According to my Instagram, in 2014, I . . .
. . . made Texas shaped cookies with my cousin from Texas! I found the cookie cutter at my church's rummage sale and knew that it would be perfect for her visit.
. . . roadtripped to Grand Rapids, MI with my family for a weekend. We watched the Grand Rapids Griffins lose in an embarrassing fashion. 2014 just must not have been our hockey year.
. . . lost in a school dodgeball tournament. I'm going to go ahead and be that person that says that winning doesn't matter because it was all about the experience. Notice that only the losers ever say that.
. . . saw a gorgeous sunrise in my backyard and was once again reminded of the beauty of my Creator.
. . . had my senior pictures taken by an extremely talented friend on Lake Michigan. I'm still not budging on my stance that Michigan is the most beautiful state.
Also, I got a lot of freckles.
. . . road tripped with my family again! But this time, we headed to Chicago and walked more miles in three days then I ever thought possible.
. . . repeated the overseas adventures in Greece! Another week found me cruising in Grecian isles, chowing down on the most delicious Greek food that I had ever laid taste buds on, and accidentally flushing the toilet paper down the toilet each and every time.
"Dang it! I forgot again!" was common in my vocabulary.
. . . was super original and followed every one and their brother and their neighbor and their niece and raised awareness for ALS by subjecting myself to not only one, but thanks to scheming little sister antics, two buckets of ice cold water.
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tortured myself daily ran my very last cross country season. Even though there was many a time that I hated every single second that I spent moving at a pace faster than a stroll, I really do miss this craziness.
Even though I now doubt that I will become a MSU Spartan, at the time it was the best news in the world.
. . . welcomed hockey season back. Opening day could not come fast enough. Go Wings!
. . . explored the million volumes of books housed in Detroit's John K. King Bookstore. Four whole warehouse floors are lined with musty and dark aisles and aisles and aisles filled to the brim with books of every size, age, and subject. It's definitely one of the hidden jewels of Detroit.
. . . was surprised with a trip to Boston by my parents! I've been wanting to visit for a long time and my mom and dad made it happen while the Red Wings were in Beantown. One embarrassing loss later made me glad that this city holds so much charm and history that the trip wasn't wasted. I would absolutely love to go back
and eat more Boston Cream Pie see everything that we didn't get to.
2014 and I had our ups and downs, some bigger than others, but all-in-all, I had the most amazing year of my life. I traveled more and farther than I ever have before. I grew as a person. I found some new interests and passions. I met incredible people. I read good books. I was inspired. I learned.
2015 has been a year that has been attached to my identity ever since I was born. Class of 2015. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me this year and how I can use all that happened in '14 to make '15 great.
Now I better get started Instagramming 2015!