Monday, January 02, 2006

Hello 2006.

It's been a long year. A good year. A crazy year. And definitely a year of firsts...


I finished my first year of college.

I visited NYC for the first (and second, third and fourth) times.

I created my first blog :)

I finally got my first sister!

I got my first real internship.

I moved into my first apartment.

I even finished my first crossword puzzle ever!

Haha, but seriously. 2005 was a good year. I have many memories and few regrets. So here's to a good year past and a great year beginning...

To do in '06
  • buy my first real suit!
  • listen.
  • get an A+
  • watch the news!
  • learn to play ice hockey
  • sled down Libe slope
  • write letters
  • be crazy ... er ;)
But my biggest goal for 2006 is this: to appreciate more. Appreciate my family, my friends, my education, my material blessings, my jobs, my food, my life. Last week my family and I spent Christmas day in downtown Baltimore giving out food and gifts to the homeless. I had one tin of cookies. And I'll tell you, those men and women and children flocked around me like seagulls. And they were so grateful. For a cookie. And a smile. And a 'Merry Christmas'. I've never felt more guilty getting into a new car to drive to a nice home in suburbia for a warm meal and a comfy bed. And although I pray I will never see the end of these blessings, I hope even more that I will never again take them for granted. I will appreciate the little things in 2006.

Sorry to get so mature on y'all, but hey, I've only got 6 more days to figure out how to be an adult!! Or maybe make that, only 6 more days to live it up as a teenager ;)

Happy New Year!

~erica

2 comments:

Dean said...

You update once in a turquoise moon and expect me to be thrilled? I guess I can commend you for at least doing it that often! ^_^

ben said...

would you write another entry already?

slacker