Happy (almost) 2021! I think I speak for everyone when I say that this year did not go the way I was expecting. But everyone I know is healthy and safe and that’s all I need.
High points: Having a great crew and having many fun nights out in A season at work, meeting my boyfriend, camping in Oregon and Tucson, moving to Seattle, reading over 100 books
Low points: COVID-19 lockdown and cancelling trips, losing Grant’s dad and my great-uncle
Most popular blog posts:
- Reading wrap-up #34: Olympic Games mandatory prompts edition: For some reason, y’all really enjoyed my reviews for this summer read-a-thon!
- Sustainability buzzword guide I: see below.
- 30 Before 30 update: I really enjoy making these update posts of certain goals I set before I turn 30.
My favorite blog posts:
- Cancun and Cozumel: Over New Years, I spent two weeks in Mexico and have taken a lot of pleasure looking back on these posts since lockdown.
- 5 reasons to take a LiveAboard trip: I loved writing this post and reminiscing on some fun LiveAboards I’ve taken.
- Sustainability buzzword guide part I: I thought I could use my vast knowledge of the environment and make more blog posts out of it for the layperson to be more eco-conscious.
Now, for a summary of what I’ve done this year:
January: rang in the New Year in Mexico (Cancun and Cozumel), drove from Los Angeles to Seattle and stopped for an afternoon in Portland, small family get-together in Seattle, went up to Alaska to work with my best friend on my sister boat.
February: plugged away at work offloading in Dutch Harbor, in my free time going out with coworkers, playing soccer and hiking.
March: COVID lockdown starts in Alaska and I am confined to my boat, met my now boyfriend.
May: retuned to the lower 48 after over 4 months of work, spent a few days in Seattle seeing some friends, drove home to Tucson.
July: more chilling at home as COVID peaked locally.
August: moved into lockdown in L.A. to help my grandma out.
October: continued to work out of Dutch Harbor, King Cove and Akutan confined to my boat.
November: disembarked my boat, drove back to Tucson with Grant spending a few days in Channel Islands National Park and Joshua Tree, went camping in Patagonia Lake, Arizona.
December: celebrated Christmas with my family, moved to Seattle.
Photo by Amy Shamblen