Well, it has been FOREVER since I wrote in one of these things... Maybe, I'll keep up with it, maybe I won't. We'll see. I'm going to start by taking a look back at 2009.
Jan 09: Brought in the New Year at Ashley's house with a group of friends (Ashley, Carolyn, Jenn, Aaron, Cory, Pete, and others.) There was some drama because of a certain ex boyfriend situation, had my phone taken away from me for a while because said person kept on texting me. Basically we just played rock band and drank. Typical, but fun times. :) Spent the month enjoying being home (well at least I think I enjoyed it, or did I want to get back to Buffalo?) Back to Buffalo the end of the month, start of the Spring 09 Semester.
Feb 09: Spent my time at the library because of my EDU310/311 work (9 credits worth of my 15 credit semester.) Started the field placement at the end of the month, and I was placed with someone that is the exact opposite of me. Had reservations on how well this placement would work, but now, I'm glad I was with Lauren, I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone else. She is now one of my closest friends. We were in a 1st grade classroom.
March 09: Continued to spend my time in the Library. Lauren and I started our 6 lesson unit on Solids and Liquids. We were the first in our class to start the unit so pretty much we were asked daily on how things were going and any suggestions we would give to our fellow classmates.
April 09: We finished our unit plan and it was one of the most rewarding things ever. Such a weight was lifted off our shoulders and we could worry about all of our other class work. Went to the Buffalo Sabres/New Jersey Devils game with the family, the Sabres lost of course. Lots of drama happened this month, yet, I think I am the only one that stayed mutual on it. Hung out with people that others didn't approve of, but I do what I want, and I still stick to that. Started talking to someone that I had a class with during the Spring 08 semester. Interesting.
May 09: The Spring Semester was coming to the a close. Which meant presenting our MPPP projects to the teachers at Westminster Community Charter School. Basically a Social Studies unit that encorporates technology. The teachers that we made these lessons for will eventually end up using them in their classroom. Lauren and I said goodbye to our first grade class, and both of us had to get out of their fast trying to hold back our tears. I still miss those kids to this day. Said goodbye to a friend that was graduating that I became close to since the beginning of the fall semester... Ended the semester with partying with EDU310/311 classmates. Made the Dean's List. Back to Webster, gave myself a week to rest. Back to work at B&G.
June 09: Work. 98 Pxy's Summer Jam at the Port of Rochester featuring 3oh!3, The Ting Tings, We the Kings, White Tie Affair, Christinia Debarge, and Kevin Rudolph. Very lucky we got there when we did because many people were turned away. Good concert, 3oh!3 had to been my favorite act. Camped at Darien Lake with Sara, Ashley, and Anna. Good times. Saw Tower of Power with Amy, Mike S, and Mike D at the Rochester Jazz Fest.
July 09: Work, Friends, and Family. Continuing to grow closer with the kid from my Spring 08 class. Talked via facebook chat and texting for hours.
Aug 09: Had my 21st birthday. Didn't get wasted like everyone's typical 21st. Work, Friends, and Family. Started to slip away from the Spring 08 kid. Back to Buffalo at the very end of the month, SENIOR YEAR.
Sept 09: Hung out with the Spring 08 kid, but that was the last we talked for a while. One of my closest friends from Buffalo moved to Florida, so that was another hard goodbye. Got to experience the first day of school at the field placement for the Fall 09 semester. Got placed in a Kindergarten classroom.
Oct 09: Completed my 4 lesson unit on Weather. Started talking to the kid again towards the end of the month, feelings grow. Took part in the 3rd Annual Buffalo Zombie Walk. FROZE MY BUTT OFF.
Nov 09: School. Hung out with the guy a lot, kissed him. Things we downhill when I went home for Thanksgiving. We hardly talked since then. Started working on my counting unit, had complications between teacher sickness and then my professor not liking me. I was highly drained during this month.
Dec 09: Completed counting unit, 4th lesson by far the best. Teacher was finally happy with my teaching. I was still drained, a lot of things happend during the last few weeks in Buffalo. Attempted hook up, caused a lot of drama, lost a friend over it. I was highly upset because of it, but later realized he wasn't that good of a friend if was going to push me away like that. I'm finally becoming content with things. Jess and I went to Buffalo for the Sabres / Senators game... And of course the Senators won. Christmas with the family. Basically just loving being home. Worked at B&G for 4 days. Crazy.
I guess looking back at it, there was a lot of good that happened during 2009, but yet a lot of crappy things happened also. Only makes you stronger though.