Wednesday, December 01, 2010


It's hard to believe that this month is already here. As I end my first day of the last month of 2010, I find myself laying on my bunk, blogging, with John Mayer on my pandora station. Just like the good days.

Today, I ran across a document that had been laying around in my file folder collecting dust. It was called "Top 10 for 2010." It was the goals list I wrote January 1st, outlining goals for myself to accomplish this first year of a new decade. It contained some new I knew I would do, like discovering new places and meeting new friends, but also had some I didn't think I'd ever be able to do. And I have done them.

Out of the 10 goals that I wrote down that January morning so long, long, ago...I have 9 of them crossed off. Each one has a date as well as a short description of how I managed to achieve that goal. I spent a bit of time reading and reminiscing about this year.

This year has been a good year.
A tough year.
A year in which I had to grind my teeth and hold back tears to make through, but a year that has taught me a ton, regardless.

It was the end of high school, the end of a chapter, moving out to camp, finding out what works and what doesn't in relationships, the move-in of college, my first failed exam, the realization of true friends, and the finding of myself through it all somehow.

I think this year has done more for me than any other. It has really shown me what truly matters, and the fact that I have finished 90% of the goals that I wrote down so long ago really shows me just how determined and motivated I am.

Now, I didn't push any of these to happen, but I inched them ever closer my way and eventually let them happen naturally. Each one came about in their own timing, and each one really, really, meant a lot to me.

So as this year comes to a close, and we begin this last month, I have one more goal to finish before I can bid 2010 farewell. Whether it comes my way or not, I can finish this year feelin' good about times to come.

2011 brings a new set of goals, a new chapter, and plenty of adventures.
I think I'm ready.

"I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you."

Respectfully submitted,