January 3, 2016
2015: The Rest of My Year.
On Thursday, I shared with you all the highlights from 2015 that I had for personal fashion and as a blogger. Today's post is going to be a brief recap of what 2015 was like in my life outside of my blog!
I'm sure that most of you don't want to read a very long and detailed month-by-month post chronicling the small, everyday things that for the past year. (That would also take me forever to write!) Instead, I'll just be sharing some of the stand-out memories and experiences that I had in the past year in my personal life that might not have made it to the blog before now. I'll end the post with a few of my favorite personal pictures from 2015!
*For all 12 months out of the year, I came to the stark realization that it sucks to have stronger feelings for someone then they have for you.
*I lived and studied abroad for four weeks.
*The highlight of my year was not my time living abroad... but was instead a five-day internship that I had in May.
*I was captain of my sorority's intramural volleyball team.
*I only swam in the Maine ocean once in Summer 2015- a record low number of times.
*I got to experience my best friend joining my sorority- something that I still tear up thinking about because it was such a joyful time.
*On the note of friendship.... I finally began the process of letting go of a painful friendship "break-up" from my high school years. And got the courage to blog about it at last.
*I had a perfect 21st birthday weekend- the craziest part was sharing two birthday kisses with two boys whose names I never learned (something very outside my comfort zone if you know me).
*On the note of my birthday- this is the year that I first started traveling alone and also traveling with friends. This is possibly my favorite part out of all of being 21. #freedom
*Even though parts of 2015 definitely got a little crazy and I surprised myself... at the same time, I also continued to stay true to many of my values, and gained more confidence in doing this.
*I had my first (and last) college Halloween experience.
*I had my first 4.0 semester in college- many previous semesters I came very close, but for Fall 2015 I finally achieved it!
*I was a presenter at the annual Student Life Awards at my college in the spring, along with one of my best guy friends.
*On the same day as the Student Life Awards, very early in the morning, I scored well at the Lilly For Target launch.
*I was inducted into four honor societies at my college.
*I pulled off my most epic April Fool's prank yet... by surprising one of my best friends with a trip home for Easter Weekend.
*After four semesters, I had my last day at my incredible internship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in December 2015.
*I visited 12 different airports over the course of the year (in three different countries)!
*For the first time in my life, I can truly say that I have best friends. And this is a gift.
.....And most importantly.....
*I had a huge surprise this fall when I found out from my academic advisor that it actually was possible for me to graduate college on-time, in May 2016!! After spending previous six months thinking that this was impossible due to the fact that I had transferred schools after my first year, this was shocking news to me. I still can't believe that I'll be in the real world in just four months!
Not necessarily in order, some of my favorite moments from 2015:
Here's the 2016 being a year that's as full of growth and sweet memories!
xoxo Miss ALK