Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

2011 is officially over and a new year has begun!  It's been a pretty good year - several times of stress, but changes for the better and many joys that were made sweeter coming after difficult times.

This year I...

Joined The Lakehouse forum - Definitely a highlight of this year.  It's been wonderful to meet so many awesome girls and talk, get support, and have fun with them.

Got into Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright - I've enjoyed these so much.  My brother likes them as well and we've had a lot of fun with them together, including dressing up as Professor Layton characters for Halloween and listening to the Phoenix Wright musical songs together.  PL also got me into fanfiction.

Confirmation - I was confirmed in the Catholic Church this year!  When we're confirmed we take a saint's name (they would be like a guide or role model); mine is Therese, after St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  She has always been an inspiration to me.

Script Frenzy - I wrote a 100 page script in April!

Musical - This spring I was in a musical.  It was a really good experience; I learned a lot, improved myself, and made some new friends.  And it was a ton of fun!

Starting this blog - It's been a lot of fun to write, and it's been great to get to know friends better and meet some awesome people!

Spanish - This fall I took an online course through a community college, and got credit for high school and college.  This was really hard but a great accomplishment.

Christmas Concert - I was in a big Christmas Concert this fall!  It was very cool.

And all the times I spent with family and friends, whether in person or over email, chats, etc.  Those were the best times.

This year, 2012, I plan on...

Seeing The Phantom Menace in 3D - This will be the first Star Wars movie (besides The Clone Wars) that I've seen in a theater!  Should be fun.

Getting a drivers license.

Participating in another musical.

Graduating from high school.

Attending Celebration VI and meeting a bunch of Lakehouse girls!

Starting college - gulp.

Seeing The Hobbit! (it's actually coming out!).

Some other things I hope to do are...

Make a account and write more.

Do Script Frenzy in April.

Get better at music, writing, and my recent interest of drawing.

Make a Jedi costume for Celebration VI.

Read more...and not just fanfiction.

It seems like this is going to be a big, life-changing year.  Learning to drive may be boring and difficult, starting college will be scary, but I'm excited as well.  And there are a lot of good things to look forward to as well.  Thank you all for being a part of my life this year, and I wish you all the best for the next!  May the Lord be with you!


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I'm SO glad that we're friends!!! Have an AWESOME Year!!

  2. Happy New Year Arda!!!!!! :D Sounds like you had an awesome year! I'm also going to work towards getting my license this year. And cool, we both got Confirmed this year! :)
    Have a wonderful year and May the Force be with you!

  3. wht a list. sounds awesome for the year. :)

  4. Voronda - I'm so glad we're friends too!! You have an awesome year as well!

    Shena - That is cool that we both got confirmed! Good luck with your license and have a great year! :D

    Aalya - Yes, despite the tough times it was good. :) I hope you have a really good 2012!

  5. Hi and Happy New Year!! Thanks so much for your comment to me on TLF; I'm checking out your blog in return!

    Your new TLF sister,

  6. Thank you Jamie! :D Glad to be TLF sisters! I left a comment on your blog as well. Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year Arda!! I hope it goes well for you and I love reading your blogs!!! Keep writing! <3

  8. Happy New Year to you too, Natalie! *hugs* Thanks so much for reading my blog! <3