I missed a day yesterday so I’m going to double up and recap my last 6 months of 2011 in this post :). Let’s kick things off with July!
(there is a great story behind this picture. I’ll have to give that its own post!)
I was still on my mini-vacation with my mom in Ohio at the beginning of the month. We celebrated 4th of July there with some fireworks and way too much food. When I got back to Chicago, I painted my apartment (with a little bit of help from my roommate) and moved into my new bedroom. I spent most of this month renovating my apartment and I had a BLAST doing so. I still need to post the pictures of my apartment tour :).
This month was really fun. I spent a fair amount of time exploring Chicago which is SUCH a great place to be. I visited the Graceland cemetery, took pictures of the Marilyn Monroe statue, and stopped by the Vietnam memorial. I spent lots of time outside soaking up the weather before school started.
Looking back at my pictures from September I notice that I spent the whole month cooking! I also got a new job at United Colors of Benetton and started my last year of college. As usual, I went to the Renegade craft fair and came home with a really great letterpress poster.
I TURNED 21!!! I had a really busy birthday month but a good one nonetheless. To celebrate my birthday I had a pancake party and went to a few bars. I didn’t go out for Halloween this year because I was so exhausted from the past two months of work, school, and my internship.
I regret that the last few months of 2011 got so busy. October, November, and December I almost felt as though I was drowning beneath all of the work I had to get done. I stopped seeing friends and posting regularly on the blog. I spent almost all of my time alone and I’m sad that I let my schedule get the better of me. Tomorrow I’ll be posting about my goals/resolutions for 2012 but I’ll say right now that I’m going to do my best to keep my chin up and relax a little. Sometime I take life too seriously.
On a positive note, I had a fabulous year in 2011. I spent my summer living in Chicago which was an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world. I had two different internships, built some forever-friendships, and even met a few blog friends! I feel like I grew up a lot this year and learned even more about myself.
Thanks for sticking around with me this year. I absolutely love this blog and the creative outlet it provides for me. I can’t wait to spend this next year with all of you :)!!