As 2008 comes to a close, its hard to believe that its already over and a New Year is about to begin. Looking back on 2008, I have to say that it was a good year. I made lots of new friends, and many social barriers in my grade were broken down. My school was very cliquey. Over the past year those cliques have really begun to break down. I like the fact that everyone is friends with everyone, we all still have our close friends, but more and more we are hanging out with each other. I was put into a class with out any close friends, which forced me to make new ones. I am really glad that I got to get to know a lot of the people in my grade who I wouldn't have got to know other wise. I have made some really great friends this past year and I am very thankful for them.
I feel like in 2008, I stopped living inside a bubble, and really began to enjoy my life. I feel that there was a change in me, that made me more confident. I went on so many amazing trips this past year, that really helped to pull me even more out of my shell. I'm not really a shy person in the traditional sense, I am actually loud and some what annoying. I love telling random funny stories and laughing with friends. I got to know people on my trips that I wouldn't have normally hung out with, but we were forced together in many ways because there were so few people our age to hang out with. They were all nice and I had a good time with them on vacation but I know that they aren't people who I would normally be friends with, they made me appreciate the amazing friends that I have.
The start of a New Year is a time to look back, and think about the year that has past, and the year that is about to begin. Around this time many people are making their New Year's resolutions. I don't make New Years resolutions because to me, it feels more like a "new year" in September, what with back to school and all. I tend to set goals for myself then, school related and otherwise. That being said, I do have a New Year's resolution for my blog, and that is to post on a more regular basis, as well as to post a variety of content.
I am not doing anything special to welcome the New Year. I am justing having a friend of mine over, along with family friends. We will probably watch movies, eat junk, and watch the countdown on TV.
I hope that everyone has an amazing New Year.