Oh here it goes again, a blog from me….in a new year…about what a year I had this past year.  The year I turned 25.  The year I made it halfway to 50 and a quarter of a century!  You just have to love all the end of the year reviews, even if you get sick of the “new year, new me” posts.  Just so you know, this is not one of those because I’m the same person I was before the new year.  2015 was a rather great year though for sure.  Not like 2015 didn’t throw its punches at me, but all in all it was a good year.  I always remind myself that just because one day something bad may happen, it doesn’t mean that everyday is going to be bad.  I hear people saying, “2015 sucked.”  Well maybe it wasn’t the best for you, but I have a hard time saying that a whole year of my life was bad.  

I love Timehop and Facebook when they show me my memories from years past.  One year ago today I was drinking Starbucks on my friend’s couch in State College…who knew?  Anyway enough with the boring small details, let’s go on with the year review!

I have no particular order for this year, because really what does that matter?  So, first of all, the end of my first year as an elementary school counselor.  I made it through the PSSA’s, I made it through all of the craziness that is the end of the year, and it was finally summer.  I still can’t believe that it’s been 2 years since I graduated grad school.  In the same year, I started my second year as a school counselor.  Now, here I am, almost halfway through.  I’m getting the hang of things, the kids know who I am, and I feel like I’m really getting my footing as an advocate for the kiddos.  It’s a good feeling to wake up and not dread where I’m going, even if I am not a fan of waking up early.  Haha.

Everyone knows that when you love what you do, work is not really work.  That is pretty much how my life is right now.  I’m also contemplating going back for my doctorate at some point in the near future, but who knows.  I am truly one of those nerdy people that miss school even though I work in one everyday.

So onto the next big event, the school board election.  I got the neat idea of running a write-in campaign for school board in my little community, and I made it.  So far, I love it.  I am learning so much for both sides and I find so much of it fascinating in so many ways.

And then there was the time that I got a tattoo on my foot.  The one that says “Never Give Up.”  I got it with one of my co-workers and we had a tattoo party.  Interesting thing to do on a Friday night, I know, but I’m so happy I sprung for it even if my mom may not be the happiest about it.  It really embodies who I am as a person and what I have become since graduating high school.  I tell my kiddos at school that I am there to be that positive person in their life through it all.  It’s not always easy being positive, but it is truly worth it in the end just to make certain that someone can shed a little light into someone’s day.

Not only did I get a tattoo, but I also got a 2015 Honda Accord.  A new, “used” car that had 2000 miles on it.  I know, I’m 25, and buying a car maybe shouldn’t feel this exciting, but I am adulting here and I am doing it like a pro.  Even if my days are crazy busy, I can find joy in the little things.  I’m not saying a car is a little thing, I’m saying that I appreciate everything that I have.

And last but not least I got a part time job as a mobile therapist to gain hours toward my LPC.  Can you say #workflow?  I love it so much, I do it after hours to get that licensure like a boss.

I think that pretty much sums up the year…I think it was rather productive and I was pleased with how it went for the most part, can’t complain.  My friends and family were awesome, and we only continued to grow closer.  So twenty sixteen, here we go!  Who knows what the year will hold for me?

This year I turn the big 2-6.  I enter my mid twenties.  It can only be a great year….right?