Friday, December 31, 2010

Recap and Resolutions

Here we are, saying goodbye to 2010 and welcoming 2011! For some reason, I lock up and start crying when I embark on a new birthday, but when the world blows out its candles I can't stop smiling. I like the feeling of knowing we're all in this together. Come rain or shine, 2011 is on its way! I'm not so sure why I'm excited to wave 2010 goodbye because it simply has been the best year of my life (yet).

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!


  1. What wonderful memories! I hope your 2011 is full of more fabulous moments!

  2. Dear Britt~ What a year it has been! You went through so many adventures and the best are yet to come. You are a wonderful daughter, sister, girl-friend, cousin and newest role.....godmother. You inspire and motivate each of us in different ways. I know that what ever you put your mind to in 2011, will be everything you dream. Love you! Mum

  3. I love how you had such a great year! Definitely saying I love you and meaning it is cause to celebrate!