A Year in Review: 2013

So I wanted to something to conclude the year, which I already wrote but it got deleted, so I’m currently crying. Anywho this post may be rather shitty compared to the first one where I went month by month and I think I’m just going to an overview because I’m tired and I want to edit a video before I go to bed too.  I’m going to try and tell the story of my year through pictures with captions, wish me luck!

One of the major things of my year are unable to be pictured and that would be this blog. I am so glad that I started this blog, and I’m so thankful for all of you who read this. I would also like to give a special thanks to The College Misfit, and whether she knows it or not, if it wasn’t for her I don’t know if I would’ve kept up with the blog, she really inspired me. I really hope the new year brings good changes for her, she deserves it. So through the ups and downs of 2013, the downs aren’t really pictured, but trust me they were there, I can only hope that 2014 will bring great things and the guidance of what to do with my life. Once again I’d like to thank all of you followers who read every day/week/month, I never would have imagined having almost 60 followers in less than four months, so thank you so much. Enjoy the story of my year!

XOXO,

Mary

On New Years Eve a bunch of my friends that I made in 2012 went to Kate's house to celebrate and ring in the New Year. I can't imagine a better way to start of the new year.
On New Years Eve a bunch of my friends that I made in 2012 went to Kate’s house to celebrate and ring in the New Year. I can’t imagine a better way to start of the new year.
This was the only, but best Valentine's day card I received this year. I would like to give my friend Shannon a shout-out for this. Take it as you will.
This was the only, but best Valentine’s day card I received this year. I would like to give my friend Shannon a shout-out for this. Take it as you will.

This was one of the high-lights of my year. All of high school I hardly got recognized for anything and to be recognized for something that I wanted but never thought I'd get. I'd also like to apologize for the poor picture quality, but it was a shining moment of 2013.
This was one of the high-lights of my year, being awarded the All-Star Award of my high school’s Quiz Bowl team. All of high school I hardly got recognized for anything and to be recognized for something that I wanted but never thought I’d get. I’d also like to apologize for the poor picture quality, but it was a shining moment of 2013.
One of my goals all of high school was to earn a medal at the regional Science Olympiad competition and finally my senior year along with my test partner Amy we earned third place in Dynamic Planet, an event based around glaciers.
One of my goals all of high school was to earn a medal at the regional Science Olympiad competition and finally my senior year along with my test partner Amy we earned third place in Dynamic Planet, an event based around glaciers.
In May after ten years of being in the Chorus I sat next to one of my best friends, Alex and sang in my last concert of my singing career.
In May after ten years of being in the Chorus I sat next to one of my best friends, Alex and sang in my last concert of my singing career.
After my prom date canceled on me two weeks before prom, I had no time to get a refund but one of my friends was not planning on going and no one should miss prom, so I gave her his ticket and she was now my "date" and I couldn't have asked for a better one.
After my prom date canceled on me two weeks before prom, I had no time to get a refund but one of my friends was not planning on going and no one should miss prom, so I gave her his ticket and she was now my “date” and I couldn’t have asked for a better one.

Even though it wasn't what I expected, I couldn't have asked for a better group to go to prom with.
Even though it wasn’t what I expected, I couldn’t have asked for a better group to go to prom with.
After what felt like an eternity I stood up in front of over a thousand some people, even more watching online, I performed my graduation speech.
After what felt like an eternity I stood up in front of over a thousand some people, even more watching online, I performed my graduation speech.

 

After 13 years of schooling I always had the support of these two people right by my side. My mom and dad, looking rather spiffy for my special day I must add.
After 13 years of schooling I always had the support of these two people right by my side. My mom and dad, looking rather spiffy for my special day I must add.

After graduation, orientation, some work, and a day at the beach I departed for ten days in Ireland with my grandparents and cousin Chris. This was an awesome trip with breathtaking sights.
After graduation, orientation, some work, and a day at the beach I departed for ten days in Ireland with my grandparents and cousin Chris. This was an awesome trip with breathtaking sights.
Not more than a week after returning to Ireland my family left for Seattle Washington. These trips are what inspired the name of my blog.
Not more than a week after returning to Ireland my family left for Seattle Washington. These trips are what inspired the name of my blog. This is the Gum Wall, yes all of that is gum, very gross I know.