31 December 2013

2013 was an amazing year.
Not only did I graduate from university, but I moved across the world to start my masters!
In honor of this amazing year, I thought I would share 2013 in review.

Before beginning my last semester as an undergraduate, my roommates and I took a cruise to Mexico. It was the 'last trip' we needed before our chapter at Texas Tech closed.

February consisted of school work and a few days of snow. 

I travelled with my parents to Boston, Salem, and Plymouth Rock. I fell in love with Boston and would love to visit again one day when it's warmer. 

At this point I was consumed with work to do before graduation. My roommate and I also made the 14 hour drive to Oxford, Mississippi to visit friends. 

I finally graduated with my degree in History and a minor in Education. I also hung out with the guys from The Wanted... again.

I was working as a full time car dealership receptionist most of the summer. I also had a minor accident with a gate after a big storm. Oops.

Between work and packing, I didn't have much time to visit my friends who had now moved away from Lubbock. Luckily, a small group of people were still in town for my going away dinner.  

I moved back into my parent's house in Sugar Land, Texas. After working full time for the entire summer, I was unsure to do with all my free time. I spent most of my days preparing for my big move to England. 

After over a year of preparation, I finally moved to Bristol! I knew absolutely no one, but quickly made friends once my masters program started later in the month.

I travelled to a tiny town in Somerset to help the history department with oral histories. I had never seen true English country before that trip. I was also interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol about this tiny little blog I have. How crazy is that?

I got a volunteer position at a local museum in the education department. I also took a day trip to Hereford where I had the opportunity to transcribe a medieval manuscript signed by Elizabeth I. Around this time I started seeing a boy (my now boyfriend) and we took a weekend trip to London together. 

I made day trips to Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wells, and Oxford before heading back to Texas for Christmas. 

This year has been absolutely amazing. I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for me! Now I'm off for a little trip to San Antonio!

Happy New Year!


  1. Looks like you had great year! I hope 2014 is good to you :)

  2. A girl from my neck of the woods! We should meet up in London next time you come for a visit! x

    1. Absolutely! I love meeting fellow expats in England!


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