2017 in review

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting over the past few days and weeks and I really wanted to review my past year. It’s been quite a rollercoaster of a year and has simultaneously been the best and worst year of my life if that makes any sense whatsoever. So, here’s my 2017 in one post

January started off pretty rough because we had to put my dog down. But it ended on a good note because I had finally convinced my family to let me go to Peru.

In February I visited Ohio University for the first time and fell in love with all that Athens and OU had to offer. I immediately could see myself as an OU student and the day of my visit I found out I had been accepted and I was pumped. At this point, however, I still hadn’t made my decision although I sort of always knew I’d end up in Athens

In March I got to see my absolute favorite bands perform live, and was 10 feet away from Brendon Urie. It was a great night with great friends and great music and I am so thankful for one of the best nights of my life

The best month of my life and year. I spent the entire month of April in one of the most amazing places on the entire planet, Peru. I spent is the month with some amazing people, amazing food, amazing views, and some not so amazing sunburns but all in all, April was one of if not the best month of my entire life.

If April wasn’t the best month of life, May took the cake for that. During May, I went to Cusco, climbed Rainbow Mountain, went to Machu Picchu, decided on a university, and adopted my dog, Poppy. The entire month of May was a plethora of great news and amazing memories

Happy Birthday to me! In June, I turned 20 and had a great birthday weekend doing some of my favorite things, registered for my first semester at Ohio University, and went to a few great concerts with some great people.

July was a pretty irrelevant month for me. It was filled with more concerts, which are always fun, but all in all nothing too extravagant. We also started Poppy’s heartworm treatment and I spent a week sleeping on the kitchen floor with my sweet girl. It was rough for her but we made it through

August was my last month at home and filled with a lot of puppy kisses, seeing friends, and a road trip to Tennessee for the eclipse. The month ended with one final road trip to Athens to start school at Ohio University. It was a rough start but I had high hopes for my semester especially since I also got my first real job!

With classes in full swing by September, I joined CHAARG at OU and met amazing people and got a visit from my family. I also got some fish (RIP Adam and Adam the 2nd) with my roommate and we really started to get to know each other!

We got our final batch of fish (that are still living) in October. I also went home for a weekend which was nice to relax and see Poppy. I also donated blood (it was Olivia’s first time), started studying my butt off and got the chance to relax at the end of the month with Halloween.

November started off strong with a visit from my dad for Dad’s weekend, and OU’s first basketball game. I then was lucky enough to become the Treasurer of 4 Paws for Ability on campus, which is an organization that helps match service dogs with those who need them. Most of that month involved studying my but off so it was then nice to destress with a trip home for Thanksgiving. When we got back from break, my sink became filled with sewage and it took a few days, but finally, maintenance was able to give us a sewage-free sink.

What a weird time to meet new people. In December I think I met more people than I had all semester. It was also finals week which kicked my ass and then I was able to further my belief that men are trash (maybe not all men but the ones I attract sure are). Then was Christmas and New Year’s all here we are now,

That’s my 2017, and I loved a lot of it, even though it was one of the most difficult years of my life, it was also one of the best. Can’t wait to see what 2018 holds.

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