This year has been a whirlwind, that’s all I can say. I’ve gone places, done things, and created art that I couldn’t have imagined this year would have held.

I’m proud to have been able to wrap 2016 and into January 2017 with my Efroymson Bridge Year Exhibition: Process. Thank you so much for the opportunity to present my works.

I’m also astounded at how many opportunities I’ve been granted to travel. Here is a breakdown of where I went this year:

List of Places Traveled This Year

February 11-15
Los Angelos (to meet with Alex Norelli, Bryan came for a day)

March 7-16
Road Trip to NYC (Alex Norelli)
First time in Ohio!!!

March 24-27
Goose Pond (Bryan and Libby)

April 23-24
St. Louis,  (Alissa, Gerry, Bryan, Jenna)

April 29-May 2
Detroit, Michigan (Bryan)
Cincinnati, Ohio

June 11-13
SF weekend
Yellow springs, OH
Cincinnati College Visit
The Ohio State University College Visit
Liv Sage & Diana Schenkel <3

August 7-17
Europe Modeling Trip (with Bryan, Rose McKenzie, and Zoe Ivy)
Brugge, Belgium
Nice, France to Monaco
Berlin, Germany

October 1-3
University of Illinois, Champaign, Urbana (Bryan)
SAIC Chicago, Illinois

October 7-9
Nashville, Tennessee Mt. Juliet (Bryan)

Nashville, Tennessee (Victoria/Rachel)

October 13-18
Portland OCAC / / PNCA & OCAC

October 30
Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky with Bryan

53 days

Things I Didn’t Think I Could Do But Did. My First Half Marathon.

Things I didn’t think I could do but did:
Ran 6.2 miles
Ran 9.3 miles
Ran 13.1 miles
I never thought I could run a half marathon. I nearly start crying when I think about it…because I did…cry, a lot. The last two miles and half hour after were tears. The last four miles were in socks carrying my shoes that were too new. My old shoes had hurt in the races leading up to it but these were killing me. I kept trying to run. I tried adding more magic no blister powder but nothing was helping…except not wearing the shoes. So I carried them. My training was the 10 and 15k’s leading up to the half. I still don’t run more than two miles when I train. I just can’t seem to wrap my head around running for that long. But when I’m with a crowd of people who for some reason think they can run more than 3 miles, I too can run forever…or at least that’s what I said at the 10 and 15k’s. After the half, I said, probably never again. I haven’t run since, not even a mile. But it is beyond wild to me that I could just up and decide, hey I’m going to run this far and did it.

When you come to a “I can’t go on.” Go on.

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