From what I can gather, people seem to have had a pretty shitty 2013, and although I definitely had some low points (deaths in the family, mental health issues, handful of close friends moving away, work-related stress, the clusterfuck that was Halcon…) but I have to say that overall, I had a pretty good year:
I finally graduated from university, and with highest honours at that. Summa cum laude, bitches!
After dreaming of going to Europe my entire life, I finally made it over…twice. UK (London, Bath, Cardiff) and France (Paris & Dijon) in the summer, and then a mostly spontaneous (and very short) trip to Brussels & Bruges for my 25th birthday a few weeks ago.
I finally went on the damned Harbour Hopper.
I organized a successful fundraiser for local women’s shelters in response to the Chris Brown concert that had been announced (and then cancelled). We had a sold out event and raised over $2,000 for three shelters: Adsum, Alice Housing, and Bryony House.
I got to relive prom at the Big Gay Prom and replace the horror that was my actual prom with a super fun night with friends. I officially retired my prom dress afterwards (I had managed to wear it about 7 times since prom.)
I finally got to see a Lichtenstein exhibit, at the Tate Modern.
I basically joined a girl gang that revolves around our love for red lipstick, cute lingerie, and all things internet. Someone called us “the epitome of crush-worthy Twitter” and I’m okay with that.
I finally have an actual full-time permanent job in the music industry.
I got to go visit one of my best friends in Philadelphia, which included my first ever IKEA visit and a trip to the Mutter Museum and the Crystal Lake Diner.