361. What was one of the biggest changes that you experienced in 2014?
362. How do you like to greet the New Year?
363. Do you have a 2015 New Year’s Resolution? Do you normally stick to your resolutions?
364. What was your best 2014 adventure?
365. What was your favorite 2014 unexpected discovery?
I got onto Facebook to pull the perfect picture for this post, and I realized that 2014 has been a really busy year. I wasn't really sure which of the questions that I wanted to do for the last post. So I think I would like to address them all, in one way or another.
2014 was a year of change (and I hate change, to be honest). In 2014 I came home from school. I went to the rodeo with my group of friends and we saw a fantastic mustache (see above). One of my best friends and I graduated with our M.A.'s! Its hard to think that this chapter in our lives is finally over, but it's been a lot of work and I know we're both glad to move on to something new for a little while. My little sister graduated with her B.A.! I got and lost my first non-academic job. I was hired in my second non-academic job- and have had a lot of trouble with it. I can't really say that it's been the best experience of my life...and it's making me miserable to be around <- which is a big change from how I was before I went away to school. But, I've been hired to teach a class in 2015, so I'm hoping this is a way for me to get back into academia!! A lot of this year has been spent trying to be happy again...which is hard with a miserable job. In Summer 2014 one of my closest friends got married, and if we weren't great friends before the wedding, all of the bridesmaids definitely are now! I got to go to Fossil Rim and Dinosaur State park. It was fantastic! I think that this was my favorite 2014 adventure. I cannot wait to go back!! We got new neighbors - some swallows built a little nest above our door. It was a great experience watching the babies grow up. My best friend got pregnant, which has been a big change for everyone - and the little one will be born in April 2015!! We, the Texas cousins, even hosted a small family reunion for family members from California to Georgia! I'm ending 2014 by spending a lot of time with my grandfather. Every afternoon we watch movies, talk about his childhood, and his time in Korea and Berlin.
I'd like to think that I was able to keep my 2014 resolution - which was to do 52 of these blog posts with 365 questions. It certainly wasn't easy, and they weren't done in a timely manner, but they have been done! In 2015 the only resolution that I am making is to spend more time with my father (we want to have lunch together at least once a month).
I had a lot of unexpected discoveries in 2014. So, here are my favorite three:
Looking back at 2014 it's been a difficult year with a lot of ups and downs, but there have also been some great moments too!