Friday is the day when I don't have any classes and I use the time to work on my online class, but also to relax and prepare for the weekend. Today, however, I got up early, filled my backpack with books and pencils, and headed to the library. I wrote papers, took a quiz, and worked on several projects. I feel incredibly productive today. Seriously, I'm getting things done and it feels so good.
When I consider where I was last December, I've come a long way. This past year has been such a tumultuous one, with huge ups and huge downs. I've said it before, but this year has been my year.
- Starbucks. This place was such a fun job. When I went home for Thanksgiving, I had lunch with my manager and visited with a couple of my former coworkers. I forgot how much fun I had at that job. I made life long friends, met some celebrities, and learned the art of coffee making. I think steaming milk to perfection will always be a part of my nature now.
Cleaning the ice bin
- Erik. This guy is one of my best friends ever. Having him home, living only two blocks away was what saved me from utter despair for a good part of the year. I'm lucky to have a fun, reliable, trustworthy friend.
Erik is a pretty, pretty princess
- Moving to Idaho. Seriously, this was the best thing I could have done this fall. I had to choose between staying at home to save up enough money to move to France and moving to Idaho and spending the France money. I gave up France for Rexburg, Idaho. A lot of people would see that as a lame choice, but for me it was the better choice. I have a great apartment, I have great roommate.
- Grades. This is my best semester ever. In fact, this is the best I've ever done in school. I have straight A's. I am the bomb.
Midterm grades. Still going strong
I could go on and on about the awesome things that have happened this year. True, there were some low points and I could go into those, but instead of viewing those things as negatives, I chose to look at the way they've changed me and helped me become who I am today.
2011 has been a year to remember. I look forward to it's close and the beginning of 2012.