Friday, December 31, 2010

And YOU can count!

Let me tell you what happened....

I saw that I had done 90 posts this year (whoa) and I decided I want to make it an even 100.  I thought I had a great idea by posting the " 10 Lists of 10 Items for the Last 10 Days of 2010."  Perfect.  Except I started a day early, leaving me with this awkward post on December 31, 2010.  Also awkward, I deleted a post that already existed, knocking down my grand total by another one.  So here, I have decided to re-cap 2010, with its ups and downs, pros and #99 for 2010.

  • I went to San Antonio to get the Texas bug out of my system.  Done and done.
  • I got called as a young women's leader.  I love it.
  • I did a month of love posts.
  • I did all of the stuff over in the "Never Ending To-Done List."
  • My parents moved.
  • Ruthie Pig-Face Draper and I met and also parted.
  • I attended the Utah Republican Convention as a state delegate.
  • I went to girls' camp!
  • I painted my house.  There's still lots to do.
  • I had lots of fun in Bear Lake!
  • The year was full of fun family functions!
  • I made it through another year at D.I.
  • I signed up and quit on-line dating.  Twice.
  • I went crazy about Christmas.  Talk about rebound.
  • I got my hopes dashed when W. came to town.
  • The Indians and I spent a fun week together.
  • I used my passport!  I had tons of fun in the Caribbean.  I still need to blog about it.
Now that I see this list, and know all the things I've left out, I feel pretty good about 2010.  Turns out, this was a pretty good exercise for me.  When I look back it's hard not to really remember the times my feelings were hurt or crappy stuff that life hands out instead of focus and be happy for all of these good things.  2010 was a little too concentrated with tears.  How silly to have spent any time being unhappy when all of these great memories were taking place. 

I'm so grateful to have so many blessings right in front of me all the time.  I couldn't have a better family.  It seems like they only get better and better.  To have their support, encouragement, and their company has been the most meaningful part of 2010.  I have had so many opportunities for fun and good company while having fun.  I have been treated well by so many and feel like my cup overflows with the relationships I have with my family, friends, and ward members.  As so many awful things happened in the world and the economy, I know I am blessed to have a safe home and a job, especially a job that theoretically, I love.  Instead of saying good riddens to 2010, I'll part its company on amiable terms, thankful for the experiences but looking forward to good things to come.


Katherine said...

Love this. Love you. Here's to 2011!!!

Jimmy,Amber,Marlie,James and Jack said...

Happy New Year!