Wednesday, December 26, 2012

mission complete

I know it's a little early for an end of the year post, but I feel like it's as good of a time as any to throw out my favorite posts from this past year.

I wanted 2012 to be a good year because 2010 and 2011 kind of mostly sucked because of the drama that beheld them with a certain person in my life. But this 2012 thing, man. It has been twelve kinds of crazy and I have grown a lot from the events of this past rotation around the sun.

In January, SVI and I split ways and I got really involved in church, which was super fantastic and allowed me to build great relationships with awesome people.

February got me tatted up and thinking about the future.

March brought with it a few things, but my favorite part was spring break.

In April, I was super busy with the end of my semester and couldn't focus on really anything else.

I started the summer session in May and hung out with Tiger Lily a ton. I was also really excited for what was in store for me, but starting to realize that my time in Moscow was dwindling incredibly fast.

June was a monster. It was a tough month filled with a lot of transitions and also I started dating TheBoy.

There was a lot going on in July. I started a new job, decided to take a jump, and watched a lot of olympics.

August brought with it the start of my student teaching, and I forgot to blog about my birthday.

Life starting ramping up in September. School came into full swing, I learned massive amounts of pottery trying to stay one step ahead of my students, working with my amazing mentor teacher and making trips to Moscow to see TheBoy every other weekend.

There were lots of things that happened in October too. I think it was possibly the busiest month of my earthly existence. I had the TPA, and spoiled student, loads upon loads of paperwork and grading. I was teaching classes all by myself, subbing when my mentor teacher was gone, and trying to balance all of that with my home life as well. Sigh of relief once that was over.

November was another super tough month where I wrestled with things and feelings I'd never experienced before. And also made a decision that others didn't agree with - which was...interesting.

And then finally, December. I graduated from college (woop woop!), got a big girl job, got a macbook pro and a puppy from my parents, lots of nice things for Christmas and have been skiing to my heart's content.

So there you have it, folks. This year was about exploring myself and I think I accomplished that in ways I didn't know I was going to. A lot has changed and some of that makes me really sad and some of it makes me really excited about what's next. I'm starting to learn that even though years come and go, life never really stays the same even when you cross your fingers and your toes.


  1. Great post! Life is never what we plan and schedule and over-think it to be, but that opens us up to some pretty stellar and unexpected adventures!

  2. I was having a hard time figuring out how to complete this prompt. You really inspired me here. Great montage post. M

  3. Congrats on gradutating! It's a wonderful feeling isn't it???? Yes, life truly NEVER stays the same, you just have to roll with the punches and realize that you learn form every situation! Great overview of the year!

    Visiting and your newest follow via Mama Kat's link up! Hope you can come visit my page!! =)

  4. Congratulation! You have had an interesting year in 2012 and I think there are so much more fun waiting for you in 2013. Cheers :)

  5. You are a baby...I love seeing a young person blog....okay well I am not that old *cough42cough* but I do not really know a lot of young bloggers.

    I do hope 2013 brings you all your heart desires!!


    Stopping by from Mama Kats place.

  6. Sounds like a great year! 2011 was better for me than this year, but I am hoping for a great 2013.

    Just here via Mama Kat's! (didn't get to participate this time around, but still wanted to visit the WWers)


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