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Unwrapping the Year
December 25, 2016

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This was another year of opportunities, achievements, and growth. 2016 was an eventful year and I am thankful for all of my blessings and lessons along with those around me who give off positive vibes ✨. I’m looking forward to 2017 being another year of love, celebrating, and adventuring. 💝

Top Highlights of 2016 💎
  • Graduated from college with a Magna Cum Laude & carried the motherfucking spear of doom during commencement. 🎓
  • Started my new job in cybersecurity in one of the top accounting firms in the country. 👩🏻‍💻
  • Bought a Lexus RC after months of being convinced that I was going to buy a Mercedes-Benz CLA instead. 🏎
The Little Things 🌱
  • Lots of foodie adventures with my boyfriend. 🍣
  • Attended some last banquets as a college student. 💃
  • Became super obsessed with Whole Foods market. 🛒
  • Started going to the gym semi-regularly. 🤸‍♀️
  • Bought an annual pass to Disneyland/Disney California Adventures. 🏰
  • Meeting Chynna and going to Disneyland together. 👑
  • Bought a Nikon D5500 and tried to up my photography game. 📷
  • Brief travel opportunities: Seattle, Chicago, and Beaverton. ✈️
  • Celebrated our four year anniversary at an awesome Japanese restaurant. 💑
  • Adopting a healthier diet: choosing healthier food and better portion sizes. 🥝
  • Moved to a new domain and celebrated seven years of blogging. 💻
  • Finally cut my hair relatively short after years of leaving it long. 💇
A Visual Overview 🌟

Unwrapping 2016
Unwrapping 2016
Unwrapping 2016
Unwrapping 2016

Hope you all have reasons to celebrate the year!

14 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ December 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Whoo hoo! Yay for an awesome year! 2016 feels like your year, Nancy! From college graduation to a new job to a new car to all your Disneyland adventures to meeting new people (including the awesome Chynna!) . . . you really did live life to the fullest this year! It was great watching your year on the blog. All your accomplishments and successes make me smile.

    I hope your 2017 will be even better and full of many amazing and exciting things. Please add “Travel to Seoul” so we can meet up 😀 That aside, keep on doing what you do well with style and your terrific positive attitude. Keep on blogging and sharing your life!

  2. Kya ☆ December 25, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Happy holidays! 😀 It has been so wonderful to read your blog over the past year, and can’t wait to see what 2017 brings your way! 😀

  3. Elisa ☆ December 26, 2016 at 7:24 am

    for some reason, when i read this post, i can’t help but to smile. 2016 has been shitty for me but it’s nice to know that it’s been good for you. this year has been difficult for me and my boyfriend so we didn’t get to meet up a lot. in fact, my relationship – although it’s fine and there was never a huge ass fight – is not as smooth as yours and don’t get me wrong, i’m not being a bitter a-hole here but my point is, i’m glad that this year has been good for you and you get to meet your boyfriend a lot. idk why but it just makes me smile. your life has been working amazing too, it seems; your job, your achievement, everything.

    i hope your 2017 works out just as amazing or maybe even better. you are such a cool person with productive achievement and effort, nancy! 🙂

  4. Alissa ☆ December 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    WOw, congratulations! Your family must be proud of you. Glad you appreaciate the little things too.

  5. Pauline ☆ December 27, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Awww! I loved the visual representation section, it like took me back to each of your previous blog posts throughout the year! How’d you do that Nancy! Magicccccc!!!! 😛

    I’ve loved seeing your growth this past year and you have been such a positive model to everyone in the blogosphere. Honestly your grind and hustle is contagious! 😀 I’m really looking forward to see what’s in store for you in 2017! Happy New Year <3

  6. Chynna ☆ December 27, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    “Motherfucking spear of doom” – I just choked from laughter, hahahaha. ConGRADulations againnnnn, on all your achievements: school/work/car related! When I’m next in LA I guess I’ll get to see your lit AF car!

    Seriously, all your foodie adventures make me hungry. Stay dreaming about KBBQ and all the other tasty dishes. Ayyy, it’s me. I’m fAMOUS. (lols, I wish)

    I know your 2017 is gonna be amazing considering how much you have achieved this year. You deserve all the happiness and success that is bound to come your way <3

  7. Georgie ☆ December 28, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Your year was amazing! And you achieved so much 😄 And ate a lot of food, too (it’s dinner time and I am hungry). I’m so proud of you for graduating with flying colours! 💖

    I probably say this on every blogger’s review of the year, but it’s been great seeing you sum up your year and knowing that I read those posts where you recounted special events and the great things that happened. It sort of makes me realise how fast the year has gone by. 😦

    👏

  8. Rezina ☆ December 28, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Wow, look at all your accomplishments! Way to go. I love all these “year end” posts – I also liked your visual overview. Great way to review the year and I loved that they’re photos from previous blog posts.

    if you ever come to Seattle again, we should hang out!

  9. Thao ☆ December 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Congrats on having an amazing 2016. So many accomplishments! You’ve worked hard for it and now it’s paying off. As always, your pictures are fantastic. Best wishes for the new year!

  10. Cat ☆ December 28, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, 2016 was a great year for you! I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your blog and seeing you hit all those accomplishments 🙂 That’s great that you also went for a healthier lifestyle with your food and going to the gym. I still think that’s awesome that you met Chynna and went to Disneyland with her!

    I hope 2017 will be a good year for you too! Happy new year!

  11. Claudine ☆ December 30, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Aww, I really enjoyed looking back and reliving your 2016! The visual overview perfectly sums up all of the major moments this 2016 and it makes me really happy for you.I’m glad you had an amazing year and I’m so happy that I’ve read your blog and followed your adventures for the past year. Here’s to a better 2017! 🙂

  12. Amy ☆ December 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had an amazing year, Nancy! Congratulations on all your great achievements, especially the graduation and new job.

    I’ve loved reading all your food-related posts this year, and I’ll be forever jealous that you get to go to Disneyland so much. And it’s so cool that you got to meet Chynna! I’ve never met any of my online friends, so that must be amazing.

    Hope 2017 brings you all the great things you deserve!!

  13. Laurie ☆ December 31, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Hey Nancy!! I hope you have a wonderful 2017!! My year was amazing as well but partly it was because I graduated college and accepted a job offer! That’s so cool you bought a new car! That’s really cool that you saved up the money to do that 🙂

    What company do you work for? California is big with technology so its good that you live there!!

    Every time I go to your blog, I notice how crisp your photos are. It makes me jealous!! I love photography too but your pictures are amazing!!

  14. Becca ☆ January 1, 2017 at 8:19 am

    2016 was such a great and eventful year for you, Nancy! I loved being able to experience your year through your blog – and we did a lot of the same things this year! Congrats again on graduating and landing such a great job.

    It’s hard to believe how long I’ve been following your blog, and now seemed like a great opportunity to move domains for you. Like I said before, it really suits you!

    I hope you have a great 2017!!

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