Goodbye 2014!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I love looking back throughout the year to pick out all the good things that happened (here's the one I did in 2013!) It's so easy to hold on to bad days, so putting this together makes me appreciate being able to even go to all these different places and be with friends and loved ones.

Here are a couple of things I ate, saw and did during 2014:

In the middle of January, my boyfriend and I joined two of our friends for a trip to Disneyland (no surprise there!) and stopped at Snow Monster for dessert. It was a HUGE plate of shaved ice, but so yummy. Before I left for the trip, I was able to share a meal with a long-time good friend (hi Mel!) Yes, those are chips in my sandwich :p My boyfriend and I also drove across the new Bay Bridge, which was a first for me.

My boyfriend and I shared our third Valentine's Day together at Left Bank in Santana Row and in March, we celebrated a good friend's birthday at Yard House! One the first day of June, we built my bookshelf :) We were also able to take one of my younger brothers, Matt, to Disneyland for his first time! He really enjoyed it. Mel and I hung out again at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and ate some REALLY delicious honey toast.

In August, I celebrated my 22nd birthday at Mama's in San Francisco for breakfast. I was also able to meet Jandy Nelson, Nina LaCour and Gayle Forman at a book signing (much excitement). In September, I watched Wicked for the second time with my four of my friends! I loved it just as much as the first time. In October, the advertising team I was a part of joined together and played in a wiffleball tournament at school. I'm pretty sure this was the first time I was part of a sports team and actually enjoyed myself :p

In October, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series on the same day I received my copy of 1989! In November, my boyfriend and I shared our third anniversary together at Arcadia (their fries were DELICIOUS). At the beginning of December, Stephanie and I went to Mix 106.5's Very Merry Mixer and saw Matt Nathanson, Andy Grammer and American Authors (MY NEW FAVORITE) in concert. I always have so much fun with her :p Before classes ended, the campaign I worked on with three others in my advertising class won the Blue Cow Award. I also graduated from university so now I'm a free woman, woohoo!

I hope 2014 was a great year for you — but here's to 2015 being even better :)


  1. I love this visual recap of your year! And you picked such great photos to highlight the moments. I'm just going to see Wicked tomorrow by the way- I've seen it before, but it's the kind of show I can see again and again! :) It looks like you had such a fun and productive time, I hope you have just as much fun this year as well!

  2. Thank you, Charlene! I totally agree about Wicked, I listen to the soundtrack all the time :p I love that we always talk about musicals together! I haven't watched many at all, but which would you consider your favorite? Or top three favorites?

  3. Oh favorites - that is a hard question! Definitely The Sound of Music... and I'll say Jane Eyre (of course!) and The Scarlet Pimpernel, which is based on the book. Which musicals have you seen? Do you have a favorite?

  4. I've only watched Wicked and Elf live, but I really want to watch Into the Woods either live or at the movies (still haven't done that yet! Ahh!) I didn't know Jane Eyre was a musical! Of course you'd love that one :p