Let's just say that 2010 was not my year. I can't really even think back without tearing up.
I started a post noting some of the things that have happened through out the year, but many of them are very personal and hard to think about.
So, I'm stealing the contents of a post from my friend (well we don't really know each other, but I think she'd be my friend if we did), and doing a list
The Best month:
July. Jake and my vacation to Costa Rica was a highlight
The Worst Month:
March. Experiencing a miscarriage while being 8 hours from home without my husband is not something I ever want to experience again.
Most significant thing that happened:
There were a lot of things that happened this year that will shape the person I will be in the future. It is hard to name just one.
Person who had the most impact on your life:
Jake, we’ve really had to lean on each other a lot this year, and while there were some rough patches, I know for sure he is the man for me, and I look forward to many HAPPY years with him.
Biggest surprise of last year:
The sale of Drop.io. I am very proud that the startup my husband worked for sold and his hard work paid off.
Biggest challenge of the year:
Searching for a job, being underemployed and still not exactly sure what I want to do with my career.
Biggest regret of the year:
Not being honest with a close friend. I was so worried that if I was honest with her, I’d end up losing her as a friend. I wasn’t honest, and ended up losing her as a friend anyway. I think I was in a no win situation with that one but I should have been honest.
Moments that stand out the most:
I could fill this sucker with tough moments that stand out, but there are two good ones that stick in my mind. My sister in law’s wedding. It was fun to see her so happy and be there to celebrate with her and Christmas with my family and my sisters house.
I got a job related to public health, specifically dealing with nutrition.
New things learned:
Bad things happen to good people. But good people can press on, and be good again.
Most listened to band:
Does NPR count?
Best concert attended:
We went to a First Friday on the Green one beautiful fall evening. I don’t even remember the music, but we enjoyed the company of our friends Josiah and Rachel, and their son.
Favorite movie of the year
Jake would say Inception... It was pretty good... I’m not really a favorite movie kind of girl. I might say Get Him to the Greek.. a movie we went to with Josiah and Rachel, we had a really great dinner afterward, and spontaneously met up with our other good friends for a nightcap.
Favorite thing to do:
Favorite new TV show of the year:
Big Bang Theory. So great if you are married to a nerd.
Best book of the year:
The Help, by Kathryn Stockard.
Favorite food of the year:
I love food, how can I pick a favorite.... The Pizza by Il Cane Rosso at Times Ten Cellars is pretty high up there.
Favorite drink of the year:
The French Berry Lemonade at Thom Thumb. It’s a special treat every now and then.
Favorite place visited:
Costa Rica of course, but I also really had a great time with some friends in San Marcos, TX in May.
I know tomorrow is just another day in the week, and doesn't automatically take away the anger, hurt, fear, and frustration I've felt over the year, but it is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, change my mindset and move forward with my life.
Got any new years resolutions? Let’s look forward to 2011 together tomorrow!!