2016- Your Year in Review

I hope I’m not breaking any copyright laws with stealing this title from Facebook.

I chose this title for today’s post because that is exactly what I want to do today for you, recap 2016 and talk about where I want to go with 2017. Here’s the irony in the situation though: I have refused to click on Facebook’s video for my year because I don’t want to remember just what I shared on Facebook. I want to remember all the things that happened.

I will be posting one month pre day through December 31st. Then, I will post my New Year’s Resolutions (or Commitments) on January 1st. Cheers to the New Year!


I went to Harrisburg to visit one of my best friends for my birthday weekend. This was a great reunion for us, as it was the first time we saw each other since we parted ways after undergrad. It was also a time when I was fairly removed from social media because I was enjoying our time together. I wasn’t focused on taking chances to post to Facebook, I was focused on us enjoying our time together. I do have some saved snapchat photos that I will refrain from posting here though.

This trip started my year off very well. It put me in a great mindset for new beginnings and remembering what matters to keep you pushing through. I went on some fun adventures with my friend, but we also just stayed inside and knit together while watching Bridesmaids. It’s interesting what details I can remember from that trip, and how I cannot even remember similar things from last week. That right there tells you just how special it was. We made memories, and we didn’t share them with the rest of the world. We wrapped them up all nice and tight for ourselves.

I can honestly say I do not remember what I received for my birthday last year, and it doesn’t matter. I felt special and loved and that was all I really cared about when it came down to it. That’s all that really matters at the end of any day, or experience. And I am glad that I had the opportunity to feel so much love.


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3 thoughts on “2016- Your Year in Review

  1. Your visit was a highlight of my year! I did stereotype you during that visit because I assumed that since you were from the Midwest you would love going to the Farm Show (but it is the largest indoor agricultural expo in America). I went back through my Fitbit records, and I walked the most with you than I ever had up to that point. Thanks for helping my recovery, but physical and mental.


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