It’s time for part two of my epicly long recap post! Part I is here.
I really wanted to recap the year primarily so in the future I can look back at what all happened during the year twenty ten, but it turns out there is another huge bonus to spending hours going back through posts from this year. It was so good for me to go back and re-live all the major events and circumstances that led me to where I am now. I was reminded of my goals and dreams and the reasons why I made the decisions I did; I’m now left with a fresh excitement to keep chasing after all the things I want for my life.
So let’s get back to it!
September 2010 started out on a contemplative note as I talked about learning to trust myself and live in the moment, enjoying where I am in life right now. A week later we celebrated Labor Day with a spur-of-the-moment trip to Tulsa, stopping to see my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and then paying a visit to Whole Foods.
A not so great highlight of September, but definitely a big issue that came about this year was the problems I began having with my skin. I decided to clean up my diet even more plus implement several other strategies to try and get it to clear up. While my skin didn’t miraculously heal, the changes brought more energy and satisfaction to my every day life.
And then in the middle of September, things started looking up when I entered the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog competition. I had so much fun thoughout the month, stretching and challenging myself in new ways. I made it to rounds one, two and three before getting cut, which was way farther than I ever thought I would make it! I also picked up one more student named Nada for tutoring, and began meeting with her three times a week, and we (grudgingly) put our Mini Cooper up for sale (still hasn’t sold!).
With the beginning of October we welcomed my favorite season with open arms, I talked about finding contentment, we lived through our first earthquake and we went to my hometown and celebrated my mom’s birthday.
Later in the month we got the chance to travel to the nation’s capital (part II, part III, part IV) where (when Jon wasn’t in meetings) we explored the district, did lots of walking, ate cupcakes and I got to meet Emily!
In November I made my very first loaf of homemade bread, we visited mom and dad McCoy for the weekend, I took pictures of my Korean student and her little girl, all of Jonathan’s hard work payed off when his design debuted at the Route66 Marathon (here and here), and I took more pictures – this time of the family I used to nanny for.
And lastly, we celebrated Thanksgiving, my Grandma’s birthday and my sister’s birthday by going to my hometown and spending time with the family.
And to round out the year, we spent December doing lots of Christmas shopping and looking at lights, celebrating my two-year anniversary as a vegetarian, wrapping gifts, baking lots and lots of cookies and celebrated Christmas at the McCoys.
We also got to have Jonathan’s team from work over for a Christmas party, wished all our friends and family Merry Christmas with a Christmas card, baked and cooked up a storm, celebrated Christmas yet again with my family, ate dinner and visited with my Grandma and Grandpa and roadtripped down to south Texas to see our extended McCoy family for several days.
2010 has definitely been a year full of everything that the husband and I value – family, travel, each other – and it’s been so full of possibility! We’re so thankful for everything God has blessed us with this year. Here’s to 2011 being even sweeter.
Happy Twenty Eleven!