Top 15 Photos of 2015 – Join In!
last year, we did a 12×12 (12 of your favorite photos for 12 months) but this year my husband and i decided we would rather have 15 photos to wrap up 2015! he already has his put together so check them out here!
we would love for you to join us either on your blog, social media or heck – have them put on a cake! remember to tag us (@thenewwifestyle @averytoday) so we can share the love and excitement of your awesome year too!
here are my top 15 memories/photos of 2015! (please note that i narrowed this from 49 favorites, to 27 and now 15. it has been quite the process but they are not in order of favorites because we all know i get panicky about having to pick a favorite).
1) completing the whole30!
want to know the good/bad/weird of it? HERE is my more in-depth post on my experience. i selected this photo because this was one of our celebrations after getting a new client…except we couldn’t eat sugar/booze/cheese/anything i wanted and it showed me just how much we celebrate with food!
the whole30 experience also showed me how addicted i was to sugar and gave me insight into why my GI track hated me (goodbye broccoli, asparagus, onion, garlic, and a whole list of other things that upset my insides but i had no idea).
2) visiting australia!
how could i not include
making out hanging out with kangaroos! this was such a cool experience and i looooved australia. the people were great and the humor was crass- what more could i ask for?! it was their fall/winter while we were there but i know it’s as dry as a dead dingo’s donger (australia slang is my favorite).
this little dog brings me so much joy it’s absurd. if you would have told me 3 years ago that i would own a little white dog, i would have said it was more likely for me to own the dragon that hagrid had to give away. now – i would totally choose her over a dragon.
4) officiating a wedding!
not just any wedding, but our good friends and sugar-lovers when we go out of town! this was such a gorgeous wedding and fun weekend in the san juan islands, washington.
5) visiting harry potter world!
i wrote one of my favorite posts all about our time there! complete with behind the scenes photos from the warner bros. studio in london. i am also quite proud of myself that i got to work with warner bros – heeeyo!
6) first visit to london/stonehenge
i kept going back and forth between including a photo of big ben or stonehenge but ultimately this one won. the magic of the UK will forever be glued to my soul.
7) 10 year high school reunion
such a wild experience to feel almost like a completely different person but see the people you passed notes to 10 years ago…
rest in peace fun shirt i wore that night. i walked passed someone and ash from their cigar landed on it and ruined it forevvvver. that’s why people shouldn’t smoke, really.
8) girls weekend in arizona!
what a fun and sort of weird thing to hang out with your mom and sister as adults. granted we have all been adults for a while now but we haven’t spent concentrated time with just the 3 of us – grateful for that weekend together!
9) mr. finbar
i haven’t shared this on here yet because i am still very sad but my sweet childhood pup, finbar, passed away while we were in antarctica. he was such a special and sweet gentle giant. he was even the ‘friend-test-dog’ at his day camp. if any new dogs wanted to come play at the camp, they had to first be able to get along with mr. finbar before they would be allowed to come. he was such a good boy and we miss him!
10) the launch and growth of vocal women!
this is a photo of me and my friend/biz partner olivia in las vegas! at the start of this year, we kicked off our monthly webinar program, all around creating a community of women leaders who want to use their voice to make a difference. on top of that, we put on a live event in las vegas and are scheming about another in person event next year! not to mention, we have done all this with a 9 hour time difference between her in germany and me in portland!
11) playing with adorable animals!
this is pretty self-explanatory but should you want to see a video of him suck on my neck…HERE is the post all about it.
12) the end of the world (ushuaia)!
to me, this photo represents calm, peace, nerves about leaving for antarctica and my ideal view of mountains and water. it was taken at the Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa! more photos of our stay at the end of the world HERE.
13) launching The Map to Dreaming BIG!
this is a behind-the-scenes photo after a day of filming (education stuff, not kinky stuff – ya filthy animal)! it has been so fun to create and grow with my husband.
14) accomplishing our BIG dream!
our big dream this year was to speak professionally on all 7 continents within a year (we did it in 7 months)! checked of on november 29, 2015 – thank you to our fantastic members online and those who attended in person around the world! literally couldn’t have done it without you!
please refer to my other blog posts about antarctica with all the photos and tell the other photos that i hope their feelings aren’t hurt because they weren’t selected.
i am so grateful not only for the personal growth that i’ve worked to experience this year but also that i have my husband as my number one supporter/encourager/tear-wiper/lover/friend/hugger/boo.
i love this picture of us because this was such a happy afternoon in buenos aires together. also, true story that the past few times i’ve traveled, my eyes have turned warmer brown/green and appeared glowing. i must insert the line that apparently traveling the world with this guy really lights me, or puts a sparkle in my eye…or maybe i should get that check out at an eye doctor?
i have got some more posts on how to review your own year and get set up for the upcoming one. part of this process, for me, is to go through photos from year so get scrolling!
we are using the hashtag #15by15in15 (raverys creation. i asked him why he selected that and he says “because you should tell 15 stories by 15 photos for 2015.” i’ll accept it!)