Hello! I hope you all have had a fabulous last couple of weeks! My time was spent with my family, then being quite sick and then heading onto the Pacific Northwest. It’s been a fabulous trip thus far and there will be a post (or a couple posts) about our amazing time in Vancouver.
2016 was a good year. I graduated from university with a degree in political science, pre law, and women’s and gender studies, in 3 years rather than 4. Not bad. I have gotten to do a ton of traveling around this beautiful country and up into Canada. I have made new friends, moved to a new city, moved in with Kevin, read books, and had a lot of adventures overall.
This was a tough year for some people and some tough challenges too; the election really led me spun me around and there is a weird new normal now and coming to pass. But this year also was good. And I’m also not going to talk about 2016 and why it wasn’t a good year-there are so many articles about that out there and it’s a new year! Time for new beginnings. And so to say good bye to 2016, here are 50 significant and insignificant things that happened to me in 2016.
1. I fell in love with Airbnbs. 2. I finally got to go to Glacier National Park and it did not disappoint. 3. I became addicted to Grey’s Anatomy. 4. I stopped eating pork, cheese, and dairy. 5. I became more confident in the kitchen. 6. I moved in with the love of my life, Kevin. 7. I moved back to California, something I said I’d never do (never say never folks). 8. I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. 9. I spent my last 6 months of my sorority days truly appreciating my sisters. 10. I avoided cutting my hair off (which was a problem the last couple years). 11. I went and visited law schools I actually want to go to. 12. I talked to my parents almost everyday. 13. When I want to be sad, I look back at pictures on my phone and have found that to relieve sadness. 14. I learned new ways to destress myself. 15. I figured out I love reading about American history. 16. I revisited my college town and was filled with nostalgia. 17. Some of my best friends and sisters got engaged or married and made me so happy. 18. I started this blog which makes me happy too. 19. I won a tablet giveaway from the Everygirl website! 20. I got more interested in eating right and healthier living rather than weight loss. 21. I learned a lot about Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Martha Jefferson. 22. I became more interested in fashion and style. 23. I learned how to do eyeshadow and fill in my eyebrows. 24. I shared my life and experiences more with my family. 25. I was more outspoken about my beliefs with my family. 26. I took off my acrylics. 27. I’ve found so many new places I want to live. 28. I figured out the best ways for me to relax. 29. I turned 21 at Disneyland and drank Moscow Mules in the Grand Californian. 30. I started investing in quality rather than quantity. 31. I found creativity in myself. 32. I got tipsy in South Congress in Austin at 4 in the afternoon. 33. I found role models. 34. I cut some negativity out of my life. 35. I drank wine on a balcony in Galveston Bay while listening to Springsteen’s “Galveston Bay” 36. Kevin and I got stuck in a roundabout in Santa Maria trying to find Walmart 37. I discovered a love of thai food and cashew nut chicken. 38. I decluttered and then did it again. 39. I bought a couch 40. I cleared up my skin. 41. I reconnected with a best friend from middle school. 42. I became more willing to ask for help. 43. I made blogger friends. 44. I learned how much someone can miss a place (I’m looking at you Montana and your wide open spaces and mountains). 45. Tim Horton’s Hot Chocolate with almond milk is the best dessert, next to cannolis. 46. I ate out less. 47. I bought all matching socks. 48. I figured out I wanted a dog and why I shouldn’t have one yet (but I’ll have you soon fox dog named Emma). 49. I learned how to be content with myself. 50. I was happy a lot more times than I was sad.
Happy New Years Friends! Have a relaxing day today before the New Year really begins tomorrow and enjoy the last 20 days of President Obama’s presidency! (I’m gonna miss him)
What were some of your highlights? Are you ready for 2017?