This year was, in many ways, one of the most challenging I've ever had. And next year probably won't be a walk in the park, so I'm going to make myself remember the positives! Inspired by @amieshmamie's list!
  1. I started off 2016 with a brand new job!
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    My colleagues love me and I'll be really sad to leave them all next year!
  2. In March I went to Antigua
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    Really the whole trip was a shitshow but the views and the drinks were both A+
  3. In May, @saltrifilio and I moved in together!
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    We've been ready for this for so long, and a lot of our friends and family were worried that it was too big of a step to take, but it has been such a gratifying experience. I never thought I could feel so close to someone! Plus our apartment is GORGEOUS. Here is a photo of our sick fireplace
  4. In June we went to Florida to visit my family
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    So much sangria was had by all
  5. July brought my biannual residency for my MFA
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    Shit was weird, but I got by on wine and ritz crackers
  6. Then in August it was back to Florida!
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    My family does an annual cruise so my grandmother can party with all of us together. It is always a crazy blast! This year we went to Cozumel and I got stung by a jellyfish
  7. In September I became a true ginger
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    I was sick of my hair color so I decided to become (if possible) more Irish. I love the color more and more every single day, and I love that I did it because I wanted to! Empowerment!
  8. For my birthday in October we visited Montreal
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    It was my first time in French Canada and I LOVED IT
  9. November brought the opportunity to vote for a female presidential candidate
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    It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I wasn't expecting to feel the full weight of it at the polls, but I actually got choked up when I filled in my ballot
  10. In December I finished the first half of my thesis!
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    What a load off my shoulders. HONESTLY! 40 pages long and I ended up with an A. I put my entire life into this project for four months and it paid off!
  11. Gonna keep focusing on these good moments
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    And pretend the whole world isn't falling apart hooray!
  12. Happy holidays!
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    Goodbye and good riddance, 2016!