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2023 Recap

2023 Recap

My 2023 Recap

By: Trinity Ortega

2023 was definitely a year of growth, learning, heartbreak, and adventure. I met a lot of new people and had some fun times with friends. Along with that, I also dealt with the heartache of people leaving and some sad experiences. But I learned a lot from this year, and I am thankful for everyone who was a part of it.


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I started off the year with two of my best friends celebrating the new year. It was a fun time because I hadn’t seen them in a long time, and it was exciting to be going into a new year. Although, this month I had to buy two new tires which was wildly expensive and stressful. But I was able to end the month with going to a Nuggets Game, which was an amazing experience to start the year. 



February was a fun month, although nothing crazy happened. It was Valentines Day, and I got to celebrate with my friends, as we threw a Galentines party. It was exciting to spend a holiday with friends and have good food. During this month, it was also my brother’s birthday, which was eventful, then again any family events were bound to be eventful.



March was a very fun and laid-back time of year. I spent a lot of time with friends, watching basketball games, going out to eat, and overall having a good time. I was enjoying working and everything was pretty simple. I got to attend another Nuggets game against the Chicago Bulls, and even though it ended in a loss, I was excited for the Finals that were upcoming that spring. 



April has always been one of my favorites. It’s my birthday month. I got to spend it with my parents, uncle and aunt, and enjoyed a fancy sushi restaurant and time together. I also took my SAT this month, which was extremely stressful but fulfilling, marking that I would be done with highschool within the next year. Prom was also held, which wasn’t anything special. 



May! Summer was finally upon us and I was so ready to enjoy it. Again, hung out with my amazing friends, watching a lot of basketball, and overall just enjoying life. I also started going to the gym consistently, which was intimidating at first, but has helped me in so many ways over the past year.



June was definitely a favorite month of mine this year. I got to go to Texas for the first time, and I was really living my best life out there, getting a tan and spending time in the sun. Along with that, I went to California. California has and always will be a second home to me, and it was beautiful to see the beach and take in the good vibes it has to offer. Ultimately, this month, the Denver Nuggets won their first Championship in history! Being able to watch this unfold was memorable, and I am so glad to be part of the Mile High City. The parade was eventful, but so fun to celebrate with all the fans! 



July was a weird month. It had a lot of ups and downs. It consisted of a lot of time in the gym, and when I really started to see progress with going. I began to also be with friends consistently, which would not always be favorable, but made for some fun and interesting memories. 



August. In the past this has always been a great month for me. But this year, it was a lot. Heartbreak, arguments, fallouts, but I learned a lot this month. Even though it was a grueling month, and the stress of school starting, I managed to focus on things that were important to me. Although, all this “mess” of a month led to my first tattoo, so that was fun.


September, I was still dealing with the heartache of August, but school was going good, academically, but, as always, a little stressful. 



October was really fun. I had a lot of events happening, like concerts and basketball games and it was really enjoyable. I got to see Jason Aldean and Travis Scott, see the Denver Nuggets start their season at home, and enjoy the Homecoming festivities. I decided that I am going to dedicate myself to better habits for myself and become a healthier person. 



November was fun. The highlight of the month was getting baptized and strengthening my relationship with God, which I am extremely thankful for. Other than that, nothing super exciting happened, but I had fun spending time with family and friends, going to Church every Sunday, and eating good Thanksgiving food.



It is now half way through December, and it is going okay. There is a lot of stress with school, especially with finals coming up. Even with that, I am excited for Christmas and taking a break. 


Overall, this was definitely a year of growth and learning. It may not seem like a lot, but this was a long year, and I am thankful for the lessons I have learned and discovering the importance of putting myself first. It is exciting yet scary to see what the next year will bring. 

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Trinity Ortega
Trinity Ortega, Productivity Manager and Student and Staff Facilitator
Trinity is a senior at Horizon and this is her first and last year in the Journalism department. She spends her time writing, working out, and being with friends and family. She loves to write mainly about sports, romance, and issues around the world. Trinity’s aspirations are to attend CU Boulder for Journalism, and pursue a career in Sports Journalism, preferably for the NBA. She also hopes to travel the world with the people she loves, and see new things. She is extremely excited to take part in Journalism this year, and share her writing with her peers!

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