While 2016 was basically an awful year for the world: it was actually quite a nice year in the life of Alisha. I had so many good things happen to me this year that I'm so thankful for. So, I thought I'd share a little glimpse into my past year with my Top 10 Moments of 2016!
A successful run of an amazing original musical in the Pocket Playhouse. Dark Knight The Musical was a great time and a great group of people! I'm so honored to have been able to work on the debut of this show!
Starting my 3rd year of University! I can't believe how quickly time has moved since I graduated High School! I'm already more than half way done with my degree!
I made the final decision to convert to Judaism. This is a decision I've been playing with since I was in high school and I'm so glad I finally made the leap! I'm learning so much and I'm so glad to have found a place that I feel I really fit into and I'm excited to make my home in this religion and way of life that I truly love.
Going home for Thanksgiving and getting to introduce TJ to most of my family. He had met some of them before but he was able to meet my sisters, niece and nephew and aunt and cousin for the first time this trip. It was great having him there!
Stage managing my first (and possibly only) Main-Stage show at the University of Oregon was a great experience! I loved all the people I was fortunate enough to work with and fell in love with the show. The 8 weeks of rehearsal and 3 weeks of run went by so quickly!
TJ and I were able to spend Hanukkah and New Years with his family down in Southern California! It was great to meet so many members of his family and to experience his life and life in general down in the sun! Take a look at this post for more amazing photography from our trip!
I was fortunate enough this year to reconnect with my best friend from high school! She's an amazing woman who I've missed terribly over the years since we went on our own paths but we've been able to catch up like nothing ever changed! She's now engaged and has asked me to be a part of the wedding! Congratulations!
In February of 2016 I took on a challenge to journal everyday. I haven't exactly done that, but I have been writing everyday in some way. I've filled up 4 journals this year and wrote a finished novel which is in editing. I have benefited so much from writing everyday and my writing skill has increased massively.
This was the year I took a serious interest in Scrapbooking and made a total of 5 scrapbooks. 2 were for gifts, 1 was of my high school experience, 1 was of my 1st year of University and the last 1 I completed was for my 2nd year of University. I also started one for my 3rd year of University that I update regularly. I have put more importance on photography this year and have thousands of pictures and memories stored away now to look back on.
Finally, number 1, the biggest thing that happened to me in 2016: TJ and I got together. We got together in February after having "dated" for most of January and having been friends since September. We've had a lot of firsts this year (traveling together, moving in together, meeting families, etc.) and I am so glad and lucky to have found such an amazing man to share my life with.
I hope that 2016 was as good of a year for you as it was for me! I'd love to hear what the top things that happened in your life were!