I don’t know where I’m going, but I’ll get there.
Assembly of Dust, “Roads.” The Honest Hour.
One thing is sure though. I do know where I’ve been.
So let’s take a look back at 2010.
By far the craziest month of the year. As I was gearing up for the big “I do’s” work was the busiest month I’ve seen it to date. I took a trip to Virginia and San Francisco, and I had to cancel a trip to Chicago because for the first time in my professional career I called in sick. Two weeks before the wedding, I finally cracked. Not enough sleep, not enough exercise, and too many germs on planes brought on the cold of the year.
I did get to visit Brooke in Virginia who was one of my bridesmaids. We chilled in Fairfax and made Bimbimbap or hot pots as she calls them.
A month full of love. 150 of our closest family and friends from Rhode Island to Texas to New Zealand and every place in between arrived in Sarasota for a weekend full of fun, laughter. and lots of booze.
It was all over in an instant. I remember looking around the sparkly reception room, and it being empty except for Dave and I. We were rushed out, running through our family and friends cheering us on, and whisked away to the Ritz.
The next day we celebrated Dave’s brother’s birthday and then headed to the airport for our Honeymoon.
Albuquerque>Santa Fe>Pagosa Springs, CO>Wolf Creek>Albuquerque.
What a whirlwind.
A month of transition. Dave and I did not live together before we were married, so after our honeymoon, I packed up and moved from the sleepy island of Siesta Key to the big city of Tampa.
You know… and then I began putting my womanly touch on our house.
My mom came in town for her birthday, and we had a nice dinner at Roy’s. I also travelled to Montpelier, Vermont for work where I got to experience a bit of winter. I got to see a blast from the past friend and I ran in the snow! Then I came back to Florida and got back into my shorts!
After taking months off of running to cure plantar fasciitis (the story here), I picked up and ran a 5k IronGirl race. And that is when it started again….
I also took a trip to Washington D.C, Texas, and Palm Beach for work.
I went to Chicago and Tennessee for work and celebrated my 28th birthday in Sarasota.
Vacation in Rhode Island (vacation recap here) and San Francisco for my company’s annual User’s Conference.
An amazing Peace Corps reunion Camping/rafting trip in Missouri over Labor Day and a great 5k – Zoo Run Run.
Also, a yummy black bean and chocolate chili recipe here.
And a delicious roast garlic, apple, & butternut squash soup (best soup eva!).
What an amazing year! I feel so blessed to have married such a wonderful person and have a loving and supportive family and group of friends.
Happy New Year!