Year in Review: 2010

As we look forward to 2011, I thought I would take a look back at 2010.  This year has proven to be one of the most important years in my life.  It began by starting my final semester at MSSU.  After receiving acceptance letters and graduating with my Bachelors degree, I wound up in Virginia.

Driving in 2010: August trip to Virginia (Red) and December Trip home (Yellow)


-January 11 – Began my internship at George Washington Carver National Monument

-January 18 – Began my final semester at Missouri Southern State University


-February 24 – Senior Assessment Day at MSSU


-March 6 – Co-coordinated History Day competition for Missouri’s 6th Region


-April – Received acceptance letters from James Madison University and Washington State University.  After speaking with both, it is clear that I will only receive funding from JMU unless someone leaves the program at WSU.

-Accepted the offer from JMU

-Began looking for apartments in Harrisonburg, Virginia

-April 24 – Completed my internship at GWCNM


-May 22 – Graduated with my BA in History from MSSU

-Found an apartment in Harrisonburg and paid the security deposit



-House sat for two friends

-Made final preparations for moving to Virginia

-July 21 – Started this blog!


-August 2 – ABF U-Pack took my stuff to Virgina

-August 10 – Leave for Virginia.  Stayed overnight in Lebanon, Tennessee

-August 11 – Stopped in Bristol, Tennessee and toured Bristol Motor Speedway . Stayed overnight in Lexington, Virginia

-August 12 – Arrived in Harrisonburg, Virginia (my first time seeing Harrisonburg, and my apartment, in person)

-August 14 – My parents left Virginia for Missouri

-August 23 – Orientation for the Graduate School in the morning – A seminar for TA and GA students in the afternoon

-August 27 – Orientation for the Department of History

-August 30 – Beginning of first semester at JMU


-September 18 – Made a trip to James Madison’s Montpelier, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and James Monroe’s Ashlawn-Highland


-October 17 – Attended the Kevin Harvick Fan Club Gathering in Kernersville, North Carolina


-November 10 – Presented my lecture to my TA class

-November 22 – Registered for Spring 2011 courses


-December 10 – Final day of classes

-December 11 – Final exam for TA course

-December 14 – Left Virginia for Georgia, had to avoid the winter storm in the Midwest.  Stayed with my Aunt and Uncle.

-December 15 – Drove the rest of the way to Missouri.  My first time being home since August 10.


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One response to “Year in Review: 2010

  1. Happy New Year, Eric! I hope it brings you things as exciting as last year did! I can’t believe we both got out of Southwest Missouri! Yeah for us!


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