Before 2020 started I had deemed it the year of travel and
even though I didn’t get to go on all the trips I had wanted to, I
still got to leave good ole Kansas quite a bit including flying
out to California with 3 of my best friends. I had never been to
the west coast before let alone California and being able to do it
with 3 of my favorite ladies was the best way to start out the year. I
can’t wait for our next trip. (Sorry but, self-plug here: You can
read all about our trip here! Lol)
2020 was a rough year workwise. However, not only was I lucky
to still have a job and get to go to work, but I was able to move to
a new position! This is a picture of the timer my new group mates
gave me when I completed my training. It was a really big moment
for me (I almost cried!) especially when I saw they labelled it
with my nickname, Lil Mac.
After the postponement of the Harry Styles concert, my friend
Abigail and I decided to still keep our plans to go to Colorado and
turned our disappointment in missing the concert into a little mini
mountain getaway! While there we originally planned on climbing
the Manitou Incline, but after hearing it was closed due to COVID
we decided instead to hike to the top of Pike’s Peak. Yep, we traded
in climbing an intense one mile hike for an extremely strenuous 14.5
mile (over 18 cause we got lost) hike with absolutely no training. This
was the first 14er for both of us and I will be perfectly okay with it being
my one and only. I mean I am soooo proud of us for accomplishing
this feat, but I have never hurt so much in my whole life. You can read more about our
Pike’s Peak adventure and see some beautiful photos here!
This was my second time in Rocky Mountain National Park and
as I drove the winding roads throughout the park it proved to be a
therapeutic and redeeming trip after my first time here was quite
a terrible experience. Coming around the corner and seeing
these guys in the road was just the cherry on top.
2020 also brought with it my longest solo road trip,
(article on that coming soon!) a 2 week cross country adventure
to visit my friend and fellow blogger Kristin! I learned a lot on that trip, saw
a lot of amazing things, and, at this state park, put my life entirely in the
hands of strangers. Read all about how I tried to star in my own 20/20 episode here!
Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year’s party was definitely
a huge step up from last year’s! I decided on this picture from the
party because not only was this lady the talk of the party, but I am
proud to say I actually built her all by myself. Can’t wait for next year. I’m already planning
! More on the party can be found here.
This year I also hosted my first Friendsgiving (which, in true
Amy fashion, meant I had to go the extra mile and get everyone a
gift bag with a matching tee in it!). I cooked my first ever turkey, made
some cute decorations, and had so much fun hosting. I am so happy
we were all able to get together before one of us moved to India, another
to Michigan, another to Kansas City, and another back home.