2018 In Review

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.

Entertainment favorites:

Year In Books || Year In Films and Television Shows || Year In Travel

Year In YouTube || Year in Music

January: got let go from my pub job, started my cleaning and care giving job. Favorite post: Veganuary: The Problem with P.E.T.A. Most popular post: Study Abroad: Autumn vs. Spring Semester

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)

March: saw BenDeLaCreme live, went to VegFest. Favorite post: Meet My Dog: Bailey Most popular post: Six Months in the United Kingdom (third 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

July: my friend Lisa visited for a week from Salt Lake City. Favorite post: Music Monday: Smallest and Largest Gigs Most popular post: Mid-July Favorite Blog Posts

August: submitted my bitch of a Master’s dissertation and got a 2:1!), surprised my boyfriend in Madrid, visited Norway with my family. Favorite and most popular post: Bergen, Norway: A Family Affair

September: saw Arcane Roots and Enter Shikari live. Favorite and most popular post: One Year in the United Kingdom

October: got another tattoo, visited Cardiff. Favorite post: Cardiff, Wales: Pucking Hell Most popular post: Mid-October Favorite Blog Posts (seriously, guys?)

November: attended Lewes Bonfire Night, saw Creeper live, saw The Lion King on West End. Favorite post: GoodReads Clean-Up Most popular post: Lewes Bonfire Night: What the Fawkes?

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

2017 In Review

Happy New Year! What were your 2018 highlights?

Photo by Dan Whale.



  1. January 2, 2019 / 9:36 am

    Happy New Year to you too! I do hope you can come back to the UK!

  2. January 2, 2019 / 9:37 am

    Happy New Year!!!
    Looking forward to another year of content and seeing where it takes us all!!


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