In 2017, I:

(in no particular order)

  • Journeyed on two road trips with good friends: one to and around Joshua Tree, and one down the east coast from NY to FL. Many awesome memories came out of these.
  • Traveled to San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County, Berlin, Zagreb, Split, Ljubljana, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Tampa, Orlando. This is probably the most travel I have done within a year.
  • Got laid off after 11 years in a corporate job, in June. Therefore, I had my first summer break since being in college
  • Attended 3 really fun weddings
  • Earned the TEFL certification to teach English abroad
  • Met many fabulous new people
  • Reunited with tons of old friends
  • Performed my civic duty on the Grand Jury
  • Ran my very first craft fair booth for Apathetic Sheep
  • Relaunched my website to start publishing more photos
  • Attended only 1 concert (times have changed)
  • And of course…uprooting 12+ years of a life and network I built in NYC to try things out here in Europe.

Quite a positive turnaround from a couple of years ago. Many of these things were new challenges in which I had anxieties and doubts that I still continue to struggle with, but know how to manage.

Looking forward to 2018 and whatever it brings!