Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

It’s crazy to think that the year 2014 is coming to an end – meaning my graduation in 2015 is quickly approaching (also meaning that the big, scary unknown called The Future, awaits)…dundundun. Even though I went through my low points this year, I also had a lot of great moments and memories to cherish and to be thankful for. Here are my top 10 blog posts/moments, in no particular order, of 2014*:

1. Turning 21. In New York. Where I got a free birthday hotpot dinner. And drank a chocolate martini as my first legal alcoholic drink. Girl can’t complain.

2. Witnessing unbelievably beautiful lights at Garden Glow.

Climatron at Garden Glow in Missouri Botanical Garden St. Louis

3. Gazing up at Times Square in childlike wonder the first weekend I arrived in New York.

4. Reveling in God’s beautiful creation at Castlewood State Park.

5. Looking down at Manhattan during sunset from Top of the Rock.

Chrysler Building in New York from Top of the Rock

6. Pigging out + admiring good art with good company at St. Louis World’s Fare.

Pappy's st louis world's fare

7. Petting goats and camels at Grant’s Farm in beautiful fall weather.

8. Running around on a fall photoshoot with my girls at Citygarden.

9. Biking in Central Park with friends from my summer Bible study small group.

10. Stepping up the selfie game at the Bean in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

Wow. Looking back at all the things that happened this year, I feel so thankful for the countless opportunities that allowed me to go and live. My goal is to keep up this thankful spirit come 2015 and to remember to appreciate everything and everyone in my life. Here’s to the year 2015!

Do you guys make New Year’s Resolutions? What are some of your goals?

Thanks for reading!

*My first blog post experience took place in May, so my “year” has been cut a little short. There were still over 100 posts to choose from though, and it was a difficult to narrow down to 10 because I loved them all!
  • ady

    Absolute cuteness in the pictures JPei 🙂 Have a great year ahead 🙂

    • Thank you, happy New Year to you too!

  • Happy New Year in advance JPei, seems your year in pics has been a great one.
    Congrats on your impending graduation 🙂 . A lil tip I learnt from someone, start thinking about that future a little bit at a time, so it’s a breeze and not frightening come grad day.

    • Happy New Year to you too!

      Thanks, I’ve been thinking about my future a lot, actually, and not knowing what I’ll do or where I’ll be is unsettling. Hopefully I’ll know by graduation!

  • Superb… 21 is very special, at least for me… At 21 I decided to leave my homeland and travel across continent and ended up in Ireland… 14 years ago 🙂 Cheers

    • That’s a pretty awesome decision to make! Wish I could do the same.

      • Well, honestly… decision was connected to the heart desire of travel and different experiences along the way… there’s an old and still valuable saying to follow your heart… but the best part of it I felt deeply during painting process of this one:

        http://byswav.com/2014/11/21/let-the-river-flow-painting-no-52-by-swav/

        It’s connected with the feeling of the river of life 🙂

        • What a wonderful painting and exciting colors!

  • Wow, your life is full of so many amazing adventures! Great blog and pictures 🙂

    • Thank you, I’ve definitely stretched myself in terms of trying new things after starting to blog.