I woke up today to find that my blog had reached 100,000 views. After a decade of being in Ohio pursuing an education, earning valuable work experience, and adventuring around, I couldn't think of a better way to close this chapter with a commemorative blog post of many of my most colorful experiences. Next month, I feel excited and fulfilled to travel full circle back to New England where I'll be working with Woods Hole Research Center as part of an ecological project. Never could I have imagined what I would accomplish, the people I'd meet, and the places I'd see ten years ago when I picked a point on a map - 900 miles away from home. I could go on and on about the memories I've made throughout the country, but as they say, a picture says a thousand words. Here are 102 of them.