well, 2010: what a year it’s been.
so many things have happened this year, one of the most eventful and successful years of my 20 years on this earth. I can’t even list everything that has happened this year because there have been so many things, but I’ll give it a try.
1. I spent my first winter term at Elon and learned how boring yet adventurous it could be.
2. I traveled to Florence Italy at the end of January and spent 3 and a half wonderful months living, learning, and experiencing life outside of the United States. I traveled to London, Germany, Paris, northern Italy, southern Italy and even made it to Cagliari! Honestly, going to Florence was the best experience of my life and I wish that I was still there. But even though I’m not, I am so incredibly thankful for everything I learned about myself but more importantly, more thankful for all the wonderful friends I met. I would not be who I am without those people and I love them all so much and they have had such an impact on my life since.
3. I spent my first summer from home and spent it at school working for the City Manager. While it was one of the most difficult transitions of my life, I grew so much and am now able to live on my own and I feel comfortable doing it. I traveled to NYC to celebrate one of my friend’s 21st birthdays and then went on family vacations to South Carolina and then coming home. In addition, one of my closest friends got the opportunity to visit my school and see what my life is like there. It was wonderful to show her around so she could witness what my life is like here. I grew apart from some friends and grew closer to others, but nonetheless, still incredibly important in my life.
4. I started my junior(?!) year of college without one of my very best friends and truly felt like I really belonged at school. While it was extremely difficult without her, I found other groups of friends where I connected and found some new, wonderful friends who love me and support me. It was so refreshing. For a while, I felt so lost and disconnected but I found my way and got more involved in other school groups and ended the semester on a very good note.
While this post is only 4 bullets long, so much else was learned and experienced. But either way, 2010 was a fantastic year and while I’m sad to see it go, I’m stronger and know myself better than I did and am excited for what 2011 will bring!!! 😀
So for one last time in 2010.
All my love.