Friday, December 31, 2010

see you next year

As half the world has begun to celebrate and the rest of us prepare to say farewell to 2010 and welcome 2011, I can’t help but reflect on the year that has passed with a big smile on my face. Looking back at a year in time will undoubtedly bring back many memories, some happy, some sad, some full of promise and some full of regret but for me, 2010 has been an excellent year and taking a walk down memory lane only makes me excited for all that is to come in the future.
After counting down for (literally) years, the Winter Olympics finally arrived in my home town. Taking in the world’s best athletes, perfecting my patriotism and watching Sid the Kid give Canada an important gold medal could not have been a better start to what was an amazing year. I went whitewater rafting, travelled to Spain, ran my second half-marathon, cut my hair drastically for the first time in my life and watched my best friend walk down the aisle.
On top of all the fun that this year brought, it also seemed to be a year that made me feel more grown up than in the past. I married my best friend, surrounded by my closest friends and family who so generously flew across the country to share in our celebration. Six months later, my husband and I bought our first home, adding to the celebrated milestones of 2010 but giving us something to look forward to in 2011 when we move in.
I can only hope that 2011 is full of the love, laughter, adventure and successes that I was lucky to experience this past year. While I’m a little sad that such a great year is coming to an end, I’m hoping that I can make the best of the one that is just around the corner.

Wishing everyone all the best for a happy and healthy new year, may it always be better than the one before!

What’s your best memory of 2010? What do you look forward to in the new year?

17 comments:

Jamie Pilgrim said...

Sounds like a fantastic year for you!

And this years Olympics must have been an epic one for any Canadian!

Lily Riani said...

2010 has been kind for you, hope that 2011 will be even better. Happy New Year

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a great year for you. Wishing you a wonderful 2011!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Sounds like an amazing year!! I hope the coming one is just as great if not more so :) xoxo

kara lynn said...

i remember when the olympics were in my home state and wow that must have been incredible to have it so close to you! in person! though i watched hours of it on tv. in person is so inspiring!

diana kang said...

sounds amazing! happy new year!! xx

Jessi said...

What an adventurous year you had! Good stuff... I hope 2011 is just as amazing for you!

xoxo J

Krista said...

What a fantastic year! Beautiful picture of you and your best friend, by the way! I can't wait until my day comes! =)

Have a great 2011!

OneCraftyFox said...

Happy New Year, sweetie!! In the new year I wish for you much love, much happiness and incredible new journeys.

Thank you also for being such a wonderful friend, I look forward to more of our blog-love this year :)

Meghan said...

That wedding photo is just stunning! I hope your New Years Eve was incredible. Here's to a great 2011!

Diana Mieczan said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful year,sweetie..Wish you all the best for 2011..Hugs and kisses

la petite coquine said...

Hope you had an absolutely wonderful start to 2011, and that it's a terrific year! I'm looking forward to applying for my PhD-can you imagine anyone being so excited to spend 6 more years in college?!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

What a lovely year you had! I hope 2011 brings you lots of love and happiness! Happy New Year!

SJ said...

sounds like a pretty fantastic year! looking forward to reading of new adventures in 2011!

Yakini @ThePrissyMommy said...

2010 was an amazing year for you - so many amazing memories and opportunities!

For me, the birth of my baby was the most memorable event.

I'm glad to have discovered your blog! :-)

fsubucketlist said...

Hope you had a happy new year! :)

Krystal said...

such a great post full of memories and pics, loved it! i'm going to miss 2010...it was pretty good I think :) too many amazing memories!