year brings

  16. Congrats on all of the success you've found with blogging in 2015! I love what you said about blogging being more than getting free items in exchange for a review. I feel the same way. I love having an outlet to express myself and my passion for writing. That's what blogging has always been about for me.

  17. Oo! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the courses once you're done! I am sorry to hear about your relationship, but so happy to hear that you are doing better!

    Sara Kate Styling

  18. I absolutely love this post! Thanks for opening up here and sharing your course tips - can't wait to explore them for myself!


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