It's been a pretty awesome year for me. I know I've been relatively lax here on the blog, but I have been very productive this year outside of here, and I thought I'd share some of my great experiences and just share my appreciation for all my friends out there who put up with my geekiness and whatnot. I had an incredible summer, seeing the San Diego Symphony perform the score to Star Trek: Into Darkness with Mckenna and Johanna. I took an amazing writing class with professor Daniel Mueller wherein I got to develop my writing voice and skills further. I also got to see Halestorm with Davis!
I had an amazing semester at Willamette. I saw Lindsey Stirling live in Portland (again with Mckenna because she's awesome like that), and expanded my writing experience by writing weekly articles fro The Odyssey and delving into writing a draft of a book that I'd had in my head for several years. I even received news that I'll be presenting a paper next semester at a gender symposium at Lewis and Clark University. I finished out the year by seeing The Force Awakens with Vanessa, a film that recaptured the feel of Star Wars for even casual fans like myself, and had a pretty kickass Christmas with the little cousin. I have a whole new set of books to read for next year and can't wait to delve into this new material.
The year was good to me, and I'm extremely lucky in that regard. I have supportive friends and family, genuinely caring professors and fellow students, and have been thriving in an atmosphere of encouragement and general success. It's been a crazy 2015, and I hope 2016 will be just as great if not better. I do hope to get back on this blog and post more often (though given the workload for the next semester, I make no promises). I thank you for your continued support and dedication. Happy holidays and have a great New Year!