A Look Back
I believe that resolutions are made to help make the change you want to see in yourself. It’s a chance for you to set goals to make yourself a better you and these new years resolutions help you hold yourself accountable. I had an entirely different post planned full of what I thought I wanted my new year’s resolutions to be, but how can I really know what I want to do differently this year without looking at how I’ve changed over the 12 months in 2012?
I went back and read through old posts, Facebook stalked old photo albums, and reminisced on the good, the bad, & the ugly times of 2012. After reading Alyssa’s post, I borrowed her idea and followed in suit to do a year in review post to reflect on the changes I’ve made – and changes I still need to make. After all, you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.
I took a break from blogging and survived my first real Northeastern winter. I was reunited with two of my friends from my trip to Europe the previous summer and spent our 4 days together laughing, talking in British accents, and being completely ridiculous (and drunk).
We celebrated our first St. Patty’s day in Boston and it was the craziest one yet! I realized for the first time that weather in the Northeast is very different than weather in Florida. While my friends were drinking 6-10 margaritas while on spring break, I was dealing with 6-10 inches of snow.
I didn’t blog once and flew home to Florida to celebrate my 23rd birthday. I participated in my first marathon Monday (and by “participated” I mean I cheered on the runners ) and went to my first Red Sox game!
May was full of many firsts for me. I went to my first Celtics game, participated in my first Beer Olympics and went on my first blogger meet up! My mom, dad, and sister came to Boston to visit me for the first time and I had a blast in Rhode Island for Cinco de Mayo.
My sister and Natalie came to visit me in Boston for a long weekend. I saw Avicii DJ live at the TD Garden. It was BY FAR one of the greatest concerts I’d ever been to. Later that month I went to Six Flags with my co-workers and celebrated Ben’s birthday.
I booked a flight and flew to DC to visit Kim for the 4th of July. I spent the week having some quality time with my best friend, and the 4th was spent cruising on a boat in the Baltimore harbor. It was the perfect way to spend the holiday! I also went to my first outdoor country concert with the roommates and saw Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean perform.
My family and I spent 7 wonderful days cruising to the Bahamas for my sister’s 21st birthday. I joined some of my favorite bloggers for this year’s Healthy Living Summit and had one of the greatest blogging experiences to date.
I went to my first alumni weekend as an actual Florida State Alumni. My roommate even came down to FSU to see what all the hype was about, and I had a perfect weekend with my friends and family!
My parents came to visit the Northeast for the second time this year and I made my way to the Big Apple to celebrate Kim’s 23rd. I went to Salem to do a little witch hunting and dressed up like a flapper for Halloween.
I celebrated my one year anniversary in the Northeast while simultaneously setting off my buildings fire alarm (causing 2 fire trucks and fire fighters to respond… oops!). I spent Thanksgiving in Florida with my family, sat courtside at the Magic game, met Hedo Turkoglu and had a real life VIP experience.
Bar crawled around Boston for the 12 Bars of Christmas and celebrated Jackie’s 24th. Went to Tuft’s Hospital and had an echo done on my heart. I spent Christmas in Florida with my family and celebrated my dad’s 53rd birthday!
It’s been a crazy, but wonderful year and I’m so excited to see what 2013 has in store for me. Happy New Years everyone!
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