A Year in Review


This past year has been full of ups and downs, accomplishments and lessons that were learned, opportunities that were seized and chances that were not taken. All-in-all it was full of joy, laughter, and a sprinkle here and there of sadness and anxiety.

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In order to focus more heavily on the positive aspects of my life, this year I decided to create a jar containing all of the things that occurred during the year that I was proud of or thought were very positive. Each time something great happened, I would write it on a piece of paper and would put it in the jar.

This way I was able to focus on the positives of the year. As a result, I felt like I had a more positive outlook on the things I was doing and the goals I set for myself.



Anywhoodle doodle poodle – since it’s the end of 2016, I thought it would be fun to create and share a list of favourites or best moments of my year with you all!

So without further ado:

1. Most memorable trip of the year

Those who have been following my blog for a while know that I went on a mother-daughter trip to Europe during the summer. This was hands down THE most memorable trip of the year. I was able to spend quality time with my mom, explore castles, go on adventures across countries, have my first train ride, and eat lots and lots of new foods.

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2. Best movie of the year





If you haven’t yet seen Train to Busan it is a definite must-see. Definitely the best movie I’ve seen this year. It’s filled with suspense, thrilling moments, great acting, and moments where you’ll think your eyes have been replaced by waterfalls (*cough* who says I cried harder the second time I watched it? *cough*)


3. Best moment of the year

I can’t decide between two great moments I had this year, so I’ll tell you both of them! (hehehehuhuhuhu)

The first was when I had the opportunity of going on pilgrimage during May-June to the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel. (if you’re interested in reading about my experience, you can read all about it here).

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Secondly, I was asked to be on a student panel during orientation day (aka. CREATE) for students coming to my university – this was such an unbelievably surreal experience and I am so thankful to have been a part of it.

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4. Favourite song of the year

Big Bang had their comeback recently so I’ve been listening to their new songs on repeat, although I’m not quite sure whether I would consider any of their new songs as my “favourite” of the year.

Instead, I think I’ll give the “favourite song” position to ZICO’s song “Attention“. Although this song is a few years old, I recently came across it and have been loving it!

What were your favourite moments of the year? Let me know!

I hope you all have a marvelous New Year! See you all in 2017!

PS. I will be going on two exciting adventures in the upcoming year, so be on the lookout!