1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? TONS with my music, for example, going to DMA, IMEA, and getting into jazz band on saxophone.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? My resolution was to completely eradicate soda from my diet and overall just have fun. The soda thing didn’t work, but the fun thing did. :)
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I don’t know if I’d say close, but I know Emily’s mom did. :)
4. Did anyone close to you die? No, thank goodness.
5. What countries did you visit? North America.
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? It’d be shallow to say money, but whatever. Money’s been tight this year.
7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory and why? The later weeks of June, AKA Drum Major Academy. By far the best week of my life spent with the most amazing people I’ll ever meet.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Illinois Music Educator’s Association, or Drum Major, either one.
9. What was your biggest failure? Relationships, prolly.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Bad flu, that’s it.
11. What was the best thing you bought? My Yamaha flute, quite the beauty.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Steven Farrell’s, his mom passed away from cancer this year (rest in peace) and he still continues to smile and brighten everyone else’s day.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I’d rather not say, but this person just never seemed to figure their stuff out and needs to get their emotions together before they go off to college.
14. Where did most of your money go? My new flute, clothes, etc.
15. What did you really, really, really get excited about? My flute.
16. What song will always remind you of 2009? “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. It’s been my favorite song since the seventh grade, but still.
17. Compared to this time last year are you:
Happier? About the same!
Thinner? NO WAY!
Richer? Nah, I wish.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Relaxing, practicing.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? STRESSING and focusing on being perfect.
20. How did you spend Hanukkah/Christmas? Michigan for three days with Dad’s family for Hanukkah, then came home and went to my mom’s for Christmas.
21. How will you be spending new years? With my best friends, the right way.
22. Did you fall in love in 2009? You could say that.
23. How many one-night stands? None.
24. What was your favorite TV program? Oooh.. Community, The Office, Modern Family, but I didn’t really watch Heroes unfortunately.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nah.
26. What was the best book you read? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
27. What was your biggest musical discovery? I made many, more each year. I love classical music with everything I have, but didn’t REALLY start listening to it until this year. I guess you could say that classical was my “discovery”.
28. What did you want and you got? An “A” in AP European History.
29. What did you want and not get? A piano keyboard.
30. What was your favorite film of this year? Harry Potter.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old did you turn? I turned fifteen, (sad), and I hung out with my best friend and current boyfriend.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Getting an A in chemistry. Sad.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Improving.
34. What kept you sane? My music.
35. Which celebrity did you fancy the most? Taylor Lautner, I can’t help it; he looked freakin’ amazing in New Moon.
36. What political issue stirred you the most? Probably the criticism directed towards Obama, and that people don’t realize how much of a hole George Bush dug him before he got into office.
37. Who did you miss? ALEXIS CATIBOG.
38. Who was the best new person you met? MY DMA KIDS <3
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009: Always do your best, no matter what.
40. Quote or Song Lyric that sums up your year: “Nothin’ lasts forever but be honest babe, it hurts, but it may be the only way.”