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
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
Favorite spot in Barcelona – Bunkers
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
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