2012, the year in review
I don't quite know how to describe 2012. It just kind of hit me, you know? Even thinking about this past semester, and all that's happened, I can't get my head around it.
In some ways 2012 was so, so good. It was one of the best years, I think, in terms of personal growth, my academic life and all the other amazing things that have happened. Unfortunately, 2012 was also one of the worst for my family. It was a series of ups and downs, and while everyone goes through ups and downs, I think we experienced it a bit more than we did in the past years. 2012 was an important year for us; I just wish I had been more prepared.
But now's the time to focus on the positives. I want to enter the new year with a peaceful mindset, thinking about the good things and not the bad things. so, I give you:
In August, I successfully finished my first Instagram photo-a-day, I finished up my internship (but not before being asked where babies come from!), I discovered my love for oysters (and deep-fried oreos) at the Jersey Shore, and I moved in for sophomore year at school.
In September, I ate lots of Wenzels, settled in to my third semester in college, and finally bought a mint green nail polish.
In October, I voted in my first-ever election, made it through a rather tough week of midterms, enjoyed Yale's first ever fall break, and survived hurricane sandy.
In November, I said goodbye to a very inspiring, strong woman in my life, spent some quality time with extended family and (more than in any other year) really took a moment to stop and think about how much I appreciate my family, our health and our strong bond.
In December, I finished off the semester (sans a couple final exams), experienced Christmas in the city, helped host our 11th annual Dahl family holiday party, baked cookies for Santa and am currently (at press time) awaiting the new year. plus, we finally found out if the Mayans were right about the end of the world.
2012, it's been real.
how was your year? what are you looking forward to in 2013?