Recapping 2010, I would need another year to write it all down. For now, this is what the past 365 days brought my way:
I said "I love you" and truly meant it. It really is the best feeling knowing whatever is inside your heart, it was worth the wait.
I visited my friend Bee and came across manners only alive in Charleston.
I had 10 wonderful years with Rodeo. I opened my arms to a hopeful 10 more with Oriole.
I had to say goodbye to my best friend E. I didn't think you could meet someone so kind, hilarious, patient, outgoing and dedicated all wrapped in one. I miss her daily but now realize what true friendship is.
I packed up my life into a Uhaul, drove 1,700 miles and arrived in Charm City all because of one guy. I am so lucky our paths met and I would do it over again in a heartbeat.
I found M and Mona! (Actually my mum did, but we met, clicked, and now live in a cute, comfy and cupcake free apartment. This is a big step for me)!
I ended one role as an Admin Assistant and began one career as a Volunteer Coordinator. To say you like your job is one thing, to wake up loving your job is another!
I was reunited with my long lost friends T and Whit. T came over from Turkey, Whit snuck over from Seattle. Even after so many years of being apart, both are a part of my life and I couldn't be more thankful! Bring on the next adventure, I'm coming your way!
I turned 25 and ran a 1/2 marathon. Both are turning points I never thought would happen, but I'm so glad they did!
And 3 that I can't go without mentioning - I found a stylist I love and trust. I was able to visit both parents. Without a doubt, I have the most amazing Mum and Pops and it's because of them I was able to make it this far from home. I became a Godmother! It was such an honor to be asked and such a blessing to know what's ahead!
I have more than a few resolutions for the year ahead. I want to continue the energy from 2010, but spice up the flavor. Some include:
- Read more books with Whit.
- Really watch what I eat. The one exception is as much ice cream as I want in the summer.
- Learn how to kayak with Mike and paddle our way across the seas.
- Visit E, Bee, Whit, T and hopefully Amana.
- Get a dog.
- Take on more Craigslist and painting projects.
- Challenge myself at work to seek out more opportunities and engage more with those on board.
- Wrap my arms around my mum every 4 months (if not more). Show my Pops my new stomping grounds!
Moving from 2010 year-long quote, "I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart," I'd like to announce my Twenty Eleven mantra - "You are everything that is - your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true. You are everything you choose to be. You are as unlimited as the universe."
- Shad Helmstetter
Save the cork, sip the bubbly! Wishing you a very splendid and safe New Years!