I always love looking back on a year that’s gone by. It reminds me how long a year is. It’s easy to think a year flies by and is gone as soon as it came, but really so much happens within the time of 12 months. It’s slowing down to think about it that makes the difference for me. History is important, and I want to make sure I work on remembering my own history.

2015 was the year of adventure. In the past year, I went a desert for the first time and saw one desert hare and zero snakes. I learned how to apply for 12 Indian visas (Very complicated. Very.) and rode a rickshaw and pet an elephant. I dipped my toes in 3 different oceans and swam in my favorite great lake. I got to meet new people and grow closer to old friends.

Cheers to 2015!