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10 Things I Loved About 2017

As the ball was dropping on New Year’s Eve, I had one hope for 2018: Please be better than 2017. It seems like everybody had a terrible year, and I was including myself in that. Sure: Last year did have some great moments, but some events and situations had me so grateful for 2017’s demise.

In truth, I had been putting off writing this post because I really didn’t want to take a stroll through 2017. But I am oh so glad that I did because it turns out that I had a bang-up year. A huge smile crept across my face as I was scrolling through photos on my phone. ‘This couldn’t have happened last year,’ I thought to myself. But the timestamps can’t lie.

Was I really putting this much stock in what I perceived as all of the negatives that came along with 2017? Indeed, I had been. ‘For 2018, I can’t let this happen again,’ I demanded of myself. So to help make sure I don’t forget how good 2017 had been to me, here’s a list of the things I loved about the year.

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A Fresh Start

I should explain. About a year ago, after having been mostly M.I.A. for two years, I shared an update on my personal life and what I had been up to during that time. This update was intended to be…

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Changes

Considering it’s been two years since my last real entry, I’d say that I’m long overdue for an update on my life. So here goes: 2015 In March of 2015, I accepted an offer to work as a graphic…

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She knows my name!

Two very good friends of mine went to Disney recently and met the best princess ever, Princess Ariel. Shortly after, they sent me this. I flipped out.…

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A Look Back

The late Marina Keegan helped me come to a paramount realization about my life this year: it really is just beginning. Let me explain. I was reading her essay, The Opposite of Loneliness, and this paragraph very nearly leapt off the page…

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The Villains of All Hallow’s Eve

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favorite movie is Disney’s The Little Mermaid. For one, because it’s the best movie ever created. So for this year’s Halloween festivities, like Taylor, I brought it back to 1989 and…

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Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Picking

I am bad at directions. It is statistically proven that if you add another person to help me find my way around – with a map or without – I will increase our odds of getting lost. A quick…

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Adventures in Subway Artwork

I have never been a fan of public transportation. One time as I was making my way home from a particularly grueling day at high school, I was on the train leaning against the wall and the train doors…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

At Open House New York last year, Andy and I learned of “Nothing to Hide,” the magic show directed by Neil Patrick Harris. We had planned to go, but we weren’t entirely sure if he would be performing himself…

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Moose Sighting

I’m currently on vacation in New Hampshire with my boyfriend and his family, and last night we went on a Moose Tour by Pemi Valley Tours. Here’s what we saw minus a few deer. Such an exciting night!…