2017 Wrap Up
2017 Events + Best Ofs
Carlos moved in to our cute home (it's also my first time co-habitating with a partner!)
Visited Carlos' family farm in Costa Rica for his 30th birthday + invited my sister
Made a good filmdemonium: Hellward Hound
Published a poem in the Kurt Vonnegut literary journal
Published a poem in Brinley’s cute lil zine (Lead | Protect)
Received a bunch of really nice poetry rejection letters
Had my chapbook long-listed with the Atlas Review (though not selected for publishing, hopefully soon!)
Created + launched this here website, MintFresca.com
Started making a back patio for the hot tub
Grew a single red sun flower, planted: chokecherry bush, cat mint, honeysuckle vine; orange flowers in the front, yarrow, pine leaf penstemon
Volunteered to teach HTML + CSS to a class of refugees, in the Know Your Neighbor volunteer program. 17 of the final graduates earned full time jobs once the program completed!
Donated art to causes I support
Cooked lamb rack + shank successfully
Made my best ever lamb + chicken bone broth so far
Made a Mrs Kitchenista's inspired "hamburger helper"
Saw Steve Nicks + Solange live in concert (not at the same time)
Started exercising + moving my body again
Made significant healing progress
Faced my overwhelming performance anxiety + video fear for a Skillshare test video
Recorded + edited audio for my own videos
Started making my own Skillshare teaching video on how to make a Snack Map, still in progress!
Phew! Part of me is like, is that everything? The other part is like, wow, I did a lot! This isn't even everything, just everything I wanted to share.
Nice, right? It’s doing me good to write things down, albeit infrequently.
I hope all our 2018s are full of surprise + happiness. I'm still working on planning mine out, but you'll hear from me soon!
Until next year, happy new year, friends!