Year In Review

2016 was a year of dreams.

Fulfilling dreams. Finding new ones.

2016 brought me many of the best experiences and people I have ever known.  This year was crazy, yes, but I would be a fool to tell you it was anything less than my best year yet.  The seven months I spent living in Florida at the beginning of the year were my happiest thus far.  I was constantly filled with awe at the fact that I was living the life I had yearned and ached for for so long.  My Disney dream came true this year, and with it came the realization of the dreams I had of finding my truest friends.  I can honestly say that I am finishing this year with a heart that is heavy with gratitude, nostalgia, and excitement for the future.  Thank you, 2016.  You have been vastly underappreciated and I will miss (most of) you.

What does 2017 bring?  In 2017, I will be graduating college (finally!!!).  I will be chasing my dream of working for the Walt Disney Company.  I plan to do more photo shoots and create more images for you guys; I've been holding onto so many ideas that I can't wait to bring to life!  I will be introducing a new blog post schedule and adding an education series to my website.  I will be traveling to new places and meeting new people and documenting every good and bad moment along the way.  I will be making things happen for myself and living my best life.  You determine whether your year is excellent or sub-par, so go out there and make it great.

For my final blog post of 2016, I put together just a handful of my favorite photos and memories from the past year.  I really can't convey to you how challenging this was for me; I think I took a record number of photos this year and narrowing them down was a struggle, to say the least.  However, looking through these brought me so many laughs (and a few tears) and I'm thankful I got to close the year this way.

As always, leave any comments at the end with any questions or criticisms or praise you might have.  I love hearing from you guys!  Hoping you had a great 2016 and wishing you an even better 2017.

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"The people you love will change you.
The things you have learned will guide you.
And nothing on earth can silence
the quiet voice still inside you."

- 'I am Moana' from Disney's Moana