Rang in the New Year with my soul sister..Had the craziest week..Took over BPM festival..Came home to find my 1st Grandparent had passed away.. Got fired from a year-long job..
Went through a crazy party stage..ended “things” with my best friend/most amazing boy ever..decided I was not going to school in the fall, though I didn’t know what I wanted to do..completely gave up on my last semester of community college.
Kara came home..Calmed down on the partying..got hippied out..struggled through my last semester..enjoyed/appreciated home & nature so much more..decided to move to Costa Rica after graduation..!
Started hanging out with my mom..and realized it was SUCH a good time..enjoyed my last month before heading off into the unknown..still struggled through my last semester..found solace in the company of the one & only Jordan Harold.
Graduated from Scott Community..said goodbye to friends & family.. moved to San Jose, Costa Rica with Kara..started the TEFL course..lived a simple, happy life full of yoga, music, fresh fruits & veggies, wine, & full-on techno.
Went to an outrageous rave with 2 cosmic sisters..graduated from TEFL..moved to Montezuma, Costa Rica..experienced what life in the slow lane truly was..got swept away by the World Cup, charming Latin American boys, Imperials, & Reggae..
Had some of the best days..including going home for my mom’s 50th birthday..seeing Cultura Profetica after finding almost 100 dollars in a taxi, then having the most perfect day & night where everything just worked out magically..spending many a nights in Sta. Teresa..making a hula-hoop..meeting the most amazing girls from Nebraska, by complete chance/fate.. attending a wacky belly dance day with really good friends.. ❤
Made the longest bus trip of my life from Costa Rica to Mexico City..parted ways with a heavy heart from Miss Karita..went on to Mexico City to meet a friend..only to gain even more friends and be welcomed by a lovely family..Started my communal living, hippie life in Tepoztlan, Mexico.
Struggled to find a job..moved into my first apartment all my own..started making a life for myself in Tepoz..Had an amazing Independence Day with a hilarious, loving group of people..felt a strong pull to go home, so..I did! All the while, leaving behind some important people..but knowing it was the right thing to do..Started job hunting and got numerous offers including ones in Greece, Serbia, Turkey, Italy, & Thailand.
Spent some much needed time with family & friends, went on an awesome canoe trip, went to my first NFL game (Bears vs. Packers..thanks Dad!), got a meaningful tattoo with a friend..moved to Thailand on the 28th!
Started working as a Nanny in Bangkok, Thailand..started Volunteering with Camillian Home..got homesick..made the family I work for a Thanksgiving meal all by myself!!
Really became involved with Camillian Home, turned 21..had a Skype surprise party..made my own, nice little Christmas..got more homesick..started reading a novel a week or more..learned to hold my tongue..enjoyed the company of myself!
All in all, 2010 has been one crazy, fun, exciting, scary, emotional, expensive, and downright outlandish life experience..I only hope for that and more in 2011.