Next year will be one for change. By this time next year I expect many significant changes in my life : have a car, get a job, graduate with my two undergrad degrees from Florida State University, get sober, study and take the GRE. Apply for graduate at Florida Gulf Coast University and finally officially begin what I fully beiieve will be a relationship with the man of my dreams. I feel these will not be the usual empty end of the year promises because I am fueled by the advantages that I will have by being in a new environment. Not only is South Florida a complete 180° from the panhandle; the distance provides me the freedom from my family that I need to grow and to develop into my own person. Of course I am terrified of the future and the chance that I fail miserably throughout next year but despite those feelings I will push through all the down times.