Even though I am very far away from home, and won’t be spending the holidays with my family, I am in good spirits because I will be with my husband, exploring our new surroundings and having winter adventures (ice skating, skiing even?). This is our first Christmas as husband and wife, so it is fitting that we will be spending them together at home with our first (real) tree.
It’s amazing how much my life has changed in the past year. This time last year I was just graduating college and looking for a job. I was wrapping up my internships, coursework, and submitting my thesis (whew!). Now, I am living in Boston, a city in which I have always dreamed of living, working in a dream job, married to my best friend. I even have my own intern now and have been asked to be a mentor for a Senior Seminar class that I was in last year by the professor who was my mentor a year ago. It feels very different to be on the other side. Sometimes it is difficult to see the positive things in life when you are faced with so many challenges, but the upcoming new year always makes me reflect on the one that just passed. I am incredibly grateful for the amazing things that have happened to us, even though some days are very difficult.
I want to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your holiday season be filled with warmth and joy.
What a wonderful post! We miss you guys and hope your holidays are brilliant! Enjoy the snow and have a happy new year too. 🙂
We are proud of you Lauren. Keep up the good work. It is interesting the difference from being just a worker bee, to being an integral part of a team who values you and your abilities. Sounds like the sky is the limit. You go girl! Steve