The Pensieve: 2016 in Review

2016 has now come and gone and with many people declaring it the WORST YEAR EVER, I thought I would take a step back to reflect on all of the INCREDIBLE things that I got to do this year. Of course it’s really difficult to remember everything that happened in a year, so I scoured through my Google Photos and used it to create this timeline. I think 2016 was the craziest and most fun year yet, for better or for worse.


  • Started eating healthy and working out, per my New Year’s Resolution.



  • Took a weekend trip to Lake Arrowhead with Leslie, Camille, Lorraine, and our boyfriends.
  • Started horseback riding again.
  • Competed in Warrior Dash with Felix, Taryn, and Patrick.
  • Attended Wondercon in Star Trek cosplay.



  • Celebrated the launch of Overwatch. The world needs more heroes!


  • Attended the Warcraft Movie Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
  • Won 1st Place in the Blizzcon Workout Group 3 Month Transformation Challenge.




  • Turned 30 surrounded by all of my wonderful friends.


  • Attended our second SCA event, Great Western War, where we debuted The Beggar’s Inn.
  • Worked tirelessly for most of the month with my friends on my Blizzcon cosplay build of Sylvanas.
  • Had the honor of being in Dana & Stephanie’s wedding.


You can read about November’s madness here.


  • Kissed horses at the Socal Saddlery Holiday Party.
  • Headed to Vegas for my work’s holiday party.
  • Hosted a Holiday/Goodbye party for my dear friend Sverre.
  • Took the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
  • Celebrated the new year.

Thanks for the memories 2016!

  • Leslie Crystal Well

    I enjoyed reading this post a lot! Super bonus points that in addition to great content, your blog is visually pleasing. I’m tuning in.

    • Meg

      Thanks Leslie! <3 <3

  • Congrats on starting your blog. It’s always nice to see other cosplayers who blog! I can’t wait to see more from you.

    • Meg

      Thanks so much Sadie! Can’t wait to check out your blog 😀