Friday, December 31, 2010

Reflections on 2010

The year was full of wonderful times with Bunny, my family, and my friends. What really amazes me, as I sit here looking back over the last 365 days, is how astonishingly fast time seems to have gone. As always, thank you for reading this and good luck in the new year!

There are so many things that I was able to experience and enjoy through this year, I don’t think it’s possible to remember them all (despite so many good photos to look through). Here’s some of the highlights from my 2010:

My weekends in San Francisco top the memories chart for 2010. Each moment in time seems like it passes so quickly and yet they are so precious in my heart.

Next is my summer at USF. I consider this separate from my vacations since I was working, but those two weeks of teaching a few dozen college freshmen is an experience I absolutely want to participate in again. Also, living in a dorm for the first time was an interesting escapade (not that I’d really want to do it again).

Teaching has allowed me to really connect with the mathematics that I love and to share my knowledge with a lot of kids, hopefully inspiring them to always try harder and dream bigger.

A more recent activity that I only really started in November is Geocaching. Since my first cache find with Eman I’ve introduced the game to Bunny and my family. The ever-intriguing idea of finding treasures in all sorts of locations has lead us on quite a few adventures both in urban and semi-rural locations. I love always having something to do now, and finding amazing new places literally in my own back yard.

My cousin Nicole’s high school graduation over summer was a wonderful opportunity to get together with family back on the East Coast, a trip I hadn’t made in a few years. Spending time with everyone was so much fun. Being back east was so great in fact, that I went back in November for a long weekend with my aunt and uncle. I flew more this year than I have in the past 3 or 4.

2010 would not have been complete without the dozens (if not hundreds) of games of Settlers of Catan. Mostly played between my dad and me, the game has taken its place as a centerpiece in my house, so much so that one Christmas present was actually a replacement game-board-frame.

This year was also the year of Apple for me. 2010 introduced me to the iPad, iPhone 4, and MacBook Pro, which, paired with my Mac Mini, certifies my status as an “Apple Fanboy”, a moniker I happily keep so long as I am able to use each device to enhance my life.

My Scion got a lot of attention in 2010. Window tint and an interior/exterior makeover really rejuvenated my 6 year old egg.

2010 was actually pretty great, I can't wait for 2011!

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