2020 was definitely a year for the books. Lots of growth, laughter, change, loneliness, and self-acceptance. I graduated college, moved alone during a pandemic, started a big girl job, and have finally started to trust my intuition. I’m glad 2020 has finally come to a close. After reflecting on the last 12 months, I’m more excited than ever to see what this next year has in store for me.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from December.

Printers Alley in downtown Nashville. This area of town is now mostly closed off because of the bomb that exploded on Christmas morning.

Caty and Katie. Two of the first friends I’ve made in Nashville. Katie was engulfed in “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle at the moment.

I’ve been reading more poetry lately. This was a good collection by Halsey.

We made Christmas cookies. They were messy and yummy.

We got snow on Christmas morning, so naturally my siblings and I wanted to go sledding.

Making Christmas candy is one of my favorite traditions during the holidays.

My hilarious family. Lots of laughs when we’re all together.

From “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig

My sweet and snuggly kitty.