just to make sure, i'll share the lessons i learned from each experience.
this year i:
-had truly legendary times with the sisterhood. lesson: friends are everywhere. and it's possible to be close with somebody & have their back, even if you don't spend every waking minute together.
-read magical books on the forbidden couch with quinci. lesson: forbidden things are a lot more fun.
-had a photoshoot for the blog with mal. there's so many photos of us you haven't seen... lesson: mallory & i are best flies. and our contrasting personalities do this blog well.
-went to sadies with a boy named conner. painted sweet shirts. had fun. lesson: awkwardness can easily be laughed off.
-made friends with a boy named jackson. lesson: silence is comfortable if you let it. be yourself and be genuine.
-spoons. 'nuf said. lesson: don't bring them up with whitney.
-went to seattle with my pop. it became my favorite city. lesson: i belong there.
-went to montreal all by myself and stayed with second cousins i'd never met before. i felt quite grown up navigating airports all alone. stood for a photo in front of marie reine du monde. lesson: i can be a grown up when i need to be.
-collected more art postcards from various museums. lesson: yes, i love art more than any worldly thing.
-was awesome at writing many friends many letters. lesson: i am in charge of whether i stay in touch with people or not. it's simply up to me to make the effort.
-went to sliding rock with ari & others. lesson: friends are still awesome. wear shoes when going hiking.
-got a CAR. an acura cl. yes. good times. lesson: i can conquer scary things. (i was terrified of driving before this.)
-hosted my second annual birthday tea party. lesson: happiness and classy girlfriends go hand in hand.
-learned how to use the film camera to a fuller extent. lesson: i am capable of creating beautiful things. also, my little bro is the cutest and most photogenic kid that ever lived. also, i think i'll know when the right guy comes along when i love him equally as much as the kid brother.
-went to narnia in salt lake city. during mine, shelbie, whitney, and jenoa's perfectly lonely party. lesson: i don't need a man to take me to homecoming (or anywhere). i'm perfectly lonely, and that's the way that's the way that's the way that i want it.
-went to the JOHN MAYER concert. lesson: be perfectly lonely. and live music has a fulfilling quality that i can't find anywhere else.
-made this little artsy place setting for foods class. ha. lesson: a simple place setting consists of a plate in the center, knife to the right, fork to the left, cup to the northeast, and napkin next to that fork.
-still had class and shelbie still had swag. lesson: i love shelbie and always will. aw, mushy girl moment.
-went to preference with steven. but you already know that. lesson: life is fun. and steve is wonderful.
-became good friends with two cool boys named cole and jake. and together, plus me and whitney, we started a book club called the guerilla gardeners. lesson: it is fun to get to know new people. and worth the preliminary awkward moments.
-decorated a christmas tree. lesson: i better take those sparkly and neon colored ornaments with me wherever i go in life.
-was super indie with mallory. lesson: making fun of indie is just as dumb as trying to be indie.
-celebrated christmas in july with jess and whit. okay, so this was in the summer.. but it fit better here. lesson: staying up all night and attacking trucks of boys you love to pretend to hate is pretty entertaining. although juvenile. but i'm completely okay with acting juvenile.
-became teammates with laura. lesson: there is someone out there who understands everything and will not judge you.
and that my friends, is what i call a very good year.
lessons learned? yes.
will they be applied? i will try my darn hardest.
what did you learn this year?