I can't believe it's almost 2011.
Honestly, it feels like just last month that I was writing the 2009 year in review post.
2010 has been a crazy wild ride for me.
It's been amazing to say the least.
For all the pain and heartbreak and suffering I felt in 2009,
I felt joy and excitement and a newfound love for life this year.
It's amazing how much you can change in a year.
And i like to think that this year was the year I grew up. I became more independent and learned to live by my own rules.
I'm not saying this year wasn't without it's own set of troubles and sadness.
But, just like I vowed last December, this year was the year I learned to live in the moment, appreciate the good, and not worry so much about what comes my way.
I can honestly say, 100%, this year was the best year of my life so far.
some amazing things happened to me.
These were life changing things.
here's a little year in review:
i won my first blog giveaway
i dabbled with red lips, which i loved.
I co-hosted a charity fashion show
I finished an art piece that had taken me forever.
I hosted my first giveaway, which was one of the things on my "24 in 12" list.
I got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. And then got an infection. Let's just say i ate a ton of ice cream.
I went to Florida.
I went on my first ever college visit in Pennsylvania.
I spent two weeks in Paris, France! It was one of the most amazing trips in my life.
I went to Semi-Formal with all my friends, wearing one of my favorite dresses ever.
I ran my second half-marathon. It was 90 degrees and very hot, so I was very proud to finish.
I celebrated this blog's one year birthday!
I went to Junior/Senior Prom!
I got bronchitus/ pneumonia.
I found out I got the job I had wanted.
I started my new job.
I bought a record player.
I got the best early birthday gift EVER- a car!
I met a cute boy at my new job.
I went to my best friend's graduation. This was a touching moment for me because I knew in one year that would be me getting my diploma.
I went to the Jack Johnson concert
I turned 17.
With this birthday, I got my license.
I competed in my first guard tournament (followed by my first guard party).
I went to the John Mayer/ Train concert.
I went on my second college trip.
I got a new camera.
The boy and the best friend left for college, which was really sad and ended in a lot of tears.
I went to Greece and Turkey.
I started my senior year of high school.
I went camping, which ended up being not a good experience.
I went to a benefit concert to support the prevention of Domestic Violence.
I celebrated Halloween in a much better way then last year.
I volunteered at the Special Olympics.
I went on my first recruiting trip at my dream college.
I applied to 3 colleges.
I started the yoga class for disabled children that had been a dream of mine for a year.
I got into my dream college.
I celebrated Christmas in Florida.
As much as I'm sad to see 2010 go, I'm so excited to see what 2011 has to offer for me!
Doing this post made me realize how happy I am I have a blog- I have such a great way to look back at all the memories I have created over the year.
So here's to you, 2010!
For taking me all over the world.
For getting me into college.
For helping me learn to live like there's no tomorrow.
I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year's eve.
I'm hosting a little party here at home for some of my friends and family.
Thanks for being with me during this crazy ride of life.
I'm so blessed to have all of you here reading along.
I love each and every one of you and I actually do consider you all friends!
See you all in 2011!
A whole new decade.
A whole new year of possibilities and adventures.
p.s if you're interested, here is 2009 year in review