Oh my, 2018 flew by! Now that it’s the end of the year, it would be perfect to do a recap of the big events that happened in my life!
March 31 – Officially Dating
My boyfriend and I officially started dating at this date, officially Saturday evening. It wasn’t actually a formal “proposal” or anything either, but I’m alright with that. It began like
Him: I should make it more of a habit in referring to you as my girlfriend, rather than as a friend
Me: D-did we make it official?
Him: I’m making it official 🤔 It’s not like I’m going around, looking for other girls, and I do want to stay together, forever ideally. I just made that remark, cause it feels wrong to describe you as just a friend.
Yep, and that officiated our relationship. We just got an upgrade 🤣😃
April 17 – Written Boards
This was one of the most stressful times, if not the most stressful time of the whole year. This was the day I took my written exam for my Dental Hygiene license! As a Dental Hygienist, you’re required to pass a written exam, as well as a practical / clinical exam before you may get your license. It was a 6 hour exam, of which I finished in about 4 hours. At this point my head was ready to pop off and I just wanted to go sleep for several hours. On top of that, I wouldn’t know if I passed or not until 2 weeks from that date, so there was so much anxiety there. BUT I DID IT!
May 9 – Dental Hygiene Pinning
This was like our own mini graduation and I loved it! It was perfect and it wasn’t very long like the usual graduation ones where the entire school of other majors are involved (I didn’t go to that one anyway). We all wore our white coats proudly as we walked on the stage 🙂 Even though the school year technically wasn’t over, it felt like it for us!
June 26 – July 11 – Visit the boyfriend
For my graduation present to myself, I went on vacation! It has been 8 years since I took one, honestly. I’ve spent those 8 years working and not really going anywhere so I figured it was about time I treated myself. ALSO, I was meeting my boyfriend in person for the first time since we started officially dating. AND, it was my first time traveling by myself! How crazy is that?! Anyway, I went to Prince Edward Island, Canada, and all I can say is that I had a lot of fun and an extremely difficult time leaving. I’ll be making a future post dedicated to my visit to PEI!
Sometime in July, I finally got my license to practice as a Dental Hygienist! I didn’t get to record my first day as a Hygienist but it was sometime in July when I started working!
August 19 – My blog was born
I started Geraldine Talks! I still can’t believe I’m still doing it because I really thought I would have quit or lost my motivation to blog at this point. I think it’s because I spent money to be self-hosted right from the start, as well as YOU lovely readers! I couldn’t have imagined that things would be this way and I’d meet so many awesome bloggers. I didn’t think I would make many friends at all, and I’d go at this alone, hoping that someone would find my blog and read it, and maybe find it relatable or helpful. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continuous love and support for me and my blog! My vision for my blog has since then exploded and evolved, and I am incredibly excited to see how it will further change in 2019! I’d LOVE to make it a full time gig – we shall see what the future will hold!
That’s pretty much it for the big events that happened in my life this year! What big events happened in yours?!