It goes fast

life was so different this time last year. That's for sure!

One of the best perks of having a blog is looking back.

Looking back, one year ago today, I was wrapping up my first week in California.

I was unemployed, living as a house girlfriend, without an engagement ring on my left hand, or a wedding creeping up on me. 

I was meeting friends, who today have become best friends, and I was still learning how to navigate this crazy city of Los Angeles.

And this year has flown by.

Moving to L.A. was the best thing I have ever done in my life. I have had the best year of my entire life, hands down.

The farthest leap of faith I've ever taken, biggest adventure I've been on, and stupidest risk I've ever took, has turned out to be everything and more that I could have ever dreamed.

if you never try you'll never know

I love my life here, for now. 

I won't stay in Los Angles forever, but today, and this year - I am SO thankful for!

p.s. Isn't it equal parts frightening and exciting how much can change in a year?


  1. I cannot believe it's been a year. Haven't we been almost-hitched-bitching it up for like several years?

    I can't even remember how or when I found your blog. Might have to look back into my archives and investigate.

    I can't believe how much changes in a year. Not sure if I'd like what I saw if I went a year back!

  2. How has it already been a year?! Happy one year in Cali Tess:)

  3. I love this and that I've followed your journey this whole time!! Sometimes I get too caught up in thinking about the future and I'm really trying to focus on the here and now...the journey! Now I just need to come to LA so I can hit up these fab restaurants.

  4. I'm so glad you were brave & moved out here! Happy 1 year Girly! :)

  5. That year flew by! So glad you are happy with your decision! I hope you make it back to Chicago. ; ) Although, I'm sure it's tough going from the warm weather back to the tundra.

  6. Happy LA Anniversary! I am so glad to hear you are loving life out here.

  7. Really? It's been a year already?! Wow this year certainly flew by! Congratulations on your first great year in Cali!

  8. I was actually just thinking about this and I totally agree. Life goes by too fast.