REVIEW OF YEAR 27

The people, places, and pleasant pastries that defined my year

Year 27 highlights:

1 | 30 pounds weight loss

2 | exploring Detroit

3 | Traverse City for Kyle’s birthday

4 | solo half marathon

5 | COVID19 vaccination

6 | 7 years with Kyle

7 | BFF’s wedding in Presque Isle, Michigan

8 | longest run of 10 miles

9 | quitting my job to travel for 3 months

10 | car camping in Brighton, Michigan

Until next time, Meryn


2020 IN REVIEW: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

The year 2020 was a lot of things:
unexpected, transformative, eye-opening

I had no idea that I would:

Start a blog and publish 50 blogposts

Read 56 books and start a bookstagram

Complete a whole30

Run a half marathon

Lose 30 pounds

Start trading in the stock market

Negotiate a $2 raise in a global pandemic

Amass a six figure net worth

And grow closer in my relationship with my partner

But also:

Lose 13 patients, so unnecessarily

Sob uncontrollably at work

Mourn and grieve those I never had the chance to offer a goodbye

Put my patient’s health and well being ahead of my social life

Become a telehealth physical therapist

And as a society we didn’t expect to:

Lose some 400,000 American lives to the cornavirus

Bear witness to horrific events of racism in this country

Mourn the losses of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and hundreds more

Watch our nationals capitol be stormed and defaced at the hand of white supremacist, Trump supporters

But there was some good:

Bread baking, puzzle building, reading, working out at home, playing board and card games

Carbon dioxide emissions declined

Shelter intake was down 24% compared to last year due to the increase in pet adoptions

NASA launched an advanced rover to Mars and landed a spacecraft on an asteroid

A SpaceX rocket sent American astronauts to the International Space Station

Mass production and distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID19 vaccine

Record number of Americans turned out to vote in our national election, despite the pandemic – best voter turn out in 120 years

Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Resources:

1 | 18 Actually Good Things That Happened in 2020
Huffpost article linked here

2 | 20 good things that happened in 2020
The Washington Post article linked here

3 | 50 positive things that happened in 2020 (so far)
The Columbus Dispatch article linked here

4 | Good news in 2020? Yes, it’s true! Here are 100 positive things that happened this year
USA article linked here

5 | It wasn’t all bad: Here are 20 good things that happened in 2020
Fox29 article linked here

6 | These are the hobbies everyone has picked up during COVID-19 outbreak
The Ladders article linked here

Until tomorrow, Meryn


REVIEW OF YEAR 26 IN 26

Ahead of my birthday this week, I wanted to put together a post reviewing the past year of my life – year 26. This time next year, it’ll be interesting to see what year 27 looked like given its start during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

JULY 2019

DENVER, COLORADO

JULY 2019

GRAND LAKE, ALPENA, MICHIGAN

AUGUST 2019

TOLEDO, OHIO

AUGUST 2019

AFTER WORK SURPRISE

SEPTEMBER 2019

TOLEDO, OHIO MOMENTUM

SEPTEMBER 2019

TOLEDO, OHIO MOMENTUM

SEPTEMBER 2019

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

SEPTEMBER 2019

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

OCTOBER 2019

PACKING TO MOVE TO HOLLAND

NOVEMBER 2019

BROWNS BACKER BAR CANTON, MICHIGAN

NOVEMBER 2019

DETROIT RED WINGS GAME

DECEMBER 2019

OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE

DECEMBER 2019

APARTMENT GALLERY WALL

DECEMBER 2019

BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

FEBRUARY 2020

BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

FEBRUARY 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

MARCH 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

MARCH 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

APRIL 2020

SPRING BLOOMS

MAY 2020

SPRING PATIO ENJOYMENT

MAY 2020

STRING OF PEARLS MARGARITA

MAY 2020

WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

JUNE 2020

USS SILVERSIDES, MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

JUNE 2020

NORTON SHORES, MICHIGAN

JUNE 2020

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

JUNE 2020

Until tomorrow, Meryn