So usually I write really deep, sappy New Year's blog posts. I was too lazy to do that this year. So enjoy a nice song and some lovely pictures instead!
This song pretty much became my theme song this year. Press play.
2013 was pretty rad. I did lots of awesome things.
1. I moved to freaking GERMANY!!
|FRANKFURT!!!!!!!!! Best city in all of Germany!|
|Schoneck-Kilianstadten! My happy little village!|
Left: Wurzburg. Right: My FIRST wiener schnitzel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber *drool*.
|View of Heidelberg from the castle!|
|Middle of nowhere museum.|
2. I made new friends.
|The Cravens were kind enough to take me on all of their German adventures!|
Left: Stephan and the Taylors. Right: Stephan! Miss him so much :(
|Thomas. Aka the classiest 6-year-old British kid EVER.|
|Dylan and Jake are both on missions now and I kiiiiinda miss them a ton.|
3. And got closer to some old ones.
|Hobo camping with these fools. We go way back.|
Left: Green River Sunday adventure with Nick n Nate! Right: FREE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE DONUTS with Trenty boy right before I left for Germany!
Left: Cody freaking Johnson. Hadn't seen him in two years! Right: Steve-o's 21st birthday bash!
4. I went to Belgium and it was glorious.
|Yeah, I fell in love with Brussels instantly.|
Left: The Atomium! Right: My first Belgian waffle DID NOT disappoint.
5. I landed a job as editor-in-chief of BYU's newspaper.
6. I went on lots of adventures.
|We were out shooting over Thanksgiving break and thought it would be a good idea to blow up a toilet because we're hillbillies and that's what hillbillies do.|
|Wyoming sunsets are the best sunsets.|
Left: Fort Worth Stockyards by night. Right: On the way to the top of Mt. Timpanogos!
|We finished up Conference weekend by taking a lovely drive! Overlooking Utah Lake and Springville. Squaw Peak Road is easily one of the most scenic drives in Utah.|
|Hello, Delicate Arch! Nature is wonderful.|
7. I took lots of pictures of people.
|Erik gettin his GQ on.|
Left: Cody gettin his gas station on. Right: Nathan being an idiot.
|Momma Street and Cam in Washington.|
8. I went to a bunch of concerts.
|JASON ALDEAN AND JAKE OWEN BROKE GEORGE STRAIT'S CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS CONCERT RECORD AND I WAS THERE FOR IT!!!!|
Left: Tim McGaw! Seriously the best concert I've ever been to. Right: Luke Bryan's equipment wouldn't work because it had rained all prior to and during his concert, so he sang his entire set acoustically and I thought I was going to die and go to heaven.
Left: MACKLEMORE! (P.S. I did not take this photo and was definitely not that close, but all my pictures were terrible so, thanks Google!) Right: The BIEBS.
9. I turned 22.
And am proud to say I have NOT ONCE listened to the Taylor Swift song.
|My momma recreated the train cake she made me when I was 3!|
10. I became a better person.
|Probably the closest thing to a selfie you'll ever see of me.|
2013 had its fair share of ups and downs. Challenges. Triumphs. New experiences.
I lived in a foreign country. I got straight A's. I ran like a bajillion miles. I got addicted to German chocolate. I learned how to take pretty pictures. I sent out my first real job applications. I bought my first designer accessory. I ate eight donuts in one night and not a care was given. I got over a guy I had been head over heels for. I rode hundreds of trains and busses. I got my truck dirtier than it has ever been. I explored old castles. I spent a lot of time alone. I got outside of my comfort zone. I learned new things. I overcame adversity.
And, most importantly, I loved life.
And I intend to do the same thing in 2014. Hopefully you'll do the same, too. Cheers to being awesome!
|Don't wait this year to be happy!|