2018

2018 Reigns.

More than ever before – my future is an open book.

In 2018, I intended to embark on a new path of optimism, confidence, growth, advancement, and reinvention. I vowed to let the good times and good vibes reign free throughout the year.

In many ways, those sentiments rang true as I navigated through 2018 and began writing out this new chapter of my life story.  From the start, I knew this year was going to be a significant one, as it marked the last year of my twenties. With that brought up expectations to check off a multitude of accomplishments and milestones, from “go on a road trip with friends” (check!) to “start writing a book” (check!). To me, there was no time to waste, and thus, 2018 really lit a fire within me to do all of the things.

When things didn’t go according to plans or hopes, I would later find that things always ended up working out for the best. The trials, with its subsequent triumphs and errors, of embarking on new experiences led me closer to discovering more about who I am and what I want, which I think is the key to unlocking my sense of happiness. With each hard lesson learnt, I was determined to rise back up every time, which I did with varying ease and difficulty, and prevailed in becoming stronger and better than who I was yesterday.

What have I learned in 2018 that I will carry on to 2019? I’ve learned to have confidence in my self worth, to be bold in standing up for what I deserve, and to have patience with timing, with opportunities, and with people. Because whatever will be, will be (que sera sera). All I need now is some faith and some trust (and a little pixie dust). With that in mind, I’m more ready than ever to go forth and reign my thirties.

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In 2018, I resolve to…

  • Travel to Iceland, Europe, and the UK – DONE
  • Finish my reading challenge goal of 18 books in 2018 – DONE
  • Get back into music – DOING #SingItSaturday
  • Get back into dance – DOINGThanks, RSVP33 and Steve Nash!
  • Try a new fitness activity – DID Kickboxing! Kicked my ass! Rollerskating! Fell on my ass 10x!
  • Learn a new language (Spanish?) – DOING…
  • Get started on writing a book – DOING…

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Memories of 2018.

January marked the start of 2018, beginning with a birthday signalling the last year of my twenties, which was celebrated with free stuff, desserts, and lots of tea. #TIMESUP took over the 75th Annual Golden Globes in Hollywood for a socially-charged awards ceremony with a moving speech by Oprah. White roses were in bloom at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City, where Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, and Alessia Cara took the top honours, but Kesha stole the show with “Praying”. I listened to new music from Camila Cabello, Phillip Phillips, Carrie Underwood, Rayvon Owen, and Kendrick Lamar. I discovered a new comedy to enjoy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I watched Ferdinand, The Shape of Water, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Call Me By Your Name, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. I read Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Audrey in Rome and Audrey at Home, Lang Leav’s Sea of Strangers, Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me, and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale. After a two-year hiatus, I got back into the dancing groove with RSVP33!

February kicked in high gear with the two biggest sporting events of 2018 – the Super Bowl and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Or, of relevant interests to me, Pink and Leslie Odom, Jr. singing the American National Anthems and all of the figure skating competitions, especially the ice dancing of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. In honour of Black History Month, I saw a Broadway Across Canada production of Motown: The Musical at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and watched Black Panther. I read a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird. I listened to new music from David Cook, David Archuleta, Trent Harmon, Tim Halperin, and Kendrick Lamar (and crew). I watched Phantom Thread, Peter RabbitBlack Panther, Annihilation, Fruitvale Station, Creed, and 42. I tuned into the second half of The Flash and Jane the Virgin, the season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and the new Strike series, Career of Evil. I tried my boxing glove hands at kickboxing. My friends and I booked our flights for our trip to Iceland, Barcelona, Edinburgh, and London – Eurotrip is on!

