Brenda (semijocund) wrote,

Ending the year

So I don't post here often. Which, really, is kinda weird since I'm on LJ at least twice a day reading my friends page.

Anyway, it's that time of year. A chance to reflect back, look forward and contemplate.

I've had an interesting year. I started it as I have the last several (and I will this coming year)...on The Rock Boat. That's a whole topic on its own. After TRB I took an amazing photo journey through the Everglades.

I also managed to visit Philly (Tribal Forces FTW), Atlanta (Dragon*Con), Niagara Falls and Las Vegas.

Saw some great concerts including Great Big Sea, Gaelic Storm, Pat McGee, Butch Walker, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Matt Nathanson, Carbon Leaf, The Alternate Routes, Oval Opus and more.

I attended Start Up Weekend Detroit, which didn't actually end in a business but I got some great friends instead. That particular weekend led me down a path that pushed me deeper into my current obession: Magic the Gathering. From that I've met even more great people.

I got the camera of my dreams but haven't had a lot of opportunity to use it yet. I'm hoping to change that in the coming year.

I turned 30. Scary. My friends threw me a surprise party, which helped cushion the blow of exiting my 20s.

I've made a lot of new friends, built better friendships with some long time friends but, unfortunately, lost some of the friendships I used to have.

I've also lost weight. I'm down almost 70 pounds for the year. I still have a long way to go and in no way am I rushing it, but it does feel good to look back and see how far I've come (even if I really don't think I look any different).

Looking back, I have to say overall, I'm pretty happy with this year. I hope the next goes as well, if not better. I hope that all of you have a safe, happy and healthy 2010.

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