Thursday, March 4, 2010

Highlights from my 18th year

As of today, I am 19. Its pretty crazy for me to think about- maybe that I've made it 19 years or maybe that it just doesn't feel as if I am that old.

Either way I am glad to see 19 come but at the same time 18 really was a great year. It had its not so good times as well but with the good comes the bad. In no particular order here are some (aka the ones I could think of right now) highlights of my 18th year: -The end of Senior year. This included senior prom, which was such a great time.

-Getting Invisaligns to straighten my teeth. I had the actual invisaligns from a little bit before my 18th birthday until about October. Now I wear a "retainer" constantly but will get to gradually wean off of it here soon.
-Graduation!! Seniors 2009 baby!! I graduated high school finishing 8th in my class. I got a couple good scholarships from the college and a couple outside ones as well.

-My graduation party! It was so much fun. I would go back to high school just to do it again! Ok, maybe not but it was pretty fun!
-Getting my Nikon DSLR camera. Its my baby ;) I love having it and eventually I plan to get off the P setting and unto the Manual one.

-Having my photography grow. Somewhat because of my Nikon but somewhat because of my talent as well. Having people ask me to take portraits for them and doing a number of photo shoots. My photography has really advanced lately and for that I am excited and hope it continues to grow.
-Regaining Whittney back as my closest friend. There was a short period of absence with our friendship, we kind of drifted apart, but towards the beginning of my 18th year we started to come back together and now I think we are closer than ever. And for that, I am grateful. She really is the greatest friend, scratch that, sister a girl could have.

-I started college and have found that it isn't really what I expected. It has its good and its bad, some days I like it and some days I don't. I have been doing pretty well and have passed all my courses with A's or B's. We will see with spring semester but I hope that holds true.
-I made the Deans list for fall semester. Barely. but it still counts =]
-I got to be in the live audience at one of Jack Hanna's specials. It was exciting. Living where I do that is probably the only opportunity I will ever have for something like this and the closest I will ever get to a celebrity. I got his autograph to ;)

- I did my first field through school. I was in a second grade classroom. I got very good feedback so despite my nervousness and all things like that I obviously did well enough to be commended on my efforts. I really hope I am making the right choice with teaching.

I know there is so much more that has happened this last year that is noteworthy but I can't think of anything else at the moment and I am running short on time. College has kept me on a short leash so far this semester, I haven't had the time for much other than homework.

Oh, I forgot to include the fact that I got this blog and I enjoy everything about it- so thank you all who read it- you have helped make my 18th year all the better!!!



  1. Sounds like you had a great year!!! Here's to an equally amazing 19th year!!! (Man alive, feels like forever ago that I was 19!!! I'm getting old! LOL!)

    Happy birthday!!! :) Enjoy every minute of being 19!

  2. haha i cant believe you ya you graduated lol jk happy birthday lol

  3. 1. Love your new layout!! Super cute background AND header!

    2. Your 18th year was awesome. The prom girls photo from above is SO cute!

    3. Teaching. The way you love "your" girls shows that you truly do have the heart for teaching. You also have the creativity for it. It is HARD work--you don't seem to be afraid of that either. When I was in college, the economy was like this, no teaching jobs. So I thought about going into something else, and my mom said, "Tracy, you have always wanted to be a teacher. You will be good, and you will get a job." The wisest counsel ever. Follow your passion, Dea. The Lord will take your path where it needs to go.

    4. I missed your birthday. Happy birthday! ;-)