Last night was perfectly good and perfectly bad at the same time. But nothing is perfect.
Rang in another new year with the comrades, as we have done since tenth grade. We started out at Cecilia's house making dinner, as is tradition, but this year we went out since we're all now 21 and celebrated at the Sandbar with a lot of people from our high school. It was so weird to see all these people I have not seen since we graduated. And even weirder that some of them remembered me and I sadly had forgotten their names. I felt kind of bad. But I gave and received a lot of cheek kisses so it was all good.
Nevertheless, 2005 was overall a good year, I'd have to say. Some highlights and lowlights of the year:
Went to Kenya once, New Orleans once, D.C. twice, NYC once, and Philadelphia once.
Made a lot of great new friends (but kept the old).
My dad and stepmom got divorced.
My mom got married.
Spent my first (and hopefully only) summer in Waco.
Discovered some of my passions - ending world hunger, living wage issues, AIDS awareness, despising Wal-Mart, calling my representative, pants, avocados, newspapers, crossword puzzles, tea, and orange juice.
Bought entirely too many cds and books.
Discovered my love for Bruce Springsteen.
Turned 21 and had my first drink.
Worked at Damon's.
Saw U2 for free from the inner elipse.
Did not play enough tennis.
Things to come in 2006:
Graduate with my BSW in May.
Possibly move to DC.
Go to San Fransisco and Spain.
Get a job.
Start applying to grad schools.
Attend Davra's wedding.
Try to implement a living wage at Baylor.
Run a half marathon.
Be happy with my life.