So Long 2012

This is a few days late but I just got back from California last night. I am missing it already. 

I’m sure everyone is sick of the 2012 recaps… but I am doing this for me anyhow. 

January

I traveled by car from WI to the Rose Bowl in CA (only a 32hr drive) with a big group of people. Going into it the only person I knew was my friend Tyler… 

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Who later that month, on January 29th, asked me to be his girlfriend 🙂 

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February

We had a Rose Bowl group reunion at a UW Hockey game. 

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& I helped a girlfriend from high school celebrate her engagement! 

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March

Traveled to Chicago with Tyler for some shopping during my last spring break. 

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but more importantly… one of my best friends got married and I was so lucky to be her Maid of Honor. 

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April 

We welcomed a new pup to the family … I miss him being this small. 

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And the highlight of my April… I finished my first MARATHON. It was not pretty… I had heat stroke and was dry heaving from miles 14-26.2. There was a lot of walking and I ran 90min slower than I trained. But I did NOT get off that course when the medics told me too and I hobbled across that finish line. 400miles, 40 hours, and 2 pairs of running shoes later.

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May

The month with the most accomplishments. 

Starting with my first TOUGH MUDDER (so much fun!) 

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Then I GRADUATED COLLEGE the following day. Being an alum from THE University of Wisconsin-Madison is something I take the most pride in. The first person in my family to go to college, graduate, all at a Big Ten school. Success tasted so sweet. 

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Then that same day I commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Wisconsin Army National Guard. 

After 3 years of training and additional coursework, this was the pinnacle of what I had worked towards. 

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June-August

Relatively boring months filled with work and too much alcohol consumption. 

September

Lots of football tailgating… and more alcohol consumption.

October

Cut 12 inches off my hair and started a new job! 

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November

A month I prefer to pretend didn’t happen. I had hit my all-time low battling some depression issues. I will delve into this later but be glad that I’m doing much better now 🙂 

December

Babysat for my favorite boy. He’s going to be a heartbreaker. 

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We got a ridiculous amount of snow that had me working from home two days in a row. 20 inches in 18 hours. 

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Also went to see The Scrooge with Ty, the Globetrotters, and had a wonderful Christmas. Sadly my poor Macbookie won’t read my memory card.

Flew out to CA for Rose Bowl #3! Saw beautiful sunsets and had great company with my man and friends again 🙂 

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The last minute of 2012 I was lucky enough to spend it with my best friend and so much more than that. 

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BRING IT 2013! I’m ready for you 

xo

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7 thoughts on “So Long 2012

  1. SOO much to say on this post..

    1. You are gorgeous in all these photos!! I cannot get over you all gussied up.
    2. Your marathon, college, ranking in the guard..all of it..AMAZING!! You are seriously an inspiration!!
    3. You and your boyfriend are so DANG cute and oohh you have a big anniversary coming up!!
    4. LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE THE SHORT HAIR!! LOVEIT!

    • Aw shucks, you’re making me blush! And thank you… he is so sweet and perfect for me. Maybe this year I’ll celebrate my own engagement 😉 ha wishful thinking.

      I cut my hair even shorter and am loving it!

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