Reflections of 2004 and Looking Ahead to 2005

Notable Things of 2004:

In January, I glanced at the TV and immediately developed a crush on Adam Brody. Ha ha.

In February, I got my driver’s license, and I met Katie live4himalways, my bright shining star.

In March, I met new people who would impact my life tremendously: Tyler, Kelly, Rob, Monica, and Garth. I started working with Crosstrainers, the high school ministry at my church. It was quite the rewarding experience.

In April, I finished my novel!

In May, I met Bizzy otaku_witch, Emily yoimemily, Becky magecky413, more people who would tremondously impact my life.
I said goodbye to Tami, who went overseas to teach English for 3 months. I learned the value of true friendship, and realized that there were people who I’d barely knew who cared a great deal about me. That was incredible.

In June, I said goodbye to Garth, who went overseas for a few weeks, and in his place, took over the small group for a bit. I enjoyed the opportunity to get closer to the members of the group. I played volleyball in a pool for the first time ever and had a wonderful time doing it.

In July, I decided to learn to play guitar. I bought a Fender acoustic and enjoy strumming it when I’m agitated or just feel like showing off. ;) I met Chad and Christy and hit it off with them!

In September, Ivy came and stayed with me for about a week! That was such an awesome time, even though I had a kidney stone. THAT was not fun. I love Ivy and can’t wait to spend more time with her. I decided to stop Crosstrainers because the time commitment was incredible. I bought a notebook and fell in love with mobile computing.

In October, I went to Las Vegas for the first time and FELL IN LOVE with the city!!! I mean… it’s beautiful out there. I can’t wait to go back! I went through a corn maze also.

In November, I fell in love with my friends. I got to spend more time with Becky, Emily, and Bizzy and wow, those girls are all amazing. I am so blessed to know them. I got wireless internet!

In December, I had a blowout on the highway (tires, not poop). I had the best birthday ever. I had a wonderful party, go to have quality time with my friends, and did some brave things. :) I also enjoyed and hated the most amazing ice storm to ever hit. I scored over $500 in Best Buy gift cards and bought a new camera! :) I watched my son turn two years old and got to spend time with Charla!!

There were some trying times in 2004. Times when I didn’t want to endure another moment on this earth. Times that I argued like heck with God. Times that I came close to losing my faith. So many times. So many things.

What does 2005 have in store for me?

There are some definite things I want to do. Work on getting my writing out there. Hunt for a new job–one closer to my passion. Let go of some things. Reevaluate my priorities. Find my place in the world. Stop worrying so much, letting God have control.

We’ll see how much of that gets done.

Happy New Year.

I Feel Selfish

120,000+ people were wiped out due to an incredible terrible natural disaster. And yet, I sit here babbling on about my life as if nothing happened. I’m having a hard time grasping the magnitude of this disaster…or am I choosing to ignore it? :(

Random Ramblings

– Had a wonderful time hanging and talking with Becky tonight. <3 I can’t wait to do it again.
– On edge about a particular thing–nothing I feel like going into.
– My son is 2 now. He was very moody. Took him to Build A Bear and got him a huge cute Elmo.
– Should be nice and QUIET tomorrow at work. I hope to get lots of stuff done.
– Bath and Body Works keeps discontinuing my favorite scents. I will stop shopping there if they keep it up.
– I feel like getting seriously wasted for New Year’s. Just plastered like crazy.
– OR hanging out with some quality friends.’
– OR maybe both…???
– I love the Wicked soundtrack. I can’t stop listening to it.
– I miss several things right now.

Good night.

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