Five Things Friday — New Years Style

Well, 2013 is here! Time to reflect and look forward. In honor of the new year and an amazing 2012, Five Things Friday will be a little different — it will feature TWELVE things that made me happy over the entire year of 2012. Therefore, we’ve got a lot to cover so lets get started!

1.

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{Interning at the Friends of High School Park last January. My first internship was an awesome start where I wrote news releases, designed promotional materials and just had an all around incredible experience.}

2.

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{Getting involved in my sorority as the philanthropy assistant. It was a rewarding experience to know that I was helping my sorority all while supporting our national philanthropies, and getting some experience in event planning.}

3.

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{Joining the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA-UD) executive board as the program director. Probably one of the best professional decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve made great connections, had awesome leadership experience, learned teamwork skills and made some amazing friends in the process.}

4.

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{Doing the Color Run this summer with some friends. This was definitely the most fun 5K ever — nothing makes a run exciting like getting covered in vibrant colors.}

5.

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{Moving into my first real apartment at school with some friends! It’s definitely been an exciting change from a dorm room.}

6.

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{Starting my position as the social media/marketing leader at UD. I’ve gotten experience writing articles for UDaily, helped to come up with content for the Blue Hen Says facebook and even got my own Twitter handle, @BlueHenJamie, as a representative of the university.}

7.

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{Autumn is my absolute favorite season and I always look forward to my fall-filled day with my sister, my mom and her best friend. This year was a fun day spent in Bucks County with food, shopping and gorgeous fall foliage!}

8.

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{As the program director for PRSSA-UD, it was my responsibility to plan the fall networking event called Night With the Pros. I successfully executed the evening from inviting speakers to ordering catering and all that fell in between and even received great feedback! A very proud moment.}

9.

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{My sister, Jessica, trained so hard for her first half marathon and nothing was more exciting than seeing the look on her face when I surprised her at the finish line. Since I was at school, she thought I wouldn’t be able to make it, but I managed to get there and it made for a great surprise! We both burst into tears a little…}

10.

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{Running the Jingle Bell Jog 5K with my sister! I love any excuse to dress in theme so putting on some festive socks, jingle bells and Santa ears made for an awesome run. Getting a personal best 5K time didn’t hurt either!}

11.

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{Starting my internship at the National Constitution Center just a few weeks ago! It’s already been a great experience and I have a feeling it’s only going to get better from here.}

12.

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{Getting the iPhone I’ve been wanting for so long this Christmas! I know I’m a little late in the game but it was definitely worth the wait and I’m in love. I officially feel like a member of the PR world — haha.}

I think it’s safe to say that 2012 was a great year for me. Overall, I can safely say that I grew as a person and as a professional. I found a balance of enjoying life and working hard that I feel really proud of and hope to continue into 2013.

What 12 things made you happy in 2012?

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