Obligatory year-end recap

First of all, what? I actually am writing another post that has nothing to do with NaBloPoMo?? What is this sorcery? Boredom. That’s what.


As I start writing this, there’s about an hour left before we reach 2016 over here on the east coast, and I figured that there was no better time to recap 2015 than in my usual fashion: Last minute.

“I mean, have I even accomplished anything this year?” I wonder to myself as I realize that I’ve been sitting in the same chair, wearing the same shorts and shirt all day while I binged Making a Murderer on Netflix. And as I look around my apartment, I have no shame in knowing that I just finished off a whole bottle of wine and microwaved a hot dog to eat.

This, my friends, is the image of an adult.

So, in the fashion of my dear Hannah’s post In With The New, here is a quick recap of my entire year highlighting the coolest thing(s) I did each month of 2015:

January: My sister and I drove in the dark to some random city in the woods for my dad’s best friend’s step son’s wedding. Worth it.IMG_3102

February: This was a shit month. I lost one of the most important kids in my entire life and watched my future unfold in a weird way.

March: I traveled to New Jersey to see JJ and Gettysburg, PA to see Lauren over spring break and re-ignited my love for the east coast.

April: I defended my final thesis project of grad school and had all of my paperwork signed for graduation!

May: I graduated with my master’s in Counseling and Student Affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Yay! Also, DSC_0138English Ben came to visit!

June: I started my job as the director of Evan’s Support and I moved into an apartment off campus and lived by myself and paid rent for the first time in what felt like forever. Woo adulting!

July: I went camping in Elbow Lake for the 4th of July. Just like I have every year for 25 years.DSC_0142

August: I went on a hell of a road trip with Chad. 10 states in 8 days with a whole mess of breweries along the way.

September: I tried the Thrive challenge and noticed no difference in my body’s reaction to life. Not for me, folks.

IMG_6411October: I went to Itasca State Park for the first time and had quite the hike with miss Hannah. I climbed to the top of that damn fire watch tower like a damn champion!

November: I turned 25 and accepted a job at Curry College!

December: I (i.e. my father) packed up my car and my sister and I drove all the way from Minnesota for me to move to Milton, Massachusetts!IMG_6795

So, yeah! I DID accomplish stuff this year! But I can honestly say that 2015 was one of the toughest years of my life and I’m welcoming 2016 with open arms.

My life is a rollercoaster that only goes up, my friends.

Stay tuned for more shenanigans in the future. 🙂

So until next time,




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