Ending the Year 2018

Seriously? How many posts am I going to write saying that I can’t believe how fast 2018 has gone by. Today is January 8th!! Last year was fun, I mostly did a whole lot of getting educated & working for clients that I love. Here are some things that made my 2018 so amazing.

Looking Back at 2018

~ Started new classes for my Spring 2018 semester
~ Designed this Logo for Rebel by ADTV

~ Booked a new client for marketing services
~ Created new seasonal designs for Luminary Lynn

~ Bought my new camera, as much as I loved my D3000, the upgrade was much needed
~ Visited Canada for the first time! 
~ Started taking more online classes on Social Media Marketing

~ Celebrated my 21st birthday + Pat’s 21st birthday!
~ Designed business cards + logo for Hair by Moran

~ Enrolled in a summer course, Modern Literature, and earned an A
~ Found out I was going to a Britney Spear’s concert!! 

~ Did some well deserved reading + talked about it
~ Designed graphics for my younger sister’s YouTube channel ( @imsarahmar )

~ Designed a fun label design for Basement Brew
~ Bought my very fist MacBook Pro! Although it felt like a huge dent in my pocket, I’m so happy with this purchase

~ Started my Fall 2018 semester, enrolled in 6 classes
~ Celebrated 1 whole year with the craziest noodle I know (Ned, my cat)

~ Booked another client for marketing services
~ Proved to myself that I was able to handle 7 projects from 1 class, 5 other different class projects, and my own client’s work all while staying relatively sane

~ Bought an 18in stack of design reference books
~ Started taking online courses on Digital Marketing 
~ Took an online course on 3D Design
~ Re-designed a local shop’s website

(these are not the final designs, was just practicing 3D!)

~ Started working on my re-brand for my site + blog
~ Continued my education in Digital Marketing + SEO training

~ Enrolled in 6 classes for Spring 2019, my last semester before I graduate!
~ Finished up my second to last semester with a 3.43 GPA (3.65 GPA in my major!)
~ More than doubled Luminary Lynn’s sales!!

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2018 was all about education for me. Between school work and the things I wanted to learn on my own, I’m thriiiving off of every bit of information I can learn. I’m really excited for what I have in store for 2019.

What are you looking forward to this 2019? 


  1. What a year! You go girl!

  2. You sure had a busy year. I am not sure my year will bring as I take things one day at a time.

  3. Annie Cho says:

    Wow sounds like a very productive year! Love all the graphic design work as well!

  4. Rachel says:

    You had a really busy year! I like that you summed up all of your accomplishments.

  5. Neha says:

    Wow you had such a beautiful year! Congratulations on a great GPA too. My only goal is to focus on videography this year.

  6. Love this recap of your year! Sound like it was a good one.

  7. What an interesting and inspiring year you had!

  8. Awww love this little re-cap! It’s always nice to see how you’ve grown throughout the year – I need to do something like this for myself!

  9. Cindy Ingalls says:

    Sounds like you had an amazing 2018. I’m looking forward to an more productive and fun 2019.

  10. GladysNava says:

    Wow! You have an amazing year in 2018! I wish 2019 will be the greatest year to us! I love your post!

  11. tarnyalowe says:

    Congratulations on a very busy and creative year! I love your enthusiasm and talent. Great to see you putting time back into yourself for as well.

  12. Sarah Meh says:

    You’ve had a great 2018. I think, I should also make a list like that. Have a wonderful 2019!

  13. Sigrid Says says:

    Good for you that you can study the things that you like. It seems that I was always cash strapped back then. Now, I try my best with the kids.

    • I know what you mean. Thankfully I receive financial aid so I’m able to afford college! But honestly there are a lot of ways to educate yourself online too, that aren’t so over-priced. Try out Lynda.com! It sounds like your kids have the best mom!! <3

  14. Wow! You’re amazing, your dedication and discipline to excel in both school and your business is very inspiring! I hope that you have an equally amazing 2019!! I think that I will re-cap my year in 2020 for my blog! 🙂

  15. Great accomplishments! Wow it sounds like you had a very productive year! Your graphic designs are amazing.

  16. Waren Jean says:

    Wow! You have achieved so much as this age and that is really something you can be really proud of. I am from Canada and I hope you enjoyed your visit in Canada!

  17. Summer Mitch Ryan says:

    It wasn’t a bad year for you. You’ve got so many things going on. Hoping this year would be the same if not even greater.

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