*Took an incredible 5-week European vacation.
*Got drunk. A lot.
*Had sex. A lot.
*Smoked pot for the first time. And the second, third, etc.
*Had 2 pregnancy scares.
*Started taking anti-anxiety drugs.
*Met an incredible Spanish guy.
*Fell hard for an incredible Spanish guy.
*Took a road trip to Florida.
*Had my car fixed at least 7 times.
*Met a redneck named Russell.
*Filled my oil tank in shorts in a snowstorm.
*Finally cut ties with my grandmother.
*Realized that I really, really love my boyfriend.
*Realized that sometimes it isn't enough just to love someone.
*Grew even further away from my family.
*Fought often with my boyfriend.
*Applied and was accepted to a TEFL program in Barcelona.
*Added 11 Spaniards to my MSN messenger list.
*Graduated from college.
*Got 2 new piercings and a tatoo.
*Broke 2 expensive Venetian glass watches.
*Climbed many towers in Europe and overcame an extreme fear.
*Attended a friend's wedding.
*Attended the funeral of a friend's 53-year-old father.
*Snuggled with an acquaintance.
*Made the decision to change my life.
Overall, 2002 was a tough year made good by a few if not several positive experiences. Here's to an incredible 2003.