As the year comes to a close, I thought I’d pump out one last post for 2016. I know it has been a while since my last one (Halloween, really??) but here it goes!

2016 has been a year of up and downs for me. Lots of both! While I’ve been jumping on the 2016-sucked bandwagon, I have to admit some pretty amazing things have happened for me this year too. I’m going to take a moment to forget that some of the greatest artists of our time passed this year and recap some of the great things that happened in my personal life…

  • Started this blog!
  • Completed a great internship with Smoke + Ash
  • Acted as an art director in my first professional shoots
  • Finally bleached my hair (you’d be surprised how long I wanted to do this)
  • Travelled to NYC by myself
  • Spent amazing quality time with my family
  • Made great new friends
  • Started a new job with people I love
  • Graduated from my program at college!
  • Started a bachelor of commerce program
  • Learned more about myself and my goals
  • Travelled to Vancouver for the holidays

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My Instagram Best 9 of 2016! Thank you for following along!

While I did have some lows this year, I need to focus on the highs of the year that have brought me such joy. All in all, this year I have done much more than I thought possible and have definitely grown as a person.

I don’t usually make resolutions for the year ahead, however my horoscope has prompted me numerous times to do so, so I’m taking it as a sign from the universe. They may seem quite general, but each have special meaning to me:

  • Start blogging regularly (I’m gonna try real hard guys!)
  • Keep in better touch with friends and family
  • Learn to say “no” (I really struggle with this one!)
  • Get rid of the toxic people and situations in my life
  • Put myself first
  • Eat more greens

What are your resolutions for 2017? I hope everyone has a wonderful, fun, and safe New Year’s Eve, and I will see you next year!

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Photos courtesy of Studio Bicyclette