The fact that it took me 5 minutes to figure out which password was needed to access my blog is not a good sign.

Clearly I have been away for too long. Much too long.

I went to college and basically haven’t blogged since. Amazing really, because I want to keep these memories and remember the last 4 months of my life. I have hundreds of pictures that will remind me for years to come of the wonderful people I’ve met, but I sure do miss blogging and writing it all out.

The problem is timing. I know that at the end of the day I’m going to college to get a degree and to meet people that will become my very best friends. So I’ve spent the last four months of my life working towards those two things. I got great grades (Dean’s List baby!!!) and met some crazy wonderful people. The last four months have stretched me and I have grown a lot while learning a lot, but I am a better person for it all.

2011 has now come to a close, just as my high school days are over and the first semester of college has a little check marking that it has been completed. I’ve grown up. So much so that I just registered today to vote.

Y’all. When did I become an adult?!

But as I sat last night thinking over 2011, the good times and the bad, the things that have shaped me and the things I want to do better with in 2012, I was struck by the fact that I fell off the blogging wagon and never got back on.

Well. I’m getting back on.

It’s the first day of 2012, so I certainly can’t say that I’m going to do well with this goal the entire year, but I’m promising you now that I will do better. I will find the time some how. Because although it’s great to get good grades and make wonderful friends, it’s even better to document it so I’ll remember it years down the road. :)

These are the good days, friends. You may not be into the whole New Years stuff or making resolutions, and I totally get that. For years my resolution has been to not make any resolutions.

But no one can deny that it’s nice to have a fresh start. A new beginning. A launching pad. A place to begin again, take a deep breath, and say ‘today is a new day.’

Well today you can say something a little different, something a little better.

Today is a new year.