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2016 tested my limits. I lost friends, love, my ACL...but I have come back from it all so strong and ended 2016 with new friends, a new boy, and a new knee. I am so grateful for everything this life has put me through in my 21 years and I am so embarrassingly happy with who I am right now. Life is good, friends. 2017 should be killer.
Hoping for a year filled with adventures, laughter, good beer, and stoke. Cheers, ladies!
2016 had shit go down, and some amazing experiences. In early 2016 my boyfriend got extremely ill in germany and nearly died. It was awful, but I learned I can deal with serious shit in a super adult way.
I got us out of Europe and back to the states safely and with him in a small window of feeling okayish. I worked WCS10 and met some amazing people and became friends with team Canada (got to be an honorary Canadian!!)
I got kicked out of school- for the second time. I had field school in Ireland and got to actually practice archeology.
I successfully appealed my suspension and got math dropped from my degree, changed my degree and actually have a path to graduation despite my disability. So many things happen this year, and I'm excited to see what happens in 2017.
**This post was edited on Jan 3rd 2017 at 1:08:48am
I agree, 2016 was all over the godamn map... But ultimately, there was a lot of positives!
Got to travel to Japan with my bf- saw some of the craziest shit, ate some mighty fine food, and skied some of the best pow. I finally pulled my shit together and applied for law school.. And somehow got in. Although it's a lot of work, I actually really like school, I've met some pretty amazing people, and I'm stoked to be on this path.
I'm excited to see what 2017 brings, already have some epic adventures in the works!
I went to Whistler for the first time, met a couple people there who I still keep in touch with. I had the time of my life skiing powder and hanging out with new people.
I drove across the country with friends and back by myself which is something I never thought I would do. I camped out in the woods for a week in Oregon and skied Hood for the first time. Also didn't shower for upwards of 10 days and don't think I smelled that bad.
I went through the application/interview process for a job at Windells. I put in so many hours into that thing to make it as perfect as possible. Made a cheesy video. Ended up getting a call for an interview. It was crazy just to have the chance to be interviewed. I ended up getting the job and it was the best experience of my life. I met so many great people and many of them I am honored to now call my friends. I woke up stoked every morning at 7:15am to work and/or ski(if you knew me, this is super fuckin unusual lol). I became a lot more talkative and started to get over some mental/social issues I've had for quite some time. I also got word that I will be going back next summer as a manager, which is kind of crazy. Hard work DOES pay off!
I started my "major" classes and fucking love them. I got a 4.0 this semester and It feels good.
2016 was probably the most rewarding year of my life. I hope 2017 can keep up!! (implying years can do that lol)
I started babysitting in the summer for a awesome surfing family for the summer and they want me back next summer so $$$$$$.
I started my senior year (of high school) so senioritis with ski season is in full effect.
I had my first trip out to Colorado since I was a baby. We went over xmas to Copper which was sweet bc Woodward, but my brother had high altitude sickness pretty bad his lung tore and him and my mom spent xmas eve in Denver, then he took a 50 hour train ride since he couldn't fly to get back to Rhode Island. It was a crazy trip but I got to ski one day with him and check out my first house so it was sick. I miss CO so bad now, but at least I won't have to wait another 16 years to go back.
Overall, 2016 was good but I am so fucking ready to leave high school and start that college life in 2017.