So 2017 is almost over, but I’ve been reallll deep in my external hard drives, finally backing up all of my photos onto Google Photos, which means a real fun trip down memory lane of 2016.
This was accompanied by many exits into backroads and secret alleyways into high school, middle school, and even some grade school photos. Those we can save for another post. Or never. (Or maybe upon request, if you ask nicely enough.)
2016 was a wild, confusing, and exciting year for a surplus of reasons. I was all over the place — literally and metaphorically — and experienced a pretty solid range of emotions.
I held five different jobs: I started the year unemployed. I got back onto the sports broadcasting track, commuting up to Connecticut to call high school basketball games various days of the week. I picked up a waitressing job in downtown Manhattan to help make ends meet. The free burgers were a huge bonus. And also delicious.
I also walked dogs for Wag! People literally pay you to spend time with their fluffer nugget. Done aaaand done.
I joined back up with the NBC Sports team in June to work in production for the Rio 2016 Olympics, eventually heading down to Brazil for three weeks. Two weeks after that, in the first week of September, I moved to LA to start working for Nike.
Here’s a look back at 2016 and everything that came with it.
J A N U A R Y
trips to the Met to avoid the biting New York winter
an MLK day weekend spent visiting friends in Montreal, Canada
starting work in South Street Seaport
F E B R U A R Y
a full weekend of activities planned by B to both celebrate and finish my 101 things in 1001 days list, including visiting the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and a show on Broadway (read about it here!)
M A R C H
a trip to Washington, DC, with best friends to see the legendary cherry blossoms in the spring (VIDEO)
A P R I L
discovering new alcoves within NYC and a wedding in Connecticut
M A Y
a trip back to the San Juan Islands for Easter with the family
J U N E
seeing Beyonce in concert at Citi Field, celebrating B’s birthday with kayaking on the Hudson, and starting production work with the USA gymnastics team (Gabby Douglas!!) in St. Louis
J U L Y
visiting S in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and exploring Chinatown and Little Italy with DK
A U G U S T
going to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Rio Olympics
S E P T E M B E R
O C T O B E R
slowing down a little bit and exploring the neighborhoods of LA
N O V E M B E R
roller blading at Moonlight Roller Disco and spending Thanksgiving in Northern California
D E C E M B E R
ended 2016 with the Seahawks Color Rush game in Seattle and a college best friend’s wedding
And now, 2017 will be coming to a close in just three months. In the meantime, look out for a new 101 things in 1001 days list, more posts about Cuba and maybe even a resurrection of weekend digestions.