A lot of things happened in 2010… and for posterity I feel like a year in review type of post is in order… and I hope I finish this post before 2011 but I still have a lot to do this year like shop for the party I am hosting tonight, figure out what I’m wearing, go to a friend’s dinner and remember to pay my January rent. Part of me, however, wants to curl up in a ball on the couch and pretend that if I stay there 2011 won’t happen because as much as it’s approach excites me, 2011 marks my entrance into the most uncertain period of my life. After 21 years marked by semesters, school, and classes, in June of 2011, I will finally be entering “the real world.” But that is still 6 months away, I guess we will just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.
That being said, a lot of pretty great (and some not so great) stuff went down in 2010. Like, 2010 was the year I studied abroad in London. That was pretty epic.
There is no way to even remotely begin to sum up that experience so I think I will just leave you with this. Really I promise I’m not the only one singing. Just, I’m holding the camera, so that’s why I’m louder.
Also abroad, I discovered my inner clown, and hung out with a bunch of other awesome clowns as well.
I caught the travel bug, and went to Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam (wow that sounds like a lot of places) even though Eyjafjallajökull prevented me from going to Madrid and Barcelona. When I got home, I still couldn’t sit still and ended up traveling to Evanston and Chicago, and then eventually Austin, Texas.
Darwin and Orwell
I watched a whole bunch of my friends graduate, turned 21, celebrated gay pride, got my picture in the New York Times, became a senior, moved into an awesome apartment, and played Rebecca in Our Town for the second time.
I could probably go on about 2010 forever, but instead I will just say that I hope 2011 will be just as great a year, if not better, and that I will strive to be my best and do my best as I make my way into that crazy place that some call the real world.
Happy New Year.