1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Fallen madly in love with someone new. Moved into the city with my friends. Went and STAYED at school. Loved what I was doing. Partied my ass off to a point of ridiculous. Slowly became, then quickly rejected being a socialite of sorts. Totaled my car. Did acid, molly, and my first beer bong. Loved myself without anyone else, and then found the best relationship of my life. Lived with a boyfriend. OH! and looked at wedding rings, got pseudo engaged. :)
2. Did you keep your New Years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any. But this year I am fucking losing weight!
And I told myself this was the year of new experiences, and so far, it definitely has been.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My pupuh and my kitty this year. :(
5. What countries did you visit?
Bleh. None. I'm broke. And in school! No vacay for me!
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
More self confidence. I would like to grow more as a person. I feel I did a ton of it in 2008, but I'd like to see how far I can take it. I would like to have more self discipline and responsibility. I really just cannot wait to see how I do with my own house with my fiance. I can't wait to see how we grow together and blossom. I really am just looking forward to starting the rest of my life, and continuing on this happy little journey I started at the end of 08. So far, so good. I would like to actually graduate from school, too. 2009 is nothing but up for me, I think.
7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
REALLY lame, but the day I met Kiel. Seriously! And the best new years and new years kiss I have ever had in my life! Which is technically 09 I guess?
Then the day I moved into my first house with the girls in VA highland. And then there's the day I moved out. =/
The last night of DSC when I totaled my car on 400.
Also, my first day of school. The day I left J&F. My birthday this year. The day I left Nick. The day Sean left for the Air Force. Christmas this year in Greenville. Christmas eve and the Clemson hoodies. The Umphrey's show. The night of the Clemson game, taco mac mug, and QT stop. Acid, the flaming lips, the park the next day. Just all the beginnings and endings I had this year.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I decided to not be stuck in the job I was at and finally go to cosmetology school after talking about it for YEARS. And I'm doing pretty well! I love it. I finally found what I should be doing with my life. Besides that, leaving an emotionally abusive relationship, never ever to go back. Finding someone who loves me and treats me the way I deserve. The person I'm supposed to spend my life with.
9. What was your biggest failure?
The whole thing that happened at the VA High house.
Fucking, so awful. I lost so much after that night. Basically the entire way my life had been for a year or more got completely turned upside down.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Pretty healthy year! Just hangovers, really. Haha.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My NYE ticket was bought FOR me to the sound tribe show. But it was seriously amazing.
My tuition to school.
The month I WAS able to pay rent.
OHHH! MY IPHONE!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Kiel is the most amazing person I have ever met.
And any friends who stuck around and loved me. Just loved me. Didn't care about the politics or bullshit. The he said she said. People who loved me for me and understood when I had to make life changes.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Fucking, everyone else. You all should get your heads out of your own asses.
Grow the fuck up for the love of god, please. You are only making fools of yourself.
I hope you see the light one day and realize how utterly ridiculous you all are.
Keep shitting all over each other and calling one another friends. Seriously.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Booze, cigarettes, gas, food, shows, clothes, hair products. Yep! That pretty much never changes.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The soundtribe show on new years eve! The house with the girls. My house with my baby! GETTING MARRIED! School. BONNAROOOOO with my baby! Even though that's this year, I was still excited last year! Haha. All sorts of things.
16. What songs bands will always remind you of 2008?
Soundtribe, Umphrey's. Hold Steady! Drive by truckers. Radiohead. Beatles. Jimmy Eat world. Third Eye Blind, the last 3 songs on the first album. The whistle song. Britney- womanizer! Haha. Lynard Skynard. Led Zepplin. Fucking American pie from the end of the nights at graveyard. Queen, bohemian rhapsody. Love in your mouth. Haha. Rolling stones. Flaming lips. Rilo Kiley's Under the black light. Counting crows. Shit Preston played all those drunken nights. hahahaha, FEVER DOG. God the list goes on and on!
17. Compared to this time last year:
i. are you happier or sadder? So much happier. Beyond anything ever.
ii. thinner or fatter? Probably about the same?
iii. richer or poorer? SO poor. Haha. SOOO poor.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Not getting caught up in people's bullshit. Focusing on myself and my life, and things that were positive for me and for others.
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Thinking bullshit mattered! Seriously. Basing my feelings about myself off of how others felt about me.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
Oh man I was on the mission to give Kiel the best Christmas ever! We ate little smokies and opened gifts. Got ready, drove to Greenville to meet his grandma listening to Skynard and Drive by truckers the entire way. Ate there, drove home. Ate here. Then just loved on each other, hung out, and went to sleep, I believe. It was lovely.
21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
I met THE love of my life this year. Man I'm going to marry. I couldn't be happier.
22. How many one-night stands?
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Haha, I hate everyone. WELL. Most everyone.
24. What was the best book you read?
Honestly. Don't think I finished a single book. Fucking pathetic.
Started choke though. Good so far.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hold steady and Soundtribe for sureeeee.
26. What did you want and get?
The start of a great life I'm proud of.
27. What did you want and not get?
A steady job with decent money for while I'm in school.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Dark Knight. Hands down.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 22! Kam and Tara threw me a Halloween birthday party! Had a blast, did my first beer bong.
Eventually ended up screaming in a haunted house with my drunk boyfriend about the declaration of independence. Hahaha. Then the actual day, went to maggianos with the fam and had a blast. CRISPY BRECHUTTO, YES.
30. What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Fucking, nothing. It was brilliant.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Belts, leggings, skirts, empire waist dresses and tunics. animal print, things that bling. boots. accesories, glitz, glamour. BLACK, ALL BLACK ALL THE TIME.
Cutesy, fashionable on a budget, and me. A sophisticated continuation and progression with trends and styles from this year and years past. You guys all know how I dress.
32. What kept you sane?
My friends. Dancing. Kiel. My mom. Good music. Letting lose. And, well, myself.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Really didn't pay much attention this year, really. I love SJP still and Zooey Deschanel.
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Well, seeing as how my boyfriend is in the Air Force, as is one of my best friends now, war is a MASSIVE issue with me.
35. Who did you miss?
All my friends.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
People at school. Lindsay and Rami I'd have to say. They are fabuloussss. And make school so much fun.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
"Life is not to fear, life is to enjoy."