2009 was the year of change. Many, many changes. But most were good changes–no, most were amazingly wonderful changes.
2009 has been the most eventful year of my life. And I say that with certainty.
And now, without further ado, a list of some highlights of my 2009, in no particular order:
- Worked as an assistant for my grandparents (BEST JOB EVER).
- Worked as a technical writer for an online furniture company (I learned a lot).
- Worked as a legal secretary for a law firm (also BEST JOB EVER).
- Graduated from University of Utah with two degrees in English and Philosophy with a 3.95 GPA, magna cum laude, etc., etc.
- Once graduated, missed school a lot. Until I got used to working and found out that I really like working.
- Moved out of my parents house for the first time in my life.
- Moved into my aunt’s house.
- Moved into an apartment with my husband to a far away land 2 hours away.
- Went to the temple!!
- Served as Relief Society president for 2 months
- Called as Activity Committee co-chair with my husband
- Called as Ward Organist (one of the callings I always wanted)
- Began going to a student ward for the first time. After I graduated from school.
- Started going to church in a new church building (previously, I have gone to same church building ever since I could remember).
- Revived out of my Great Writing Slump that started in the 18-hour fall 2008 semester and started writing again on a regular basis.
- Designed and put up my own personal website (typewriterheather.com), photography site, new photoblog, and new family history blog.
- Learned a lot about hunting. And went with people so they could hunt.
- Photographed my first wedding (for my sister).
- Learned how to cook (still learning).
- Learned how to shoot a compound bow. Even got my own bow.
- Have nieces and nephews for the first time. (And my twin sister had my first blood-related nephew, Peter.)
- I have more in-laws too, both from my husband’s side and a new brother-in-law.
(Who are also pretty awesome.)
- Changed my last name.
- Met lots of new people.
- Had a distance-relationship.
But the best thing of 2009: I GOT MARRIED!! To Dillon Hoyt, who is now my husband.
And that’s at least some of my crazy, wonderful year. Oh, there were very hard times–when I was engaged was about the hardest, and right before I got my new job as a legal secretary was hard too. But I’m happy now, and I’ve learned a lot, and I feel like a much better person.