Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012

So since everyone else is blogging about 2012, I decided to join in on the fun. 
When I started this, I made a lot random facts about this year, but I really didn't like it. I know, me, who really likes to talk about herself. So here's an in depth look into my year. 

I learned how to love myself. Before this year, I thought I was the ugliest person alive. But thanks to a few new friends and yes, my boyfriend, I've learned to ignore what others have to say. They don't have to live with me for the rest of their lives, I do. 

Over the summer, I dyed the tips of my hair blonde. While it did turn out a little orange-y, I loved it. One big memory is when I had just come home from class, and my brother's friend Brad came by to pick something up and to check on me. He came in and it took about 10 or 15 minutes for him to notice. I remember how he asked first if I liked it. When he saw how happy I was, he said it looked really good. That's just how Brad is, he never had a thing to say against anyone if he knew how happy they were. 

In October, Brad died in a car accident. It was unexpected, to say the least, and although he was my brother's best friend, I still considered Brad like another brother. I miss him still everyday. 

I started college over the summer. My county offers the dual enrollment program. I take classes out at the local community college and they count towards both college and high school credit. 

My boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary. ♥ He's my best friend and someone I want to keep in my life. He's just absolutely amazing, and I can't wait to spend even more years with him. (:

I took the plunge and started a blog. It was an idea I toyed around with for a few months. Yet, finally, I decided there was no harm and started From Bows to Books. I absolutely without a doubt have no regrets in starting this blog. I love it, I get to do something I love and create awesome relationships with my viewers and the authors who ask me to take a gander at their book. 

I discovered Rita Ora, Macklemore, and Lana del Ray. I feel like a lot of their music is made for my age group and I can connect with it. While I love my new music, I do still listen to my bby's, Pierce the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens♥

I've made three great friendships with new people. 

I started working to get healthier. I now try to do light cardio at least once a week and not eat as much junk. 

Finally, after 6 years of knitting, I have finished a project! My first scarf! 

Honestly, I just feel like I've grown a lot more. I like to think I'm not as self-centered and I've matured. 2012 was a hard year, which I had no idea when it started. But every single thing this year has happened for a reason. I've grown and I'm still growing. This year was a year I'll never forget. Thank you to all the people in my life, the people I have yet to meet, and the ones who have walked out. Everything happens for a reason. This year is just a testament to it. 

Now, here's to making 2013 even better. I love you all, thank you so much for following me on here and also for giving me the opportunity to write about, well, everything.
Ali.

P.S. keep tabs on the blog! Many new plans and opportunities are going on in the Winter, Spring, and Summer of 2013! Also, an Etsy shop may be opening in the Summer of 2012... I'll keep all of you posted! Just contact me on Goodreads. c;

5 comments:

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    Megan @ Southern Owl Reads
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