But overall, how was 2012? Not too shabby. Some highlights:
-Joined the gym. After talking about it forever. I did not go as often as I would have liked this year (especially in the last few months) but I think I need to keep at it. If I ever want to scratch that goal of a 5K off my life's bucketlist, I gotta start somewhere! And at the gym it is!
-My cousin Lisa got engaged to Bryce! They set the date for July 4, 2013 and I am a bridesmaid! I'm excited.
-My oldest brothe, Scott, turned 40! He has a disability. To celebrate his 40th birthday, my mom threw a party for him at the house.
-took my Spanish CST for the 3rd time....AND PASSED IT! I found out in March I passed but I was happy to have this test FINALLY behind me!
-had my first car accident ever. $2500 of damage later, Cora the corolla (my car) is good as new.
-My cousin Stephanie had her identical twin girls, Charlotte Baily & Adeline Quinn. They were due in May, born two months premature and look how adorable they are now:
-My sweet niece Emma Grace turned 3!
- saw Titanix in IMAX 3D! Haha such a good one.
-saw Lion King on Broadway. It was AMAZING!
-celebrated my mom's 64th birthday!
-made the switch from my sticky Blackberry to my wonderful iPhone 4!
-went on my long awaited cruise to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay & Nassau Bahamas with my now ex-boyfriend...people grow apart.
-participated in reading the ever-popular "50 Shades of Grey"....and liked it. Now can they cast the darn movie?!
-celebrated my brother Mark's 39th birthday!
-worked a lot.
-spent time with friends & went to outdoor bars.
-went on a girl's trip to Atlantic City!! We also stalked out the shore house from Jersey Shore!
-my niece Sara had her 5th recital and got a trophy!
-celebrated a year of dating with John.
-went on my first teaching interview....didn't get it. but definitely learned a lot from the experience!
-Stephanie came to play in NY for a few days!!
-celebrated my nephew's 6th birthday!
-celebrated my brother Eric's 31st birthday!
-went on my second interview...got hired as a Spanish TA!
-started my new job as a TA
-survived the mess that Hurricane Sandy left on Long Island (the fact that we only lost power for 24 hours was a blessing)
-celebrated my SIL's 40th birthday!
-ended my relationship with John. By this point, we just grew apart and I really didn't see us lasting any longer. We had our ups & downs and I definitely appreciate anything & everything he ever did for me.us. I definitely learned from this relationship and I hope he finds someone some day that can make him as happy as he deserves to be.
-celebrated my 26th birthday with friends!
-saw Carrie Underwood in concert!
-subbed for one of my teachers I work with for a month...and I am glad to be rid of her 6th period class! HAHA!
-celebrated my niece's 8TH birthday!!!
-celebrated Christmas with the family.
Overall, I think 2012 has been a very interesting year. It definitely had its ups & downs, highs & lows. I definitely learned a lot about myself as an individual, a teacher, and as a significant other. I learned what I want in a relationship and what I do not want. I learned who real friends are and who aren't. I am thankful to have such great close friends who are always there for each other (four of my best friends have experienced big losses since 12/11: Shannon - her dad, Olivia - her grandma, April - her grandpa, Stephanie - her grandpa) no matter the distance or situation. I really cherish these relationships.
I am hoping 2013 will be brighter, bigger, and better than 2012!! I'm open to the possibilities that may be thrown my way and I can't wait for the ride that is to come.