Looking Back on the Year 2012…

Confession time…I am NOT one of those New Year New You people. I personally think the idea of waiting for ONE day to change your life is a little ridiculous…in my opinion you can make a change any time you want to! My favorite part of a New Year, is looking back and reflecting on all I accomplished during the year. So how did 2012 go for Sara? I have to say it was a pretty fabulous year!

I checked SEVERAL things off my bucket list…

A post will follow with more details!

I met my Goodreads Reading Challenge…

I read THIRTY books to reach my goal set at the beginning of the year. This may not seem like a big deal, but let me tell you I am PROUD of reaching this goal. Last year I only read 17 books! I discovered a lot of great books this year, including some very lengthy series (A Song of Ice and Fire). You can check out all the books I read on my Goodreads page.

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See look how far I have come! (This shows the number of pages read in a year!) 

I traveled to some new exciting places, and a few old but still wonderful places…

I went to New York City for the FIRST time and fell in love with it. I did not think I would love it as much as I did, but I am already planning my next trip back. Central Park and the NY Public Library were my favorite sights, but due to the fact that I only had a day to explore…there was a lot of NYC left unseen!

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Playing with the leaves in Central Park 

We went back to the Abacos on our family vacation. Despite some really, excuse my language, crappy weather we had a great time. We got a close up interaction with a beautiful green sea turtle (my favorite animal!).

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I visited Natalie in Philadelphia and got a whirlwind tour of the city she now calls home!

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LOVE Park 

We visited our friends in Naples, FL where I got to Paddle board for the first time!

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Beautiful Naples Sunset 

I entered the Real World…with a job! 

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Classroom at the VERY beginning…it has come a long way!

After graduating in December, I completed my internship with the same class I did my pre-internship with and loved every second of it. Then I spent the summer taking grad classes. I am always astounded by how the world works…I was blessed with an opportunity I could not turn down…I was lucky enough to get my DREAM job teaching second grade at a Catholic school in my hometown. While I teach I am also finishing up my Masters degree. My class is the sweetest, and the staff at my school is wonderful. I truly feel I am following the path God planned for me. I also moved into my very first grown up apartment with a great friend from elementary school!

and I have been blessed with my health, and the health and safety of my loved ones.

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Family in the Abacos 

There are definitely areas of my life I would like to see develop more in 2013, but I can’t complain too much I had a pretty incredible year…and I am loving the path I am on. I hope you all had an amazing 2012 and I wish you the VERY best for 2013!

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