2016 was an eventful year. An extremely eventful year – both good and bad. And for me, it’s been one of the best years of my life: I became best friends with three of the most fun, intelligent, and creative women in the world. Researching and writing my thesis was one of the best (and frustrating) things I’ve ever done, and the feedback I got from my professors was an affirmation that I was good at what I want to spend my life doing.
Over the summer I interned in Washington D.C. Even though I’ve loved politics for most of my life, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would actually get to see Congress, let alone get to meet with members of Congress and their staff.
While I was working, I was waiting to hear if I would be going to Poland on a scholarship. My internship ended, and I returned home without hearing anything. A couple days after being home I was hanging out with friends when I had the urge to check my email (which is a terrible, awful habit, I know!), and there it was: I had a scholarship to Poland.
September was absolutely crazy, rushing around to get everything in order before I left at the end of the month. October, November, and December were some of the best months of my life (so far).
And so, to round it all up for you, here are some days in 2016:
January — Winter walks with good friends.
February — working hard at consolidating my thesis research (with help from Charlie Chaplin).
March — Lazying around the river.
April — Trips to breweries with best friends.
May — Amazing road trips with (same) best friends.
June — Relaxing on a hot Sunday in Washington D.C.
July — Great opportunities visiting the State Department.
August — Final days in D.C. before heading back home.
September — Final drinks at the Joynt. (This one is called “Memories of Beers Past.”
October — Studying in the shadow of Wawel castle.
November — A long-awaited trip to Latvia.
December — And the last moments of the year spent in the Rynek, with one of the best people in the world, listening to music.