Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends!

Matt and I had a wonderful time celebrating the new year with friends, dancing, and champagne up on the Maryland shore at a friend’s house.



I was too busy with said dancing, friends, and champagne to get any photos of our night, but I did get this shot of the early sunset during our drive over the Bay Bridge on New Years Eve. So pretty!


I’ll be back with a real post tomorrow — enjoying one more day of freedom before reality sets back in. On the agenda for today: a run with my dad, lunch with old friends, working on some wedding stuff, and dinner with high school friends!

Tomorrow: get life together before our big masters program policy trip here in D.C. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.



I’m excited that it’s 2012 — it’s going to be a (very) busy and exciting year for both me and Matt. Here’s what’s on the docket so far for 2012:

  • Last semester of grad school classes (Jan — April)
  • Take comprehensive exam for MPH program — gah (April)
  • Move back to D.C. (early May) (!)
  • Hospital internship in DC (Summer)
  • Final dietetic internship in DC (Fall)
  • GET MARRIED! (October 13, 2012)
  • Write and present my masters paper and graduate from my MPH program! (late November)
  • HONEYMOON! (December)

So by this time next year, I’ll be married, living back in DC, and will have an MPH after my (new) name! I’ll hopefully take the R.D. exam to officially become a Registered Dietitian in February 2013 — it takes about a month or so after we graduate from the masters program for the paperwork to go through for us to take the national test.


Whew. Let the whirlwind begin — here’s to 2012! :)


  1. 1

    Yay to getting married in 2012!!

  2. 2

    Happy New Year!! Great pics :)

  3. 3

    What a great year you have ahead of you. I feel the same way… in one year I will have been married for 6 months, have graduated from Grad School and live in a home… crazy!

  4. 4
    Anna Marie says:

    You can do it! You will be a great dietician! Go kick booty on graduate school! I start graduate school next week and my new full time job as a special education teacher. I have not decided on a masters program yet so I am just taking Introduction to Graduate Research while I feel out the school environment to see what direction to take. Thanks for being so inspiring with your go get em attitude towards graduate school and staying healthy!

  5. 6

    Happy New Year, Anne & Matt

    Here’s to the busiest, and BEST year of your life!!!!

  6. 7

    Happy new year Anne!

  7. 8

    Yea to everything on your list. After your married you will continue to use your maiden name and cross it out and put your married name down for at least a month or two. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  8. 9

    Happy new year, Anne! Your year 2012 is scheduled already. I am excited to read how each event will go:) You are very inspirational.

  9. 11

    It’s going to be quite a big year for you, but all great things!

  10. 12

    Happy New Year! Have a great run with your dad…:)

  11. 13

    Looking forward to following along!

  12. 14
    Adventurer says:

    Sounds like a great year ahead, Anne! Well done on 2011 — esp on Biochem! And look forward to following the path through 2012!

  13. 15

    I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now, I’ve learned so much you’ve inspired me to start my own…check it out…

  14. 17

    2012 sounds like an amazing year for you!

  15. 18

    Such beautiful photos. I wish I were there!

  16. 19

    It sounds like you have a GREAT 2012 ahead of you! Enjoy!

  17. 20

    wow, big things 2012 — SO exciting!!

  18. 21

    I love the shore in Maryland :) Looks like you rang in the New Year right and you certainly do have plenty to look forward to in 2012. Cheers!

  19. 22

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend New Year’s Eve :-)
    What a fantastic year you have ahead of you, it all sounds so exciting!
    Happy New Year!

  20. 23

    yay! Here is to graduating and Dietetic Internships in 2012 :)

  21. 24

    That sunset photo is very spiritual. I love it. It deserves to be framed.

  22. 25

    Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun…..
    I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come…..

  23. 27

    :) 2012 will be epic for you!

  24. 28

    Have you already done part of your internship or do you have to do all of it still for the dietetics? Sounds like a fun, crazy, productive year though!

  25. 30

    The Happiest of New Years to you!!!

    2012/2013 sound like busy years for you, but VERY exciting and fun years too! I can’t wait to see it all unfold for you. And you’ll make a wonderful Registered Dietitian. :D

  26. 32

    Wow….you’re right – so much to look forward to and so much to keep you busy! I think I may go batty-insane with all that on my to-do list! :P

    Cheers to you for tons of success knocking’em dead this year (in your wedding dress, at your master’s presentation, and at your internship in DC)!! :)

  27. 34

    Sounds like a great plan! I’ll be in D.C. until early May for school (Georgetown!), if you’re around then :)

  28. 35

    I’m getting married October 13th too! How exciting! Is your venue in the DC area? I live in Northern Va, so I’m interested to see what other local brides are planning.

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