5 Years in Baltimore + GIVEAWAY

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Five years ago today was my first day as a resident of Baltimore. I had just graduated from college (Salisbury University) and moved to Baltimore to pursue my dream of being an event planner. To say I was nervous and a little scared would be an understatement.  

But I quickly fell in love with the city and immersed myself in the culture and every activity that I could do and experience. I’m proud to say that my Baltimore Bucket List is filled with crossed off items.

I’ve gone to the top of the Bromo Seltzer Tower and watched the Monument Holiday lighting in Mt.Vernon 

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I’ve gone to HonFest and followed the crowd through the city  at the Kinetic Sculpture Race 

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I’ve watched the sunset over the city from a rooftop deck and sat on a median eating Sam’s Bagels while watching The Grand Prix 

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I’ve celebrated on Cross Street after a Ravens Superbowl win and learned how to grow vegetables on a cement parking pad 

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I’ve seen the National Guard on every corner of my city and I’ve seen a person hunched over crying in front of the Freddie Gray mural and memorial 

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I’ve sipped a cocktail at Woody’s enjoying the cool summer breeze and I’ve watched the snow fall on Baltimore at the top of Federal Hill. 

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I remember my first weekend in the city was Sailabration 2012. I walked through the Inner Harbor amazed at the tall ships, large groups of people, sailors in their uniforms and the most beautiful firework display I had ever seen. Four years later I served on the team that planned Fleet Week 2016 and was honored to create the same experience that had made me so grateful to be in Baltimore just a few years prior.  

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I hope I was able to give back to the community that has impacted me so profoundly if even in a minor way. Because the last five years in Baltimore have changed me for the better. It has opened my eyes to new experiences, cultures, flavors and has encouraged personal growth within me.  

As a thank you to everyone who has joined me on this journey I’ve got a giveaway filled with some of my favorite Baltimore goodies! 

Fed Thrill sunglasses, Tomahawk Designs and Mouth Party Caramels are giving away some goodies! Enter via the Rafflecopter below!

 
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  • http://www.apaperarrow.com Kayla Whitter

    Happy five years! It sounds like Baltimore has made a huge impact on you. I never would have guessed that it wasn’t your hometown – as much as you love it!

    • Megan

      That’s an incredible compliment! It’s an amazing city and I just really want to spread that message to everyone!

      • http://www.apaperarrow.com Kayla Whitter

        I’d honestly never really thought about Baltimore much, but I’ve met such an amazing group of bloggers from there- so it’s definitely higher up on my list now! :)

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    Happy five years!!! I only wish we would have met 5 years ago instead of 1.5 years ago. You have lived Baltimore life so well and I’m so thankful you are here. Could you imagine somebody else pulling out all the stops for such amazing city events? I know I couldn’t! You are taking the waterfront by storm. Love ya!

    • Megan

      Thanks love! I know- we’ve known each other such a short while but it feels like forever! And thank you, what an amazing compliment! I love my job and can’t imagine doing anything else right now. It’s nice to know its noticed! xoxo

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Happy Baltimore-versary! We’re so glad to have ya!

    • Megan

      Thanks love!

  • Katie Hutchinson

    Happy Baltimore-versary!!! I feel so lucky to have met you almost 2 years ago! Even though I have been in Baltimore for 8 years, you have been an amazing force in getting me to discover my city even more, and appreciate it on a whole other level. Cheers to you making Baltimore your home 5 years ago – and hopefully for 5 more! <3 Love you girl!! Baltimore is lucky to have you.

    • Megan

      LOVE YOU BOO! I feel like the five years were even more special because of the friendships and connections I’ve made and I am so thankful for finding Chris and finding YOU! xo

  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    Happy 5 years! It really is amazing how fast the time goes by especially when you enjoy the place you’re living.

    • Megan

      RIGHT! I have no idea how it went by so fast!

  • Judith

    I’m going to Baltimore this weekend! Anything I must see and eat?