This has been a great year for me. I wanted to, you know, cater to all of our short attention spans with some little witty blog that highlighted the best part of each month. But as I look through all my pictures from this past year . . . I realize that would be near to impossible. I have been to 4 other countries in 2009, ridden an elephant, discovered I'm good at baking, developed my skills for writing and editing, had a bad haircut in Thailand, said goodbye to many friends as they've left our home here, tried new activities, learned to live in the snow, and traveled more than ever . . .
It's hard to sum up . . . or even relay everything I did or learned this year.
But here are a few of the highlights from my 2009:
Going back to Biola for the first time since my graduation . . . and seeing so many wonderful friends.
I got to see both my siblings graduate in June. Bryce from high school and Kirs from fashion school.
After a year and a half of being a vegetarian, I broke down and starting eating seafood while in San Diego. I am now a pescatarian.
In October I spent 2 weeks in Thailand helping run a camp we do there. It was awesome. I love Thailand.
This was the most breathtaking and beautiful moment of my year. "Loi Krathang," a Buddhist lantern lighting ceremony in Thailand.
It's been a great year. God is so good. I am blessed with great family, amazing friends, a wonderful boyfriend, exciting opportunities and adventures, my own house, and a full-time job. Not everyone can say the same.
I hope your year was just as good as mine!