Thursday, October 14, 2010

Words_A Salute to the Great 28

Today is the last day of my 28th year. Looking back on this past year, there have been a lot of memorable moments.
  • I was introduced to one of the best things that ever happened to me: Friday Night Lights TV show. Just kidding, I mean Robbey. (Who introduced me to FNL. Not sure if we would still be together if it wasn't for that. Just kidding we totally would. I'm like, pretty sure, most definitely. We would be something.) 
  • Celebrated New Years Eve in the Big Apple with the Robbey
  • 1 week off school due to Blizzard 2010
  • Lots of goodbyes this year: Misie's dog Gaby, my friend Lisa's mom, Shleigh's grandpa and grandma, Lappy T
  • Met Sondre Lerche for the second time
  • Visited Mandy in Beantown for Halloween and Shleigh in Raleigh for spring break
  • Crossed off year 3 at my work
  • Ate Ethiopian food for the first time
  • Dined at the same restaurant as Channing Tatum in NYC and saw Michael C. Hall filming on the streets
  • Welcomed my best friend's first baby into the world 
  • Ran first 5k
  • Raych & Ash engaged!
  • Said farewell and "Well, I never!" to my friend Jesse at work who has now moved onto bigger and better things in life
  • Witnessed my brother Greg getting inducted into his high school's Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball
  • Befriended some of the best people in the world
  • Shot a commercial for a cleaning company where I looked like a man
  • Attended 4 weddings (declined 2)
  • Attended Happy Hour 50 times. Just kidding. But probably not.
  • Judged a school talent show
  • Had the worst trip of my life at work by falling down concrete steps and ended up 180 degrees from where I started
As cliche as it sounds, I am truly a different person now than the person I was back on October 15, 2009. It's amazing how much we change and unfold and surrender in just one year. I know that God has and is slowly transforming me every day, widening my capacity to love when I didn't think I could, humbling me day in and day out especially with my relationship with Robbey, helping me to see more outside of myself instead of existing constantly in my little bubble. This life is so frighteningly fast. And I hope to squeeze everything I can out of what 29 has to offer.

28, you've been good, but I think 29 is going to be, for some reason, significantly better. Throw one back for me this weekend, kids. If you're looking for me, I'll be the one singing really bad karaoke.


misie said...

:-) I want to kidnap today's 28 year old Kimi and hold her and squeeze her [would you be opposed if i rocked you a little too?]while welcoming her to 29. there are big things for you this coming year - i can feel it in mah bonezzzzzz! whoop! can't wait to see all that happens and you MUST document!

cara p said...

i love it!!
you are one fine friend to celebrate.

Sydney McFearless said...

You met Sondre Lerche for the *second* time?? I met him for only the *first* time this year. Such an amateur. Maybe I'll meet him for the 2nd time when I'm 28! So much to look forard to. It's amazing that I touched the hand of a musical genius that you have also touched, and thereby, I touched you without ever being in the same room with you for the past year. At least I don't think I was? Did you really meet Robbe this year? For some reason I thought you knew him for ages.
Anywayzzzzz, happy last day of 28! Thanks for keepin it real. I'm catching up to you soon, girl!

Jesse said...

Aw, I got a mention! Happy early Birthday Ms. Raspa :)

misie said...

I've been thinking about it - did Gabby's death impact you that much or did you need another "goodbye" to post and put hers frist so it didn't seem unimportant but really good filler?!

just kidding.

not really, be honest Kimi!

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Anonymous said...

Only one mistake in the year 28 - you should have declined 3 weddings, but it's OK, I'm so over it, really! Am I still anonymous?

Anonymous said...

UUUoooohhh - what comment did you delete?! Anonymous me MUST know!

Kimi said...

@Misie - please squeeze me good!! you so sweet. Oh I will document like never before. :) And no, Gabby wasn't a filler goodbye - never! I was looking at my calendar of 2009 and noted all the farewells. I promise it was legit.

@Sydney - yes you are right. Robbe and I met and dated in 2004. But I had to lie a little to make that bulletpoint work. The lengths I go to for a laugh...oy.

stephanie said...

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. --The Great Ferris Bueller