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End of Year Reflections

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Photo: Jenna Davis Photography | Jewelry: Mint and Major | Wardrobe: Simple and Feminine

2018 is coming to a close. I can’t believe that it’s almost over.

To say that 2018 was the best year of my life would probably be an understatement. I accomplished and experienced so many incredible things. I married my best friend, traveled to new places and of course, launched my blog and YouTube channel!

With the year coming to a close and 2019 on the horizon, I wanted to reflect on everything 2018 offered me!


I officially launched my blog in February 2018! After years of debating, starting and deleting, I launched Collectively Colleen and never looked back. I shared so much of my life with you all this year and can’t wait to share even more!

Favorite Lifestyle Posts of 2018:

My Life, Post College.

How to Navigate a Negative Funk

One Month at Bar Method


In September 2018, I married my best friend and had the wedding of our dreams! I shared so much of our wedding planning process on the blog and on the Baltimore Wedding (formerly Baltimore Bride) blog. It was a wild ride and I was so happy to be able to share my experiences, tips and tricks and more!

Favorite Wedding Posts of 2018:

Why I Didn't Want a Diamond Engagement Ring'

My BHLDN Wedding Dress Experience

Bachelorette Party Recap

Our Wedding


This year I got to travel to places I had only DREAMED of! For our honeymoon, Peter and I took off to Maui for a week of adventure and mostly, relaxation. Not soon after, we jetted off to Paris to visit my sister while she was studying abroad. Both trips were so amazing and I was grateful to be able to travel the world with those I love most.

Travel Blogs of 2018:

Maui Travel Guide

Paris Travel Guide


Just in this last month I decided to launch my YouTube channel. Just like my blog, I had been thinking about vlogging for a long time. So I bit the bullet and just jumped in! I’m excited to be sharing the background side of blogging through YouTube. I plan to bring you along on all my photoshoots, events and more! I'm titling my series: THE BLOG VLOG!

Vlogs of 2018:

Photoshoots + Holiday Fun

Launch Parties + Blogger Brunch

I have so many exciting plans for 2019, big changes for Collectively Colleen. I can’t wait to share with you as soon as we enter the New Year. But for now I want to thank you for following along. Whether you follow me on Instagram, read my blog posts or watch my vlogs, thank you for supporting me through all of my endeavors!

I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year! Cheers to 2018!!

xoxo Colleen

About Me

Hi there! My name is Colleen and I’m the author and creator of Collectively Colleen.This blog is a place where I’ll be sharing everything about my life! From favorites to career tips, outfits I’m loving and places to travel, I’m going to be sharing it all here!


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