Looked at memes.
Just kidding (but kind of...?).
It's been a crazy year. I feel like I say that every year, but given the fact that my life has been in flux for about three years straight its actually true. I haven't lived in the same place for more than 8 months since I was a sophomore in college (Ann Arbor --> DC --> Ann Arbor --> Chicago --> Charleston, SC), which feels normal to me now, which is weird. Sometimes, instability = stability. I'm just used to it.
I've barely had the energy to write on my personal blog in forever but here I am!! Sidenote: It bothers me when people say they don't have time for things, you definitey have time you just don't have energy. Big difference but whatever. Anyway, most days at work it feels so hectic that at the end of the day, I can't even remember what I did that day. So, this is my way of documenting my year before the early onset Alzheimer's makes me forget.
Things I did in 2016, in no particular order:
Now, time for me to get a little sappy. 2016 has been unbelievable because of all of the people in my life who have made it that way. Getting to spend part of the year with my best college friends as roommates, a few months with my best friends from high school, and the past five months with my new Ceterus family and meeting new people is something that I don't even know how to write about. I know I've written about it before, and I don't know how to say this without sounding like a hippie, but the more beauty you choose to see in others, the more their beauty will grow until you're overwhelmed by how beautiful the world can be. There are people who I miss dearly but I cherish the time I spent with them, and people who I am just getting to know better who I can't believe I haven't known my whole life.
2017, you have a whole lot to live up to.