2016 was definitely a learning year for me. It was pretty much a total roller coaster, to be honest. There were so many ups and downs along the way (although sometimes it felt like more downs than ups), and I’m really hoping for 2017 to be a little bit smoother. I had a couple of internships that I learned a lot from, and although they weren’t exactly what I’d hoped, they really shaped me in terms of where I want to take my career. Even though it’s been hard bouncing around from internship to internship and feeling like I’m on a perpetual job hunt, I feel like I finally know what I want (for the most part), and that in itself is a miracle. Hopefully in 2017 I’ll nail down a job, and at least that stress will be over!
That being said, there were a ton of amazing things that happened this year! I traveled a lot, which was my favorite part by far. I went on my first ski trip, went to Palm Springs, Denver, SLO, Hawaii, and of course Europe! Our Europe trip was probably the highlight of my entire year. I’m so happy that we were able to go, because I mean, how often can you take a month off to run around Europe?! We made more memories than I can count, and I feel so, so grateful. I’m so lucky I got to fit in so much travel this year, and I hope to continue the trend in 2017.
Another highlight of my year happened right here with the blog! The beginning of the year wasn’t my best blogging wise, but I can’t believe how far I’ve come since January. I finally feel organized and confident with my blogging, which is something I’ve really struggled with in the past. I was able to connect with a lot of other bloggers in my community this year, which has been super inspirational for me. I’ve also had some amazing collaborations, which is really exciting!
Here are a few of my favorites from the blog this year (click on the photo to take you straight to the blog post)!
Thank you so much for following along on this journey with me! It means so much to me.
Cheers to an even more amazing 2017!