Hello, dear readers. This is my first post in such a long time that perhaps I should introduce myself again. My name is Emily, and I am one of the writers on The Side of Wonder. Or, I used to be, before life got crazy and swallowed me whole. But I am back again, and my goal is to post more regularly and give Clare a breather, as she has been ever faithful in posting since I went MIA.
I do have excuses for not posting. They may not be very good ones, but they do exist. I graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in English on December 21st. Since then I have been trying to recover after the craziest semester of my life, and have been working to acclimate to life as a post-grad.
Around New Year’s, Clare wrote an awesome year in review post. I was supposed to write one too, but, well, see the above paragraph. Earlier this week, I turned 22. As I look forward to the next year of my life, I can’t help but look back and think about just how incredibly blessed I have been. So, I suppose you can consider this my Year in Review blog post.
Here are some of my favorite memories from 2013:
1. Visiting Clare in New York City with my mother.
2. Clare and I went to London.
And Oxford. Best week of our lives? Oh, yes.
3. I started a blog with my best friend. Perhaps you have heard of it?
Some of my favorite posts from the past year:
5. I met a Special Someone.
6. The Boy took me to New York City as a Christmas present.
7. I graduated from college.
I have had such an incredible year and I am so very blessed. In the coming year, I am looking forward to working part time at a reading and writing center, continuing to work on getting my first book published, and working on writing my second book. And also, dear reader, I will be more regular in my blog posts… I promise.