2012 is drawing to a close, as strange as that seems. I started out this year as a high school senior, and I feel so far away from high school now that I can hardly believe it was just a few months ago. Because sometimes pictures speak louder than words, here’s my picture time capsule for the year.
Started out 2012 with great anticipation, looking ahead to what was in store
It was a year of travel, of horizon-broadening, of vision-shaping.
It was a year full of beauty.
And extreme weight loss on my part…..
Just kidding – more like new experiences with a type of pants I’d never seen before.
You could even say it’s been a monumental year.
A year with many treasured times with my family.
A year of choosing to do things differently, of deciding live like it matters.
A year with a mortarboard.
A summer with the best job I can imagine.
A year where sometimes I was the only one who was still confused about things.
A year of looking at risky things…
… trying to carefully navigate…
And realizing that it wasn’t as scary as it seemed like it was going to be.
It was a year when having GPS navigation on my phone and friends to offer direction was quite helpful.
I don’t have to tell you that I ate a lot this year too. You know this.
Kathryn and I learned to share space, pumpkin bars, and cleaning responsibilities.
Brooke and I used our adulthood and small paychecks to visit each other, to explore together, and to keep in touch intentionally.
The big city beckoned, and to date, I haven’t gotten seriously lost yet.
It was a year where taxes started to be automatically deducted from my paycheck.
And I joined a culture of rainboot wearers, sometimes stepping directly into puddles.
Made new friends, still holding the others tightly.
We got excited about the little things in life, the things that we take for granted and the things that are just a little bit remarkable.
And 2012 will finish up near where it started, with long-time friends and even-longer-time family, with familiar environment though I’m different than I was when I left. 2013 will sneak in, and we’ll all wonder exactly where the past year went. When that thought crosses my mind, it’s back to this time capsule that I’ll come.
What’s in your time capsule?