Friday, December 31, 2010

gratitude ~ 2010!

oh so much has happened over this past year! we've had ups and downs and plenty of change.
we've met new friends, said goodbye to friends, and were reunited with childhood friends.
plus, we tackled some pretty big accomplishments!  

here is what i'm thankful for in the year 2010:

* we got engaged!
* i got two rings from dannon - one which he made himself, and one which he designed for me to wear always.
* 5 months later, we had a wedding & promised to love each other always.
* i finished graduate school and began practicing therapy.
* i got my first tattoo {that's right, it's only my first}!
* we made a crazy decision to switch cities, then actually moved, to los angeles from san francisco {i like to make big decisions without thinking too much ;) }!
* we went adventuring in thailand on our honeymoon.
* we took care of our very own elephants!!!
* i began a life of art.
* we bought a car and i started driving for the first time in 5 years {yikes!}.
* i decided to get healthy {i lost 10 pounds, got much stronger, and eat natural things from the earth. i feel so good and energized!}.
* we got to see all of our closest friends and family in the same month {weddings are great for that}.
* we convinced 50 of said closest friends and family to play kazoos with us {weddings are great for that too!}.
* we took part in a giant pillow fight.
* we explored lots of new corners of the country and took some pretty fun road trips along the west coast.
* we sang sea chantey's with a mug of grog and fellow pirates aboard the ship balcuttha.
* we saw some pretty out-of-this-world concerts like she & him, ok go, and thom yorke {don't be fooled by my post titles, thom yorke was definitely the best concert ever!}.
* we attended the edwardian ball, celebrating edward gorey.
* my blog reached 100 followers and is still growing {i feel so humbled!}, which has allowed me to make some amazing new friendships.
* plus a bunch of hiking, camping, festivals, creating things, a complete change in wardrobe with our move, purging my life of stuff, and tons of happy memories with loved ones!

i have so many things to be thankful for this year ~ really big life things, some of which probably won't happen ever again {unless we have a second honeymoon, hmm...}.  i've had a thrilling year to say the least, and i can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for me.  who knows?!

what are you thankful for this year?

here's wishing you all the happiest, safest, most fun new year's eve ever,
and an amazing first weekend of 2011!


  1. You planned a WEDDING in five months! I'm in awe!
    And congratulations on finishing grad school. I'm just applying now, and the anticipation is awful.
    O, and of course, happy New Year! I hope you have one that is full of good things as the past one :)

  2. What a wonderful adventurous 2010! :) Congratulations newly grad!
    And now i wish you a more awesome year to come, Kim!

  3. This is a sweet & beautiful year-ender post. Gratitude and appreciation even for the smallest things is a lovely gesture. Goodluck in 2011 and I wish you greater things ahead.

  4. You accomplished so much in 2010! I'm so impressed. And I really can't wait to see what 2011 brings your way. As for what I'm grateful for this year, I'm having some trouble seeing that right now, though I know that one of the best parts of 2010 for me was meeting so many wonderful new friends -- like you!
    Happy New Year, Kim!

  5. Happy New Year, Kim! What a year it's been... an absolutely jam-packed and exciting one {look at all the amazing things you've seen/done/accomplished}! I hope 2011 is wonderful to you. You deserve it!

  6. This is such an amazing list! Happy New Year to you. I am happy I was able to see at least part of it happen.

  7. wow.. what an awesome year!! so many exciting things happened for you. i would say that 2010 is one for the books. =) Happy new year!

  8. What a wonderful list. I hope you have an amazing NYE and a very happy 2011!

  9. Love your gratitude post! Happy New Year!

  10. Oh my gosh! You have done A LOT in 2010! So many exciting (and big) things!
    I hope 2011 is just as great, and better!!!! :o)
    Have a fun new years eve!

  11. Your 2010 sounds like it was wonderful, so here's hoping 2011 will be equally amazing, if not better!!

  12. I love this post :) I'm thankful for a lot of 2010. So much happened, and so much of it was beautiful, even if some of it was dark and murky. I am thankful for the year because it was a year of growth. :)

  13. Happy new year, Kim! 2010 was a big year for you! Lots of love. xo

  14. What a great list! I hope that this year is even better :) xoxo

  15. I wish you nothing but continued success this year and lots of fun while at it!!!

  16. What an amazing year!

    I'm thankful for my health, first and foremost!

    I can't wait to see what the year 2011 has to bring!

  17. I am so glad to hear you had an amazing 2010 and I hope that 2011 brings many more exciting adventures for you :) Happy new year!

  18. Wow, what an amazing year 2010 was for you. Reading your list of events made me happy because it seems like all of those things brought about positive change for you guys :) Hopefully 2011 will do the same!

  19. Wow, loving your 2010 retrospective. Here's to an adventurous and amazing 2011!!!