The End of an Era

If there is one word to define my 2017 year in review, it is G R O W T H .

In 2017, I achieved and learned far beyond anything I could have imagined… Dean’s List to finish off my college career, an internship in Barcelona, traveling in Mexico and all over Europe with friends and family, being accepted to my top grad school, and trying my best to soak up each and every moment with my family before life catches up to me.

Most importantly, I found myself running into the arms of J E S U S more than ever. My faith has grown immensely and will continue to flourish as my future unfolds.

Whether I was adventuring in Mexico with friends, studying to succeed in my last year of undergrad, praising Jesus in church on Sunday’s (and everyday), interning in Barcelona, traveling Europe with friends and family, or facing the life challenges…

I found myself growing spiritually and personally every step of the way. 

F A V O R I T E  M E M O R I E S  ‘ 1 7


San Diego Chargers last home game on New Years Day 2017 – Roan’s Baptism


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for Spring Break with friends


Easter Sunday


Claire’s high school graduation


Island of Mallorca solo trip – June


Summer solstice celebrations in Barcelona with Caroline


Porto, Portugal solo trip – First weekend of July


Girls weekend in Valencia, Spain with Elisabetta


Paris, France with Mom, Jake and Roan


Back to Barcelona with Mom, Jake, Roan, Pau and Olivia


23rd birthday celebrations in Barcelona with Pau and Olivia


Weekend in Prague with Claire


Enjoying our last few days of summer in Barcelona with Olivia


Enjoying the Mediterranean Sea with Pau and Olivia


Best meal at the cutest restaurant in Marbella


Steve Aoki for Claire’s 19th birthday at Pacha


Sailing on the Mediterranean for Claire’s 19th birthday


Finding happiness in Barcelona after devastation from terrorism

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Favorite spot in Barcelona – Bunkers

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Coldplay in San Diego with Claire, Jake and Kaela


Pumpkin patch with my favorite humans Grace, Ella and Roan


Luke Bryan for Mom’s birthday


Completing my Global Business Management and Marketing degree + minor in Psychology from California State University San Marcos

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Festival of Lights with Claire, Felicia and Emily + feelin’ festive at Disneyland


Celebrating the last day of 2017 with a glass (or two) of wine with Felicia and Emily

And last but not least…

Feeling forever blessed and thankful for the friends and family that continuously fill me with inspiration, love, happiness, laughter, and gratitude.




The future is bright and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store… it will be bigger and better than ever – Nora’s 10th birthday, my parents 25th wedding anniversary, college graduation, and starting grad school in London in the Fall.


What do you have in store for 2018? Comment down below!


Madeline Alice Johnson Xx



One thought on “The End of an Era

  1. pam deam says:

    mmm……love you good girl . you have a good heart …cant put a price on that … your work ethic that has brought you to where you are ….and in the worlds standards thats awesome ….much to be admired and will take you far for sure ….you will reap what you have sown … Marmee


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