[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.
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
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!