Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Year In Review - 2010

Last year may possibly be the best year I've had to date. There have been so many changes, some sad and painful times, and some really amazing good things. Great things, in fact. For so long, my life seemed to be a broken record, the same things over and over again, year after year. Some minor changes, but mostly the same. This year definitely broke that mold. I just wish I would have spent a bit more time documenting all the changes, on this blog and/or my journal. Oh well, here's the review of 2010 to the best of my recollection.

Places Visited: (new in italics)
Paris, France
San Francisco, CA
Las Vegas, NV
St. George, UT
Layton, UT
Ogden, UT
Denver, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Manitou, CO
Riverdale, UT (my new home!)
Salt Lake City, UT
Vernal, UT

Guys I went on dates with: 4 (I think that's all)
Guy from Cedar whose name I can't remember. We only went out once.

Number of boyfriends: 2

Guys kissed: 5
Alex (midnight New Years Eve 2009/10 so I'm counting him for both years)

Guys I got engaged to: 1 - Holy Cow! I'm engaged!!!!

Craziest thing I did: Skydiving in Vegas with Aly and Cassie

Number of jobs: 3
Intermountain Hearing Clinics
Southern Utah University
Spinal Care Center of Utah (I hated it!)

Number of deaths: 3 (what a year)
Cousin-in-law Annie
Grandpa Merrell
Grandma Rasmussen

Big accomplishment: Maintaining my weight loss, I've lost 180 lbs to-date. Yay!

Least proud moment: dating other guys while dating Sam. I should have just broken up with him, but I learned a valuable lesson.

Brave decision: quitting my good, stable job at SUU to move to Layton to progress my relationship with Steve.

Favorite moment: Christmas Eve morning when Steve knelt on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Fun memories: farmers markets all summer; Bees baseball games; camping with Mom, Cassie, Alyson, and Katie; tennis with Cardine, Kyle, and Jon; sledding with Scott, Robbie, Mom, Jason and Rachel, Kevin, and Steve; dinner with Joy, Cardine, Sarah, Shiree, and Steve before Shiree left for England; sky diving (worth mentioning again); my niece's baptism; Bryce Canyon with Kyle, Jon, and Jon's date in February - the stars were amazing; moving into my new home in November; working at SUU - it was a great job; putting my contact in medicated eye drops and having my eye dilate big time; playing Mario Kart at Kyle's then getting it for Christmas (yay!); exploring Antelope Island with Steve; discovering lots of new restaurants in Ogden, Layton, and SLC; University of Utah football games (we're getting season tix for next year); Christmas in Denver and meeting Steve's best friend and his family; spending lots of times with lots of amazing people. I have the best family and friends!

Hopes for 2011: find a good job, marry Steve, look into plastic surgery for my excess skin, visit a new place.

I know it's a little late, but I hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Melissa said...

I am SO happy for you Julie!! Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL year, with many more to come! Next time you make it to Cedar, call if you have time, it would be great to see you!

Jen said...

So fun! And good for you for documenting it. And congrats again!!!

Mellissa said...

Your list of places you visited in 2010 is great. Mine would consist of Cedar City and St. George. Sad, sad day... ;)

I loved the recap of all your favorite moments. What a great idea. I'm glad you felt like 2010 was such a good year for you, and I hope 2011 is even better.

I'd love to see you when you're in town again. I know how hard it is to see everybody. That's always how I felt when we were living away and would come home. We'd have all these plans to do things and see people, and only about half of those things were done. If you have time we should get together for a girls' lunch again.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading the recap of your year! Maybe Logan will be on next year's list ;)

Congrats again on your engagement!