2016 Reflection

A lot of things have happened this year, and despite the deaths of numerous favorite celebrities, this year has been a good one.

From Pokemon Go, to the discovery of the music from Hamilton, this year has been a whirlwind of experiences. I have made so many new friends, and grown closer to old ones. This fall I learned the basics of Scottish Country Dance, and somehow became the president-in-training of the subsequent club.

This spring, I joined a sisterhood and met an entire new family, which I cannot imagine functioning without. My Harry Potter Fam is one of the standouts of this year, and I absolutely love and would do anything for ANY of them. I have never met a more inclusive and loving group of people <3. I have a Big and GBig, who are now some of my best friends and whom I wouldn’t have met otherwise. I also have an amazing Little, who I can’t wait to explore 2017 with.

In August, I officially started my Etsy shop and I can’t believe how popular it has become! I am so grateful and amazed that I was able to turn a hobby into such a business (even though it will probably give me a headache around tax season).

I am currently pursuing degrees that I find interesting and challenging. Although school is tough, I really enjoy Biochemistry, and can’t wait to see where my interests lead me. I’ve made so many friends through my major, and can’t imagine getting through some of my classes without them (Special shoutout to Brittany for the all-night Hamilton cram session that I will probably remember forever). I am also fortunate enough to be kicking off 2017 with a trip to New Zealand, to explore a new country while studying Marine Biology.

This year, I also lost my MomMom, who gave me a love of reading and crafting things. Even though I’ve missed her for a while now, I know that she is looking down on me.

Looking back on this year, I truly see how fortunate and blessed I am to lead the life I’m living, and I can’t wait to take on 2017!

 

emily