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,