2014 in Photos

In the vein of Jackie and Nafiza, I present thee a rundown of the year as narrated by my Instagram photos. It’s actually a brilliant idea I wish I’d had organically because it reminded me, in such a succinct (and often cute) way that my year did not, in fact, suck as much as I keep sayin’ it did. So, here goes, Sierra: 2014.


I visited in-laws in Georgia (and did some editing while I was there).

Editing Infinity in Georgia

And celebrated my first few days back from deployment and vacation.


I got a haircut, which is vital to remember because it is December now and I’ve only just gotten my second of the year…


I visited some friends back home in Houston after graduating from Warrior Leader Course and publishing my debut novel, The Soul: Book One.



I went to the field.

Ran a 5k in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Got a new tattoo – writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.

As well as a new kitty named Io.


I started drawing again after years of not drawing (not well, mind you).

Ran a 5k in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Got another new kitty named Hyperion.


I ran my last 5k (before health issues interfered) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Began to half-sleeve my Lion King tattoo.

Did more doodling/drawing.

Dyed my hair for the first time ever.


I began to actively #SupportIndieAuthors.

Had two chalazions (AKA devil cysts) removed from my eyelids.

Adopted the most precious little boy ever, a Pit Bull named Master.



I started painting again.


And finally got promoted which led to…


Craziness like writing counselings while in full MOPP gear.


I finished a phenomenal series.

Doodled angels at midnight.

Joined in on BookTube and book hauls.


I wore my favorite shirt to my first anime convention in years.

Finally got to stop at a Bucee’s on one of my many roadtrips, also the first time in years.

As well as participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time stateside… which meant I was also able to see my family for Thanksgiving for the first time since joining the Army.


I participated in (at least half) the December #photoaday challege.


Rebuilt my bookshelf and participated in my first-ever readathon.

Received 1,000 likes on the blog.

And finally started 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (I’ve owned it since like 2011!).

Like I said, glad I gave my IG a gander. It reminded me how not-so-shitty 2014 actually was. Here’s to 2015 – and hopefully more Instagram photos; seems like I fell off for a little bit there.

Please add me on Instagram – it’s on private, but I will accept your request. :]



7 comments on “2014 in Photos

  1. Rachel says:

    What a cool idea! It looks like 2014 treated you well. Happy New Year! :-)


  2. Love the pictures and the post, Sierra! I’m glad you had such an awesome year! Wishing you many laughs and blessings in 2015!


  3. Maria says:

    Very cool idea with the photos :) It shows us all our adventures! Here’s to another year!


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