As 2010 comes to a close,
I find myself reflecting on the past year,
looking forward to the next year and
creating New Years resolutions.
Facebook has an application called
My Year in Status.
After reading about this on Karen's page,
I decided I wanted to try it as well.
I love it! It gives a nice little synopsis of
your status updates over the last year.
You can keep the one it creates automatically
or select your statuses from the ones provided.
I choose my own and this is what it came up with:
2010 has been an interesting, busy, mostly great year.
Everyone has their ups & downs, but thankfully for me,
this year was mainly ups.
We found out in January that we were moving to Germany.
In February we started sprucing up our house to eventually rent out.
In March I passed my boards to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
In April we suffered through some stormy weather.
In May we celebrated our four years together anniversary, one year wedding
anniversary, packed up all of our stuff and began our cross country trip to Maryland.
In June we moved to Germany and began our travels.
In July we moved into our new house.
In August I drove on the autobahn for the first time by myself.
In September we attended our first wine festival and realized again how much we love Germany.
We also celebrated my birthday by going to Paris for the first time.
In October we visited the States, J's brother got married and my mom came to visit.
In November we went on a Mediterranean cruise, spent Thanksgiving apart and enjoyed the first
snowfall of the season.
In December we went to our first ice festival in Brugge, celebrated J's birthday with friends and experienced our first
Christmas away from our families.
We had a wonderful year!
I dont usually make New Year's Resolutions, but this year I am.
Here they are:
*Try to keep better in touch with friends and family back home. When you move away, it's easy to think people forget about you. And some do. But those people who are true friends wont forget. Even if they arent good at keeping in touch doesnt mean that I have to suck at it too. Which means emails, hand written cards & post cards. Phone calls and skype calls would be great too.
*Paint. Ive got all the supplies. Now I just need to do it.
*Catch our travel scrapbook up to date. Im years behind.
*Work out at least twice a week. Dont most people make this one? If you knew me, you would know how much I dislike working out. No, let's just say it. I HATE working out. I get so bored at the gym and would rather be outside (or anywhere else really).
*Meet up with a friend at least once a week
*Not dwell on the negatives and focus on the positives. Positive thoughts = positive actions. Im a positive person by nature, but there are, or rather is, something in my life that isnt where I want it to be. It is one thing that I want right now more than anything else, but it hasnt become a reality yet. Perhaps in 2011...
I know that I wont accomplish all of these goals and I may not keep up with some of them for long. But Im going to try and I think that's half the battle.
What are your New Year's Resolutions?