It’s as cliche as it comes, but I am shocked it’s the end of the year. 2019 is a year I will always remember. I feel like I experienced some amazing things, met some wonderful people and really discovered myself. Here is a month by month overview of some of my favorite moments from a year filled with early mornings, adventures, a move, challenges, loss and countless happy moments:
In January I attended the North American International Auto Show and saw Hamilton for the first time!
I attended my first Red Wings game at Little Caesars Arena, went to Papa\’s woodcarving show and spent plenty of time in the snow with Jack during March.
April was the game-changing month for me. Not only did I see Hamilton for the second time (it\’s really good), but I took my first solo road trip to not only a city I have never been to – but a state I have also never visited. I also fed a stingray and attended the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
June was a month filled with first time experiences. I did barre on the field at Comerica Park, tried an aerial yoga class and attended the Grand Prix at Belle Isle.
July was a busy month! I took another solo road trip, visited a butterfly house, did a Spartan workout, went to the Detroit Zoo a ton and went to Vinsetta Garage for burgers with Papa.
August started off with a trip to the west side of the state to attend EMPOWER Summer Camp and of course, I celebrated Jack\’s 7th birthday.
During September I gave rock climbing a try for the first time and fell in love. I also met up with my college roommate at the Detroit Zoo.
October took me back to God\’s Country. I explored Marquette with friends, laughed so hard I cried, visited new places in the Upper Peninsula, ate moose pancakes and never wanted to come home. I also got over my fear of clowns and dressed as one of three blind mice.
November brought on another first, I went with a friend and her family to America\’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Detroit. I also went on plenty of adventures with another friend who runs at the same sense of wander that I do.
In December I got to try out my Kurgo dog backpack with Jack and go on hikes, took the best Christmas card pictures ever and visited the Zoo Lights at the Detroit Zoo.