As of late, I’ve been feeling drained; like a part of my creativity hasn’t been tapped into, causing my insides to gradually decay from the lack of…something. Soon after the dramatics, and a tall glass of water, it occurred to me in mental bold and italic font, “Meg, you have a WordPress. You have a blog.”
This is where my mini-story begins. While refueling my creative juices and reconnecting with WordPress, I stumbled upon a draft titled “2015 in Review”. What could this be? What could this mean? Was it an in-depth look at the highlights of my year? A blog post that should have been appropriately published no later than the first week of the New Year? If you guessed either of the two then *ding* we have a winner! The review was written and saved on December 31st, 2015…and now it’s the end of March.
Woe is me and my lack of free time.
So, instead of letting a perfectly good compilation of memories go to waste, I decided to publish my terribly belated list–because there’s no time like the present, and why not share my best moments of 2015?
Albeit slightly resembling the letter your family receives at Christmas from the overly productive relatives, and exposing my affinity for lists, here is my Belated 2015 in Review.
- Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? In January I started Musings by Meg! Where this all began…perhaps this is an excuse to throw myself, er, MBM a party…
- I also cut and donated 12 inches of my brunette tresses to Locks of Love in January, and it was life changing. For a while I had taken on the identity of “the girl with super long hair”, and to completely change my look (and not have people recognize me) was liberating.
- In July, I spent a weekend in New York City and attended Her Campus Media’s Her Conference with one of my best girl friends, Emily. This event was all about female empowerment in the workforce and was unforgettable. I met so many women in leadership such as Lisa Arbetter, the Editor of PeopleStyle Watch Magazine and Laura Brounstein the Special Projects Director for Cosmopolitan. It’s amazing what women can do when we support one another.
- At the end of the summer, my lovely friend Katie asked me to be one of her bridesmaids in her wedding! So excited and honored to be apart of her special day!
- In August, I moved into an on-campus apartment after my year of commuting. Don’t get me wrong, I loved commuting, but living on campus has given me the opportunity to take on more responsibilities at work and school alike! Shoutout to the parental units for the endless love and support!
- Towards the end of October/beginning of November, the Public Relations Club was officiated by my campus’s Student Government Association. The club’s official recognition was a huge accomplishment, as it was handed down to me by soon-to-be-graduated seniors (Hey, Taylor!) and marked the revival of a previously inactive club, which was left behind many years earlier by graduating students. Currently, I hold the position of club president and club involvement has been growing ever since!
- In November I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for the first time (it was my first time traveling without the family, too) with a few Public Relations Club members to attend the Public Relations Student Society of America’s National Conference. What a mouth full, but the information, connections, and memories I made during the trip were insurmountable. I am still awestruck by the opportunity and get goosebumps just thinking about it. Picture this–students your age dressed in business professional attire, live tweeting every event. I was truly in heaven.
- Last but certainly not least, throughout classes, lifeguarding, commuting, and living on campus I met some of my best friends…I won’t name names, but you probably know who you are. My life would not be half as exciting as it is if I couldn’t experience and share our memories together. You’re amazing. PS–if you’ve received my snapchats, you’re probably one of them.
You can bet this moment in history will make an appearance in my 2016 in Review, but until then.