There was much celebration to be had throughout March Madness month, with a bunch of birthday parties and Rise’s move to a new and improved office. I wrote my first book ever – an ebook for Rise on Artificial Intelligence and HR. YWiB hosted its first event of 2018 – a panel and workshop on personal branding. Awards Season 2018 concluded with the 90th Annual Academy Awards, with the Oscar for Best Picture going to The Shape of Water. Best Actress winner Frances McDormand stole the show with her acceptance speech advocating for the enforcement of inclusion riders. The students of Parkland led gun control activists for the massively-attended March For Our Lives. I went to my first few concerts of 2018 – I saw Lorde and Run the Jewels live at Rogers Arena, and Phillip Phillips live at Vogue Theatre. I listened to new music from Halo Circus, Casey Abrams, Kacey Musgraves, Tori Kelly, and Daughtry. I watched Love Simon, A Wrinkle in Time, and Girls’ Trip, and attended a fun double-bill screening of The Disaster Artist and The Room for a fundraising to #SaveTheRio Theatre. I read Tahereh Mafi’s latest Shatter Me series novel, Restore Me. Continuing onwards with my goal of getting fit, I took Beyonce dance classes with RSVP 33 and a bunch of badass street dance classes at Steve Nash Fitness World. I did a few photoshoots and finally got a selection of professional headshots to choose from for my LinkedIn and online profiles. I met Instagram celebrity Christopher the Pig during his travels to Vancouver (and confused many friends). I started the second season of Atlanta: Robbin’ Season. American Idol returned back to television to hijack my life once again…

April 1st was both Easter Sunday AND April Fools… fitting as Jesus Christ was the ultimate prankster. I KID, I KID! To celebrate the holiday, I watched Jesus Christ Superstar Live! starring John Legend and Sara Bareilles. I saw Jaden Smith live in concert at The Imperial and Beyonce live at Coachella via digital means. I listened to new music from John Legend, Janelle Monae, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Sanchez, Avalon Young, She & Him, and Jason Mraz, and got into the music of Dua Lipa and Maren Morris. I watched Ready Player One and Avengers: Infinity War in theatres. I went to a Corgi Beach Party at Kitsilano and was practically in puppy heaven on earth. At the end of April and the beginning of May, I formed a travel troupe with three friends (#VodkaJoyride) and travelled to Iceland, Barcelona, Edinburgh, and London – and we had some incredible adventures during a very action-packed two weeks together.

In May, I started writing A LOT and working on a new writing project, which you’ll be hearing more about in the coming months… I rediscovered a love for journalism and poetry and started volunteering with Megaphone Magazine. I checked off another professional goal by becoming a published editor with the release of Natasha Jeshani of Tafa Consulting’s book, “The HR Insider”.  I joined the rest of the world in falling in love with the love between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as shown by their romantic Royal Wedding. I listened to new music from Tim Halperin, Clark Beckham, Trent Harmon, DeAndre, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Shawn Mendes, and the new American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe. I tuned into the new seasons of Arrested Development and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, the season finales of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Atlanta, and SNL, and the series finale of New Girl. I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story in theatres. I read Maybe In Another Life and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I faced one of my fears right in the face by embarking on a white water rafting adventure at Chilliwack River – and it was INCREDIBLE.

June marked the 6th anniversary of The Hudsucker along with my 10th anniversary on Twitter! It blows my mind how much these two platforms have opened up windows of opportunity in my life in such a short period of time. On World Oceans Day, I volunteered at CPAWS BC’s shoreline cleanup at English Bay with my work team. I attended A Better Life Foundation’s Greasy Spoon charity dinner. YWiB hosted great events on mentorship, coaching, and networking. I did an online course on the History of Hollywood Musicals with TCM. I saw Janelle Monae live at Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Carly Rae Jepsen with the VSO at the Orpheum. I listened to new music from Florence + The Machine, Drake, Haley Reinhart, Jessica Sanchez, Candice Glover, DeAndre, Kris Allen, Demi Lovato, and Tyler Hilton. I tuned into the Tony Awards hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, and tuned into new seasons of The Bold Type, GLOW, and surprisingly enough, The Bachelorette. I watched Ocean’s 8, The Incredibles 2Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Ant-Man and the Wasp in theatres. I read a stack of poetry books by Atticus, Nikita Gill, Amanda Lovelace, Michael Faudet, Rudy Francisco, Trista Mateer, and Beau Taplin, in research for a new project that’s a current work in progress. I went to Ace Comic Con in Seattle and saw/met Camila Mendes from Riverdale, Hayley Atwell from Agent Carter, and the cast of the Avengers, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony Mackie – it was a MARVELous weekend!

