January: Went back to Wofford for my very last interim, and spent the whole month taking one class on cooking Chinese food. (For the chef in me, it was heavenly!) Also, because I was taking only one class, I spent the entire month glued to the DVD player obsessed with the greatest TV show ever created on earth:
I watched seasons 1-4 throughout the one month. 86 1-hour long episodes.
February: Started my last semester as a college student and turned 22. My mom and sister threw a surprise party for me with 20 of my best girlfriends! I had NO idea it was coming, and was totally surprised!!
March: Went to Mardi Gras with 4 of my best friends, and loved the city of New Orleans. I can't wait to go back.
April: Spent my spring break interviewing for jobs... and wanted to cry the whole time because all my friends were in sunny Florida getting tan and I was in SC in a business suit not getting hired. Back at school, I spent at much time as I could with my friends before graduation and the real world ripped us apart.
May: My spring break misery paid off and I was hired! Within 8 days, I graduated from school, went to the Keys with my family (and got the monster seen below!!), and started my job. It was a whirlwind, but totally worth it.
June: Settled into life in the real world, living on my own and having a j-o-b. One of my girlfriends got married so we had a mini- reunion at her wedding.
July: After landlord drama, I moved downtown and haven't looked back! My roommate and I have such a great location! Friends came to town and visited, and I continued to enjoy the summertime by the beach and on the water.
August: Did I mention that I love the summertime?? Check out this sunset. Beautiful.
September: September was tough because I think it was when it finally sunk in that I was not going back to college to be with my friends. So, I hit the road to go see them!
November: After a week of class and studying, I passed the South Carolina Department of Insurance Property/ Casualty Producer Exam! My family and I went to my grandmother's for Thanksgiving, and Lash and I had the best time bouncing around town on the weekends going to Oyster Roasts and other parties.
December: The most wonderful time of the year! We spent Christmas at our plantation and had an amazing time-- lots of good food, family bonding, games, and exercise. We also had a debutante ball over Christmas, and managed to get our family Christmas card there. :)
Indeed, 2009 was a fabulous year. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store!