#best09 December 31 Resolution you wish you’d stuck with. (You know, there’s always next year…)
As a rule, I don’t make resolutions. I just believe that for me personally it sets me up for failure and wallowing in my own guilt over failing. It’s not that I don’t have areas to improve upon: dropping five pounds, cleaning up my potty mouth, keeping the Big Top neat and tidy ALL the time, not drinking so much, and on and on and on…
I shoulder enough real and imagined guilt just being a mother of five. I don’t need anymore, thank you very much. It is for that reason that my family and I choose to reflect on the previous year as we anticipate the coming new year. Every year we make a list of our personal best and worst of the year. It is an opportunity for us all to appreciate the good in our lives and how it almost always outweighs the bad. I won’t lie to y’all. 2009 was a pretty rocky year here under the Big Top. Still, I have to say that in spite of the bad it really was a pretty good year after all. So here you are, with further adieu, the Big Top’s Best and the Worst of 2009.
best- Toni and Jesse’s wedding, Thanksgiving
worst- being unemployed
best- time with family at Toni and Jesse’s wedding, joining the Shredheads movement and running
worst- Bill’s unemployment and my under-employment, meningococcal meningitis
best-meeting Ben, moving out (again), watching Hazel grow and change and become cuter everyday
best- traveling to France
worst- losing friends
best- Best friends transferring to my high school.
worst- Breaking up with my boyfriend of nearly two years and all the drama that came with it.
best- Dancing at Laurie Mittman’s fundraiser
worst- meningococcal meningitis
best- Disneyland again, being the best ring bearer ever at Toni and Jesse’s wedding
best- moving in with BFF Ame, toddlers rule the house!
worst- that bad fall and nearly breaking her collarbone (again)
So long 2009!
Hello Twenty-Ten! Can’t wait to get to know you and the adventures you will bring!