This Year Was…

this year was

People are packing up and headed home, preparing their late-stay plans, or moving into their spiffy new apartments for the summer. It’s a time of reflection. So we at 4E wanted to know, how was this year for you? For us, it was magical thanks to you lovely readers!

THIS YEAR WAS…

(1) … intense.

(2) …a challenge to finally find happiness and fulfillment on my own terms l– and I succeeded.

(3) …a learning experience.
…when I figured out that I have emotions and that they are overwhelming.
…when I learned what it means to really miss someone.
…a tropical paradise.
…fleeting.
…a new standard for incredible.

(4) …the darkest timeline.

(5) …blossoming of a new relationship.

(6) … SWUG.

(7) … أفضل من العام الماضي

(8) …the one with the best memories.

(9) …the worst I’ve ever had with the biggest silver lining.

(10) …”there’s a first time for everything”. 

(11) … Scooby Doo.

(12)  … frisbee.

(13) … Lau 1.

(14) … BAZINGA!

(15) … awesome and unexpected twists and turns.

(16) … the happiest, most liberating, most experimental, and favorite year of my life thus far. Here’s to 3 more. Hoya Saxa!

(17) … D.O.A.

(18) … commando.

(19) … magically delicious!

(20) … a dramatic learning curve.

(21) This year was, like most years, uneven — full of incredible moments where everything was perfect and I woudn’t have wanted to change a single thing and horrible ones where everything was the worst and I felt like for a moment I’d lost my way. But to quote a certain time-travelling alien, “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things.The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” Here’s to another.

(22) … more work than I ever thought I would have to do.

(23) … life-changing.

(24) … a whirlwind of new experiences both terrifying and wonderful.

(25) … full of unexpected friendships.

(26) … SO MANY NEW FRIENDS!

(27) … sexual.

(28) … oversexed.

(29) … bangin’.

(30) … supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

(31) … the best and worst of my life.

(32) … eye-opening.

(33) … better than I could have ever imagined.

(34) … Village B 51.

(35) … incredibly difficult, but equally as rewarding.

(36) … kitchen.

(37) … a step in a totally different direction academically.

(38) … A roller coaster.

(39) … llena de esperanza!

(40) … Voice-tacular!

(41) … more than I could have ever hoped for.

(42) … BEAT ‘CUSE.

(43) … filled with unbelievable experiences and made me glad that I came to Georgetown!

(44) … transformative.

(45) … exhausting.

(46) … the first of a lifelong friendship with Tiffany Li.

(47) … life changing.

(48) … filled with GraceNotes love.

(49) … full of unexpected blessings.

(50) … a learning experience.

(51) … better than I expected.

(52) … dance and coffee.

(53) … 2012-2013.

(54) … more enjoyable than a chai latte.

(55) … different than I expected.

(56) … disappointing.

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