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Looking through my Happy Journal, blog posts, photos, and memories every December is really cathartic. It helps remind me that I really did accomplish a lot these past twelve months, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. This year was different because instead of a lot of little things like normal, I spent almost half of it working on much bigger projects. These projects are important and are going to pay off in the long run, but I’m just not used to dedicating so much of my time to one specific thing.

Anyway, here are my Top 5 Lists of 2015. Each year the categories vary slightly, but the gist is the same. (And yes, I know there are still two weeks left of the year, and if something bumps another experience out of the water in that time, I will definitely update the lists.) I’d love you to link over to any similar posts you’ve written or share thoughts in the comments, including what your favorite thing I did this year was!


1. Writing a book and getting it published
2. Making an e-course
3. Mail art show at the World Trade Center
4. Working with We Love Colors
5. One year with Joe


1. Playa Del Fuego (x2) – Delaware
2. PEX Heartburn – Philadelphia
3. Tubing/Camping – West Virigina
4. We Love Colors- Miami
5. Rehoboth Beach


1. “Far” by Regina Spektor
2. “Waiting For The Dawn” by The Mowgli’s
3. “On The Impossible Past” by The Menzingers
4. “The Head And The Heart” by The Head And The Heart
5. “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” by Against Me!


1. “Ways To Go” by Grouplove
2. “The Wolf” by Mumford & Sons
3. “Until We Get There” by Lucius
4. “T.S.R.” by Against Me!
5. “Aside” by The Weakerthans

TV Shows

1. Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23
2. Black Books
3. Archer
4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
5. Wet Hot American Summer

Photos I Took

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Comedy Specials

1. “The Comeback Kid” – John Mulaney
2. “Right Here Right Now” – Russell Howard
3. “Completely Normal” – Tom Segura
4. “Messiah Complex” – Russel Brand
5. “Live At The Apollo” – Amy Schumer

New Experiences

1. Seeing Against Me! live
2. Being in a studio audience
3. Cooking meals that don’t kill anyone
4. Writing in wet cement
5. Trying EFT


1. Monarch Workshop
2. BlogU Conference
3. Baltimore Protests
4. Playa Del Fuego (Spring)
5. Bubble Parade


1. Mermaid necklace from Joe
2. Flower bouquets from Cristen
3. “You’re Awesome” book from Ashley
4. Do What Makes You Happy bouquet from April
5. My dad doing post offices runs for me


1. Puzzle Art Project
2. Dress The Rainbow
3. Street Art Puns
4. Installation/Interview With Strangers With Style
5. Yarnbombing Installation

Bug Photos

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1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
2. Radical Self Love by Gala Darling
3. Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham
4. Inside Out by Anastasia Amour
5. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Blog Posts I Wrote

1. How To Be Happy
2. Why Having A Positive Attitude Isn’t Bullshit
3. We’re All Just Kids In Adult Costumes
4. Rainbow Doors In Baltimore
5. Positive Catcalling

Small Moments

1. Standing on top of the Love Tower with Joe, overlooking the playa
2. Cristen taking her inhaler through my unicorn mask
3. Someone saying they were “fangirling” over me
4. Getting to 2,000 likes on Facebook just before the clock struck midnight on my birthday
5. Watching Ashley meet Bixby for the first time

Self Discoveries

1. Getting up early is important, but I’ll never enjoy it.
2. Taking medication or having mental health setbacks doesn’t make me a failure or fraud.
3. Moderation is key, but going head over heels is often necessary.
4. Having a business is hard as fuck and I have no idea how people become successful.
5. The stigma with drugs, as is with almost everything, is overhyped.

Photos Of Me

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And I’ve got my 2015 Compilation Video for you, too! I hope you enjoy.

PS – You can also check out last years Top 5 Lists and Video Compilation.

What were some of your Top 5 favorite things from 2015?