2015 has turned out to be much better for me than 2014 was, and for that I’m grateful. Because I love making lists, I’ll share with you some of my highlights from this past year. In no particular order, these are some of my personal highlights of 2015:
Seeing my first wild orchid in the Oregon forest this past June (orchids attached to trees as decoration on hotel properties in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Florida don’t count).
Spotting the infamous painted bunting of Brooklyn.
Moving to a new apartment in a new neighborhood: I resisted the move SO HARD, but change turned out to be a wonderful thing. (Something to remember the next time I resist making a major change in my life).
Traveling to the Florida Keys in February. Islamorada, in particular, was incredible. (Our vacation pre-dated this blog, but I did write a couple posts about orchids we saw while in Florida. Note to self: figure out how to fix the photos on my orchid blog!)
Attending San Diego Comic-Con for the seventh year running (but let’s be honest, SDCC is a highlight every year.)
Attending my first Renaissance Faire!
Danny Elfman’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl.
Scream-singing “Carry On My Wayward Son” at #NJCon’s Friday Night Karaoke with a few hundred Supernatural fans and some of the cast.
Walking the full Prospect Park loop for the first time—which I didn’t write about here, but I consider this to be a personal milestone.
Succeeding at my self-imposed 31 days of horror challenge in October (which I would like to repeat next year).
Have a wonderful and safe holiday and New Year, everyone!