Thursday, December 31, 2009

Where did 2009 go?!

I can't believe I have made it another year!

When I look back at 2009, I only see positivity. The year started off with me meeting an amazing group of people. Little did I know, these people would end up becoming some of my closet friends!

We worked our school's freshman orientation Summer of 2009 and it was amazing! It was seriously like summer camp, except in dorms and with a different group of "kids" every two days. Although there were times I wanted to gouge my eyes out at some points of the summer, over all, it was an awesome experience, and  I truly thank God for allowing me that opportunity.

The momentum of summer carried through to the fall. For the first time, I truly began enjoying my time at UF. I mean, don't get me wrong, I liked UF, but it was not until summer that I LOVED UF. It was due in part to my summer job, that I became even more involved on campus. Fall in fact started with me getting my Assistant Director Position in the Community Involvement Cabinet in UF's Student Government. That position has taught me a great deal about myself, and even life in general.

I also picked up a few more projects, which I blogged about earlier. I actually ended up resigning from the S.T.A.A.R position, but it's all good--I feel great about the decision, and  am extremely excited to move on planning the fashion show/ charity event. So much about that is up in the air at this point, but I am confident in my abilities to make it happen.

Oh yeah! I also was nominated to serve in the Peace Corps this year. My assignment--as of now at least-- is in francophone  Africa(Sub-Sahara French-speaking West Africa), and my departure date is sometime in the summer 2010! I have been dragging my feet when it comes to finishing the final paper work, but I plan on having everything in for real for real by mid January. (That is one of the many items on my to-do list for 2010.)

When I look back on 2009, there are a million and a half things I could have, should have, and would have done better, but you know what, all those things are now in the past. I believe that everything happens (or does not happen) for a reason, and all I can do is move on.

I pray that I learn even more in 2010,and am looking forward to all the crazy adventures in store! You know, I have been trying to make a list of things I'd like to do in 2010,and even things I'd like to accomplish in the the next 10 years, and it is so hard. Haha... I've been listening to Country Music lately because it calms me down just as much, if not more than Christmas Music. I just so happened to change to the Country Station last night and heat Tim McGraw's "My Next Thrity Years" and LOVED it. Everything in the song is pretty much a long-term goal, but it's still a great song and I think everyone should listen to it. :-D

Here goes a few of my short term goals though:

  • Be officially invited to serve in the Peace Corps
  • Graduate from UF with a 3.0 (I have a 2.95 right now... erg)
  • Start SAVING money
  • Find a grad program that I like for after the Peace Corps
  • Get my apartment sub-leased for summer
  • Get more of my friends to start blogging
  • Take a road trip somewhere random...
  • Read for fun
  • Read the news daily, possibly even in French on days where time is not an issue
  • Work on Arabic more
  • Talk to my family more often
  • Work on my bloggin' know, actually follow the format I posted in a blog earlier. haha
Yeah, the list goes on, but those are the ones I could think of off the top of my head. I am actually about to be late to church with my family, so I'm signing off for the last time in 2009!

Happy Blogging in 2010 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Source: totally used Google, and typed in "happy new year" and saw this in the photo's. Origionally, it was signed, "from Trevor" but I was rather declasse and erased it. You the man Trevor! (Wherever and Whoever you are!....Please don't sue me. :-/)


  1. sounds like some awesome goals doll!

  2. you did way more in 2009 than i did. i went to class (sometimes), worked and quit like 3 jobs lol, had my bestie into town for a week, turned 21, got married, and transferred to a 4 year uni. started blogging. lol

    i really wanna hear more about the Peace Corps process and your grad school options...which school/program are you interested in? = ]

  3. thanks molls!

    and i'll def keep y'all posted on the peace corps..thats part of the reason i started blogging...i wanted to be able to keep people aware of my whereabouts and all that good stuff while i'm abroad. as for grad school, i have no idea what i want to do. my number one choice right now is fordham, but if i dont graduate with a 3.0, that'll be out the picture. my thoughts are all over the place but i have time to figure it out. and don't knock yourself, you accomplished ALOT this year. life is what you make it, and the grass only appears greener on the other side.. haha