Friday, January 8, 2010

Looking back at 2009...

I’ve often times struggled with an outlook on how to view life going by so fast. The days sometimes individually crawl, but next thing I know, I’m waking up and an entire week has gone by – weeks add up to months, months to years. As depressing as this may sound, there’s a certain element about getting older that I find incredibly depressing. Maybe it’s because no matter what your particular faith may be about God and afterlife, the indisputable fact is that this is your life, on this planet, in your body – and you only get one. “Can you believe it’s the New Year already?” so many people have asked. Every single holiday season my answer has been: no, I absolutely can’t – how is it possible that life is moving so quickly? I’ve had that response every time… except this year. This year I took some time to actually reflect upon the past year and all that my life entailed.

This go-around, for the first time ever, I find myself wondering how it’s only been one year.

This past year I…

- Worked as a marketing intern at a major airline
- Commenced my final semester as an undergraduate student
- Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business
- Went on a week-long Spring Break trip with almost 50 people from my school
- Began an internship at a casual dining conglomerate
- Moved in with my parents, and then moved out again on my complete own
- Was hired on full-time for my first-ever salaried position
- Traveled to different places
- Completed my first-ever full Marathon in a little over four hours
- Got in a car wreck
- Discovered one of my new favorite bands
- Won a Men's Singles and Doubles tennis league
- Saw countless movies, concerts and sporting events

And the list goes on. When I think back at all of these things, and so much more, it makes me smile, not only because of how blessed I’ve been in my life, but that it was truly a year to remember. And if I’ve learned anything from this past year, it’s been that I want every subsequent one to be just as great, if not better.

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