Thanks again to Linda for reminding me to do this. Check out 2010.
1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Celebrated Tsunami’s first birthday with homemade treats at the dog park. Finished a metric century ride. Competed in two sprint triathlons and one olympic triathlon. Visited Kauai with Wes and dove. Went to Seattle-area in June to celebrate Brette’s bachelorette party. Started a 365 day photo project. Watched Brette & Wiley get married in an incredibly beautiful setting. Went to New York to visit my brother and his girlfriend. Celebrated our one-year anniversary with tickets to The Book of Mormon. Went to Las Vegas with a large group of ladies and had an incredibly fun time. Finally completed NaBloPoMo. Invited a friend and her dog to live with us. Started trying to have a baby.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I was pretty vague on my resolutions for this year. I like to think that I was a little more aware of my attitude and would do my best to not focus on the negative but I’m sure there were times when I failed.
Yes, I will make more for this coming year. Maybe the most is following up on what I want from 2012 and making sure that I’m where I want to be.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
One of my best friends had a baby in September. Two of Wes’ college roommates had babies.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
A friend of ours lost her baby just before the 6-month mark.
5. What countries did you visit?
We stayed in the US for our travels this year.
6. What you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Same as last year: a shorter commute. Oh, and to expand our family with a baby (which would mean no commute at all!).
7. What dates in 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
New York to visit my brother because it’s really the first time that we’ve spent time without our parents in a over a decade. Also: New York. Celebrating our one year anniversary.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I wish I had more to add to this. And part of my goal next year is to be proud of something in 2012.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Same as last year: losing my shit. We had nearly two months of visitors December-February and by the last group I was not on my best behavior.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I didn’t. But Wes injured his hand in a bike race in March.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Tickets to Washington and New York and all the money we spent while we were there.
12. Where did most of your money go?
Tsunami, rent, our trips to Washington and New York.
13. What did you get really excited about?
Brette & Wiley’s wedding. Our visit to New York.
14. What song will always remind you of 2010?
I think Mumford & Sons’ entire album because I listened to it constantly.
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happpier or sadder? I think it’s hard to top last year with the move and the wedding and the puppy. But I’m definitely not sadder. We had a great year and perhaps the only that would have made it better would be knowing what the heck is going on with Wes’ project.
thinner or fatter? Fatter, unfortunately. Why is it so hard to consistently work out?
richer or poorer? Money-wise, we’re the same as last year. But, again, the experience side of this year was worth every penny we spent.
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spent more time outdoors hiking and camping and such. Run. Swim. Bike.
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Again, getting mad over stupid things. Watching television.
18. How did you spend Christmas?
We had an early Christmas with my family in Boise (the first time in Idaho in almost two years). A small gift exchange while we were home and dinner at Wes’ boss’ house. We drew names for both of our families this year and it was so nice not to have to stress out about spending a lot of money.
19. What was your favorite tv program?
Community. Bones. NCIS. (I’m addicted to crime dramas.) And recently, The League. How I Met Your Mother.
20. What were your favorite books of the year?
I just finished The Art of Fielding and loved it. The Omnivore’s Dilemma because it really made me think about food. V is for Vengeance because I just can’t get enough of Sue Grafton’s novels.
21. What was your favorite music of this year?
Mumoford and Sons. Adele. Yes, I’m super boring with music.
22. What were your favorite films of the year?
The Muppets. And, shit, well, I can’t think of anything else. I guess I need to start writing down more things so that I can remember what I’ve done.
23. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
We were in New York for my birthday. We started at midnight with with champagne with my brother and his girlfriend. During the day we explored New York. Finished with a Yankee game with friends and got sung to on the subway.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Same thing as last year: A shorter commute. A full-time job that I absolutely love. To be able to take awesome pictures on my awesome camera.
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Still the same as last year: I’ll wear anything that doesn’t make me sweat as soon as I step outside. Fashion in Hawaii has sort of gone out the window in favor of not melting when I walk outside. So: skirts, shorts, dresses. Lots of wearing my hair up.
26. What kept you sane?
Running. My puppy (unless she was making me crazy). Wes. Writing. Swimming. Cooking.
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010?
One that I feel like I’ve learned often and then promptly forgot: nothing matters except what matters. Basically: stop letting all that little stuff get to you because it doesn’t matter. Focus on the important things because they do matter.
Happy New Year, All.