A Lot Can Change In A Year.

This time last year, I was on the cusp of getting engaged to a good friend, but not the right person. I was running a lot. I had just started climbing. I was filling out job applications for the summer that would change my life.

In 2013, I went from being afraid of the future to embracing it, and backflipping right in without quite knowing what was under me.

I became an Island Mate, both a job and a lifestyle that fit me better than any I’ve ever had. I gained a new family at the Brinton Center, one that will never fade.

I finished a significant chapter of my life in 2013 – my marching band career. Actually just now, I threw out my college marching shoes. They were worn from four years of driving it across collegiate and professional football fields across the United States, and from performances in two foreign countries. My eight years of marching had a strong influence on my life, and even though I may never pick up my saxophone again, I will never forget the feeling that it brings.

In 2013, I may or may not have fractured my ankle and I may or may not have made a huge mistake by not properly addressing it when it happened.

In 2013, I met a boy who unexpectedly became a large part of my life.

and in 2014, we will take on more great adventures.

As I prepare for my New Years Eve festivities, I am also preparing to embark on a backpacking trip in Costa Rica. Right after that, I will be visiting my family in Connecticut, and then immediately meeting my guy’s family in Chicago.

By February, I will be in Florida, where my new chapter will open via an internship in one of the places that I love the most,  and I can say with no doubt in my heart that I am so excited.

This blog is one that I will use to document my (almost) post collegiate adventures, of which there will be many. Photos and stories will be posted when I have them, and have them I will.