Sure, I complained in August that I felt I didn’t know what I was doing as a grownup, but in hindsight this was a year of Very Adult Things, both big and small: I finally started wearing the right size bra; I started wearing real makeup on a daily basis; I started doing a little yoga every day; I bought a car (my mom had to cosign on the last car 14 years ago, so it felt pretty big to do it on my own); and I sold a car.

There’s been a lot of thought and emotion swirling around 2015 and I’ve often felt stuck–but when I list out everything I did it seems like a good, forward-moving year.

Plus I saw a bear, saw a hollow tree filled with bees, and took my nephew camping for the first time. So  that automatically makes 2015 awesome.