What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Went to Oakland Cemetery for a PhotoWalk

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t write any down this year. One of the main ones was to read 1 book a month, which I will be writing a blog post about soon.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister-in-law gave birth to my newest Nephew, Kaleb.

Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, our dog, Rosie

What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A full time job

What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Don’t really know of one

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
being able to scrap together, part time, temporary, full time work here and there so we didn’t have to go into great debt

What was your biggest failure?
feeling of letting my family down

Did you suffer illness or injury?
not really, right now have an upper respiratory infection that is driving me nuts.

What was the best thing you bought?
New trombone for Drew

Where did most of your money go?
food

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
an undefeated football season

What song will always remind you of 2010?
OMG featuring will.i.am Remix EP & All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) [Explicit]

Compared to this time last year, are you:
a. happier or sadder? about the same
b. thinner or fatter? about the same
c. richer or poorer? about the same

What do you wish you’d done more of?
loving

What do you wish you’d done less of?
worrying

How did you spend Christmas?
with Rob and the kids and Randy and Pam (Rob’s Dad and step Mom)

Did you fall in love in 2010?
many times over and over again with my honey 😉

What was your favorite TV program?
Here’s a list of a few of my favs… (Survivor, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, Amazing Race, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, $#*! My Dad Says)

What was the best book you read?
Wintergirls

What was your greatest musical discovery of 2010?
O.A.R.

What did you want and get?
New Shoes

What did you want and not get?
a full time teaching job

What was your favorite film of this year?
Didn’t watch too many movies this year, or at least that I can remember…

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 35 and I just worked on my birthday, but the next weekend we celebrated in Birmingham at the Cheesecake Factory. Read about it here.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Auburn’s undefeated season in football, Heisman Trophy winner, and the upcoming National Championship Game

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
comfortable

What kept you sane?
friends, facebook, photography, music

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Cam Newton

What political issue stirred you the most?
ObamaCare

Who did you miss?
My Mom

Who was the best new person you met?
students at the library

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Trust only in God and love yourself.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
I just love the song Shine
by Black Gold, and although it debuted in 2009, it became popular this year after being used on SYTYCD. There are several verses right in a row that really symbolically describe feelings I’ve had this year and it’s kind of deep, so I won’t go into it right now…But here are the verses:
Devotes her mind
To thoughts divine
For all that she needed
And all that she love.

Recites the lines
Repeats the rites
To all that she needed
And wanted most.

Won’t you shine tonight,
In the face of the light.
With you on my mind,
I can make it through,
Make it through the night.

She bides her time
With quiet pride
For all that she wanted
And all that she love.

She begs and pleads
He’s all she needs
And ever wanted
She calls out again.

Collection of End of the Year/Beginning of the Year posts