A Year In Review: 2018 In Photos

December 30, 2018

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday and enjoyed some time with your family and friends. It’s crazy how fast this year has seemed to fly by. I’ve seen a lot of people doing something like this on their Instagram stories, and I thought that it would be fun to do something like it on the blog where I would go into a little more detail. 
I hope you all get a chance this weekend to reflect on your own 2018 and look at all you’ve accomplished this year. If you had goals for the year, revisit them and see how you did, revise them and get ready to kill 2019. If you didn’t have any goals for 2018, think about making some for 2019 and have your best year yet.


In January I rung in the New Year with my BFF after finding out I got my first (and so far only) 4.0 GPA! It was a little questionable how I was going to do in my biochemistry class, so finding out I got an A in that class and all my others was such a great feeling and a great way to start off 2018


Honestly I had a little trouble finding something for this month. It was pretty uneventful, just trying to get into the grove of the new semester and planning March’s spring break trip.


In March, over spring break I got to go to Disney world for the very 1st time at 19 years old. It was also my first time on a plane and my first time in the sunny state of Florida. I felt like such a little kid in Magic Kingdom and even though we only spent one day there it was totally magical. I cannot wait until I get to go back, hopefully someday soon. We also took a road trip around the state and got to see everything from Miami to Key West to Tamps before making it back to Orlando for our flight home 


In April my car (aka Stacy) got in her first (reported) accident while I was playing with this sweet little pup and his brother. I went to go see my best friend at school and left my car at a friends house came back to find one of my rear lights missing. Two weeks later I got my car back and looks as good as new. Until we noticed the back window was leaking because they put the window lining back on inside out. April was not my luckiest month to say the least. 


I graduated with my Associates degree in my after competing my 2 year honors program at my first college and finalized my transfer plans for the fall. I also helped my best friend of 18 years celebrate her 20th birthday and we both got ready to work together at the summer camp I’ve been going to since I was a kid and working at for the past 4 years.


June was filled with lots of fun “stay action” adventures. I spent lots of days poolside at my aunts house, went paddle boarding on the lake, went on a few hikes with friends and spent lots of time in downtown Saratoga in between training for my job. I also asked for a promotion for the first time, which was super nerve racking but ended up working out and being so rewarding for me. 


July was spent working in some of the hottest weeks we’ve had in upstate New York in a while. I spent as much time as possible on my friend’s boat, including the 4th of July which was the perfect weather this year. I also took a family vacation to Cape Cod where I got hooked on Mary Lou’s Coffee per recommendation of Maggie MacDonald. If any Mary Lou’s executives are reading this, please open some stores in Long Island. We spent as much time as possible at the beach, I got so sunburnt that I could hardly even move (reapply your sunscreen kids!!) and finished reading The Godfather. We also spent a day on Nantucket where I found Aunt Leah’s Fudge Shop, obviously had to buy something and played the most stylish corn hole outside the Lilly Pulitzer store. 


August was spent trying to cram in as many summer activities as I could before I got ready to head of to my new school at the end of the month. I went to the race track a few times, went to lots of Farmer’s Markets and pinned lots of dorm inspiration. I was super nervous to be so far away from home but after a few days and with he help of my amazing roommate everything turned out just fine. 


In September I went home to celebrate my 20th birthday with my best friends. I still can’t believe the I’ve been alive for 2 decades; most days I feel like I’m still 16 years old. 


October held lots more drives and train rides home for different things, including a Justin Timberlake concert. He is such a talented performer, even if you don’t know many of his songs you’d find something to enjoy at his concerts. My best friend and I also came back home for Halloween, when we were both planning on dressing up as different animals, until last minute she decided she wanted to dress up in a Christmas sweater and Santa hat and we somehow turned into Santa and one of his reindeer. 


My mom, aunt and cousin met my roommate and I in the city to go see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. I hadn’t seen it since I was little and feel asleep half way through and they have added so much more technical effects that the show was truly magical. It had also been a few years since I had been to the city, so getting to go again was great and I hope I get more opportunities next semester. 


I spent a little too much time fueling my Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A addictions while finishing up my first semester at my new school. Finals were a little rough for a minute there but I pulled through with better grades than I thought I would, still waiting on my final GPA though. Being away from home for the weeks leading up to Christmas made coming home and the holiday that much more special this year

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