Ring in 2018: Where to dine, celebrate, and brunch in Austin!

Reading Time: 17 minutesCan you believe 2018 is right around the corner? I can’t, it hasn’t hit me yet. But nonetheless, it’s here and we best go buy our sparkliest dress, make our New Years Eve plans, and of course, prepare ourselves for an epic first day of the new year brunch, amirite! To be honest, the new years day brunch thing is a new tradition of mine, but as a foodie, starting the new year off with a belly full just seems appropriate. 🙂 Don’t worry if you don’t have any of the above ready yet, we still have time, 11 days…

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Before 2017, After 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes2017 was the year of learning that I am the only person in control of my life. And that if I want to change the trajectory of my life, it starts with me. I showed up to 2017 slightly cocky. I thought everything was great, I had just exited a five and a half year relationship in August 2016, and I was truly happy to be separated from that previous life. I was getting myself into a fitness routine, Dine With Shayda was consistently growing, and I was humming along at a job that I was very good at. But…

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