The End, Goodbye 2012.
“A collage of my 365 project is displayed on my TV via my laptop.”
Where to start… First of all, 2012 has been a year full of memories, both good and bad ones. This will by my final entry into my Bailey 365 (366) 2012 project, as this year winds down to an end. Perhaps tomorrow, y’all will see a new 365 project begin from me, but as of this hour, I still haven’t decided whether or not to pursue yet another project. I’m happy I finished this project, unlike others. I’ve never missed a day either, with the exception that I came home past midnight, therefore my post was uploaded the day after the picture was taken. Time does fly by fast. I still remember New Year’s Day back on January 1, 2012. I remember going back to school, fast forward a few months and there came 2012 Spring Break. A few weeks later was my senior prom, and a little over a month after that was high school graduation! All good times, and that wrapped up my time as a high school student at The Science Academy of South Texas. Summer then began, with really nothing to do but think about how the college life was going to be. Everybody said it was fun, more relaxed, and more freedom to do what you wanted to do. They were right. On August 28th, I began my first official day of the beginning of my college life. I must admit, I was quite nervous at first, walking onto the grounds of The University of Texas – Pan American, but within a short time, the feeling of nervousness went away. What happened the following day? My 18th birthday. I officially became an adult. And what was the first thing I did? Registered to vote, of course! Who can forget that this year was a big election year… and the Republican National Convention was going on right around the time my birthday took place. On that note, fast forward a few months and that’s when the first presidential debate was televised to us all, Romney vs. Obama. We clearly knew who won that debate… although, Governor Romney would fail to win the election on November 6th, my first day ever voting in any election, well, besides those silly elections at for school officers. I was upset, as was a lot of people, but what can ya do? Just suck it up and move on with life. The month after the elections, I was busy studying for finals that were coming up in the middle of the month. I passed all of my courses with flying colors! I’m content with how I did during my first semester at the university level. One more major thing that DIDN’T happen this year was the end of the world! What fools. Who actually believed that? I didn’t. Well, those people on those TV shows about doomsday sure made a lot of money, that’s for sure. As I type right now, I’m listening to my favorite news channel, FOXNews, discussing this “fiscal cliff” ordeal that will expire at midnight, the start of the 2013 year. This is just another historic moment that has happened this year. Overall, I have really enjoyed working on this project. It may have gotten annoying at times, but now looking back through my album, it brings back good memories for the most part. It’s nice seeing your work completed. I’m glad to have met all of the people I did during the year, and despite a few of those that I am no longer acquainted with, it’s nice having great friends who you can relate to. I’m also grateful and thankful that my grandparents are still with me, especially my grandfather who turned 92 on November 5th of this year. They mean the world to me, as well as my little dog, Snow White! I also lost my favorite uncle back in July. Even though he’s not biologically related to me, he’ll always have a place in my heart. I hope he’s doing well up in heaven. I’d like to dedicate the following few lines to a select few. Jeanette Gonzalez, you’ve been my bestest and one of my closest friends ever since we met back in the 6th grade. I thank you for being able to put up with my erm… attitude, and always being there for me. Hannina Laidee Simon Francia, you’re one of my bestest friends from high school, and will always continue to be one of my bestest friends even though you don’t live here in the valley anymore. I miss you and I hope to see you soon! Dorothy Tio, you’re also one of my bestest friends from high school and I’m glad that we go to the same university and car pool twice a week! I really don’t know if my college experience would be the same without you.. if you know what I mean! Arantxa Hernandez, you’re the other bestest friend from high school that I dearly miss. I remember sitting at the lunch table with you, Dorothy, and Laidee and just having a good time, especially with your silliness! I miss you as well! Amy Nguyễn, you’re one of my bestest friends too, and my Vietnamese buddy! You’re a great friend and a wonderful person, and I’m looking forward to hanging out with you soon too! Dilpreet Lidhar, even though we don’t really talk much anymore, thank you for being a good friend and my prom date! It was a um… a night I won’t forget, haha! Emma Morales, even though I met you towards the middle of my senior year, you’ve truly been a good friend to me and I think you’re an amazing person. I’m glad to have gotten to know you and congratulations on getting into Texas A&M! Last but not least, Loi Francia, you’re a cool dude and a brother from another mother! Haha. You and your sister, and actually, all of your family are wonderful people! I wish you the best at your new school and I’m proud of how well you did at Sci-Tech. All of you that I just mentioned have made this year, and previous years, a part of good memories I’ll always cherish. As for all of those who have kept up with my 365 project, I appreciate your positive feedback (minus those haters who are always going to hate), and your kind comments were a big part of what kept me going to finish this project. Check back tomorrow and who knows, maybe you’ll find a new 365 project beginning. Happy New Year, everybody! Have a great new year and an early congratulations to all of those in the 2013 class graduating from The Science Academy of South Texas. With that, I conclude my Bailey 365 (366) project. The end, goodbye 2012.