I never did get to wish everyone a happy new year on here, so if you’re reading this two weeks into 2013, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Better late than never, right?
I rang in the New Year in several great ways. With friends, we had a really fun house party with lots of good food and drinks. It was nice to be with a smaller, more intimate group of friends rather than a bunch of drunk strangers at a club or bar. We also didn’t need to spend a ton of money or worry about parking and traffic. It was definitely win-win.
At work, my bosses nominated some of us for awards, which the staff then voted on. I was voted the Best New Employee, which felt especially nice because it came from my peers.
All in all, 2012 was a pretty great year. I graduated with my Master’s degree, got my first job in the real world, quit bartending, and traveled to New York City, Seattle, Portland, Willamette Valley, the Bahamas and Key West. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for me!