To say 2016 was a bit of a downer is an absolute understatement. I won’t go into depth on what I’m sure has been in the back of most of our minds over the last few weeks.
Not to brag, but 2016 was a yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggeeeeeee year for me personally. Paw Print Media had a record-breaking year on all fronts with record viewership on both Paw Print and GameSentral. YouTube was pretty solid as well.
Unfortunately, I fell flat on both of my goals for the year. I read a grand total of six books throughout the year and posted a total of 314 posts this year.
Thanks so much for the support this year, and on to the next one.
First of all, happy holidays to you and those you love. I hope it’s going a lot better than mine.
Let me explain: It all started last Labor Day. I finally worked up the confidence to confess my love for my long-time crush. I didn’t get laughed out of the building, but it was a clear rejection.
Since then, I’ve felt wallowing emotions that just seem to flare up every now and then for some odd reason: walking past a couple in makeout bliss at school, watching the Fault in Our Stars, and of course the nightmarish seasons of prom, homecoming, and Valentine’s Day for a high schooler dealing with post-tramatic love disorder. Today is definitely one of those flare up days.
I don’t know what will fill the gaping black hole in my heart, but I do know that my love for Ayeillie is without a doubt the strongest emotion I’ve felt in my 16 years of existence.
As you might’ve seen on my social profiles, I spent this Thanksgiving in my hometown of Seattle. It certainly was a true homecoming for me, as it was my first visit back to the Emerald City in 15 years. Below are some of my favorite photos from the trip, as well as my On the Road episode of the trip:
The Space Needle
The Seattle skyline from the Space Needle’s yellow elevator
Ships docked at Elliott Bay
The Seattle skyline
Gentle mountain peaks
Cruising on the bay
Fenced in by the Space Needle observation deck
CenturyLink Field (left) and Safeco Field (right)
Looking down on KOMO Plaza
The crowded Space Needle observation deck
The natural dividing line
The streets of Seattle
Focusing on the needle
Looking down on Seattle Center
Docked at bay
Gazing into the Bay
Looking out towards the Cascades
Frolicking by the flora
Seattle Great Wheel
Port of Seattle
Lines for the Seattle Center Monorail
Onboard the Seattle Center Monorail
Musical instruments rock