I was watching the last Rich Girls just before. Jaime was moving on campus at college for the first time. It brought back memories of how strange and unnerving the whole situation was.
So the end of the year is upon us, and what an amazing year it's been. In my life, I've gone through a number of changes in these 12 months. I feel much more independent, more sure of myself and what I can do, and more steadfast in my friendships than ever before. The world at large changed around me, too... I can remember one early February morning when I learned the Columbia shuttle had exploded over Texas and I cried, I remember trips to Indiana with my friends when I felt like I was having the best time of my life, and I remember just a week ago when I was in New York City staring up at a dark sky in the middle of a huge crowd of people. I was standing still, they were all still moving, and though the universe above and the hordes of people below made me feel so insignificant, I knew I was going to make a difference.
Here's to every single one of my friends, loved ones, and acquaintances - wishing everyone the best new year to come.