As the year (as well as the decade) comes to a close, I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit. Reflecting on the year, here’s what I think were my biggest accomplishments of 2019.
1. Graduating high school
It took a long time, and a lot of work, but I managed to survive high school, which I think is quite exciting.
2. Finishing my first semester of college
This was something very different and exciting, and there were a lot of changes that I had to adjust to, but my first semester of college was pretty damn great. I’m 1/8thof the way through my college experience, which is kinda terrifying.
3. Getting into an a cappella group
My experience with my group, The Chordials, has been completely amazing for this whole semester, and it is one of my most exciting accomplishments that I know will continue to bring me joy throughout college and beyond.
4. Working my first real job
I worked as a summer camp counselor this past summer, which was at times an exhausting or rewarding experience, but I’ve never had a real job prior to this (not counting babysitting and tutoring), so that felt like an accomplishment.
5. Visiting my last continent
I haven’t technically done this yet, but as of tomorrow I will have visited all 7 continents before the end of the decade, which is something most people don’t do in their lifetimes. I feel really lucky and I’m so excited to have this opportunity.