Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy 2008!

[May 2007, Me and Andrew toasting after "tying the knot" at City Hall.]

December 20th was my birthday and in my circle of dear friends it has become customary during every birthday for the Birthday Boy or Girl to answer the Schmidt-Baker Birthday Questions.

The first question is: What happened this year? Give your year in review.

2007 was a HUGE year for me (hence why I had no time to blog!).
  • January - May I was busy finishing up my wedding plans and completing my Associates degree in Interior Design.
  • In June I got married.
  • In July and August I anxiously searched for a job.
  • In September I started my new career as an interior designer, saw my brother-in-law get married and started yet another class (I can't get enough of school!).
  • October - Present I was busy finishing my class, learning a new job and trying to get my life back to a normal pace.
It was a whirlwind but I loved every minute of it. It was really a very, very blessed year.

The second question is: What did you learn? (This one is always the hardest for me...)
  • I learned how to plan a wedding
  • I learned how to knit a hat
  • I learned that I can't eat pork
  • I learned how to "run" at 80% instead of 120% (a.k.a. RELAX!)
  • I learned to face some of my fears
  • I learned that dreams can come true

The third question is: What are you looking forward to for your next year?
  • Our wedding is going to be in "The Knot" magazine and website! (how cool is that!)
  • Hopefully attending a wedding in Napa Valley
  • Hopefully attending a wedding in Austin, Texas
  • Meeting Baby Parker and Baby Scott
  • Spending quality time with family and friends
  • Doing yoga regularly
  • Getting better at my job
  • Sewing more
  • Fixing up my house
  • Cooking more with my husband
  • Being a better blogger!

As for New Year Resolutions Andrew and I picked 3:
  • No more eating on the couch
  • Exercise more
  • Paying off our debt
I'm feeling pretty confident about the last one....but the first two are gonna be a challenge!

Actually last night I read Ali's one word for 2008 - vitality. "Vitality is the state of being strong and active; energy.

I couldn't have picked a better word! I have been sick most of the last month and it sucks! In 2008 I want to feel strong and I want to have energy. That's my most important goal. I figure if I can do that, everything else will fall into place.

In order to start the year off on the right foot I am going to spend part of my day today with my meditation group for a special program. I just hope I can keep myself from coughing through the whole thing.

Sending you wishes for a fantastic first day of 2008 and many more fantastic days to follow!