2018 has been a massive year, with most of it centered around finishing my Master’s degree and living in the U.K. But, like everyone, this last year has had its ups and downs…
High point: my favorite thing that happened in 2018 was probably my trip with my university course to South Africa and seeing my favorite band (Billy Talent) live for the first time.
Low point: I had a whale of a time with my anxiety and depression during the weeks leading up to my dissertation deadline and ever since trying to find my place in this world as a non-student. It was also a big bummer not being able to stay in the U.K.
February: started my third semester of my Master’s degree, saw Architects, Marmozets and Trixie Mattel live, quiz my cleaning job, so much snow. Favorite post: 10 Blogging ‘Oh No-Nos’ (second most popular post of the year)
April: visited South Africa (based out of Durban and Cape Town) with my university course for two weeks, turned 23. Favorite post: 23 Things I’ve Done in 23 Years Most popular post: South Africa Marine Field Course: Sodwana Bay
May: my brothers Kyle and Ryan visited the U.K. for ten days. Favorite post: 30 Before 30 Most popular post: 15 Unpopular Opinions (also most popular post of the year)
June: my dad visited for a few days, visited Kew Gardens, saw Foo Fighters live, saw Billy Talent live in Luxembourg, I got a car. Favorite post: Billy Talent in Luxembourg City Most popular post: Mid-June Favorite Blog Posts
December: saw Alyssa Edwards and Enter Shikari live, my friend Sam visited, visited Diego’s friend in Reading, moved back to Arizona (for now), celebrated Christmas with my family. Favorite post: Things I Will (And Won’t) Miss About the U.K. Most popular post: Year In Travel
Happy New Year! What were your 2018 highlights?
Photo by Dan Whale.