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Rodgers Review: A personal look

December 16, 2009 - Pam Rodgers
As the end of the year approaches, I have decided to write a series of blogs reflecting on the past year and certain parts about it. My colleagues at the T-R are doing their year end articles so I thought I would carry that idea into my blogging. My topics will not be deeply philosophical and will most likely center around other things I have blogged about like movies, T.V. shows, etc. How many will there be? I have no idea. Depends on what I find to write about.
To start out with, I will just give a little snippet of what happened to me personally during the year 2009. It was a big year for me with the beginning of the year and the end of the year be completely different experiences. For the first half of 2009, I was a college student bent on enjoying my final months as a carefree individual on the brink of total adulthood. In college we always say we are adults but who are we really kidding. Most act like they are still kids and have loads of fun and getting a quality education. That’s reason all students are in college, right?
I made it. I graduated from Wartburg and even made it through my 4th year of track with personal best marks in almost all of my throwing events. I had a great senior year.
The second half of the year was a success as well. I have am gainfully employed in the business I got my degree in. I bought a car after the one I had used in college finally gave out. I live at home which isn’t ideal for a young adult but I can hardly complain because I don’t have rent due every month. I am officially in the real world and am liking it so far.
I guess the hardest thing about this year was moving away from my twin sister, Trish. It was inevitable. I mean we can’t live together forever, but for the past 22+ years, we have shared everything, including a room. We went to the same college and roomed together all 4 years. But now, she’s in Chariton and I am here in Marshalltown. It’s been an adjustment but all I can say is thank God for unlimited talking and texting on out Version phones. It’s been helpful to be able to communicate however much we need to on a given day. It also helps to visit each other. So it’s been hard but it has been a smooth transition. 
There is one prediction I can make that will make 2010 not as sweet as 2009. Two words: College Loans. Wish me luck.

Until my next review, Pam

 
 

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