Wednesday, October 1, 2014


It's hard to believe that today I had my official last day at my job before starting my new one. This job was my first in my field and turned out to be more of an opportunity then I ever imagined. To think of how much my job has evolved and changed in just the 2.5 years I was there amazes me and I am beyond thankful. As of tomorrow I will be heading to a new city to start a new career and while I beyond excited, I couldn't help but think about the past few years and all that has happened. 

Get ready for a picture overload...

My first day of work at VCU!

Officially passed my exam and became a Certified Child Life Specialist

Turned 23 surround by friends and family

Attended my high school 5 year reunion

Successfully baked my first apple pie after apple picking

Moved into my very own apartment

Had the best time at a girls getaway to Carolina beach

Attended a conference in Denver, CO 

Studied and took the GRE for my masters 

Spent 4th of July to what has now become a tradition with some of my best friends at the shore

Blessed to celebrate 24 at my favorite Richmond restaurant, Pearl

Moved out of my 1 bedroom and into an apartment with 2 amazing girls

Hosted my first Stella & Dot party

Fell in love with the South of The James farmers market

Traveled to ECU for game weekends with these ladies

Threw a fun pumpkin painting and wine night

Visited some of the most beautiful wineries in Charlottesville

Enjoyed the beautiful Richmond fall weather

Fell in love with spin classes at Boho Spin Studio

Many fun nights spent with fellow Pirates

Celebrated Christmas with my roommates 

Traveled to Miami for my cousin Jill's beautiful wedding

Nights spent babysitting these two cuties

Gathered some of the most amazing gifts from very special patients

Weekend visits spent with mom

Warm weather happy hours overlooking the city

Traveled to Wilmington, NC to watch the first of my best friends get married

A fun reunion weekend with friends at the beach

Celebrated 25 with the most amazing group of friends that has turned into my Richmond family

Treated myself to a special birthday present

Trained and completed the Ultimate Hike

It's been a busy and amazing few years in Richmond and I can't even begin to describe how much I am going to miss the amazing friends I have met since being here. Good thing Raleigh is just a quick drive because I know I will be back to visit frequently! 

Here's to the past few years and the new adventures that are to come!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Treated myself to a special birthday present 



Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

Way to go! Happy for you!! I did Child life before becoming an ultrasound tech!

Nat said...

Congrats on the new job and new city!! Will you still be working in the same field?

GordonFerguson said...

Congrats on the exam. Was the wedding per chance at the Edgewater Condominium in Miami?