Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 in Review

Perhaps I revisit my photos too often, but 2013 will be etched in my mind for a while.  Just when I think thing can't get any better, I had another tumultuous year of adventure, incredible sights, fascinating people, learning more about the world and myself everyday.


January, February: Maine, New Hampshire, St. Lawrence, Florida 

March, April, May, June: Shanghai, Huangshan, Suzhou, Yunnan, Thailand, & everywhere in between





June, July: Beijing, Hong Kong, life as an intern in the hutongs


August: Home in the Finger Lakes, then back to the North Country

September, October, November, December: In and around the Adirondacks, school, Montreal, just trying to dance and stay sane the whole way.



And most recently, post-Christmas: Rubblebucket in Rochester!
The finest, most exuberant, and genuine.  This is their third year they've done a NYE tour, and I love meeting up with my friends and acting like a fool and having the best time, while smeared in glitter.

Shamelessly fan-girling because Kalmia is a dream and such a strong, talented woman.  She was diagnosed with cancer this summer, went through her treatments and was on the road again by September.  SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS LADY.

My housemates also stayed for the weekend, so they helped me shop for new interview attire and we went to a local micro-brewery after!  Flights of beer and burgers.  We also baked homemade brownies for my Dad's birthday on Sunday.
67 years of Paul, pictured here with my mom and his navy portrait c. 1967.  He's sniggering and trying to make himself extra taller than her!

I'm in that outrageously fun/terrifying stage where I can't envision more than 4 months ahead in my life.  It keeps me on my toes and sometimes induces more anxiety than I'd like, but my greatest hope for 2014 is that I can flow with the tide and make the best of whatever happens.  I acknowledge how vague and esoteric this notion is versus the reality of practice, yet I think that I can have a good time while accomplishing what I need to do (paying back loans would be great, too).  That's all I'll say--

I wish you a fantastic end to 2013, and see you in the new year! xo,