I realize it’s like.. the end of January already. But I had been working on this post since like… May. And then I went ahead and forgot to post it. But dammit all I’m gonna post it anyway.
Here is a list of things that made 2014 (even though it was a super shitty year) great.
Got to be single – This is maybe the most significant transformation for me. Being single allowed me to grow and evolve as a person and experience life in a totally new light. I embraced my independence and freedom. Here’s a picture of me with the only boy I’ll ever need :P
Finished 1st year Kin on Dean’s List. Which was amazing. I enjoyed almost all my classes and I feel like I learned a lot. I really laid out a good foundation for the rest of my bachelors degree.
This is just before taking a Bio Final.
And this is me studying for an Anatomy Final.
I went to the Dominican Republic for a family trip and studied for Physiology there.
I rode a pirate ship! This was a lot of fun.
I shot a gun! (It was terrifying and kind of neat) It was a friend’s birthday, and she really wanted to shoot paper.
Got into UBC Vancouver! A feat in and of itself I believe. There were 120 spots and I got in. And now! I can finish my bachelors and not be stuck after two years at a college.
My lovely friends at Jiu Jitsu gave me a mini celebration for my birthday when I was feeling down about being 25.
And then my other friend took me out for beer!
I rediscovered how frickin’ awesome Vancouver is.
I went to Busker Fest and saw a ton of amazing people do amazing things.
Started fall term at UBC with most of the classes I wanted
Went to France – Two awful things happened and it was still the best two weeks of my life.
Worked during the summer. Which is good because after becoming single I had a shit load of legal bills and what not to deal with before finally being free.
I also landed a gig back at one of my favourite studios to work part time while studying
I got to watch the Canada Day Fireworks!
Met The American, and made frequent trips over the border. :)
He even came up to watch the Celebration of Light! (And that was an amazing weekend)
Nearly OD’d on homemade cold brew coffee every morning of the summer. Worth it.
I bought myself a brand new bike! I named it Grover.
Before I quit BJJ, I got a stripe on my blue belt!
Went to Portland…twice! – Another perk of being single is I get to go where I want, when I want essentially. So I finally made the trek down to Portland to see my buddy Lo!
And watched my first football game
I painted something pretty! And attempted to paint more after this.
Officially changed my name.
Hurt my knee but got it fixed! Well, sorta. I rehabbed it myself (and it’s doing well so far), and I have an MRI apt in Feb.