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2010: My Year in Review

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yes, the year isn’t over yet. But I don’t get much time to be on here anymore. Actually, it’s not that I get much time, it’s trying to squeeze a few minutes in between working, baby thinking, and sleeping.

So, I have the time to do this now. Here’s my year in review.

This year I tried. This year I traveled. This year I saw. This year I’ve experienced.

Not all of it was good. Not all of it was bad. But none the less, 2010 has been an interesting year.

I started out pretty optimistic. I made a chart of my yearly goals. I put forth the effort to start the year off right. But… as life will have it, Life got in the way. Now don’t get me wrong. I really did try. The first part of the year.

I joined the YMCA. I went religiously. I went with my mom. I went with friends. I enjoyed going to the YMCA. My workouts were consistent. On top of that, I did videos. 30 Day Shred…. Ah… I love it!

I mapped out in my head what I wanted to do this summer. I had trails and camping and hiking and outdoorsy stuff to do.

I had planned financial stability.

I had miles to go on my bike.

THEN- Life got in the way.

I love watching my niece play softball. So tournaments were the norm in the Spring time for us. Her team had the opportunity to go to the World Series this year. I, lucky ole me, had the chance to tag along.

But then, out of the blue, the biggest surprise of all time came- the little stick was positive, and the nurses were positive, and the doctors were positive- I was pregnant!

Two months of dealing with nausea, food cravings, exhaustion, I still managed to pack my stuff up and fly to Virginia! My first time flying! What an experience. I still prefer driving, but man… what an experience.

Virginia was hot, humid, but fun. But you remember that little pregnancy thing? Yeah, it prevented me from REALLY enjoying it. That and the blazing 100 degree weather. There were times that I was off and ready to go with the group, only to be sidelined with a serious case of morning sickness.

But once I relieved myself of that for the moment, off I went. Albeit by myself. Which in a way, I enjoyed more than maybe doing it in a group. I saw some things that none of the others saw (yeah… they saw things I didn’t get to see too). But in my excursions, I hopped in a cab for the first time. I’ve never ridden in a cab before. Until Virginia! It was the trip of a life time for me. I even spent my 27th birthday down there!

So, back home, I generally stopped focusing on some things. Particularly Spark things. I was pushing and pushing and pushing myself in the beginning to stay focused and stay on track. Once home, once reality kicked in, the track was no longer my focus.

Fast forward- I am now 8 months pregnant. Am I enjoying it? Not in the slightest. I hate everything about pregnancy. I hate the symptoms, signs, pains, discomforts. I hate the questions, touching, and the attention. I hate the constant mind battle of wondering what will happen if. I hate everything about pregnancy.

But while I’ve been pregnant, a few things have come along. Some people have really surprised me at how open, caring, compassionate they are for our friendship/relationship. On the other hand, pregnancy can really bring out the true colors of some.

In the end, I only completed one goal- Pay off two loans/credit cards. I paid off 4.

In the end, I haven’t lost 70 more pounds. Instead, I gained about 14 (at least, according to the doctors scale). But I gained a few more “life points.”

I didn’t do a class workout. But man was sitting under that Virginia sun a workout in and of itself!

I didn’t ride my bike 50 miles. Instead, I flew 3,000.

I didn’t get to do my summer of backpacking, camping, and trails, viewing the world from the mountains. Instead I viewed the world as an expecting mother, looking for the best for the future.

So as I look back, no, I didn’t complete my goals for this year. But the great thing about life- sometimes life has its own goals for you, and sometimes, you just have to bend.

This coming year, I’m making one goal- to survive! Ha!
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    you may not know it but your goal for the year was to take care of you and the baby and you have done well. you knew when to back down and you knew when to rev things up you have done well next year with that baby by your side will be another year when you really shine just like this one.
    2645 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Oh Darcey I so enjoyed reading your blog, it is well written. Thank you for sharing and oh my, I love how you are looking at everything. You are doing awesome in ALL areas of life and I am very proud of you. Miss you here, but know that you too are living life.
    Blessings to you this holiday season and very much so in the new year!
    Hugs, Erin
    2676 days ago
    Hi, There very good to hear from you!! You flew for the first time, rode in a cab.
    All things you can say you have done!! Paid off loan; and plastic!! Yes you have had a difficult year!! Yet, you kept going!! That is awesome!! I know about morning sickness, and it is not fun!! When you see your baby; it will be worth it!!
    Have a happy holiday!! Keep In touch!! I care about you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2678 days ago
    Darcey -

    I wish you the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2678 days ago
    Learning to bend is very very wise!

    There will be time for more goals and I have no doubt you will achieve every one!! I love your spirit, positive outlook and determination. Your baby will benefit from your life lessons!!!!

    Congrats on paying off the plastic.

    I'm sorry the pregnancy was difficult. But so much good is right ahead of you!!

    2678 days ago
    Dear Darcey,

    You DID complete your goals; just not the ones you wrote down. You have had a difficult year, and yet, you have never quit. Therefore, you are still a WINNER!! emoticon
    2678 days ago
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