Thursday, January 6, 2011


I have officially been a college graduate for a year. That is crazy. My first year in the "real world" wasn't quite a 9-5 job, but at least it was not reminiscent of MTV's real world..

The first half of 2010 was spent living at home, substitute teaching, hanging out with Danny, and taking as many trips back to Blacksburg as possible. It was wonderful to live near Dan (50 miles instead of 200! However with traffic it can take as long...), and substituting showed me that I really like to be in a classroom- and that I really would like one of my own! I couldnt wait - and still can't- to have my own students and teach my own lessons. 

The 2nd half of 2010 was spent at William & Mary, starting my one year Master's program. W&M is not where I thought I would go to graduate school- first I thought VT, then maybe UVA, but this program started earlier, ended earlier, and just seemed to work out. I have three wonderful roommates, a job that is very flexible, and great classmates. I believe it worked out just fine. 

The last week of 2010 was filled with lots of friends- the perfect end to a pretty good year. The Monday after Christmas I headed to Winchester to see all of my high school friends. It really is amazing that after 4 years, and all different schools that we still all get together and have a lot of fun. A lot of these girls I went to middle school and elementary school with as well- it is special to have so many memories together! Being able to talk about that one day in first grades with friends you still have is pretty unusual! We had a lot of fun catching up, playing scategories, and just hanging out!

Senior Year, Christmas 2005
Christmas 2010

The only 2 that were missing from our original picture were Sarah (she has a real job) and Kate (about to get out of the Army!).

On New Year's Eve, I headed to Richmond to celebrate with Cary and her family. We had dinner at The Tobacco Company downtown (it was delicious!) and then went out to visit Jessi in the restaurant she works in. We rang in the New Year in our pjs and promptly went to sleep! 
2010 was a year of transition but it was filled with my wonderful family and friends. I am excited for what 2011 will bring!

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