Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2009 Wrap Up

I know, I know.  I'm a bit late.  But it's not yet February, so let's call it fashionably late, shall we?  I want to just put this out there shortly, and then look to the future with some goals/things I would like to do.


I lived.  I cried.  I drank too much very rarely and danced in the street while sober.  My niece was born, and who could have imagined she'd become a love of my life?  I saw parts of the world I never knew I wanted to see and now all I want is to go back.  I lost a bunch of weight, and love the way we eat.  We moved back to the U.S. and never have I felt so homesick.  I fought with G, we made up, rinse, wash and repeat a lot.  Eh, that's married life.  Bought our first house, slowly making it home.  I let go of a brother who is no longer a person I care to know.   I fell in love with G all over again when I saw him with my niece.  I learned above all else to love myself.


I'm hoping to learn to run, to do yoga or something to quiet my mind.  Already planning to give up a lot for Lent since we've had an indulgent move back to the U.S. Working on finishing my novel, and re-learning the violin.  Constantly working on my marriage:  my parents taught me that the hardest year of marriage is the one you're in, so I never want to get complacent.  I'm learning to express when I'm sad as sadness rather than anger.  I want to do one great thing this year, I don't know what it is yet, but it's coming.  I hope to take a trip for just me and G.  Want to keep losing weight, hoping to get down to my "ideal", and since it's not that far away, might as well keep on trucking.  Basically this year I want to set up the way my life will be.  To keep eating healthy homemade things.  To continue to save money for a rainy day (or a hot vacation).  To show my husband I love him every day.  To continue to care way too much for my family and friends, but stop worrying about it, it's who I am.  To keep taking this great life I've been given one day at a time.

If you had to sum up your hopes for 2010 in one sentence what would it be?  Mine would be "To live the best life as the best version of me."


  1. sighhhh. i'm not as philosophical as you today.
    my hope for 2010: that my husband gets a job that supports us so i can continue to stay home. this is what we both want after he was laid off this fall.

  2. I will keep my fingers crossed for you then! I know so many people with that hope this year, and I am keeping the faith that things have to get better!