Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 in review

It's hard to believe that this year is over. I probably say that at the end of every year, but really time always seems to fly by so quickly that's it's really hard to believe!!

The year 2008 brought many interesting things to pass and I've had fun reviewing my year. Join me as I visit the past 12 months. :-)

I celebrated the new year twice, (i think that might become a new tradition with my family in one timezone and me in another...) explored choreographic avenues, got sick, went shopping, said goodbye, found music to calm my soul, mourned the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley, and got sick again. eek! What a month eh? I can't believe that was a year

This month of love had me discovering how much I loved a codeine cocktail for a cough. I also celebrated Lent, my 3 year/300th post blogiversary, and leap year. I also found connections with friends, went to Vegas, beautiful, warm Vegas, thought about emotion causing motion and vice versa and we can't forget how my roommate almost became royalty.

This was a pretty good month!  It started out with a little bit of frustration, led to some calming words from a newly sustained Stake President and then continued an upward climb with my birthday! i met a new boy at my awesome birthday party and he quickly became a thing of the past. i took my favorite roommate to the MTC , heard the music for the first time, and had an awesome show with Ballet Showcase and proceeded to chop off inches of my hair after said show. I finished the month off strong with loads of amazingness in every direction. I really enjoyed the month of March.

April dawned with former boy being ridiculous.  I reached some new understandings, enjoyed General Conference, and tried to say good-bye to a loved one.  I finished my semester with a bang that included moving and helping out at convocation for work. My grandmother passed away, I started anew and spring finally hit cougartown.

This 5th month of the year began with snow. It was followed by a fun little road trip to Arizona.  
I was a stupid girl and gave in to giving a stupid boy my heart yet again. Met a new boy dancing, we went on a date, and I discovered the wonders of Dating Without Drama.

The halfway marker of the year.  It was also probably a huge turning point in my life. I had doubts, I bought a car, I hit my 400th post and I met/remet SwingKid. I had a new zest for life, gave a talk in church and saw an iPhone. It was quite the eventful month.

July dawned hot and full of summer fun. I was in love with my finance class, was hanging out with SwingKid, and was wishing I could perform magic. I performed professionally with a dance company that gave me battle wounds, I kissed a boy (and i liked it) and I found the best thing ever created. OH! and let's not forget the lies of the testing center.

Lots of change occured in this eigth month of the year. Let's begin with the fact that my family found out they were going to move. I found out I was going to be an instructor with BYU, I went on a mini-vacation, and SwingKid met my family.  Then I said good-bye to my family. that's pretty much the month of August. 

ah...fall. how I love thee. As I look back on Septemeber, I was doing a lot of tags and Friday fill-ins...but! There was also lamenting at my family being gone, eating eggo waffles for the first time, and new roommates. That pretty much sums up September. Moving on...

Started off with questions on apathy and was quickly followed by General Conference and amazingness.  I was a little vain and even posted pictures to justify my vainness. Also, I decided to make a bazooka and posted quotes that I liked. 

Started off with NaBloPoMo that I decided to participate in. I then did hard things which led to more hard things. My mom rocked my socks off and I baked pies for a party. :)  Then there was my mom setting me up on a blind date and the Elite Hall Benefit dance, both highlights of the month of November. Then there was confusion, fatherly advice, a mission, and the best moment of November, hands down. All-in-all, I would have to say that November was probably the biggest roller coaster of my life so far.

All of this leads us to the twelfth and final month of the year 2o08.  December began with me awarding brownie points and deciding that I hate doorstep scenes. I then began a countdown until I arrived in Virginia, but before I arrived in Virginia, I had an awesome weekend, got surprised, had my car die and finished my last Fall semester of my undergraduate work. Then I arrived in Virginia where I spent some awesome 2 weeks (give or take) doing fabulous things. Even though I missed SwingKid like crazy, he was awesome in all the right ways.

Whew. What a year this was! I'm still having a hard time fathoming the fact that 2008 is ending. I wonder what the year 2009 will bring? I hope loads of festive fun!! Stay tuned for the many posts that I'm sure will come in the coming year. I have good feelings about this new year.... 


Kristina P. said...

What a busy year you've had! And I can't believe you've been blogging for over 3 years! That's amazing!

tiburon said...

Wowsa! That is an awesome recap :)