Monday, December 01, 2008

December already!!?

HOW is it already December? I was compiling my Christmas card list last night as well as beginning to create a letter to send to relatives explaining what I've been up to this past year... I had to go through my planner, because there were so many things I'd forgotten!

A year ago, I was living with a girl I hadn't known when we moved in together-- and we ended up as great friends. This year I moved in with a friend and now it's like we don't know each other. :(

A year ago, I had probably never even heard of Belize, let alone had a thought in my mind that I would go on a mission trip there for two weeks!

A year ago, I hadn't yet joined the Grace Heart young adult group-- I've made so many wonderful friends through the group, and can't imagine not knowing them or being a part of their group!

A year ago, I would have been devastated to see my paternal grandfather in the state he is now in.

A year ago, jury duty probably sounded pretty cool!

A year ago, I had no clue I'd be spending my spring break with a bunch of high schoolers much brattier than my 3-5 year old students (because, face it, my students aren't bratty, hehe!!) attempting to build porch roofs for New Orleans residents. We did manage to have some fun, too!

A year ago, I would have laughed if you told me 2008 would bring both a blizzard AND a hurricane to Big City, six months apart.

A year ago, I never would have gone speed dating. I might go for the 2nd time this week. Yes, I am pathetically, eternally single.

A year ago, I never would have guessed 2008 would bring my first ever date-- even though it didn't lead anywhere, it wasn't a bad first date by any means!

A year ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of teaching two children with Down's Syndrome-- and yet, Igo and Lana brought me some of my greatest joys (and frustrations!)

A year ago, I never would have guessed that my co-teacher Aniya would leave me...that I would have to step up and be a lead teacher (STILL scary, lol!) or that my new-coteacher would be someone as wonderful and easy going as Cara!

How has your life changed since last December??

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post, Bethany! Speed dating?! I want a blog post just about that! Sounds interesting. ;)

    You sure accomplished a lot this year. Good for you. I hope this last month treats you well!


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