Sunday, January 12, 2014

Highlights of 2013

I did this last year and loved it, so here we go again...

JANUARY
Applied for a job for the first time (all of my other jobs I have gotten through people)
Had my first and second job interviews
Got a new job at BYU Conferences and Workshops (which I love, if you didn't already know)

FEBRUARY
Started my new job (which meant leaving Cougar Creations, which I was very sad about!) (here)
Was accepted into the Special Education program at BYU (here)
Went to a cabin in Heber canyon and went snowmobiling (here)

MARCH
Made my own spring break (we don't have one here at BYU) and went to Zion's National Park for the first time (it was awesome)
Fell in love with Beaver, Utah (where I stayed when I went to Zion's)

APRIL
Turned 20 (here)
Took a final on my birthday
Finished my sophomore year of college
Went to Goblin Valley with my family (here)

MAY
Worked at Women's Conference for the first time (it was stressful, but also awesome!)
Planned and had a chocolate chip party at work (here)
Hiked to the Spanish Fork hot springs (here)
Braxton, my nephew, turned 2

JUNE
Had the first camp that I planned myself (for work, it was called Summer Scholars!)
Went to Boise, Idaho and went boating (here)
Got a hair wrap (hahahhaa, I loved that thing!) (here)
Went on a lot lot lot of dates

JULY
Worked every single Friday night of July (Friday night coworker dates at the HFAC were the best)
Went to a rodeo (here)
Went to a Fourth of July parade (here)
Volunteered with Brett, my brother, at Stadium of Fire (here)
Got a boyfriend

AUGUST
Broke up with my boyfriend
Went to Oregon for the first time, and visited Aubrey, Michael, and Macie (sister, bro-in-law, and niece)
Moved into a new apartment

SEPTEMBER
Started my junior year of college
Started the Special Education program (I LOVE MY MAJOR SO MUCH)!
Worked at bear fair and met bear researchers and experts from all over the world
Attended a hoe down for work

OCTOBER
My niece Emma was born
Had a Texas party with some friends (with homemade chicken fried steak and Texas sheet cake, everything was delicious!)

NOVEMBER
Listened to tons of Christmas music (yes I do it before Thanksgiving, long hair don't care)
Spent Thanksgiving in Utah

DECEMBER
Went sledding with Brett
Macie, my niece, turned one
Got asked by a professor to work for him as a public relations representative for the Special Education masters program at BYU
Accepted the job with my professor (and coordinated a way to work both jobs still--yay!)
Got straight A's
Went to Texas
Took family pictures
Got an iPhone for Christmas
Threw up all night on Christmas Eve and was sick all Christmas day (yay...)

Throughout the year...
Read 26 books (here)
Stood up for myself
Made habits and broke habits
Became a better friend to those around me (still working on this!!)
Fell in love with Special Education over and over again
Shared my testimony more than I ever have before

Ahh 2013, it was a good one... Here's to 2014! Let's make it even better.
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