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2017 Year In Review

Saturday, January 13, 2018


We got scammed with fake bills lol. It was the first time for both of us!

I started working at an eating disorder treatment center, and thought it would be a good idea to not restrict any aspect of my diet. So I broke my vegetarianism of 7 years with a McDouble and people on my FB could not handle that I broke it with McDonald's lol. 

I started social work grad school at NYU! My first two semesters I took the train from Milford, CT. It was a 20 minute drive to the Metro North station, then a 1 hour and 45 minute train ride to Grand Central, and then took a 15 minute subway ride to Washington Square Park, and the a 5 minute walk to class. So, it was essentially a 2 1/2 hour commute each way. My first semester I only did this once a week, and the second semester I did it twice a week. Looking back it seems really long, but I remember not minding it that much. I still love the Metro North, too. Downloading episodes of The Bachelor basically got me through those train rides lol. 

Also worth noting from this month is the really weird physical reaction I had to that pill that is supposed to change flavors from sour to sweet and from sweet to sour. To this day I have no idea what happened. 


My perfect, amazing, childhood dog of 17 years was put down. Trixie was the best dog ever (sorry, Tucker) and I miss her terribly! I had her since the time I was 6, and she lived to see me all the way out of the house. I always say she was like my little guardian angel <3


And Maine! (Which we loved. It's one of the few places we would come back to the northeast for.)


J got a huge, random cyst removed!


My mom came to visit and we went to New York City and Boston and the Pez factory haha. 


After so much begging and also the stars aligning perfectly, we got Tucker!


We moved into a new apartment closer to work and school. I'll post the location after we move. Now my commute is about an hour and a half, and J's commute to work is about 45 minutes. 

We went back to Utah for one of J's friend's weddings. Also I cut my bangs back and became my true self lol.


I had a 2 hour breast reconstruction surgery under local anesthesia and it was by far the worst experience I have ever had. And I will still probably need another surgery in the future haha. These are things to consider before getting a breast reduction! I would still do it again though, because it is so nice to have smaller boobs, even if the journey has been longer than expected. (And don't give me $#!@ about my happy meal lol.)

Also, I found this baby squirrel on the grass outside our apartment and named him Jeffrey. When I sent a picture to J he said, "I saw that there yesterday. Freaky, huh?!" And I was like, "J IT IS ALIVE. ALWAYS POKE THINGS!" I made him a home until I could take him to a squirrel sanctuary. I have tried calling back to see how he is doing, and they haven't returned my calls. So we'll just assume he is alive and flourishing! 


I ended my old internship and started my new one like, a week later. I was supposed to have a few weeks off, but alas. Actually in general my experiences with NYU field placement have been really sour. Thank heavens the actual schooling part has been so so amazing or I would have a really bad taste in my mouth haha. I am in a really intense, 16 month program, but I have had to work over a lot of breaks and go over hours daily, which has made the whole thing a lot to handle. Needless to say I am very excited to be in my last semester! 


We took a day and explored Vermont. It was amazing and another place we would come back to the northeast for!

We had our best costume to date. Women's and Women's First Bookstore. 


J's family came to visit and we went into New York. I tried a steak for the first time in like 7 years and discovered I am not a steak person lol. Maybe I have just been veg for too long. 


We went to Ireland for Christmas! I accidentally shot all my pictures in JPEG instead of RAW and will probably never get over it lol. 

This was a hard year, but a really good year! Grad school is so much harder than I could have imagined, but I am almost done and have been so happy with my academic experience at NYU. We have also learned we are total west coasters and have been really anxious to get back! But we did a lot of exploring and tried to make the best of our situation. 

I'm excited for 2018! I keep telling J it will be the year our lives "truly" start haha. Either one or both of us have been in school since we got married almost 5 years ago! So, it will be so so fun for us both to just be working full time! We are also very excited to *hopefully* move to Seattle and rent a house with a nice backyard for Tuck haha. In 2018 I want to travel more and work toward getting my social work license to practice independently... and that's pretty much it for our goals! I'm not super into the whole "New Year's resolutions" as you can tell haha. But, I hope 2018 is as much fun for us as I hope it's going to be!


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