July was all about World Cup fever, but it was no match for the local charity event Kickoff Canada at BC Place. Summer festivals and celebration sprang up around the city, from Thai Fest and Food Truck Fest to RYU’s Respect The Shore Fitness Popup to the Annual Pride Celebration at Robson Square. There was even a Brooklyn 99 Trivial Night that my team won 2nd place at! I went to RSVP 33’s rooftop dance sessions to get my groove on to Drake and Dua Lipa. I continued to read poetry books, this time from Caroline Kaufman and Alicia Cook. I also read When Life Gives You Lululemons and Into The Water, and ended up finishing my reading challenge of 18 books for 2018 by the month’s end.I listened to new music from DeAndre, Daughtry, Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish, and Kelsea Ballerini. My love for ABBA was re-ignited again with the release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. I have a dream, a song to sing…

August kicked off with a BC Day Weekend trip to BC’s beautiful capital of Victoria – my first time to the harbour in 10+ years! We had our fair share of history and culture at the Parliament Buildings, the Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, and Butchart Gardens, ate a lot of great brunch food, and watched the most stunning sunset at Clover Point. I went to Mural Fest with the Vodka Joyride travel crew. I saw the corgi races at Hastings Racecourse. I went to the PNE with my Mom as per our annual end-of-summer tradition. In another tradition, I went to the Aritzia Warehouse Sale (twice..) and found some great deals. I tried rollerskating for the first time at Sunset Beach. I played softball for the first time with my work colleagues. I read the September issues of various fashion magazines and was thrilled with the increased diversity this season (#RepresentationMatters). I also read Elizabeth the Queen, Dear Evan Hansen, The Alice Network, and Outside the Jukebox, and finally caved and got a Kobo ereader. I watched Christopher Robin, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, On Chesil Beach, Set It Up, and Deadpool 2, and saw Black Panther (for the fifth? time) at Canada Place with the Crew. Asian August rained on the small screen and on the big screen with the golden successes of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Crazy Rich Asians, and Searching, proving that Asians can be leads of romances and thrillers (#RepresentationMatters). I listened to new music from Jason Mraz, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande. I celebrated one year of working at Rise. It’s been four years since MJ’s passing ❤ and we bid farewell to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin ❤

September signals the start of fall, and yes, I’ve already had my PSL (#basic). As a last hurrah of the summer season, I hiked up to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver to catch the sails and the sunset. I played in a softball league with my work team (Go Golden Balls!) and participated in an Amazing Race competition which had us running around the city. I hosted two open house events for YWiB Vancouver and for Rise (as part of Vancouver Startup Week). I volunteered at and attended my first ever music festival – SKOOKUM at Stanley Park, featuring a bunch of rock artists including Arkells, St. Vincent, Greta Van Fleet, Father John Misty, Florence + The Machine & The Killers. I saw a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It infused with the music of The Beatles at Bard on the Beach. I finally saw Sam Smith (with Beth Ditto) over at Rogers Arena. Tyler Hilton came back to the Couve as an opener for Amy Shark at the Imperial. I listened to new music from Carrie Underwood, Tori Kelly, Josh Groban, Haley Reinhart, Matt Giraud, Zealyn, and Alison Sudol. I watched BlacKkKlansman and A Simple Favor in theatres. I read Atticus’ The Dark Between Stars, Nikita Gill’s Fierce Fairytales, Amanda Lovelace’s To Make Monsters Out Of Girls, Courtney Peppernell’s Pillow Thoughts I and II, the Crazy Rich Asian series, Abbi Jacobson’s I Might Regret This, and Ellie Kemper’s My Squirrel Days. It’s been 10 years since Tulsa (unbelievable) and I am so thankful for everything the music has brought to my life since that amazing day. ❤

October set the tone for a fall season of love with the wedding of my two friends at Jericho Beach. The Vancouver International Film Festival spoiled our city with a wide selection of acclaimed films – I caught screenings of The Favourite, Colette, The New Romantic, and Boy Erased. I also saw A Star is Born, VenomThe Hate U Give, The Happy Prince, First Man, Sorry to Bother You, and Beautiful Boy this month. My two shows The Flash and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returned back to the television screen. I listened to new music from Dua Lipa, Tove Lo, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, John Legend, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, and Sara Bareilles. I read Lin Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight, Jay Baruchel’s Born Into It, Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup, America Ferrera’s American Like Me, Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead, Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories Guide, and Mari Andrew’s Am I There Yet?

