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Looking Back on 2017

January 1, 2018

Wait…what? 2017 is ending already?? I feel like it just started! Maybe it’s because I’m growing up but this year FLEW BY! Honestly, I’m trying to remember what has happened this year! After going back and reading my 2016 recap (which you can read here!), I feel like I didn’t do as much. That’s still okay! I did some amazing things and had a crazy fun year! 2016 was just really busy for me haha.

I decided to start a tradition (along with every other blogger because it only makes sense) to write a recap of my year every NYE! I’m a little late this year, sorry not sorry. Happy New Year y’all! Not only do I have fun looking back on everyone else’s year, I love reflecting on my own. It also helps me remember what I did! I don’t know about you but I’m struggling more and more to remember what happened in the past year!

2017 recap:

  • Started my first semester of ELED major classes
  • Celebrated my 21st birthday

  • My cousin Taylor had her second baby boy, Ayden
  • Taylor’s sister, Kelsey (who is like one of my best friends because we’re the same age) got ENGAGED
  • My best friend Abby got ENGAGED

  • Little sis went to her junior prom
  • Went back to one of my favorite places, the happiest place on earth, DISNEY WORLD

  • Discovered a newfound love for Star Wars

  • watched the solar eclipse with my sister
  • Kelsey also got MARRIED!!
  • went to Wilmington with some friends & tried some Duck Donuts for the first time!
Yay for grainy Snapchat pictures!

  • made a handful of new friends
  • Took our annual family trip to the mountains

  • Saw the Trans Siberian Orchestra live in concert
  • joined my church’s choir
  • celebrated a merry Christmas at home with my family
  • rang in the new year!

Again, while 2016 was crazy, 2017 was still a pretty good year for me! However, 2018 is looking to be pretty good to! I’m going to start my student teaching AND graduate with my Bachelor’s, my best friend is getting married, and my little sister is graduating high school! And that’s only the stuff I know is coming!

Happy New Year everyone!!

What was your favorite thing that happened for you in 2017 and/or what are you most looking forward to in 2018? Let me know because I LOVE getting to know anyone who reads!


xoxo Ariana

  1. Sounds like you had a great year! I can’t believe I still haven’t tried Duck Donuts yet. I have a few different favorite things from 2017 (most of them you’ve seen in my reflections post lol) and I’m really looking forward to 2018 surprising me with new possibilities!

    1. Girl, get yourself to a Duck Donuts ASAP! There’s one in Charlotte and for some reason I haven’t made my way there yet! My favorite is the Maple Bacon, it’s so good! The Smore one is also AMAZING! I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!

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