Seeing as the year is soon coming to an end, now would be the perfect time to reflect on 2009. As every individual day goes by it seems like very little is changing, but when you look back on an entire year, you realize just how much has actually changed. You realize that not all of the people who were there at the beginning are there at the end. That your birthday was just another day. Some days were hard and some far too easy.
You realize your Valentine's day was ideal among many others; Your anniversary. You realize you've mended old friendships without even meaning to, and made new friends as well. You've had a lot of fun. You've become a lot more independent. Traveled alone and tried new things. You've worked hard, you've played hard.
You realize you've had an amazing year, but you also realize you've made mistakes. You've tried being supportive and ended up being selfish. Done and said things you wish you could take back. You've been careless, but you've been happy. Ignorance is bliss, but reality was sure to come back and slap you in the face. You've thought summer went by too quickly, only to look back and realize it was a lot longer than you think. You've struggled, but you've made it through yet again. You've tried so hard to make it a good one; a year to remember... it may have ended up being one of the worst yet.
But you've learned. Oh, have you learned. You've learned that arguments aren't worth it, fighting is a waste of time. Honesty really is the best policy. You've learned that family is forever and you don't need a handful of best friends; one or two is enough. It's not "Goodbye," it's "See you later." Long distance relationships are possible. You've learned to appreciate a significant other far more than you ever thought you could. That "soon" could mean an hour, a day, a week, a month, or even two. You've learned that not everything is about you. You've learned to let go, and you've seen people come back. You've learned that time goes by a lot faster than you've ever realized, and it won't be long<3
What has 2009 left with you?