This year has been a whirlwind of craziness, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I got to have some pretty awesome experiences as well, such as getting my first real full-time job, seeing some of my favorite bands front-row for free, met Jimmy Fallon at a random shop in New Hampshire, saw a couple awesome stand-up comedians perform live (Aziz Ansari & Nick Swardson), and traveled to places I had never been before all around New England. I even accomplished most of my goals that I wrote out in January (easing off social media was a total fail)! Although there were a few hardships (some I’m still dealing with), 2014 was pretty good to me.
Goals accomplished: Got a full-time job, made healthy choices (i.e. drank more water, started jogging, skipped cake at office birthdays, etc.), read more books, made an effort to see more friends, travel to a new place, post more consistently (for the most part, hehe).
Places traveled: Cape Cod, MA – Boston, MA – Cambridge, MA – Charlestown, MA – Portsmouth, NH – Ogunquit, ME – Seabrook, NH – Lake Winnipesaukee, NH – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene, TX – New York City, NY – Ludlow, Vermont
Music artists seen live: The 1975, Grouplove, MS MR, Foster the People, American Authors, Echosmith, The Colourist, Aloe Blacc, The Kooks, Smallpools, Bad Rabbits, The Ceremonies
Books read: A Dance with Dragons (took half the year, lol), The Fault in Our Stars, Rework, Mystic River, The Hedge Knight series, Bossypants
List of “firsts”: held Grumpy Cat, tried macaroons and a lobster roll, went sledding, made a snow angel, drank beer at Wurstfest, saw the play Oklahoma, climbed the Bunker Hill Monument, explored the Game of Thrones exhibit, stalked Bill Nye the Science Guy down 6th street (lol), swung on a mini wrecking ball, got lost in a corn maze, moved into my first house, went camping, was a bridesmaid, met Childish Gambino, played TopGolf, met Jimmy Fallon
Excited for next year: SXSW, Valentine’s Day Boston trip, possible Eurotrip (?? fingers crossed), my 25th birthday, new season of Game of Thrones, new Jurassic Park movie
And just for fun, here’s a summary of my year in photos: