I started this year alone, in my perfect little house in Las Vegas, and I am ending this year in Cali, still alone, but in a different (better) way.
I think this was the year I changed the most. Sure, major life events happened that I am so grateful for, but the most change happened within me. I can tell the story of how a toxic friendship ended. I can talk about how I fell in love with someone who didn’t love me back, but still turned out to be one of my biggest supporters. I can tell you how I moved so many times this year it made my head spin (and how I still miss my beautiful white desk I had in Vegas, even though it is in good hands now). But this was the year I learned to believe in myself, to fight for what I want, and how to be independent.
let’s be real- I can’t do a year recap-ish post without including a pic of my favorite person in the whole world <3
I traveled a lot this year! Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Brianhead, Cathedral Gorge…
Most All of these were spontaneous road trips, but I love that I had the freedom to be able to do these things. Even though most of these were day trips, it was the fact that I went, on my own, seeking adventure. And it was all sparked by that one day I missed the exit for Hoover Dam and found Willow Beach on accident.
Oh, and minor detail, I started the path to fulfill my dream. Kind of a big deal! But, I kind of don’t want to think about that, only because since school started, time has flown by way too quickly. August through December was one big blur. I can’t believe a quarter of my time in the classroom is done. That makes me so sad. I want to savor all these moments, even though the only moments there are to savor are things like me falling asleep on the floor while taking notes, spending hours at a coffee shop with the same cold latte, or things like meeting in study rooms before exams and being nervous but then playing pump up music. I don’t know. One day I’ll gather all my thoughts about my favorite things of first semester, but I’m on winter break, and even though I’m echoing IDIT lectures, I’d prefer not to think about school for another week.
The point is… what is the point? The point is that 2015 was an amazing year. It was unexpected and so full of love and laughter. There’s so much more I can say, but I have to leave for a wedding. It seems fitting that I end my year hopeful, celebrating the love of two awesome friends.
Cheers to… everything. New beginnings, great endings, and all that good stuff that people say on NYE.
I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me.