It’s been a crazy year of traveling, exploring, life lessons and learnings as I finished my sophomore year and started taking classes towards my major in my junior year. If you haven’t yet you can see my year in review for 2016.
To start off the year, and to celebrate the new year on January 1st my family boarded a plane and headed towards sunny Mexico for six days. An entire week in a paradise of being in the sun, cliff jumping, kayaking and lots of chips and homemade guacamole. I had so much fun spending quality time with my family before I headed back to school for the second semester of the school year.
I also celebrated my 20th birthday at the end of January, another year older.
In March I went to Washington D.C. over spring break after not visiting since my 8th-grade tour trip, and I had fallen back in love with the city. I got to see the Lincoln Memorial and several other monuments while eating some great food, you can see everything in my travel post.
April I went home for a weekend for Easter since going to school in January, and of course I came back and had to visit one of the best places in Detroit to get donuts.
In May I was lucky enough to go to a Pirates game with my Grandma and mom when they came to visit once the semester was over. I had so much fun cheering on my pirates and exploring the city.
June I watched my baby sister play her last softball game along with graduate from high school. I can’t believe how long it been since I was in high school, and that my sister officially graduated and was moving on to bigger and brighter things, like attending college in Kentucky.
A Lot of June was spending time working, exploring new restaurants in Detroit and watching my brother play baseball on the weekend.
In July I flew out to the Hawai’i and spend a week on the Big Island, spending my time between Kona and Hilo. I had such a blast exploring, and trying new food. I also got some breathtaking photos and videos and some memories that will last a lifetime, like having a turtle brushed against my leg while I was swimming. I also went hiking to see an active volcano and that was an awesome experience.
In August I wrapped up my summer by spending a lot of time with friends before I packed up my things again, and headed back to college. I spent a lot of long nights at American Eagle putting out their fall line, meeting new people and trying the Custard Hut for the first time. It’s one of the best ice cream sandwiches I have ever eaten.
September was full of friends, college, finance and football. Lots of college football, rainy days and tailgating. I found a new long for school and spending time with my new roommates. All five of us bonded instantaneously and soon I was wrapped up in family dinners, and movie nights and weekends with the girls.
October was school, school, and more school, my classes this semester were challenging but worth it, so most my time was spent studying. I did have a few fun fall activities, such as going Downtown and visiting a waterfall.
November was a time to be thankful, and I loved spending a week at home with family and friends. I had visited more friends in that one week then a did all summer, and for some reason, my parents were really proud of me.
December I finished finals and ended my fall semester with a 3.0, while it was not as high as I was hoping I will take the win when I get one. I have enjoyed working, spending time with my parents, going to basketball games, supporting my brother and playing board games.
I seriously am looking forward to the new year, I ended on 2017 on a great note and look forward to keeping the cycle going into the new year. I have such a positive attitude and outlook on the year ahead and can’t wait to see what it holds.
Spreading Sprinkles & Sparkles,