2016 was a watershed year for me in many ways. Here are some of the highlights!
-Traveling to 20+ countries with Taylor. My favorites? Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Serbia and Montenegro!
-Getting my real estate license. I spent 6ish months finishing the 120-hour course, took the test/passed on the first try (yes!!) and joined Remax Equity as a realtor.
-Buying two investment properties in Utah!
-Coming home to my wonderful family at the end of our gap year. I missed them all so much!
-Getting my new (old) car, a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer named Sheba. She’s had SO many issues, but our mishaps have made for some great stories.
-Learning how to knit and learning crochet.
-Starting my part time job at the Salomon Store. My coworkers are the greatest, and the gear is awesome!
-Becoming a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line.
2016 had an incredible amount of highlights, but it had some lowlights as well. The hardest parts of the year were:
-Losing my grandpa. He was like a dad to me, and it was terribly hard to see him go.
-The stress that resulted from embarking on 30+ hours of travel in order to attend my grandpa’s funeral with no prior warning.
-The two weeks that followed our return home. Settling in to post-traveling life was surprisingly tough.
I’m so grateful for everything that I learned in 2016. Here’s to hoping that 2017 will be an exciting new year!