----------------------------------------I thought it would be nice to go ahead and catch up with some of the things I forgot about, blog-wise, earlier this year and also do the Reverb project that I have been doing since 2010. It might seem like a silly thing to do every year but especially this year, I feel like I need to remember what has happened, reflect, and appreciate.
Update on my Food Bucket List. I haven't made as much progress as I had hoped but to be fair, I haven't had my own kitchen for most of the year. My biggest achievement was the french macrons and I even made them recently and they turned out pretty tasty.
2013: Get Satisfied. This was my hopeful list of things I wanted to get accomplished this year.
Here I go...
-Complete Shaun T.'s Rockin' Body program. (did several weeks of the program then abruptly stopped)
-Go to one dance class, my choice. This can include Zumba, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, etc. (Nope)
-Create a wardrobe fit for a 30-something year old woman. (Got much better at pulling the wardrobe together but have a long ways to go)
-Get into the healthy weight range for my height (130-160lbs.) (Err...went the other direction on the scale..)
-Read a minimum of 20 books. (I read a lot but probably closer to 10-15)
-Blog twice a week with original and interesting material (new recipes, adventures, etc.). (Eeeps)
-Complete two 5ks. (Completed an Ugly Sweater Run a few weeks ago but most likely won't do another one until January)
-Write my dear friends back within two weeks of original email. (I'm trying!)
-Buy the complete series of Sex and the City. (Nope. Not a priority.)
-Get 1,000 followers on Pinterest. (I am so, so close! 747. Still have 29 days to get there though!)
|Courtesy of Cara|
For the Reverb, I'll go ahead and do the first two days then make the big ol' mighty list of Reverbs for the rest of the month on a separate post.
Day 1: Best Moment of January.
I volunteered for the World Beer Fest in Columbia, SC and it was so much fun! I did an entire Saturday shift which meant a long day but also some great people watching. It was one of the first times in SC where I felt like my old self: social, outgoing, and active.
Day 2: Love. What does the word love mean to you?
I have seen love in different ways this year. I reconnected, or more appropriately, leaned on family and there was such support and love shown despite the fact that we don't often talk. My brother and I have leaned on each other much more but have also been supported by our make-shift families (friends, significant others, co-workers). I feel that the supportive and unconditional love is what I will remember of this year.