Monday, December 20, 2010

Best of 2010 - Part One - Life

Has anyone ever wondered what it would be like if Christmas was in the middle of the calendar year?  We hit Halloween at the tail end of October, coast into Thanksgiving, full speed ahead through Christmas, then we ring in the New Year.  That's one jam-packed final quarter!  Would time seem to fly by the way it does if those celebrations were scattered a little more?  What would we do with ourselves if there wasn't this busy hubbub of giving and caroling and christmas lights to end our year?

I don't have an answer to offer... it was just something I was thinking about today. 

Moving on, closing out a year usually inspires us to think back.  Not only to see what we accomplished this year, but to convince ourselves that another year really HAS gone by (I'm still shocked that it's December already).  

My 2010 in Bullet Points:

-gained a new nephew (a week ago today!)

-three of my good friends had babies

 -I read some great books (post on this coming this week)

-met some rockin' authors--Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love); Ally Carter (Gallagher Girls series); Tera Lynn Childs (Forgive My Fins); Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver).

-met a famous chef--Bobby Flay  

 -woke up and realized my manuscript was NOT good enough to query so I started two other novel projects while I let that one stew a bit

 -broke down and joined Facebook which has turned out to be a great marketing tool (and I've reconnected with some awesome people)

-learned to knit BETTER
-went to Jamaica for a wedding

-went to Alaska with hubs' family

-asked myself why I never pursued acting

-reminded myself that being a celebrity was too much work

-reminded myself that I blush when someone says hello

The biggest change of this year was definitely losing my job.  I know I'm far from the only one faced with that kind of reality, and I'm extremely thankful that I've had the resources to fall back on a long-time hobby--photography.  It's still not where it needs to be, but it's grown faster than I imagined, and I'm pretty happy about that. 

How has 2010 treated you?

And I'll leave you with a little Merry Christmas from yesterday's session:

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  1. whew! you had such a busy 2010!
    that photo= ADORABLE!!! :)

  2. You met BOBBY FLAY?!?! I'm super jealous!!

  3. All in all, it sounds like 2010 was a very good year for you. LOVE that photo! I also broke down and joined Facebook this year. I'm off to friend you :))

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Personally, I'm glad Christmas is scheduled for December. I'm *not* a cold weather person, but Christmas is always a bright spot in the midst of all the cold, gray days. Summer is a celebration of its own; it doesn't need help the way winter does. :p

  5. I'm with K.M., Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the cold weather and possibility of snow.

    You had a full year and apart from the job thing, an interesting one.

    And that picture is really adorable! :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Technically, they say Jesus was born in June, so it should've been in the middle of the year!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. You went to Alaska and met Bobby Flay? Sweet! *high five* Those two things are totally on my bucket list :)