2017 In Review

Here are some highlights of my year:

January: started the last semester of my undergraduate degree at Arizona State University, continued my job at Gammage theater and my other job ushering for student events. Favorite post this month: 2016 In Review

February: went to a family baby shower for my cousin John and his partner Haley in Southern California. 

March: saw my favorite band, Senses Fail, did field work in Riverside, California, saw another one of my favorite bands, Enter Shikari, twice (Pomona, California and Phoenix, Arizona) and dislocated my collarbone at the latter show, saw yet another one of my favorite bands, Biffy Clyro, for the first time, got accepted into the University of Sussex. Favorite post this month: Top 250 Global Attractions

April: saw my all time favorite band, Rise Against, in an intimate venue in West Hollywood (best gig ever), turned 22, got hired at the Arizona Game and Fish Department upon graduation. Favorite post this month: Study Abroad: Expectations vs. Reality

May: finished my on campus jobs at the theaters, graduated (Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences), my dad’s dad died, trained for my job at the Arizona Game and Fish Department. 

June: visited Brighton, moved from my university apartment back home (Tucson) for the summer, got another tattoo, started my job at the Game and Fish Department. Favorite post this month: New Job

July: saw Rise Against. Favorite post this month: Year In Books

August: got matching tattoos with my best friend Sydney. Favorite post this month: 20 Facts About Me

September: New York and Washington, D.C. holiday with my dad, moved back to Brighton to start my Master’s degree, walked 130 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago from Porto, Portugal to Baiona, Spain, course field trip to Knepp (United Kingdom). Favorite post this month: Camino de Santiago: Portuguese Coastal Way

October: saw Arcane Roots and Chon, private tour of the Natural History Museum, got scuba certifiedFavorite post this month: Open Water Diving Certification

November: saw Rise Against and Enter Shikari twice, got a bartending job. Favorite post this month: 15 Travel Questions

December: finished my first term of my Master’s degree, participated in Blogmas, travelled to Cairo and Hurghada, Egypt (LiveAboard)Favorite post this month: LiveAboard: North Red Sea Reefs and Wrecks

Photo by Daryl Elliott.



  1. January 1, 2018 / 6:50 am

    I love the organisation of this post. I tried to think back on 2017 and got all jumbled up!

    • January 1, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Thanks! It really helps writing months in review posts, this was my first full year of writing them so I took full advantage!

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