year of things

Last year I made a tweet about how I wanted to spend more money on things rather than tangible items. I think this year I did a pretty good job of doing just that.

 That's not to say I didn't buy anything extravagant. I treated myself to a lens (or two) and makeup palettes along the way, but I strived to spend less in the stores and more on life itself.

What exactly did I do this year? Let's review...

JANUARY: went kayaking, went out to a club for the first time, and finished a sketchbook that's been in the works since 2009 and a stool. Stool only took a year, though.

FEBRUARY: went out to a club with family this time, also got my first tattoo in memory of my Nana.

MARCH: had the most spontaneous spring break of my life, including going to Gainesville and Tampa to visit friends on a whim, camped in a tent, and started going to the gym on a semi-regular basis.

APRIL: interviewed for a position I didn't end up getting (that's alright, there were apparently other plans in the works for me), and did my first "walk for" something

MAY: drove to North Carolina for a quick vacation (ended up being a bust), went to see Fall Out Boy in Chicago and stayed with a long time internet friend. Ended up not getting killed (your mileage may vary on this one, turns out I just pick great people)

JUNE: went on some day cruise thing with my daddy, not much else this month besides working and going to classes a bunch

JULY: went to see fireworks at Baldwin Park, had a fancy schmancy housewarming dinner party with the best of friends, and puppy-sat for an entire week in another state (with no injuries! HECK YEAH)

AUGUST: went home to visit my sister's cute kitten a lot, had a fancy wine and cheese party, applied for a job...

SEPTEMBER: the job I applied for in August, saw my best friend's wedding venue for the first time, went to a music festival in another city, then went to a music festival in another state.

OCTOBER: flew on a plane from a bajillion years ago, saw the Lumineers in concert with my best friend 

NOVEMBER: took an impromptu trip to New Jersey to surprise my aunt for her 40th birthday, then took a long leisurely drive to North Carolina for Thanksgiving, ended the month with a night out that included birds, beer and karaoke.

DECEMBER: I've been in New York for essentially all of this month, so just being here suits my resolution. I've seen so much family and had so many great days it's hard to narrow it down.

I hope you all have a safe and happy new year's eve and good luck with those resolutions! As for me, I'll stick to the one I made last year. I think it worked out fairly well for me :)


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