November (Movember) marked the 10 year anniversary of Young Women in Business, which coincides with YWiB’s annual Beyond Conference. The party and the conference that weekend signified how impactful the organization has been for my life both professionally and personally. I saw Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Postmodern Jukebox at Vogue Theatre. I listened to new music from Michael Buble, Little Mix, Alessia Cara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alison Sudol, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Bryan Greenberg, and Tyler Hilton. I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, The Nutcracker & the Four Realms, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Green Book, Ralph Breaks The Internet, and Robin Hood in theatres. I tuned into two new shows – The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Good Place. I read Michael Faudet’s Winter of Summers and Michelle Obama’s Becoming.

December is the season of giving and of celebration! I supported Employ to Empower on two initiatives, The Cardboard Project and The Street Store. I got into the holiday spirit by going to the Christmas Market, exchanging gifts with loved ones, taking advantage of the holiday/Boxing Week deals in the shops, dancing at my work’s Christmas party, seeing the various Christmas trees and gingerbread houses showcases, and viewing the Christmas lights displays around downtown Vancouver. I got artsy by attending a Paint Nite workshop along with a clay mug making workshop. I met Olympic champion skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the Indigo on Robson. I petter a bunch of adorable bunnies at the pop-up (or hop-up) Bunny Cafe at Catfe. I streamed the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I watched Creed 2, Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots, and Aquaman in theatres. I read Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father, Lang Leav’s Love Looks Pretty On You, Sophie Kinsella’s I Owe You One, Josie Silver’s One Day in December, and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s Tessa and Scott. I listened to new Christmas music from David Archuleta, John Legend, Ingrid Michaelson, Pentatonix, Kelly Clarkson, Maren Morris, and Tyler Hilton as I spent a peaceful Christmas at home with Mom.

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Live Shows in 2018.

Motown: The Musical at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, February 10th.

Lorde’s Melodrama Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, March 8th.

Phillip Phillips’ Magnetic Tour at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, March 17th.

Jaden Smith’s Vision Tour at The Imperial in Vancouver, April 10th.

Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre in London, May 5th.

Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer Tour (with St. Beauty) at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, June 12th.

Carly Rae Jepsen & the VSO at The Orpheum in Vancouver, June 25th.

Harry Styles & Kacey Musgraves at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, July 6th.

Chromeo & Arkells at SKOOKUM Festival in Vancouver, September 7th.

Missy Dee, Stereophonics, St. Vincent & Florence + The Machine at SKOOKUM Festival in Vancouver, September 8th.

Cold War Kids, Mother Mother, Greta Van Fleet, Father John Misty & The Killers at SKOOKUM Festival in Vancouver, September 9th.

Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All Tour (with Beth Ditto) at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, September 10th.

Amy Shark & Tyler Hilton at The Imperial in Vancouver, September 25th.

As You Like It at Bard On The Beach in Vancouver, September 28th.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, November 13th.

Postmodern Jukebox at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, December 1st.

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Music in 2018.

(Spotify 2018 Playlist)

January

Camila Cabello – Camila

Phillip Phillips – Collateral

Tyler Hilton – Live in the Garden EP

Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same

Phillip Phillips – Magnetic

Tyler Hilton – The Way That She Loves

Kendrick Lamar – Loyalty (feat. Rihanna)

Bruno Mars – Finesse (feat. Cardi B)

Childish Gambino – Terrified

SZA – Broken Clocks

Logic – 1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)

BORNS – God Save Our Young Blood (feat. Lana Del Rey)

Scott Bradlee & Casey Abrams – You Got A Friend In Me

Lauren Alaina – Wings Of An Angel

Carrie Underwood – The Champion (feat. Ludacris)

Rayvon Owen – Gold

Charlie Puth – Attention

Tinie Temple – Girls Like (feat. Zara Larsson)

Camila Cabello – Havana

February

David Cook – Chromance


David Cook – Ghost Magnetic

David Archuleta & Nathan Pacheco – Perfect Symphony

Kendrick Lamar – King’s Dead (feat. Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)

Kendrick Lamar – All The Stars (feat. SZA)

Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd – Pray For Me

The Dames – Belle Meade Gal

Ellie Goulding – Vincent

March

Casey Abrams – Put A Spell On You

Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus – Robots & Wranglers


Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Casey Abrams – Put A Spell On You

Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus – Commander

Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy

Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies

Beyonce – Love On Top

Beyonce – Blow

Beyonce – Freakum Dress

Billie Eilish – Bellyache

Tamia – So Into You

Lady Gaga – Do What U Want

Run the Jewels – Legend Has It

Lorde – The Louvre

Tori Kelly – Help Us To Love

April

Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s Revamp & Restoration

Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer

Sara Bareilles – I Don’t Know How To Love Him

Lady Gaga – Your Song

Maren Morris – Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters

Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel

John Legend – A Good Night

David Cook – Soul Of A Man

Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Jessica Sanchez – Caught Up

Avalon Young – Sweet Talk

She & Him – He Gives His Love To Me

She & Him – She Gives Her Love To Me

Dua Lipa – New Rules / IDGAF

Zedd – The Middle (feat. Maren Morris)

May

Tim Halperin – Chances

Clark Beckham – Year One

Trent Harmon – You Got ‘Em All

Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Tim Halperin – Work For It

Clark Beckham – I Need

Trent Harmon – You Got ‘Em All

Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

John Mayer – New Light

Years & Years – If You’re Over Me

Ray LaMontagne – Such A Simple Thing

Christina Aguilera & Demi Lovato – Fall In Line

Postmodern Jukebox – Baby (feat. Melinda Doolittle)

Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone

June

Drake – Scorpion


Florence + The Machine – High As Hope

Florence + The Machine – Sky Full of Song

Haley Reinhart – Last Kiss Goodbye

Jessica Sanchez – Millionaire

Candice Glover – Break Me

Tyler Hilton – City On Fire

Demi Lovato – Sober

Kris Allen – When All The Stars Have Died

Drake – Nice For What

July

DeAndre – Black Denim


Daughtry – Cage to Rattle

DeAndre – Catch

Daughtry – Deep End

Childish Gambino – Summertime Magic

billie eilish – you should see me in a crown

Kelsea Ballerini – Peter Pan

Lily James – Mamma Mia

Cher – Fernando

August

Jason Mraz – Know.

Nicki Minaj – Queen

Ariana Grande – Sweetener

Jason Mraz – Have It All

Jason Mraz – Sleeping To Dream

Nicki Minaj – Barbie Dreams

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

MacKenzie Bourg – Playlove

Kina Grannis – Can’t Help Falling In Love

September

Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Tori Kelly – Hiding Place

Josh Groban – Bridges

Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Carrie Underwood – Love Wins

Tori Kelly – Never Alone

Josh Groban – River

Josh Groban & Andrea Bocelli – We Will Meet Once Again

Calvin Harris & Sam Smith – Promises

Haley Reinhart – Don’t Know How To Love You

Matt Giraud – Come Back To Me

Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune

Father John Misty – Hangout At The Gallows

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Kesha – Here Comes The Change

Zealyn – Enjoy Your Holiday

October

Dua Lipa Deluxe Edition

Dua Lipa & Silk City – Electricity

Dua Lipa & BLACKPINK – Kiss And Make Up

Dua Lipa – Running

John Legend & Wendy – Written in the Stars

Major Lazer – Blow That Smoke (feat. Tove Lo)

David Cook – Death of Me

Lauren Alaina – Ladies in the 90s

Janelle Arthur – Runnin’ From My Roots

Maddie Poppe – Keep On Moving On

Rayvon Owen – Like A Storm

Sara Bareilles – Armor

Ellie Goulding – Close To Me

Lady Gaga – I’ll Never Love Again

Bradley Cooper – Maybe It’s Time

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

November

Michael Buble – love

Little Mix – LM5

Alessia Cara – The Pains of Growing

Michael Buble – Love You Anymore

Little Mix – Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Alessia Cara – Growing Pains

Alison Sudol – Moon

Zealyn – Airline Wine

Bryan Greenberg – 36 Hours

Carly Rae Jepsen – Party For One

Haley Reinhart & Jeff Goldblum – My Baby Just Cares For Me

Kelly Clarkson – Never Enough (from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined)

Sara Bareilles – Tightrope (from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined)

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

December

David Archuleta – Winter In The Air

Ingrid Michaelson – Songs For The Season

John Legend – A Legendary Christmas

David Archuleta – Christmas Every Day

David Archuleta – Dios Muy Alegre Albergo

Ingrid Michaelson – It’s Been A Cold, Cold Winter

John Legend – Bring Me Love

Tyler Hilton – Don’t Feel Like Christmas

Pentatonix & Kelly Clarkson – Grown-Up Christmas List

Pentatonix & Maren Morris – When You Believe

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Television in 2018.

