I’m so excited to see what 2010 has in store for all of us. Can you believe that it is December 31st? I feel as though this year has flown by for me. I never would have dreamed last January that so many exciting things would have taken place in my life.
Here’s a few of them:
March 2009 – I started this website and blog.
May 2009 – My oldest daughter graduated from high school
June 2009 – My son was finally potty trained
June 2009 – We got through tornado season without me losing my mind
July 2009 – We managed to go on a family vacation which is no easy feat with seven kids
August 2009 – I realized I had a college student, a high school student, a middle school student, two elementary school students, a preschooler, and a toddler all at one time! (That was actually a scary revelation.)
October 2009 – Had six kids who got the Swine Flu and recovered, thank the Lord.
November 2009 – Got to go to Dallas with Frito-Lay.
November 2009 – Ran a 5K
December 2009 – Managed to get Christmas done with minimal stress.
Sure, there were lots of other exciting things that happened along the way, but these were some that stuck out for me as I was writing this post.
One thing that makes me really excited is to realize how quickly things can change from one year to the next. Like I said in my video post last week, you can be in an entirely different place next year. In fact, someone emailed me after that post and asked if I’d put up a one year to the other picture side by side for them to see. I thought it was a great question, so here are the pictures from one Christmas to the next.
Isn’t it neat to see what a difference a year can make in our lives? I never would have dreamed at that fat Christmas that I’d have run a 5K and lost so much weight in a year, but I did. If you had asked me what I wanted to accomplish that next year, losing weight would have been on my list, but I don’t think I would have believed I would actually do it.
As you approach 2010, I hope that you are filled with excitement and anticipation over what life has to offer you. Perhaps you will be surprised to see what changes will come into your life over the next year. And perhaps you will have your own story in pictures to tell.
Is there something in particular that you are looking forward to in 2010? Diane