147 & 146 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

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Day 147 - 146

Saturday-Sunday, December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Temperature: High 42° / Low 32°


What Kind of Weekend Did I Have & Why?

Well since it was New Year’s Eve Weekend,
It was a wonderful weekend of celebrations!

Our last NYE Weekend as an unmarried couple!

Next year we will be bringing in the New Year as
MR. and MRS. ALLEN!!!


Instead of staying home like we usually do, we decided to go out and get into some festivities! We got dressed up and brought in the New Year with a group of our amazing friends...The self-titled "Pittsburgh Crew"...and there’s no other way we would have wanted it! The next day, we hauled our halfway hungover asses to an awesome Birthday/New Year brunch with family!
What a weekend! Let’s do it again!!!

The Future Mr. and Mrs. Allen!

The Future Mr. and Mrs. Allen!


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

Although the alcohol was heavily poured and shots were definitely taken, I never forgot to keep my health in check.

Meds taken and the alcohol consumption was Not too much, not too little...It was juuuust right.

Thanks to the insightful wisdom of The Great Goldilocks’s motto (close enough), I’ll say my pain stayed just below a 2.5 and my overall happiness meter was well above a 10!


Workout Time & Duration?
No workouts took place, BUT I like to think that I was prepping for a big bang for 2017!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!


Destination Wedding Task Tackled?
none of this...

Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?
...and none of that either.

Loving Black Love Moment?
The cherry on top of the weekend was the quality time I got on Sunday after all of the partying!
Just laying in the bed together...calm, quiet, peaceful, just laying in love...what else does a girl need?

What am I happy for?


For my whole life, change and fear came hand-in-hand.
Anything that threatened to change my “safety bubble” that I created for myself would immediately paralyze me.
I now know that I cannot live that way and I’m happy that I now know that I can and should embrace change.  
Change can be scary, but it’s not as bad as I made it out to be.
I’m happy to say that I’m fully aware that if I change my perspective and attitude towards CHANGE, the fear no longer works against me.
It actually motivates me!

We went through a lot of change this year and have come out so much better because of it.
New Jobs, new friends and better understandings, stronger bonds, healthier minds and bodies, happier lives -- it’s all change!
And I’m happy for it!


What could I have done better?

I have to admit that when we first got to the NYE party, I wasn’t really feeling the music...and the bar situation was ridiculous. I could feel an attitude start to bubble up and although I did get my act together eventually, I was a little more stank than I should have been. Okay, a lot more stank!  We were surrounded by love and friendship with plenty to celebrate and I should have been better at recognizing that.
Hey, I’m not perfect! And I like things MY way!
Yeah, yeah, yeah...I need to work on that...I know, I know...


What am I doing tomorrow?

Hopping on 2017 and riding the hell out of it!

2017 will be all about