Black Mirror

Strike: Career of Evil

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Flash

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Jane the Virgin

Atlanta

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

New Girl

American Idol

Arrested Development

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

GLOW

The Bold Type

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Good Place

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Films in 2018.

Ferdinand (2017)

The Shape of Water (2017)

The Post (2018)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

Phantom Thread (2017)

Peter Rabbit (2018)

Black Panther (2018)

42 (2013)

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Creed (2015)

Annihilation (2018)

Love, Simon (2018)

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Room (2003)

Girls’ Trip (2017)

Ready Player One (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Home Again (2017)

Geostorm (2017)

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

Show Dogs (2018)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Tomb Raider (2018)

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles 2 (2018)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Cabaret (1972)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

An American in Paris (1951)

Gigi (1958)

Amy (2015)

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Christopher Robin (2018)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

On Chesil Beach (2017)

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Set It Up (2018)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Searching (2018)

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

A Simple Favor (2018)

Baywatch (2017)

The Favourite (2018)

Colette (2018)

A Star Is Born (2018)

The New Romantic (2018)

Boy Erased (2018)

Venom (2018)

The Hate U Give (2018)

The Happy Prince (2018)

First Man (2018)

Sorry To Bother You (2018)

Beautiful Boy (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

The Nutcracker & the Four Realms (2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Green Book (2018)

Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

Robin Hood (2018)

The Christmas Contract (2018)

Creed 2 (2018)

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Aquaman (2018)

RBG (2018)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

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Books in 2018.

(Goodreads Year in Books)

Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Race

Luca Dotti, Audrey in Rome

Luca Dotti, Audrey at Home

Sophie Kinsella, Surprise Me

Sophie Kinsella, I Owe You One

Josie Silver, One Day in December

Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me

Julia Baird, Victoria: The Queen

Sally Bedell Smith, Elizabeth the Queen

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Maybe In Another Life

Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Lang Leav, Sea of Strangers

Lang Leav, Love Looks Good On You

Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts

Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts II

Atticus, Love Her Wild

Atticus, The Darkness Between Stars

Alicia Cook, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately

Alicia Cook, I Hope My Voice Doesn’t Skip

Nikita Gill, Wild Embers

Nikita Gill, Fierce Fairytales

Amanda Lovelace, the princess saves herself in this one

Amanda Lovelace, the witch doesn’t burn in this one

Amanda Lovelace, to make monsters out of girls

Michael Faudet, Dirty Pretty Things

Michael Faudet, Bitter Sweet Love

Michael Faudet, Smoke & Mirrors

Michael Faudet, Winter of Summers

Rudy Francisco, Helium

Trista Mateer, Honeybee

Beau Taplin, Bloom

Beau Taplin, Worlds of You

Caroline Kaufman, Light Filters In

Florence Welch, Useless Magic

Lauren Weisberger, When Life Gives You Lululemons

Paula Hawkins, Into The Water

Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan, China Rich Girlfriend

Kevin Kwan, Rich People Problems

Val Emmich et al., Dear Evan Hansen

Kate Quinn, The Alice Network

Natasha Jeshani, The HR Insider

Scott Bradlee, Outside the Jukebox

Liz Climo, Best Bear Ever!

Mari Andrew, Am I There Yet?

Abbi Jacobson, I Might Regret This

Ellie Kemper, My Squirrel Days

Reese Witherspoon, Whiskey in a Teacup

America Ferrera, American Like Me

Brene Brown, Dare To Lead

Jay Baruchel, Born Into It

Robert Galbraith, Lethal White

Chris Colfer, The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonny Sun, Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You

J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Screenplay

Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father

Michelle Obama, Becoming

Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Tessa & Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold

Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala

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Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it as a forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self.”

Michelle Obama

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thank u, next.
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