2009 Recap

I know most bloggers reminisce their 2009s in December of 2009, but I was pretty busy, and hey, it’s better late than never right? Without further ado, a picture list of memories from 2009:

I visited Mt. Rushmore with my brother; Jan
I visited Boston to visit my bff, PK; Early Feb
My college buddy DP came to visit me in CO; Mid Feb
I TA'ed my 2nd general chemistry class (and had a blast)
My roomie/friend/running partner and I started training for a marathon together :)
PK came to CO to visit and she learned how to ski!; March
7 friends and I went to Bellingham, WA to compete in Ski to Sea (7 sport relay); April
I found Love
My bff Melon came to visit and we hiked a 14,000ft mtn. together; June
I feared for my life as I attempted to hike another 14-er with friends (the eye dots mark the "trail"); July
I went camping in Yellowstone with Weez and his family; Late July
2 of my bffs got married (I traveled back to OH); September
I ran my first marathon! The Boulder Backroads Marathon; Sept
I bought a Canon Rebel XSi DSLR and fell in love with photography
Learned how to be a graduate student, from the best chemistry research group ever
Ran a half marathon with my siblings; November
Opened Christmas presents with my bro-in-law, in Iraq; December

Academically, 2009 was rough. I struggled but finally figured out how to be an organic chemistry graduate student. I’ve come so far since starting here in August of 2008. I struggled, I cried, I considered quitting, then I rediscovered my passion for chemistry. I’m so proud of where I am now and how much I’ve learned.

Athletically, 2009 rocked. I skied, I hiked, I camped, I snowshoed, I swam, I ran – a marathon and a half! I love living in Colorado. There’s no better place in the world to do all the outdoorsy things I love to do.

All in all, 2009 was full of friends, traveling, running accomplishments, and personal growth. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2010!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Ellen Barron says:

    I love your life and I LOVE that I get to be a part of it :)

    1. e410 says:

      I love YOUR life and I’m pretty darn lucky to be a part of it ;) MUAH

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