2018: Year In Review

2018: Year In Review

Before I start, I think we should all just give ourselves a pat on the back for making it to the end of the year. Whether 2018 was the best year or the worst year of your life, finishing another calendar year is really something to be proud of.

As I do every year, I’m wrapping up 2018 with a look back at my favorite music, books, video games, blog posts, and other moments that made the year special. I do my best to keep it brief, but let’s face it… there’s a lot of great things to be thankful for.

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October 2018 - Month in Review

Month In Review: October 2018

Can you believe it’s November already? I feel like the beginning of October was just yesterday, honestly. It’s scary to think that the end of 2018 is on the horizon…

BUT ANYWAY

I had a pretty busy October – good in some ways, challenging in others. As many of you probably know already, I decided to take a sort-of break from blogging for a few weeks, since I’ve been feeling creatively drained lately (you can read all about it below). I’ve still been sharing some lighter posts every week, but so far, this break is helping a lot.

In case you missed anything I blogged about this month, here’s a quick recap:

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Which Pokémon Go Team Are Your Favorite Characters On? (+Quiz!)

Two years ago, a little app overtook the world. This app was Pokémon Go, a mobile game based on the popular video game franchise that used GPS and augmented reality technology to bring the cartoon creatures to the real world.

People everywhere grabbed their smartphones and left to explore their towns and neighborhoods. Even today, the game still brings people together regularly. I’ve made some great friends at my school through the game, and there were dozens of people at a local park for the most recent Community Day.

In Pokémon Go there are three teams: Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct. Once players reach a certain level, they join one of these teams and then compete against the others.

The choice of team is arbitrary, but each one embodies a certain set of characteristics. Knowing this, it got me thinking – if fictional characters played Pokémon Go, what teams would they be on? I’ve decided to “sort” a handful of them and give a few reasons why. Plus, if you’ve always wanted to know what team you should be on, I have just the quiz for you!

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Week In Review – September 8

Welcome to Friday, everyone!

This week has been a little crazy – I’ve had a lot of reading to do for my classes since the last WIR post, but fortunately, I’m past that (at least, for now). With all of the busyness, I didn’t get a chance to write a “proper” post this past Monday, but I did share some cool new projects I’ve been working on with the blog! You can check out all that in my post “A Rather Messy Monday.”

(Spoilers: I added two new pages to my blog: an “Archives” page and a “My Writing” page)

Also, this week in Musings History, I shared a blog post about my first few weeks of college back at the beginning of my freshman year. It’s really interesting to look back on it now and see how much has changed since my first year!

As for the rest of the week…

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Week In Review – August 18

Happy Friday!

This week I have a shorter WIR post (kinda like last week – oops). I’ve been spending this week getting ready to move back in at school, and I finally did yesterday, so you can understand that it’s been a bit busy around here. But anyway, more on that in a second.

On Monday, I wrote a blog post called “Talking About Things You Love.” This is something that’s been on my mind for a while, and I finally put it all into words. If talking about your passions is hard, I have some thoughts on that here.

And this week from the Musings Archives, I have the follow-up to my Top 5 Heroines post, my Top 5 Heroes. It’s always fun to put together these lists of characters and whatnot, so maybe I’ll do more sometime.

Finally, for anyone who was wondering, I had a great time with my friend last weekend! I had a safe drive both ways, and we had a good time together, talking and exploring the area. I’m really glad I was able to make the trip!

As for the rest of the week…

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