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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2017 Highlights

Westin La Paloma Engagement Shoot

2017 was filled valuable opportunities and learning experiences. Most notably, it was the first time in my life I held one full-time job, instead of multiple part-time jobs! Through my entire journey, I have God to thank for guiding me and giving me the strength for my accomplishments and obstacles. While I won't get too detailed, here are my highlights of 2017:


Travel
Alex and I welcomed the new year in Paris and loved every moment! Other trips in 2017 included: London, The White Mountains, Long Beach x2, LA, Antelope Canyon (Page), New York x2, multiple trips to the Phoenix area and Cancún.

Paris
10 Year Anniversary with Alex

London
London Architecture

The White Mountains
Sunrise and Snowboarding

Long Beach
2017 Highlights

Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Travel Tips

Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Travel Tips

New York
2017 Highlights

Cancún
Bachelorette in Cancún

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza and Valladolid

LA
2017 Highlights

Long Beach
2017 Highlights

New York
Central Park in Fall


Wedding Planning
I would say I have enjoyed the entire wedding planning process: Tara Leinen is our incredible photographer, I have the most amazing women as my bridesmaids and I'm also blessed to say I've had our families there to help with planning. The big day is nearly a month away before I get to marry the man I love!


Engagement Shoot
Westin La Paloma Engagement Shoot

Bachelorette Party in Cancún
Bachelorette in Cancún

Bridal Shower
2017 Highlights


Professional Development
As I mentioned earlier, this year was huge because I switched from a corporate career in retail and fashion in New York to a public relations career in Tucson. I loved both and have enjoyed working with multiple clients in my current public relations role at Strongpoint. Along the way, I was elected the vice president for Ad 2, a marketing and advertising young professionals group, and also chosen as the vice president of programming for the Red Shoe Society, a young professionals group that supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities board.

Strongpoint Marketing
2017 Highlights

Presented on Social Media to the Coronado National Forest Social Media Volunteers
2017 Highlights

Ad 2– American Advertising Federation
2017 Highlights

Red Shoe Society– Ronald McDonald House Charities


Ronald McDonald House Charities Gala
2017 Highlights

Tucson Medical Center Gala
2017 Highlights


Fitness
I always enjoy incorporating fitness goals because they enable me to test my strength mentally, physically and spiritually. In 2016, I did: my first full marathon, full half marathon, Olympic distance triathlon and first 100+ mi bike tour. I'm not sure why I decided to pursue all of those things in one year but it was fun! So in 2017, I did: a half marathon, 5K runs x2, biked up Mt. Lemmon and gained 7,000+ ft in elevation climb, ran a full marathon with my future in laws and crossed together, and finally did my first ever 70.3 Ironman.

Arizona Classic Half Marathon
Arizona Distance Class Half Marathon

Girls on the Run 5K
Sparkle Runners

Lululemom 5K
Lululemon Festival 520

Mt. Lemmon Bike Ride (First Time!!)
2017 Highlights

70.3 Ironman (First Time!!)
Ironman 70.3 Arizona

Tucson Full Marathon
2017 Highlights


Happily Pink
When I look back as to where I started and ended 2017, I am astonished to see the growth of Happily Pink! I cannot thank you as my audience enough for engaging and following along. Your support means everything. I also enjoy following the lives of my audience and seeing what you're up to. I thank those who chime in on my stories for tips or to those who I can help provide fitness or life advice. I am always here for you and always happy to help in whatever way I can. So out of the many events of the year for Happily Pink, here are some of my favorites...

Skechers Performance
8 Beginner Running Tips

Nuun Ambassador
Sunrise and Snowboarding

CEP Ambassador
Half Marathon 2 Prep

R Bar Energy Partnership
R Bar Energy Partnership

Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott X Happily Pink Giveaway

Phoenix Fashion Week– Showcasing Glenn Plaid and Ft. Nelly
Phoenix Fashion Week "Suits and Sneakers"

Stray Dogs Giveaway
Stray Dogs Giveaway

AC Hotel Grand Reveal
AC Hotel Grand Reveal

Westin La Paloma
Westin La Paloma Engagement Shoot

Presented to the University of Arizona's fashion club, TREND
2017 Highlights

Maynards Market & Kitchen
Maynards Market & Kitchen Guest Chef Series– Italy Meets AZ

Commit Campaign Fashion Show to end the Stigma to Mental Health
2017 Highlights

Gadabout Salons
Gadabout Calligraphy Cut

Top Golf
2017 Highlights

Co-Hosted an Event with Another Blogger, Kirsten Ortez
2017 Highlights

Henri Bendel Event in New York
2017 Highlights

Ritz-Carlton
Gingerbread House Dining Experience at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Hotel Congress
2017 Highlights


I embraced the growth of 2017 and am excited to see what 2018 has in store! Whether you had a good year or bad year, I feel it is always a great year because that's another year you had to live, another year to pursue life and another year to tell others how much you love them. Always make the most out of everything and you won't be disappointed. Live Happily Pink and wear your rose-colored glasses!


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