2016 Year in Review

Hey there and happy 2017! Today I wanted to share my 2016 Year in Review! I know I’m a little behind, but ever since the day after graduation, I’ve been working nearly non-stop! Now that I finally have time to sit down, I want to share my year in review for 2016!

2016 was a pretty exciting year for me, online and off!

Here’s what happened online!

In April, I changed my blog name from The Arizona Prepster to Creatively Lauren. I felt that I needed a change, and that the name didn’t fit the direction I wanted to go with the blog. When I started The Arizona Prepster, I wanted it to go in the direction of a fashion blog, but that’s not where the blog ended up heading.

I also ended up posting less frequently as the year went on. This was mostly because of how busy I got, especially in the fall semester. However, I did still compile a list of my top 10 posts from this year.

My Top 10 posts of 2016:

1. Five Bloggers Every College Woman Should Read

2. Five Tips to Help You Excel in Online Classes

3. How to Prepare for Move-In Day

4. Four Reasons Why You Should Get a Job in College

5. 15 Must Have Apps for College Students

6. Five Apps You Should Have as a Blogger

7. Where You Can Find Awesome Student Discounts

8. How You Can Use Trello for Your Classes

9. Why I Quit my Honors Program

10. How to Combat Senioritis

Here’s what happened offline!

In June, I celebrated one year with Piedmont/American! So much has happened since I started working with Piedmont, and so much more is going to happen this upcoming year. I’m so thankful that I’ve gotten to work with some amazing people!

In December, I graduated from ASU! My mom came out from California to watch me graduate and it was great! I can’t believe that I’m finally done, it’s crazy! I’m currently working on a dedicated post all about my graduation.

Matt and I visited a new city! In July, Matt and I visited Kansas City, Missouri. It was amazing getting to visit a different city. The only downside, these big flying bugs that seemed to be obsessed with my hair. No thank you! I love traveling and I hope I’ll get to do more in 2017!

Those are the highlights from 2016 both on the blog and off in real life. 2016 was a pretty awesome year for me and I hope that 2017 is even better! What are some of the highlights from your year? Let me know in the comments!


Lauren has been blogging on Creatively Lauren since 2014. Lauren enjoys helping other bloggers be comfortable and confident in themselves.

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