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2-0-0-9 in review

So, plenty of things didn’t go as I’d planned in ’09. I didn’t really start running consistently again; I didn’t end up doing that 50-mile bike ride; clearly I didn’t write in this blog as much as I wanted to. But, but, BUT…I did accomplish heaps. And I love year-in-review lists, so let’s take a look at the positives, okay?

  • I signed up for a CSA and learned to cook and love greens.
  • I learned to make homemade yogurt and kafir.
  • I went to hot yoga at least once a week, unless I was sick or traveling, and I’ve improved my practice by a lot.
  • I started working out with a personal trainer and saw the tiniest bit of a six-pack in my abs.
  • I went to fitness Boot Camp at 6 a.m. and survived. <–Would like to do that again (and again and again) in 2010.
  • I biked 32 miles all at once.
  • Other than my summer of partying like a rock star, I did better with moderation this year.
  • I learned to play blackjack and actually won some $$$ at the tables in Vegas.
  • I saw my favorite band of all time and made loads of happy memories with some of my favorite people at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Lollapalooza in 2010, perhaps?
  • I ate one of the top 10 meals of my life in Charleston.
  • I found many fabulous vintage frocks and had so much fun with dear friends in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • I watched Barkley and Bella frolic in the snow for the first time in North Carolina.
  • I got a promotion and was happy at my job, despite making less money.
  • I appeared on the radio multiple times, got a story on the news, secured coverage in the local paper and learned a lot about how to use social media effectively, all for ACEL. And I was honored with ACEL’s President’s Award for all my contributions. Very proud!
  • I figured out how to use Twitter, professionally and personally.
  • I read 44 books.
  • I tried out purple, red, blue and magenta highlights in my hair.
  • I expanded my shoe collection, including these, which were the perfect Christmas present from Tony.
  • I bought a new car, for the first time in 10 years. Hoooray!!! Check it out:

Here I am in my hybrid on my way to the farmer’s market to pick up my locally¬†grown produce. Oh, boy.

I’m enamored with¬†the idea of a brand new year (and decade!). Starting with a clean slate is so appealing, and I do have a couple of goals/resolutions: 1. Be kind, always. 2. Floss, seriously. 3. Yoga, yoga, yoga. 4. Visit somewhere I’ve never been. 5. Really learn to use my camera.

Happy, happy New Year!


Comment from Arielle
Time: December 30, 2009, 11:17 pm

Sounds like 2009 was a good year for you! Congrats! I hope to see you in 2010!

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