Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 - A Year in Review

Happy New Years!
I will welcome 2013 with big open arms!!

I thought for New Years Day, it would be fun to recap my year in a questionnaire.  Since I didn't start my blog until October 2012, I cannot do a year recap of my blog, but I thought this would be fun to show you all my year in review in a different way!

Quote that sums up your year:
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." 
{From, "When Harry Met Sally"}

Did anyone close to you die?
No, I am very thankful to have not lost anyone close to me.
What countries did you visit?
Mexico for our honeymoon in May!
What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
More self confidence in my body.
What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?
May 26, 2012.  The day I married my best friend!  Best day ever!  He made my dreams come true!
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting my big girl job in May!
What was your biggest failure?
I wouldn't say I had failures this year, most everything was positive.  
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Maybe a cold or two, but overall I am pretty healthy!  Thankfully!
What was the best thing you bought?
My new car, a 2012 Kia Optima in Bright Blue!! Expensive, but well needed!
Where did most of your money go?
Most of our money went towards the wedding and the honeymoon.  We didn't do any big splurges on the house.  2013 is a new year for the house though!  :) 
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting married to Andy and wearing my wedding dress!  I wish I could wear it again, I LOVED that dress!!!!

What song will always remind you of 2012?
Probably our "first dance", 311's "Love Song"
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?

Fatter or skinnier?
About the same, but going for a new me and loving my body in 2013!

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Working out

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Eating large portions of food, to the point I would make myself sick.
How did you spend Christmas 2012?
In the morning/afternoon we were at Andy's families house.  In the afternoon/evening, we were at my mom's house
Did you fall in love in 2012?
I think I fall more and more in love with Andy everyday we are together.  I couldn't have asked for a better person to spend the rest of my life with.  {Go ahead and gag, but its true}
Who were your best friends?
Julie, Jennifer and of course, Andy!
What thing did you do that was meaningful to others?
At my reception, I played my brother and sister in law's "First Dance" song from their wedding since their anniversary was only a couple days later than we got married.  
What were your favorite TV programs?
The Biggest Loser, Grey's Anatomy, and The Big Bang Theory
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Nah, I've come to peace with several situations and realize I am where I am meant to be. 
What was the best book you read in 2012?
"Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" by Emily Griffin

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Katy Perry!!  I liked her songs when they came on the radio and then one night I watched her movie/documentary "Katy Perry: Part of Me" and fell in love with her music!!  I LOVE her CD and hope she comes out with a new one soon!!

Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
What did you want and get?
I wanted to get married and got that!!  :)  I also got to go to the beach in Mexico and loved it!
What did you want but did NOT get?
I wanted to go to California but was not able to go. 
What was your favorite film of this year?
"21 Jump Street", that movie was HILARIOUS!!  Best $10 I spent in a movie theater in a long time!  I also really enjoyed, "Ted".  Very funny movie also!
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
My birthday is on March 19, I turned 28 and I spent it in Alabama.  I decided on a couple days to get away, paid by work of course, and spent some time with my cousin Jennifer and her family.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Nothing, I have NO regrets about 2012.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
No one in particular, I am a People magazine, celebrity reading girl!  I keep up with everyone!
Who was the best new person you met this year?
All of my new blogger friends!  I learned about this new world and I now LOVE to blog!!
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
Life is too short to wish it away, enjoy everyday like its your last!

What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Get married!!  First and ONLY time I will ever do that!

Did you keep your New Years' Resolutions, and will you make more for the next year?
I didn't make any resolutions last year.  I made 10 goals for myself this upcoming year though.  They are as follows:

  1. Run a 5K!  {Sounds lame, but if you knew me, you would know that me running or even participating in any kind of a race at all is shocking!}
  2. Have our basement completely finished!
  3. Stop spending money on frivolous stuff and start saving!
  4. Get a nice dSLR camera and learn to use it.
  5. Work on my sewing skills and get better at it, not give up!
  6. Become healthier, work out, eat better foods for me, give up soda, and eat smaller portions.
  7. To have more patience with everything!
  8. Read 20 books in 2013 {Should be easier since I got a new Kindle!}
  9. Take a Yoga class at the new gym, Complete Fitness!
  10. Cook at least 4 dinners at home every weeknight.  Sounds silly, but some nights, I have NO desire to cook.  A weak goal, but something I think is attainable!

I hope everyone is enjoying their New Years Day!

Happy 2013 everyone!


Tasia said...

I love this post! What a creative way to share your past year. It seems like 2012 was a great year for you. I hope that 2013 treats you just as well, or even better!

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