Saying Goodbye to 2016

This year has by far been the most transformative year of my life. In February, I took a wild leap of faith.

At the time it felt like a wild leap of desperation.

It turned out that it was the beginning of a truly amazing adventure. Not just because I was traipsing through the Rockies exploring to my hearts content, but because it changed who I was on a fundamental level.

I changed who I was on a fundamental level.

I learned what it meant to be kind to myself. To open myself up to new opportunities, new experiences, and new friends. I let myself be adventurous without a cause, and I spent every spare moment immersing myself in the wonders of the mountains and forging new friendships, creating new memories.

As the year drew to a close, I knew it was time to move on. Even though it killed me to leave the mountains I knew something bigger was on the horizon. I headed home to spend the holidays with my family, and I still wasn't entirely sure which path I would take for my future.

Turns out, the path was already laid out for me. With a lot of hard work, a little bit of being at the right place at the right time, and a few puzzle pieces clicking into place, I woke up one morning and realized I had accomplished something that has been on my bucket list for a very long time.

In less than three weeks, I will be on a plane to London, England. I have secured a job, and all that is left is to find a place to live. For the next two years I will call the United Kingdom home and I'm hoping even more adventures and exploring will be in my near future.

Thank you to everyone I have met this year. To the friends that have supported me through everything, to my family for understanding that I have to do this. 2016 has been the best year of my life, and 2017 is looking pretty damn bright.

Lots of love,



  1. It was nice to read what you have written! 2016 was a great year for us and we can't wait to know what 2017 has for us :)
    Happy new year!

  2. I am so glad everything went so well for you! Congratulation about your job! Welcome to London! You gonna love this city !

  3. That's great! Sometimes those leap of faith moments make all the difference in the world. Looking forward to your posts about London!

  4. How exciting! I would love to move to London someday, have a great time!

    xx nicole

  5. I am glad you had a great year! Here is to a greater 2017 for you!

  6. I can't wait to see what 2017 brings you!

  7. First, the cover photo is gorgeous!!! Second, congratulations on your job! Have a great time in Europe and trust me, go explore. There are so many incredible places to see there


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