Like your average college-aged girl, I consume pins on Pinterest at an incredible rate and attempt to test my homemaker and art skills with the projects I become so ambitious to tackle. I'm not always successful. For example, when I tried creating a photo gallery to hang above my bed. (Frames are still empty) But this project, I'm glad I stuck with this project all year.
Starting in January, I kept a mason jar on my desk and started using it as a sort of time capsule. When I would have a fun night with friends, went somewhere for the first time, or just wanted to remember something that happened, I would place something in the jar that would remind me of the event or write a small note about it.
I haven't gone through the jar all year. I've waited until today to go through it and couldn't stop smiling as I did. I am so incredibly blessed and sometimes it takes retrospect to prove that to myself.
Here are my favorite highlights:
In 2012 I did a lot of growing. I started my last year of college, voted in a presidential election for the first time and turned 21.
|Getting ready for the 50s Homecoming dance with my roommates|
|Meeting my new niece|
I spent most of my summer in DC and was blessed to live with the Weckerlein family and have an awesome internship.
|Most memorable moment in DC|
|Amazing poptarts from Ted's Bulletin|
As of last week, Genesis got her new glasses!
One of the most exciting parts of 2012, that didn't happen until the end was starting to date this guy:
We ended 2012 and rang in the new year at a great party with lots of friends and had a blast.
Here's to 2013. May it be even better and more exciting than 2012.