Better late than never, I suppose, to give my goodbyes to 2009, and welcome in 2010 in a proper fashion.
After consulting my rarely-updated LiveJournal account in an attempt to remember where I was this time in 2009, I realized how much has changed, and how much I have grown, just within the passing of this year. 2009 was the year that taught me that relationships aren’t always all that they are cracked up to be, that you can always count on family, and that there is absolutely nothing wrong with living capriciously. This was also the year that I packed up and studied abroad for 5 months in Argentina - an experience that truly taught me more about myself that I probably have ever cared to know. In retrospect, 2009 was a year for growing, development, and self-discovery. A year full of countless smiles, amazing experiences, fantastic friends (new and old), and even a few tears - I now know that all that 2009 has offered will always be with me.
As for 2010, well, I am excited to see what it will bring. After New Year’s Eve, I have a good feeling about the TwentyTen. Regarding the topic of a resolution, I’ve decided to take a cue from Elle and just try to better myself as a person as a whole. Translation - I am now resolving to do my best to wake up in the morning and love the person who is looking back at me. The past few weeks have taught me that I perhaps don’t have it all figured out, and that there is still a lot I have to learn, to accept, and to change.
So, with the scent of L’Amoureux in the air and Lady Gaga playing in the background, I see no better way to send off the year while anticipating what is to come. I look forward to meeting you, TwentyTen.