First Friday night of the year


And I spent it cleaning! Never could I have imagined doing this a couple of years ago




Things have been difficult but I am excited for what the future holds for me. The fall semester turned out to be a disaster grade wise and personally for me. Although some good also happened. I failed a class and will have to retake it, and received a lower grade in the other ones. I lost about twenty pounds in a couples months because I wasn’t eating right and started some new medication which effected my appetite. I went through this thing with a guy and that got really bad at times. I did move out of my parents house with roommates and that is proving to be difficult financially, emotionally, and physically. My car doesn’t start when it gets wet and that has caused even more stress. The great part is that I have made it through and am ready for better times in the coming months. I have refocused my life with Christ and am embracing new hobbies (like painting). I have a job at Publix but am currently in the search for another job to help pay for a new truck. I am filled with positive energy and am excited with what I will accomplish with this energy

I know this might be cliché but…


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.