Looking Back at 2016

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What a year 2016 has been.

I officially declared my English major and became my advisor’s research assistant. I completed my freshman year of college and embarked on my sophomore year. I spent a rainy day in New York City with friends and stood outside of The Room Where It Happens. I said goodbye to some amazing graduating seniors and hello so some excited (and nervous!) freshmen. I got a new dog named Eddie. I worked at a local Child Advocacy Center over the summer and tried Japanese food for the first time (two thumbs up!). I lived with an incredible roommate who also happens to be one of my best friends in the whole world. I saw Of Monsters and Men and Florence and the Machine perform live. I watched as the United States presidential election took an… interesting turn. I went to my first ever Comic Con and had a blast dressing up as Spock. My mom and I went to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert for the eighth year in a row. I took classes that inspired me, challengedΒ me, and made me grow as both a student and human. I came home to discover that my beloved dog Melody had passed away. I laughed, I cried, I worked, I danced, I hugged, I smiled, and I appreciated.

2016

Through the many ups and downs that 2016 brought, I was fortunate enough to have an amazing group of family and friends supporting me along the way. To every family member, friend, professor, fellow blogger, and stranger who has made me smile over the past year: I am so, so grateful.Β 

And to you: Thank you from the tip of my pen and the bottom of my bookcase for reading my blog! I can’t express how much each and every one of you mean to me. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. ❀

It’s been a wild ride, 2016. Let’s hope 2017 is even better.

Happy New Year!

Yours,

HOLLY

17 responses to “Looking Back at 2016”

  1. Happy New Year, Holly! Here’s to an even more awesome 2017 πŸŽ‰

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    1. Thank you!! Happy New Year to you as well πŸ™‚

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  2. Looks like you had an amazing year! πŸ™‚ I would die if I got to stand in front of the Richard Rogers! I’m so sorry about your do though. πŸ˜₯ But I hope you have a great 2017! Best wishes ❀

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    1. Going to the Richard Rodgers was such a cool experience!! I’m so glad I went πŸ™‚ Thank you, and happy new year!!

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  3. Amen! happy new Year dear!

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you as well! πŸ™‚

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  4. You have done a lot. Let’s hope for even more in 2017

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy New Year! I’m envious that you saw Of Monsters and and Florence! I’m sorry about your pup. 😦

    I hope you have a wonderful 2017!

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    1. Florence and Of Monsters and Men are SO GOOD live– I definitely recommend seeing either (or both!!) if you get the chance.
      Thank you! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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  6. What a year! So glad it was good to you!

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    1. Thanks!! Hope you have a great 2017! πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy New Year to you too, Holly! πŸ™‚

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