Well let's see, one year ago today I was contemplating what college I would attend, wondering if I would ever actually meet the guy I had been friends with for the last three years in person, having another guy tell me he wanted to come and visit come summertime and wondering which of my friends were truly my friends....
In comparison, today I have finished my first semester of college with a 4.0 GPA, no longer speak to either of the two guys mentioned above but am now in a relationship as of about 1 a.m. this morning with a guy I've known since I was about 5 years old. Ironic how that happens, isn't it?
A little bit more about 08 would be that, I graduated from high school as second of my class, made friends and lost friends (for a variety of reasons, hmmm, might go into that) and even rode a few roller coasters!
As for making and losing friends....well, the gal I'm now good friends with was also friends with another friend of mine. But this particular friend decided to start dating my good friends' x literally a week after they broke up. Of course, my now good friend and I had several classes together, were constantly talking and, when her dad passed away of a sudden heart attack this summer, I was right by her side for an entire week. I nearly forfeited my job to be by her side in her time of need, and I don't regret a moment of that week.
*sighs* A lot happened in 2008, some good, some not so good. I've learned a lot about myself through everything that has happened. Most importantly though, I've learned that everything truly does happen for a reason. Had I not given up on meeting my online guy friend of three years and then having a different guy come and visit has made me realize how important it is to have the person you like so much closer. It feels awkward to have been asked out in person, but at the same, that's so much better than sitting in front of a computer screen and wondering if this person you kinda like will ever really be a part of your life. True, my boyfriend doesn't actually live in the same state as me, but he has family here (his dad lives here in Missouri and his mom lives in Tennessee) so I actually get to see him! We may not get to see each other much, if at all, during the school semester's, but I'm going to be so insanely busy to begin with that, I hope that will all work out just fine.
All that being said, what are my expectations for 2009? Well for starters, I need to learn to trust in God more and believe that He knows what is best for me and my future. I know He has plans for me, so I have to trust Him and follow His lead. After that, I plan to continue with a regular exercise routine as it has greatly improved how I feel overall (and significantly improved the issues I've had with my ankles). Also, I need to be more careful about actually eating what I know I can and cannot eat. I am lactose intolerant but have been pushing it by still eating cheese and yogurt. I think the yogurt will continue to be fine, but I need to be careful with the cheese part! Oh, and my weakness of Mountain Dew....I think that's always going to be there though *shrugs* I just need to make sure i keep with that exercise routine and then try not to have too much pop! :) And lastly is, of course, to keep my scholarship and do well with everything in my school.