Saturday, December 26, 2009

looking back on 2009

Christmas has come to an end, which means 2010 is right around the corner. So here is to looking back on a wonderful 2009.
  • music: I attended two concerts, Jonas Brothers and Honor Society. I consider the JB concert to be one of the top five days of my life, easily. Gwenie & I had floor seats next to the stage. This was the year I fell in love with Nick, Joe and Kevin and became ten years old all over again. I was also obsessed with Taylor Swift and Adam Lambert, who should have won. He was the first American Idol contestant to receive my vote.
  • sports: I love, love, love my Arizona Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald is my favorite. And Sundays are spent yelling at the television screen. I went to Supercross for about the tenth year in a row. I also attended my first hockey game and loved it.
  • school: I began my senior year and held two internships, one at a non-profit (which will continue next semester) and the other at a magazine.
  • travel: I studied abroad as a foreign correspondent in Dublin, Paris and London. This was my first time traveling outside the United States. I also traveled to Tennessee twice, once in February for a cousins wedding (it snowed) and the other in July. I made the decision to move there next year.
  • the downs: My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago. My uncle had a heart attack earlier this year. Two of my dogs died. My father often argued about money.
  • friends: I hosted three dinner parties for my closest friends. I do this every year. I stopped being friends with a best friend on my birthday in April. I haven't spoken to her since.
  • movies: I saw at least twenty-two movies in theaters. Harry Potter, The Blind Side, Up, Sherlock Holmes, Defiance and Star Trek were my favorites. I attended two midnight premieres: Harry Potter and New Moon. I am Team Jacob. I also went to the worldwide premiere of Wolverine, which meant standing less than ten feet away from Liev Schrieber, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds.
  • tv: I became obsessed with Glee and The Vampire Diaries. I only missed one episode of American Idol. Chuck and Blair are my favorite TV couple, but I'm sure next year it will be Finn and Rachel.
  • bought: My most expensive purchases this year were my iPod touch, Macbook and a Canon Rebel. I also bought an expensive pair of Steve Madden boots that I love.
  • other: I was baptized early this year, dyed my hair for the first time, went sledding for the first time, turned 20, gained weight (sadly), started subscribing to Rolling Stone and Elle, started a Tumblr, stayed single (and loved it), wore skinny jeans half the year and had the best year of my life. I also made my first Youtube video, because I was in an exceptionally good mood that day (promise not to laugh at my lack of dance skills):

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!


  1. Hi there! It was fun reading the synopsis of your life in 2009. Cheers to a fabulous 2010.

    Glad you got a Canon and a Mac... they are the best.

  2. wonderful video darling !
    and enjoyed ur mini synopsis up there :D

    cheers for a better 2010 !

    glad you gt the canonn . i love canon . am looking for getting a part SLR-part compact camera from canon too !

    what a magnificent postt !
    thanks for sharing this with us..

    thanks commenting on my previous post !
    xoxo . Michelle from
    GLISTERS AND BLISTERS. blogspot . com

  3. this post is cute! i might steal your idea and do one kindof similar (:

  4. stumbled across your blog - it's gorgeous! :) you take such pretty pictures. definitely adding you to my blog roll :) xx

    (P.S. i was obsessed with taylor swift too!)

  5. Your summary of 2009 sounds like it was a good year for trying lots of new things! My two friends are absolutely obsessed with Adam Lambert... however, I prefer the obsession of Glee thank you very much ;) Studying abroad in all of those places seems like it would be so awesome! And of course I could never laugh at your dance skills, as they are far superior to mine in many ways. I can't dance at all, haha!

    Here's to a brand new year!

  6. it sounds like an eventful year. hopefully next year would be better.

    thanks for the video. it really made me smile!

  7. I had a blast reading everthing in your blog!! amazing aand that video wow how much fun can you have right hahaha! i loved it your so amazing you look like a very happy person and i totally understand the coffee addiction hahaha! well love the blog am sooooo a follower love it!!

  8. Great post, and oh god you got canon rebel? I love that camera, too bad christmas are over already, I should have asked for that.:)


  9. Thanks for leaving lovely comments about my poetry.
    I sincerely appreciate it!
    And I'm dying to get a professional SLR camera,
    so I can post a fashion segment on my blog....
    but I wait patiently as my parents promise it to me for my birthday.
    You are so lucky! Traveling to those places. I wish I could travel everywhere.
    2010 here we come. :]

  10. This was a wonderful post! Sorry to hear about the sad times in 2009, but I'm glad there were some happy times too :) I LOVE your house and your hair!

  11. It's crazy looking back at your life in one year. So much has changed! There were ups and downs but now you're a little stronger and bigger than before :)

  12. Ooh- I really want to see Sherlock Holmes! This makes me want to create a list about my past year, too. Happy New Year!

  13. Very good idea to come back on this year! I also went a loooot to the cinema, New Moon was really amazing!! By the way, can I ask you if you want to work in Fashion ? I noticed you did an intership in a Magazine and went to Paris so... ;)

  14. i think it's amazing how you were able to summarize 2009 into into an thorough yet short unordered list. thanks for sharing your year -- it was a fascinating to read.

  15. I fell in love with the JBros as well :)

    Happy 2010!

  16. Fun and interesting list, HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  17. Lovely blog!

  18. your traveling sounds amazing, and i absolutely love your hair

  19. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Wishing you the happiest New Year!

  20. I love the photo of you taking the photo!!

  21. Heya nice blog :)
    Would you like to exchange links at all?


  22. I love your look back into 2009. It looks like you had a pretty big year. :D I hope 2010 is just as big for you. And I love your camera. ;)


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