Farewell 2017

I didn’t plan an end of year post.

Inspired by an article on Man Repeller, I decided to summarize my 2017 in haiku.

With the world ablaze/ Flames ignited desire/ To see with clear eyes

Did my own take on Instagram’s “Best Nine.” My favorite photos and moments of 2017.

From left to right:

  1. Alumni weekend at my alma mater. My first time back on campus since 2009.
  2. Visiting the Basquiat exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  3. Met Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale. She was the sharp-tongued writer crone I want to be when I grow up.
  4. A Sunday at Edgewater Park this summer. The Cleveland lakeshore has come a lonnnnng way.
  5. Participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s annual fundraising walk. I walked 2.5 miles (distance I gravely underestimated) and raised $825.00 for the cause of mental health advocacy.
  6. Bruno Mars concert. Need I say more?
  7. Celebrating a homegirl’s birthday on a happy hour cruise around Lake Erie in September. My last time on the water before the weather went cold.
  8. My birthday clambake.
  9. C snapped this photo of me on a night out in May. The staircase was too dope.

In 2017, I committed to reclaiming my worldview from the lens of my social media feeds. To see through my eyes and form my own thoughts. To use social media mindfully; not serve as its slave. Furthering that commitment in 2018.

It’s been a wild year, y’all. We made it.

Happy New Year.

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