Remember my “Actively seeking asterisks” post? (If not, read it here.) It was my most read post of 2013, with the exception of my snack-themed Sound of Music Live! review. I think it is the best thing that I have ever written. I have tried to continue searching for asterisks in my life and I have found that I am very happy and comfortable.
Some other highlights:
– I have had five jobs, four of them I would consider to be “grown-up” ones. I got to help out with Creighton’s graduation, and I also rode the bus with Omaha mayor Jean Stothert. I now occasionally cover heart-warming community events and I write blogs–and get paid for it! How cool is all of that? I also got to work with my idol and meeting amazing writers every day. I also did some PA work for American Idol.
– I traveled. To Milwaukee for a practically perfect 4th of July weekend, to Minnesota, I went to places small (Norfolk) and large (San Diego.)
-I won awards- an OPC journalism scholarship and a CU sorority junior scholarship.
– I did a lot of things out of my comfort zone: aka the taco ride.
– I created the social media editor position for the Creightonian.
-I like to think I called my parents crying less, but I can’t be for sure. I feel like that is a hallmark of growing up.
-I turned 21, which is something that I never have to endure again. (Thank goodness for that!)
-I saw the 2012 movie “Frances Ha,” which was very inspirational and changed my life and my hair goals.
– Over the course of the year, I lost 12 pounds and I feel better than ever.
– I stopped slouching.
If 2012 was the year of the comeback and 2013 the year of the asterisk, 2014 is going to be the year of openness and acceptance. I am going to open my mind and heart to new people, places and experiences, and love every minute of it.
I sincerely hope you have a fantastic New Year. Thanks for reading.
Want to read more? Here are some of my favorite posts from 2013:
A Letter to my 10-year-old self
What’s in a name? Or nouns vs. adjectives
My version of Magis
Some fatherly advice
It’s just like riding a bike
NE is a part of me
What Barney taught me