Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017



Hello, my people!

I don't know how it is physically possible, but today is the final day of 2017. *Mind blown* It's been a weird but interesting year, to put it lightly. Even though there have been some difficulties in 2017, it has also been a year where I can really see God providing for me and my family's future. And that's super rad! Here is my mini tribute post to the year: Goodbye 2017, and hello 2018! 

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This year has been a doozy, yet wonderful at the same time. In 2017, I graduated college, got a job in marketing and communications, redesigned my blog, and desperately sought rest. I learned that I don't have to be creative all the time, that I don't have to compete, and that I should love who Christ has made me to be. I'm so excited for the restoration that Christ is going to bring in 2018! 2017 was one of my hardest spiritual years yet and I'm so ready to feel renewed.

2017 in Music

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WHATTA YEAR IT WAS. I think I bought more vinyl in 2017 than in any other year...seriously. Click here to see all of my favorite albums of the year! I also bought a ukulele and got to play a show with my sister. Glory.

2017 in Books

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I really enjoyed reading this year! Click here to see what I read in 2017 (Spoiler Alert: it's a lot of YA). Books I hope to read in the new year include the Harry Potter series (a re-read), a lot of Kurt Vonnegut and K.A. Emmon's first novel! :)

Random 2017 Favorites

Stranger Things
Freaks & Geeks
Photography
Green Tea
Blogging

What about you?

What music, books or random things did you love in 2017? Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2018? Mine are to get closer to the Lord and to (hopefully) get my own apartment this year. Super stoked! Happy 2017, friends. Y'all have made this a wonderful year! 

28 comments:

  1. YES, THE BLOOD RACE!!! I bought it around the time it came out with a lovely gift card I had for Amazon. Its so amazing, I recently finished rereading it.

    Congrats on graduating. I graduated, too, but from high school. XD

    I can't wait to see what 2018 brings for you. :)
    God bless.

    ~Ivie

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    1. That's awesome! I can't wait to read all of it. :) I just got a physical copy of the book for Christmas and so far, it's been epic. :) Thank you so much! Congrats on graduating from high school, that's super rad! Thanks again for all your kind words and for commenting, Ivie! :) Have a great 2018!

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  2. Happy New Year!

    2017 looks like a pretty awesome year in terms of music! I'm actually listening to Reputation as I write this. XD

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    1. Happy New Year, Evangeline! :) IT WAS THE BEST YEAR IN MUSIC. I could seriously gush about this, honestly there were so many wonderful albums that came out in 2017...including Reputation! Thanks for commenting!!

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  3. I like this recap! :) 2017 was my busiest year yet, and I feel like I've forgotten so much - it's been interesting these last couple of days trying to remember my favourite moments and things of the year! But I like your positivity about the new year! I'm excited too. :)Happy 2018 to you! I hope it's even better than you're looking forward too! xx

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    1. Aw, thank you! :) I feel you, there was so much that happened for me, too, that it's hard to think back and remember it all! I hope you have a stellar 2018, Jessica! I think it's going to be the best!

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    1. Thank you, Gray Marie! Have a rad 2018!

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  5. heck yesssss with that Foster The People <3 they're my favorite band and that album was golden. it was basically my soundtrack for the year.

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    1. YES it was literally the best album ever. I had that LP on repeat for so long that I feel like I've practically memorized that album...I still need to see them live but they are just the best! :) Thanks for commenting, Faith! :D

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  6. I hope to read Kate's novel this year too! (it's been on my list ever since it came out).
    Ooohh, you read The Opposite of Loneliness? That's one of my favorites. How did you like it?

    I can't pick one favorite book of 2017, because well…I read a lot. But here's three quick ones.
    - The Evil Hours | David J. Morris
    - Culture Making | Andy Crouch
    - The Right to Write | Julia Cameron

    For music, it was just discovering more pieces within the genres I already like: Here's three quick ones:
    - Pretty Bird | Crooked Still
    - The Intimidation Game soundtrack | Alexandre Desplat
    - Lady in the Water soundtrack | James Newton Howard

    Happy 2018!
    k.

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    1. The Opposite of Loneliness was fantastic! I loved it. :) I've checked it out from the library so many times in 2017 that I really need to just go out and buy my own copy, lol...

      Oooh, I love all of these recommendations! I will check them out. :) Thank you so much for these! And have an awesome new year, Keira!!

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  7. Happy New Year! It seems like you had a full year! I hope 2018 is just as epic!

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    1. Thank you! :) It was a pretty rad year. I hope your 2018 is the bomb!

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  8. I'm glad you had a good 2017! Lots of big changes! Yussss Stranger Things! So obsessed with that show. XD

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    1. Thank you!! :) <3 I LOVE STRANGER THINGS. My sister and I have now got my parents hooked on it, haha! Hope you have a wonderful 2018, Victoria!

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  9. I'm glad you had a good 2017, Erin!! I think I may have discovered your blog this year, and I'm so glad I did :) I hope the year ahead is your best one yet!

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    1. Thank you so much, Autumn! :) You are the sweetest! Thanks again! I hope that you have a wonderful 2018. Thanks for commenting!! :) <3

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  10. So excited to see your 2018 posts! Happy New Year!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot! :) Have the best New Year ever, Kara!

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  11. The Happiest New Year to you, dear! Of course I'm late with everything but I'm slowly catching up. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) No worries! Hope you're having a wonderful New Year!

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  12. It sounds like you had a busy but wonderful year! I just started Stranger Things after my roommate stayed up all night watching it....

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    1. Yes, it was pretty awesome though hectic! OH MY GOODNESS YOU WILL LOVE IT. I literally cannot say enough good things about this show! Enjoy!! :) <3

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  13. Happy New Year, Erin dear! We have the same taste in books and television-- I also read Fangirl and Turtles All the Way Down, while Stranger Things and Freaks and Geeks have now become some of my favorite shows. To 2018?

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Happy New Year! :) Dude, that's rad! Those books and shows made my 2017 so awesome. Have a super great 2018, Abigail! And thank you so much for commenting! :)

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  14. I literally just finished reading Fangirl and thought it would be so cheesy but I actually got so into the story and connected with the characters! Loved it so much - also going to check out the other books you've recommended. Lovely post girl
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    1. Right? I think I might have to read it again. I have a soft spot for YA, even if the story is a little cheesy, haha. :) Thank you so much for commenting! I hope you've had a great start to your 2018!!

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