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Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Year in Review / Happy New Year 20-10 from Katie!

Yes, the correct pronunciation is "Twenty-Ten," not "Two-Thousand-Ten." Don't believe me? I'll prove it--HERE!

It's been quite a year for me!
  • The year began last January with my last Winter Training session with the University of Kansas women's rowing team in Austin, TX.
  • From there, I went back to school at KU to finish out my senior year of college.
  • In February, the rowing team moved into its brand-spankin'-new boathouse that my graduating class worked so hard to get. As a captain, I had the honor of cutting the ribbon at the grand opening, and also dug in during the groundbreaking.
  • In March, I spent Spring Break as I have for the past 4 years, on the river, rowing in snow. What a Spring Break, right?
  • April and May were spent at regattas, getting ready for graduation, and really just a whirlwind of different things! My graduation was spent in Tennessee at a regatta, however my teammates and I held our own little graduation ceremony by the Campanile and walked down the Hill after we got back. I graduated with honors with a BSJ in Journalism: Strategic Communications, with a Minor in English, in May.
  • In June, I received the best birthday present ever, a Golden Retriever puppy named Murphy, who is now 8 months old.
  • I did a lot of traveling this summer to Texas, San Diego, Las Vegas, Twentynine Palms, CA, which included a road-trip back to Kansas from California, so I suppose you could say I traveled to all the states in-between as well, along with a short stay in Colorado.
  • In-between my traveling adventures, I also waited tables...
  • ...Until August, when I started my job here, at AllofE Solutions.
  • In August, I began the MBA program at KU with an emphasis in Marketing. It has been quite an experience so far with so many different types of people from so many different places, and has opened my eyes to so many new things.
  • Since then, it's been a lot of schooling and working for me!
  • For Thanksgiving, I visited family in Houston, Minnesota.
  • Last week, I went to Keller, TX to spend some time with my family for the holidays.
  • And here I am today, on the last day of 2009.
Celebrating the New Year is a time for reflection, renewal, and resolutions.

My resolution every year is to make this year better than the last. What are your resolutions?

New Year's is also about traditions. What are my traditions? Well, being a native Texan, I can't go without a little Texas caviar. However, I'm not sure where I'll be able to find it in Kansas...
Here are some New Year's Eve traditions from all over the world on Wikipedia.

Happy New Year, everyone. Here's to this year being even better than the last.

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