Looking back on 2016

2016 has been a long, but exciting year! I thought it would be fun for me to recap some of the highlights.

First, let's recap the releases. Mary and I finished releasing The Ninth Inning books. I had four solo releases: Bending Under Pressure, Driving Me Mad, Making Me Sane, and Back to Me. It was a very successful year! Thank y'all for your support and sticking with me. :)

I completed another year of school (only one more year to go)! I started eating healthier and exercising more. It's been great. I also bought all the necessary supplies to start a new hobby (learning how to sew because I want to learn how to quilt), but I haven't done more than a no-sew quilt board so far.

My goal was to read 120 books, but as you can see, I didn't quite make it. 32 were paperbacks/hardcovers, which is about 30%, so that's a good ratio for me! The longest book was 656 pages (Lover Mine by J.R. Ward). It's pretty cool to see those stats about the total number of pages, too!

I could list the most memorable, but the easiest way to see which I'd recommend is to check out either my Books Worth Reading board on Pinterest or my Favorite Books board. Also, in case you missed it, check out the Paperback Pick Recap

Lastly, my travels. In January, Mary and I went to Pittsburgh to see her Blackhawks play my Penguins for her birthday. In March, we went to Dallas to see the Stars kick her Blackhawks butt. In May, I went on an Alaskan cruise with a friend and her family. That was such an amazing trip. In July, I saw Florida Georgia Line in concert.  In August, I saw Shinedown in concert and did a 5K. In September, I spent a week in the Outer Banks. In October, I did another 5K and did a signing in Charlotte. Not much as happened since then! I've included some pictures if you want to see them, too.

That's it for 2016! It's been a relatively good year and I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring! What are your 2016 highlights?