2010, A Year To Remember

December 31, 2010

It’s the last day of the year, and I’m ready for a fresh start. But first, I went back and read all my posts from this year, and the following are some high points (and low ones) that stuck out to me. 2010 was quite a year.

January: Started out on an excellent note, on vacation. My husband turned 30, and we actually got a lot done working on our house.

February: So much happened this month! I turned 28 and celebrated a wonderful birthday week. We got a new dog, Oliver, a new car (my beloved Prius), and my blog got a new design courtesy of my brother. I went to see a reproductive endocrinologist for the first time, found out that I was pregnant, and enjoyed a blissful two weeks with that knowledge before suffering a miscarriage.

March: I was depressed but in denial about it. I chopped off my hair, threw myself into work, and promptly got sick with the worst stomach bug of my life, spending a day in the ER. This is also the month when I started my relationship with Brand About Town as a Nintendo Enthusiast, which continues today.

April: I started to feel a bit better. I went to an antique festival with my parents, and David and I went on a fantastic, although quick trip to New York City where we saw three Broadway shows and did lots of shopping and touristy things. I also had my wisdom teeth removed (ouch) and went to a conference for work the very next day (not smart).

May: This was a fairly normal, laid-back month. Among other boring things, we painted the front two rooms of our house a nice neutral (previously bright red) and I started actively seeking natural health, including acupuncture.

June: We finally got Oliver fixed, we went camping with our siblings and it was really fun but really hot, and I watched some World Cup games. Basically, May and June were the calm before the storm.

July: The church I attended since high school closed down and began the process of planting a new church. We refinanced our house, and David had his right hip replaced.

August: I spent a LOT of time taking care of David. I also went on my first medicated fertility cycle, which didn’t work. I started eating vegetarian and saw a nutritionist. I think this was the very beginning of my depression, and I started feeling physically bad a lot of the time.

September: David had his left hip replaced just six weeks after his first surgery, and again I spent a ton of time taking care of him. We struggled a lot financially due to him being off work with no pay, and we started Financial Peace University. It became clear to me that I really was depressed.

October: We celebrated our second anniversary by doing nothing in particular. I put a lot of effort into feeling better mentally and physically. My diet changed radically and I saw a therapist. I cut back on a ton of responsibilities. We also had our IUI at the end of the month.

November: I really, truly, began to feel like myself again. I started my incredible new job, found out I’m pregnant, and passed my oncology certification exam. Woohoo!

December: I started to feel comfortable in my new position at work, I was nauseous a lot, and we spent a lot of time with family. I tried (unsuccessfully) to participate in reverb10, and I tried (unsuccessfully) to make my goal of reading 50 books this year. For the record, I read 44, which I think is pretty good considering all I had going on.

So that was my year. As far as the rest of my 2010 resolutions, I wanted to compete in a triathlon but that didn’t happen because of time constraints and health/fertility issues. I did get my blog redesigned, I did get back to healthy eating (and am currently at a weight that I’m proud of), and I did focus more on my husband.

Is it any wonder that I’m looking forward to 2011? We’re going out with a bang, and I’m ready for what’s next.

Posted in: personal, me

Comments on 2010, A Year To Remember

  1. 1

    From Allison Blass:

    Happy New Year! I can tell that 2011 is going to be a banner year for you! :)

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    From Mom:

    I went and looked at your old reverb posts and the reverb10 site to find out the heart of the mission. From the website: “And you may respond to the prompts in any way you wish – this project is designed for you to discover what needs discovering, however’s best for you.” In my opinion, you honored the intent of the project and I would count that you successfully participated. Today’s post is ample evidence of your success.

    Happy 2011! I love you lots!

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    From Marlena:

    Happy 2011! For the record I think it’s going to be a great year for you both and I am so happy to be able to witness it. Couldn’t happen to a better soul. And 44 books is ABSOLUTELY praise worthy! I’ve never kept count but ya know, maybe I will this year.

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    From Amy --- Just A Titch:

    What a year, Kathleen—and you’ve written about it with such grace. I’m wishing you an amazing 2011. I hope things go smoothly and that the great things that happened in November and December continue! Happy New Year!

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    From Christine:

    You’re really a champion! I hope 2011 is a much better year!

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    From Laura:

    It’s been a hard year, but thanks for sharing your past year with the internet world (and me!). I hope 2011 is a great year for you!

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    From Stephany:

    I am so thrilled with how 2010 ended for you, since the majority of it wasn’t so great. I cannot wait to see how 2011 turns out for you!

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    From Tabaitha:

    It was a busy year that seemed to come full circle. Praying you will have a blessed 2011.

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