Watch out readers…. for the first time ever I think I’m going to get personal on you! Not usually my style, but I guess today I’m in a bit of a “sharing what I’ve learned” mood. Take it as you will.
The hubby and I had it pretty darn easy going the first few years we were married. We traveled, ate out at nice restaurants (a lot!), threw lots of parties…life was good! We even had our first child within those wonderful years. Life was simple and fabulous.
2009 was a turning point. And life hasn’t been so easy, breezy the last two years. But you know what? I’m ok with that. I learned A LOT in these two short years. I realize I took things for granted and I will say…bad times have a way of slapping you in the face and making you see the world a little differently.
Here in a nutshell is what we went through here in the Van R household in 2010:
Our little girl had a lot of firsts… gymnastics, ballet, swim lessons, FAST roller coasters, preschool.
The economy affected our personal economy. Not awesome after buying a MUCH bigger home in 2009!
We were shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of an amazing human being and friend.
Family members, as well as friends, went another year of being unemployed.
My business took off and I worked on my first design projects!
The hubs and I went on a fab vacation and met up with lots of old friends while there.
And finally, just a few short weeks ago my mom found out that she may be seriously ill. It’s been rough.
It’s been a mixed bag indeed, but I always feel I personally grow so much stronger when times are tough. But we aren’t going to be bitter tonight at all. In fact, we have a fabulouso night planned celebrating a 40th birthday with many of our bestest buddies. In fact many of the same people were at our Mad Men NYE party last year! It is sure to be a good time.
And to get myself out of this funk I’ve been in the last month or so I am going ALL out! Vintage fur coat, sequin top, leather pants, and some HIGH black heels should make me feel like a total rock and roll chick tonight! And we’ll be eating at one of my fav places for seafood and King Crab legs…yum.
Hope you all have a safe and fun New Years Eve, whether you’re staying in or going out! And thank you so much for reading my blog and hope to see you around here in 2011! No more whammies 2011…please. Let’s play nice in the new year!