Year in Review: 2016 (plus late 2015)

Posted at January 01, 2018

I like those posts I did about my time in Ireland. Let’s do that again, starting first with not last year, but the time period between returning to Vancouver and last year.

Previously: #YARRLAND @ Two YARRS, #YARRLAND @ One YARR

Personal Deets

It was a hard time for me, overall. It started well, with me travelling around Europe a while before returning to Vancouver. But it was also stressful. I’d given up my apartment in Dublin and no longer had a home base. My worldly possessions were spread across three different countries (plus wherever I was at the time). Travelling around by Interrail was great, but I used the flexibility as an excuse to not plan far in advance, and travelling that was was exhausting. And it got cold. So I came back to Canada, crashed at a friend’s place (for much much too long), and spent the next year feeling lost.

But it wasn’t all that bad. I eventually found a new apartment, got all my stuff out of storage, and settled down again.

Travels

Very quiet compared to my time in Ireland, here.

The return to Canada
I flew back and crashed a Hallowe’en party. :D

Cançun, Mexico
Family trip shortly after I got back. Warmth!

Christmas on Vancouver Island
More family time!

Family Reunion in Calgary
Even more family time, but with even more family!

Events

The Critical Hit Show @ the Rio (repeatedly)
This was one of the things I missed from Vancouver. I’ve been to pretty much every show since I returned (minus the Christmas performances).

The Gentlemen Hecklers @ the Rio
Uh. Pulling from memory… I watched them heckle Road House, the Notebook, and the last two Twilight movies. Yeah!

Bard on the Beach - Othello

The Broadway Chorus performing The Supermusical: More Powers to You
In retrospect, this was very nearly a panto.

The East Van Panto - Red Riding Hood
This totally was a panto!

VCON
… Yep, back to VCON.

And undoubtedly some fun stuff I’ve completely forgotten about.

Misc

Found a new apartment
And moved back to the West End.

Rejoined my gaming group
It took a while for me to do this, actually.

Summation

It was a quiet year (and a bit) to be sure. I thought moving back to Vancouver was going to be easy, but it wasn’t. Much thanks to Gavin for putting up with me (and putting me up) for so long.