1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Went to Vegas with some amazing girls, graduated with my Master’s degree, took a cruise with two of my best friends, moved back into my mother’s house, got a job, bought a car, and turned 25.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any resolutions last year, although I promised myself that I would get a job. And I accomplished that, so… yay! I’m no, I’m not making any specific resolutions this year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My cousin had a beautiful little girl, Londyn.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank God, I had enough of that in 2008.
5. What countries did you visit?
Belize and Honduras
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
More money- to pay off loans and to travel.
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 20th- I graduated, May 23rd- one year anniversary of my dad’s death, July 15th- I moved back to Texas, September 20th- my 25th birthday, September 28th- I was officially hired for my first real grown up job
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Graduating and getting a job
9. What was your biggest failure?
Hmm… I haven’t had too many failures this year I guess…. there are some things I probably shouldn’t have done, but I don’t consider them failures.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I woke up incredibly sick on New Year’s Day. That was not fun.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
All the new friends I’ve met since I moved back to Texas.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The media and government.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Toward my student loans and rent.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Finishing grad school! Getting a job! Buying a car! Meeting a really nice/hot/funny/respectful boy!
16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
“Don’t Step Believing”- the Glee version
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
b) thinner or fatter?
c) richer or poorer?
Definitely happier, probably thinner (or about the same), and a lot richer. I love paychecks.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Exercise. Talk to friends. Read.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying about finding a job.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
In Austin with my mom, sister, and grandfather. And the boy and I watched The Proposal together that night.
21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
22. What was your favorite TV program?
Glee. And then Grey’s, Private Practice, How I Met Your Mother, The Office and Modern Family.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
24. What was the best book you read?
Sadly, because I didn’t read much, Twilight.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
John Mayer. Although I liked him before, I’m sort of in love with his new album, Battle Studies.
26. What did you want and get?
27. What did you want and not get?
A better paying job.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
(500) Days of Summer.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I got a pedicure with a friend, had lunch with friends and my sister, saw a movie (maybe? I don’t remember…) and then had dinner at The Melting Pot with friends and my mom. I turned 25.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Being able to talk to my dad.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
More professional, mixed with a feminine casual cuteness.
32. What kept you sane?
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
35. Who did you miss?
My dad. C. My roommate from NYC.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
The boy. Even though I technically knew him before, it doesn’t count.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
Everything will work out. Stop worrying. Everything happens for a reason. Seriously, stop worrying.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“If fear hasn’t killed me yet then nothing will
All the suffering and all the pain
Never left a name
I’m in the war of my life, at the door of my life
Out of time and there’s nowhere to run
I’m in the war of my life, at the core of my life
Got no choice but to fight til it’s done”
-War of My Life, by John Mayer