I don't read those posts anymore.
I did, however, entertain the idea of writing my own "Recap of 2013" post. After all, people do it all the time when they send out Christmas cards.
But I couldn't settle on a specific goal for this post: should I be funny? insightful? Should I make a list, or go for the essay format?
So many options, so many different ways I could talk about myself.
Then I saw that Facebook had compiled my top 20 moments of 2013 for me, and I immediately knew how this post would go.
So here it is: My top 2013 moments, according to Facebook.
#1. I started 2013 on sure footing.
#2. I started school without any distractions.
#3. The January blues hit and I started to miss my sisters.
#4. Unsurprisingly, Kimberly was feeling the same way. Have I mentioned that we have the same brain?
#5. A month and a half into the new year, I enthusiastically threw myself into my studies.
#6. Then I shrunk myself.
#7. I suffered temporary, but severe, memory loss.
#8. Since family relations are important, I made sure to keep those lines of communication open so we can always talk about the important stuff.
#9. I remembered my parents' anniversary.
#10. I marveled at American culture.
#11. I happily welcomed summer.
#12. I defended my major and three people supported me.
#13. I looked out for my own safety.
#14. I became a master at managing my down time.
#15. I shared my testimony with my friends.
#16. I celebrated the most important holiday of the year with Harry Potter and chocolate.
#17. J.K. Rowling gave me an early birthday present.
#18. I got a very specific number of happy birthdays on my unlucky birthday. Coincidence? I think not!
#19. I dressed up for Halloween.
#20. I got a last-minute invite to wake up early on a Saturday morning.