1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before? i finished high school.  i went to prom.  i got a real full time job.  i began college. 

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? i don’t even know.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? my cousin’s wife did..?

4. Did anyone close to you die? nope.

5. What countries did you visit? the united states.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?  clarity.

7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? i graduated on june 2.  i really can’t remember other dates except dates i played music for people outside of church.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? eesh.  i don’t even know.  maybe the little understanding i actually got of God’s plan for my life, i think that’s what i’m satisfied with the most.

9. What was your biggest failure? day to day things that built walls between myself and God.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? illness out the butt (not literally….usually. haha sick.) no bad injuries.

11. What was the best thing you bought? probably this computer or my camera.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? God’s.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? a lot of times, my own.  other times, different people.

14. Where did most of your money go? best buy and taco bell.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? the week i spent in nashville.

16. What song will always remind you of 2004? hey ya?  or that usher song.  or copeland songs. 

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? i think last year i was happier about temporary things.  i don’t think sadder is any way to describe me.  i’m just learning a lot, and there have been times that it’s taken its tole on me.

ii. thinner or fatter? i weigh less.  that probably isn’t normal for a nineteen year old boy.  i promise i eat. a lot.

iii. richer or poorer? richer..but that’s fading fast.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? i think i’m content with what i did.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? questioning.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? i spent it at my house and at my aunt and uncle’s house.

21. Did you fall in love in 2004? nope.

22. How many one-night stands? around three.  i mean zero.

23. What was your favorite TV program? american idol.  i’m addicted.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? nope.

25. What was the best book you read? celebration of discipline.  mercy beyond measure.  and there are many that i started and still plan on finishing. 

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? writing songs on piano..and the music of starfield, mute math, bethany dillon, eisley, annnd the list goes on.

27. What did you want and get? a computer, a tv, a camera, more awesome friends, and many learning experiences on God’s behalf.

28. What did you want and not get? a car, a cell phone, and a keyboard.  soon, soon.
29. What was your favorite film of this year? school of rock, mean girls, napoleon dynamite, the passion, elf.  and raise your voice was awesomely bad.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? i can’t even remember anything other than it wasn’t anything special and i got kinda bummed out and i was freaking out about where to go to college.  i turned nineteen.

31.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? hmm there’s a lot i could say that i wonder in my head, but what do i even know?  i’m not in control of my life.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? not really different than any other year. i never dress up.  i wear jeans pretty much every day.  lots of t-shirts in warmth and layers in the cold.

33. What kept you sane?  God.  my family.  my friends.  music. art.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?  i don’t know.  i really don’t.

35. What political issue stirred you the most? i REALLY didn’t want john kerry to be our president.

36. Who did you miss? i miss more people than you can imagine.

37. Who was the best new person you met? oh goodness.  i met more best new people than you can imagaine. haha

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004: philipians 4.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: 
(it’s a whole song, but oh well.)

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Your grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it, mount of Your redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by Your help I come
And I hope by Your good pleasure, safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood

Oh to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be
Let Your goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God i love
Here’s my heart, Oh take and seal it, seal it for Your courts above

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