Looking back on 2014

Looking back on 2014, I'd have to say it was pretty great. From a horrendous winter (weather wise) to a spring filled with final moments in ACESJU, a summer spanning miles from mountains to seas and then a fall living the city life in Philly, its been quite the journey. 

2015 will be a big year. Not only will it be the first year where I will not be in school at all, but it is the big 2-5. While I don't want to make a big deal out of it, my mom always says that 25 was one of her favorite years, a year where she was living the city life, working, dating my dad and being a young 20-something in the city. There is no pressure for 25 to be a year for the record books, but I'm excited to see what it has in store for me :)

So a look back on 2014, through the lens of my instagram: (warning: photo heavy!)

Most of winter was characterized by two things: SNOW and Cheerleading

New Years Day 2014 Plane Ride
My Cheer Squad
Snow day Bow crafting
Snow, Snow and more Snow

Spring brought birthdays and travels to see good friends and family
Watching Duke Vs Carolina

First Rita's of Spring!

Philadelphia Visitors

St. Patrick's Day Festivities

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Birthday Celebrations

Easter in North Carolina 

The beginning of summer brought endings and new beginnings:
The end of ACESJU and teaching, the start of summer adventures and a new job.

SJU Master's Graduation


Cohort 2 Farewell Dinner

ACESJU Graduation Ceremony

Last Day of Teaching

Summertime was filled with adventure. From the Outer Banks of N.C. in a hurricane, Chapel Thrill for the Fourth of July and then across Spain for El Camino, summer 2014 was definitely one of my favorites. 
Sunset on the Albemarle Sound
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Fourth of July on Jordan Lake

Downton Durham for Fireworks

Sugarland Cupcakes!

Old Well Sips

On the plane to Pamplona


First Day on the trail

Almost to Santiago


Pilgram's Mass in the Cathedral 
Kilometer 0.0


My Partner in Crime

La Sagrada Familia

Hot Chocolate and Churros!

Finally we come to Fall 2014, described by a series of FIRSTS. A new house, a new job and adventures in the City of Brotherly Love
Exploring the Franklin Institute 

First Day at the new Job!!

Roommate Restaurant Week!

Abbey Fest

Beer Festival!


Linvilla Orchards

SJU Alumni Gala

Friendsgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner 

Christmas Village and Love Park

Christmastime Adventures

Tracy's Wedding!

High School Crew at Tracy's Wedding


Merry Christmas 2014