Thursday, December 31, 2015


Originally, I wasn't going to do one of these posts because I had already poured out a lot of feelings last week and don't worry, I don't have much else to say. It's just that we're coming up on one year of this blog, and I have a lot of thoughts about it moving forward, but it wouldn't feel right if I didn't at least pause for a moment to take a look back.

I'm not a person who sees a particular year as being different from any of the others. There are ups and downs, and sometimes more of one than the other. It wouldn't feel right to classify one year as "bad" because so many good things also happened, and vice versa. However, after following in the footsteps of everyone else on your social media feeds, I did my #2015BestNine on Instagram and couldn't help but notice, surprisingly for the first time, that this year was pretty fucking good.

This kind of collage comes with all the usual caveats of social media, of course. I didn't Instagram the things that weren't so great, but I can comfortably say that all my low moments this year were productive in moving me towards something better. A horrible day in otherwise wonderful Boston prompted my decision to move to New York, a series of missteps and rejected phone calls helped me figure out and rediscover the important people and friends in my life, and the disappointment I felt when I graduated college without any kind of honors pushed me to work harder than I ever had before to land what I can safely say is my dream job in the new year. Okay, gross, I'm stopping now.

Pretty much all of these happy moments are captured above, with a few donuts and pottery thrown in. That seems about right.


  1. I am quite certain I'll learn lots of new stuff the following! All the best for another! That is very Push-ups are hard enough – don’t make life harder by writing your own resume too interesting place.

  2. there is definitely nothing wrong about putting yourself out there. you do it quite well and besides i love reading about you. makes me want to be brave too