Late last night when I couldn’t sleep I was scrolling through all of my old Instagram photos. People may criticize the app, but looking back at all of those photos reminded me of what an awesome year I had, and inspire me to write this post. Please forgive how lengthy this may become.
My New Media family decided to start off the year with a party, titled “A Classy Affair”. It was one of the few times when we were actually able to get almost all of the seniors out of the lab at the same time.
I worked some awesome shows for the College Activities Board, and had the chance to meet Joel McHale.
I was asked to be the interim Development Director at WITR 89.7, where I had been DJing a radio show for three years. My first task was planning WITRfest. About 500 people were there throughout the night, making it a pretty successful first show for me!
Enjoyed “Marachi Mondays”, where we would all go to Mariachi’s every week and get margher-onas and tacos.
Went to Toronto with some of my best boys for Max’s birthday. We saw the band Wavves at the Horseshoe Tavern, went crowd-surfing, had our drinks paid for by some random Canadian that we met, then had our dinner bought by some other random drunk Canadian, then went to a Red Sox vs. Blue Jays game. It was one of the best trips I have ever been on.
Planned another concert for WITR 89.7 with local musicians, and packed a local bar/restaurant to near capacity!
Went to Toronto again a two weeks later with my New Media buddies, stayed in a hostel, and went to the FITC conference where drew pictures with Aaron Draplin, met GMUNK, and loaded up on all of the free Field Notes they were handing out at the conference.
Worked the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert, and got to be Wanz’s personal driver for the day.
Got a new tattoo, by Dawn at Lucky Lotus in Rochester.
WITR 89.7 won MSO of the year, and I got to go with my lovely fellow e-board members to accept the award.
Graduated college. OH MY GOD.
Visited Philadelphia and Brooklyn/NYC this summer.
Worked at a winery doing graphic design and serving wine.
In the Fall I took up yoga and pilates. I also visited my sister at Penn State for Halloween and dressed up as Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and Miley (of course).
Spent the holidays in Virgnia, working at the winery and celebrating with my wonderful family!
It’s been such an amazing year, full of growth and learning. I know next year will be even more amazing, and I cannot wait for it to start!