Highlights of 2018 + Pictures

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Ever since 2015, I’ve been posting a highlight reel of my entire year. These types of posts aren’t for clicks (obviously) but I’m happy I do them because it gives me some sweet nostalgic feelings every time I look back at them.

Recap of 2018

2018 was incredible and probably my best year ever in all aspects of my life. My relationships with family and friends improved, I traveled the world, spent quality time with my mom, and my business profits doubled as well.

My boyfriend and I also moved back to Colorado after living in Texas for a year and a half. This move was probably the best decision we’ve made together and we are 10 million times happier here.

This is my second year working for myself and I’m still just as grateful to work for myself on my own schedule as I was the day I quit my regular job.

I also graduated this year with my bachelor’s in Psychology and paid off 100% of my student loans.

Where I Went In 2018

  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Gyeongju, South Korea
  • Orlando, Florida (Fincon!)
  • Everywhere in Colorado
  • Moab, Utah
  • Las Vegas (3x! family lives here)
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Bahamas
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • St. Louis, Missouri

Where I’d like To Go In 2019

  • NYC or Germany during Christmas
  • New England cruise
  • Explore more of the east coast

Top Posts In 2018

How Natalie Built A $100,000+ Blog With A Full-Time Job

How I Make $10,000 Per Month With A Small Blog

7 Money Moves To Make For 2019

How To Build A Profitable Blog While Working Full-Time

I Almost Sold My Blog For $15,000 And Now I Make That In 1 Month

10 High Protein Vegan Dinner Recipes (On A Budget)

How I Went From $1k Per Month To $10k Per Month On My Blog In 1 Year

How I Make Over $10,000 Per Month With These 4 Side Hustles

11 Secret Hacks For Saving Money At Walmart

Plans for 2018 (these were my goals for 2018)


PASS! 2. Tackling student loans!

PASS! 3. Work on personal development.

PASS! 4. Volunteer and read more.

Plans for 2019

1. Make more business income to support animal/vegan sanctuaries

2. Make more than $150,000 in business income

3. Put at least 50% of my income to retirement

Missed my dad
Explored a small island in the Bahamas
Jumped in a terrifying hole
felt peace
bought my new baby
took the dogs to the Mesa
went mtb with my sister, Wes, and boyfriend
explored Colorado via my new bike


went to St. Louis Vegfest with friends
road to Aspen
visited the parents in Vegas
explored South Korea in the fall
learned about Korean culture and my mom’s childhood
started reading Harry Potter again after 10 years and bought my first artificial Christmas tree
sponsored my first animal
explored Palisade
loved Coco
really missed my dad
explored the wizarding world of Harry Potter
finding myself
fell in love with this man again and again

Can’t wait for 2019.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Looks like an amazing year! Hope 2019 is even better 🙂

    1. Thank you! To you as well!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous year you had. Thanks for sharing your accomplishments with us!

    1. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much!

  3. Sounds and looks like you had a pretty fabulous year. Congrats on your success and here’s to an awesome 2019!

    1. Thank you so much!

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