Thursday, December 31, 2009

Things I Accomplished in 2009

Yesterday I started thinking about my resolutions from last year and how many of them I didn't accomplish. I didn't start riding my bike, I didn't cut back on how much meat I consume, etc. etc.  You know the drill.  BUT!  The New Year is not for looking back in shame. It's for looking backwards (and forwards) with excitement and resolve.  In the spirit of celebrating the things we did right, I give you my List of Accomplishments.

In 2009, I...

  • Gazed at art in Spain
  • Cried at my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary
  • Hiked the Na Pali coast in flip flops
  • Battled not one but two ear infections
  • Kayaked on Cape Cod
  • Saw the sun rise over the Pacific
  • Got a promotion
  • Quit my job
  • Decided to move home to Chicago
  • Fell in love with Zack de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine, finally reclaiming my 90s childhood
  • Met (and charmed) my boyfriend's extended family
  • Brewed three wildly successful beers
  • Planted a garden and ate what I grew
  • Discovered pulled pork (seriously, where have you been all my life?)
  • Learned to cook but moreso to EAT!
  • Turned into a tea snob
  • Turned 25 without incident or injury
  • Started writing again
  • Got published in a small literary magazine
  • Applied to graduate school (we'll see how that goes...)
  • Celebrated Obama's inauguration with the rest of the United States
What about you? What are you proud of about 2009?

1 comment:

lilli said...

i am totes going to make this list in the car on the way back from NY. yours is fabulous. also, if you got published in a small lit mag and are holding out on the Apiary as to our first hive member to be published, you are SNEAKY or we just haven't met in so long that we haven't had a chance to share news and then pour gatorade over your head.
you made my new years by calling, girl! you can exuberantdial me anytime.