This Year I...

 

Turned 28.

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Started writing a book and read 64 books.

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Hiked:

  • Wisconsin

    • Glacier Hills County Park

    • Pike Lake Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest (2) (once with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Scuppernong Trail (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Three Bridges Park

    • Lake Kegonsa State Park

    • Capital Springs State Park/Recreation Area

    • Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

    • Kohler Andrae State Park

    • Schmeeckle Reserve

    • Governor Nelson State Park (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Newport State Park

    • Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

    • Peninsula State Park

    • Whitefish Dunes State Park/Cave Point County Park

    • Emma Carlin Trails

    • Roche-A-Cri State Park

    • Buckhorn State Park (2)

    • Mill Bluff State Park

    • Point Beach State Forest

    • Mirror Lake State Park (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Rocky Arbor State Park

    • Shalom Wildlife Zoo

    • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Brunet Island State Park

    • Lake Wissota State Park

    • Big Falls County Park

    • Black River State Forest

    • Havenwoods State Forest

    • Seven Bridges

    • Yellowstone Lake State Park

    • Grant Park Beach

    • Natural Bridge State Park

    • Pewit's Nest State Natural Area

    • Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area

    • John Muir Memorial County Park

    • Ice Age Trail - Gibraltar Rock Segment

    • Ice Age Trail - Scuppernong Segment

    • Harrington Beach State Park (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Ice Age Trail - Monches Segment

    • Ice Age Trail - Delafield Segment

    • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

  • Indiana

  • Colorado

    • Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    • Rocky Mountain National Park

      • Alberta Falls

      • Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Emerald Lake

      • Ute Trail

      • Wild Basin Trail

  • Illinois

    • Illinois Beach State Park

  • California

    • Joshua Tree National Park

      • Hidden Valley Trail

      • Barker Dam Trail

      • Ryan Mountain Summit

      • Split Rock Trail

      • Arch Rock Trail

    • Kings Canyon National Park

      • General Grant Tree Trail

      • Panoramic Point

      • Big Baldy Mountain Summit

      • Hume Lake Trail

      • River Trail

      • Zumwalt Meadow

    • Sequoia National Park

      • General Sherman Tree Trail

      • Congress Trail

      • Giant Forest Trail

      • Moro Rock

      • Crescent Meadow

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Celebrated my grandpa's 90th birthday.

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Led a social media workshop.

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Celebrated Galentine's Day.

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Was interviewed for an article on Teen Vogue.

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Attended:

  • Bon Iver: For Emma, Ten Year at BMO Harris Bradley Center

  • Milwaukee on Tap with John Gurda: How We Became Beer Capital of the World at Good City Brewing

  • Lorde Melodrama World Tour: North America Dance at BMO Harris Bradley Center

  • Lucius at the Pabst Theater

  • Women's Backpacking Basics at REI

  • Haley Heynderickx at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Wolf Alice at Turner Hall Ballroom

  • The Last Revel at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Dead Horses at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Julien Baker at Turner Hall Ballroom

  • The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story at the Urban Ecology Center

  • Phoebe Bridgers Farewell Tour at High Noon Saloon

  • Arte Para Todos

  • Riverwest FemFest

  • Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Soldier Field

  • Becca Mancari at Summerfest

  • Janel Monáe at Summerfest

  • We Banjo 3 at Irish Fest

  • Gaelic Storm at Irish Fest

  • Red Hot Chili Pipers at Irish Fest

  • S. Carey at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Death Cab for Cutie at The Sylvee

  • Maggie Rogers at Turner Hall Ballroom

  • boygenius at The Sylvee

  • The Last Revel at the Back Room at Colectivo

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Celebrated 1 Year with Rhubarb (and her 4th birthday).

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Attended Cory's graduation.

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Participated in my fourth Synod Assembly.

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Traveled to Colorado with Diana.

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Spent a weekend in Chicago with Cory.

And ran into Jared Padalecki in an elevator there.

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Celebrated Sara's Bachelorette Party in Door County.

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Camped at Yellowstone Lake State Park with Jeci, Diana, Amber, Ciara, Elizabeth, Destiny and Kiara.

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Stayed in the coziest cabin with Jeci, Diana and Elizabeth.

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Hosted a Harry Potter themed bridal shower for Sara.

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Hit my head pretty hard and got bronchitis.

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Planned a sunset hike, yoga and s'mores event with Women Hiking Wisconsin and Lake Effect Co.

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Participated in Al’s Run & Walk for the 22nd year.

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Stood up as Maid of Honor in Sara and Dustin’s wedding. (Hefferilt Photography)

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Traveled to California with Diana.

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Celebrated 1 year with Cory.

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Was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talking about Women Hiking Wisconsin. Read it here.

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Traveled to New York with Diana to visit Maggie.

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Went to the Milwaukee Christkindlmarket with Jeci, Leilah, and Diana.

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Tried some new hobbies, including rock climbing.

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Spent the day at the hospital with my mom while my dad had surgery.

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Got to see Jeremy after three years apart.

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Celebrated Tony’s 30th birthday.

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And so much more. 2018 was pretty kind to me. I’m hoping 2019 will follow suit. Happy New Year!