My Year in Review: 2023

By: Talia

My Year in Review: 2023

My year in review was quite intense, because I had ups and downs. But I am grateful for all of my support system for helping me get up and at it again. My days in 2023 were filled with joy and gratitude towards my family and friends who know that I have been through tough situations. Now I have a boyfriend (I actually got back together with him in November). We got back together at a relationspot event and we had a blast. I also got a job at Planet Fitness and it is very fun for me. I basically clean the entire gym and women’s locker rooms. I also was in Beauty and The Beast with Sharing the Arts. I was one of the silly girls with my friends Emma and Angelica, along with my other friends Katie, Ariane, Tommy, Yasha, Claudia, Justin, Brandon, Chris, AJ, Annika, Maeve, Ethan, Evan, Jessica 1, Jessica 2, Conan, Mrs. M and all of the volunteers. I am so grateful for being able to share theater with my friends and family that join this special organization every year. I also got involved with Epic Players this past fall. It was exciting! I also listened to my favorite artists on Spotify and my top 5 artists are Duran Duran, Taylor Swift, The Gogos, Olivia Rodrigo and Madonna. On my Spotify Wrapped Playlist, the songs are: Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran, The Reflex by Duran Duran, Lavender Haze by Taylor Swift, Anti Hero by Taylor Swift, Rio by Duran Duran, Head over Heels by The Gogos, Mad About You by Belinda Carlisle, Home Sweet Home by Mötley Crüe, Save a Prayer by Duran Duran, Our Lips Are Sealed by The Gogos, Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo, Who’s That Girl by Madonna, New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran, Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham, Girls on Film by Duran Duran, Kill Bill by SZA, Some Like It Hot by The Power Station, Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, The Chauffeur by Duran Duran, Dancing Queen by ABBA, Cruel Summer by Bananarama, Late Night Talking by Harry Styles, Rises the Moon by Liana Flores, Flowers by Miley Cyrus, Mr. Right by Mae Stephens and Meghan Trainor, Is There Something I Should Know by Duran Duran, Simon Simon by I Will Marry Simon Le Bon, I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany, Bejeweled by Taylor Swift, Feather by Sabrina Carpenter, Naughty Girls Need Love Too by Samantha Fox, Time Clock Of The Heart by Culture Club, Sweet Nothing by Taylor Swift, Morning Train Nine To Five by Sheena Easton, What Dreams Are Made Of by Hilary Duff (from Disney’s Lizzie McGuire Movie), Rio Night Version by Duran Duran, Karma by Taylor Swift and Ice Spice, Words by FR David, We Got The Beat by The Gogos, Freedom by Wham, He Could Be the One by Hannah Montana, Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift, Material Girl by Madonna, Made You Look by Meghan Trainor, Get It On Bang a Gong by The Power Station, There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths, Lucky Star by Madonna, Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds, Fearless by Taylor Swift, Made You Look by Meghan Trainor and Kim Petras, Heaven is A Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle, Twist of Fate by Olivia Newton John, Space Girl by Frances Forever, Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes, Xanadu by Olivia Newton John, Last Chance on the Stairway by Duran Duran, Running Up That Hill A Deal With God by Kate Bush, They Don’t Know by Tracey Ullman, A View to a Kill by Duran Duran (from James Bond), The Promise by When In Rome, Downtown Uptempo by Anya Taylor Joy, Miracles Happen by Myra, Human by The Human League, What is Life by George Harrison, The Goonies R Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper (from Goonies), Girls, Girls, Girls by Mötley Crüe, Bad Idea Right by Olivia Rodrigo, You’re So Vain by Carly Simon, I Wanna Dance with Somebody With Somebody to Love by Whitney Houston, Promises, Promises by Naked Eyes, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift, Uptown Girl by Billy Joel, Treat People with Kindness by Harry Styles, Don’t Sleep in the Subway by Petula Clark, Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes by Edison Lighthouse, Waterloo by ABBA, Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode, Words by Missing Persons, August by Taylor Swift, Daydreaming by Ariana Grande, Lonely in Your Nightmare by Duran Duran, Lay All Your Love on Me by ABBA, Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift, Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Nobody by David Lee Roth, Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol, Beth by KISS, Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga, Deja Vu by Olivia Rodrigo, Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift, Autumn in New York by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Take a Chance on Me by ABBA, All American Witch by Olivia Rodrigo, They Don’t Know by Kirsty MacColl, and many more.

The music I’ve listened to changed my life in 2023, because everything helped me become the best version of myself.  I also got into a program called Adaptations and I am so excited to join this program, because it will change my life. I also got a new therapist named Candice through a staff member of Ramapo for Children and she is very helpful for my needs and wants. I saw Duran Duran in concert and it was very amazing, because they performed one of my favorite songs, Hungry Like the Wolf.  I am going to Sarasota Florida today to visit my grandma , my brother and my birthplace state. I’m hoping to see my friends Claudia and Cierra there and hopefully go back to Disney (I might just go with Cierra, because my brother doesn’t like roller coasters or any of the rides at Disney) it’s just a question, because I don’t know if I’m going or not. Anyhow I’m so excited for the new year and focusing on my new goals. 


Enjoy your holidays!

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