2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

2016 has been the best year of my entire life. I experienced things I never thought I’d ever have the chance to, travelled to new places, and became closer with the people I care about. While it hasn’t all been sunshine and roses, I’ve been happier this year than I ever have been in my entire life. I feel as if I’ve grown a lot as a person and I feel more like an “adult” than I ever have before.

READ ALSO: 2015 Year in Review

This time last year, I only had 24 blog posts. Including this post, I’m now at 116 blog posts. I’ve had such tremendous growth with my blog this year, and I’m so excited to see what 2017 has in store! These are just a few things that I did this year…

I traveled to new places…

Welcome to New York

Views in Vancouver

Adventuring in Alberta

When in Hong Kong…

It’s Always Sunny at Osheaga


I ventured into fashion blogging…

Blushing in Neutrals

Fall Lookbook: Warm Autumn Days with NEON Clothing

Cool Tones in Cool Places with Marsquest Sunglasses

Outfit Ideas for New Year’s Eve 2017 with AMI Clubwear


I went to a lot of cool places and events…

We Went to That Drake Restaurant

We Thought This Obstacle Course Would Be Easy

The Best Mexican Food You Will Ever Have in Your Life with Fonda Lola

We Went on a Salsa Dancing Cruise with Mariposa Cruises

Middle Eastern Brunch is the Brunch You Need to Try Next with Paramount Fine Foods


I collaborated with amazing businesses…

Back to School with Muji Canada

My Tattoos Explained with North York Ink

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: for Her with Sudio Sweden

$100 Holiday Shopping Challenge: Holiday Party Look with Dixie Outlet Mall

The Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Gift for Beauty Lovers with Think Dirty


I’ve achieved so much more with my blog than I ever thought I would. It started out as a hobby (my first post was just a photo diary of a road trip I went on with my friends), and it turned into something I’d only ever dreamed of. I could have never imagined working with companies like Muji or Dixie Outlet Mall.

Thank you to all my amazing friends and lovely readers for taking the time to read my posts. It really means to much to me. I have a bunch of ideas for the new year that I really, really hope you’ll all enjoy. I hope you all have a safe and wonderful new year, and an amazing 2017!

Here’s a random but special little video from this year. 🙂

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

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  • Yara & Jude

    Congratulations on your accomplishments!! Hopefully lots more to come xx

    http://www.selftimersblog.com

  • I’m proud to see this growth this year!! I (secretly) hope to be like you soon, to collab with big companies and maybe venture into more than just food for my blog! Thanks for being my friend this year and hope 2017 will be great <3 !!

    • 2017 is going to be great for you, I know it! Thanks for being my friend too, we have to meet in person soon haha!

  • Amy

    2016 sounds amazing for you!! Loved hearing all of your highlights, cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store!

    xoxo,

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • I am so happy to hear that 2016 was the best year of your life! It seems like everyone is so down on this year, and I’m convinced that it wasn’t entirely awful. Haha. I hope that 2017 somehow manages to top this year for you!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Thanks girl! Hope 2017 is amazing for you as well 🙂

  • Andrea

    Sounds like a pretty epic year, 2017 can only be better! Happy New Year!!!

  • It looks like you had a great year! I also traveled and started taking my blog seriously instead of letting it be a side hobby like it’s been for years!

  • What a great year for you! I hope 2017 brings you more fun and excitement! Happy New Year!

  • Greta Hollar

    What a year! I can’t wait to see how 2017 tops it :).

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Wow you did so much this year!!! Congrats!!! I am hoping next year I grow!!! Love the video at the end, very cute!!!

  • How fun! I absolutely love blog posts like this that allow a glimpse into your life for a whole year. It’s great that you were able to travel so much.
    erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com
    PS: the heart tattoo is so cute!

  • Jamie

    Sounds like a wonderful 2016! You have traveled so much, jealous!

    xx, Jamie

  • Sounds like you had a wonderful 2016 – cheers to 2017!

  • Chloé Adams

    Looks like you had a fun 2016! Heres to a great 2017!

  • Adriana

    I had a fun 2016 too! Your pictures are so fun – here’s to an amazing 2017!! xoxo

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Sounds like a very adventurous year! Wishing you the best in 2017 <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | gracefulcoffee.com

  • Congratulations on such a successful year! Here’s to many more accomplishments in 2017!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Anna Hubbard

    It looks like you had an amazing year! Hopefully next year will be even better!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • Looks like you had an amazing year! I’m on my way to check out some of your travel posts… so jealous! Hoping your 2017 is even more amazing!

  • Sydney Power

    What a fantastic year! So glad you got to come visit my home Vancouver!!

    • Vancouver is amazing! Can’t wait to go back someday 🙂

  • Miss ALK

    Oh my gosh what amazing destinations you got to travel to this year!! I am jealous!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    • Haha yeah I’m really happy I was able to! Thanks for reading 🙂