During all this business, I have been thinking about what I might blog about when the time came. And I know it's late, but I wanted to comment a little on 2008, twas a great year. So here is my Top Ten list for 2008, 2 months late.
1. I fell in love!! Yay, who doesn't love love? I am a very lucky girl. Brett and I had our one year anniversary in January, we are very happy.
2. I ran a marathon! Can't believe that happened. I mean, I can believe it, but I can't believe I ran the whole deal and that I didn't slack on training. And now I'm planning number two.
3. I made lots of new friends and strengthened a lot of existing friendships in Atlanta. I actually have a group of girlfriends here now! This year we need to work on couple friends, a much more daunting endeavor.
4. I picked a few hobbies I am into and focused energy on those. This doesn't sound all that important but when you really sit and think about what makes you you and concentrate on being the best version of yourself, it is rewarding.
5. I exorcised some personal demons that had been following me around for years. Combine that with learn to ask for help and it's like 2 accomplishments in one.
6. I perfected a go-to dinner party recipe.
7. Decided it is stupid to wait until I'm married to have nice things and bought gorgeous stemless wine glasses. I love them feel like a grownup when I use them! I also made a few other really nice home decor purchases. But waited a few days to decide I really wanted them.
8. I learned to say no (nicely). At work, at home, at play. Not that I do this all the time, but a lot of the time. I just learned that I am an adult and I don't have to feel uncomfortable in any situation.
9. I took up mountain biking and extended this hobby to a foreign country. And I went running every where I travelled. Such a great way to see the world.
10. Met 4 professional athletes! Still don't understand football though.
11. Professional success! I had a good, learning year at work. This year isn't looking like a repeat so far (hence the aforementioned crying episode).
12. I think I'm nicer and more tolerant after 2008.
So that was twelve. I told you, 2008 was great! Sorry, 2009. You should pretty much just stop trying now. Except, you do have the darling Obama daughters in their inauguration coats going for you.