2016 was a crazy year for me. I left my job in the special education field, departed for a 2-month journey in Europe as an au pair and explored Western Europe by myself, moved to Austin (which I love!!) and became a full-time blogger!
I feel like 2016 was the year I really grew into a strong, independent young woman. It was only once I got back to the United States did I realize how much crazy sh*t I did abroad. I’m still left in so much shock when I look back at what I did! Growing up I always relied on other people and enjoyed having others around, and this year was the complete opposite. I wanted to explore the world and get a bit uncomfortable, which I did.
Blogging has truly changed my life in 2016. I was able to travel the world and set up my own schedule. You can read my post on how to start a blog here.
Check out the link below to see my favorite posts from 2016. What an awesome year of blogging!
In 2016, we adopted Coco from Austin Pets Alive
I went to my first legit play in London. Les Misérables
I explored Rome and visited the Coliseum
The fam was all together once again
Looked back on memories of my late father whom I want to include in my life more, even if he isn’t physically here
Went to Australia and grew closer to my mom
I met the greatest friend
Got a little tipsy on a dock in Venice
I still have a healthy, happy dog
I moved to Austin
I explored Nice, France
I stayed at a beautiful farm stay in Perugia, Italy
Spent time with beautiful animals
Explored Paris solo
Ate too much gelato in Italy
I took a bus through Austria
I met a lifelong Italian friend
My rescue’s health is restored
I explored Venice with a British friend who has the best humor in the world
I visited my first castle in Germany
I explored Zurich, Switzerland and realized the city is too expensive for me
I explored Florence, Italy with my amazing friend from New Zealand
This was one of the coolest things ever to see!
My go-to vegan burger gal
I spent 1 day with this German gal and it felt like we knew each other for years
Met a beautiful girl from Myanmar who taught me so much about her country
Fell in love over and over again with this guy
What are your goals for 2017?
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