-that time of the year again to reminisce about the past 12 months. 2018 has definitely been a remarkle year for me. highlights include my first time traveling outside the country in almost a decade and accomplishing a few firsts. definitely made up for the time of not being able to go abroad, from wandering the streets of shanghai solo, to being awestruck by the exotic beauty of bali, to returning to my heartland of cambodia. even visited our northern and southern neighbors of canada and mexico and further explored our beautiful u.s. i also ran my first full marathon, all 26.2 miles, climbed the highest peak in the continental u.s., mt. whitney, cannonballed into a freezing turquoise lake, and bungee jumped of a 100 ft bridge. watched a few friends get married or engaged, reconnected with friends i havent seen in years and made new memories with the usual suspects. of course it wasn't always happy times with the lowest being losing both my grandmothers within four months of each other and having a friend get seriously injured on a hike. but my grandmas lived long full lives and my friend is tough and already out exploring again. looking forward to what 2019 will bring and hope you keep stumbling along with me. have a safe and spectacular new years everyone, cheers!
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