I thought about doing a month-by-month recap of my year like I've seen other blogs do, but I decided that I didn't want to be so organized.
So in the words of Inigo Montoya, let me sum up.
This year I got married. What a pretty big deal that was. Almost everything else that happened this year stems from that one event. This year I bought my first pieces of furniture. I got a piano. I set up a kitchen and organized bookshelves and tried different duvet covers on our bed. This year I finally learned what it is to sleep with someone (and I don't just mean what you think I mean), to share all my living space with someone, to begin putting a home together with someone. This year we built a fence.
We got a puppy...
...and then decided to find a better home for her while we got used to being married, and then 6 months later we got another puppy...
...and we're so very glad we did.
We also got kitties, lost one, found it, and then had to say goodbye to the other sooner than we wanted.
This year I learned about debt, and credit scores, and loans. I learned about disappointment, heartache, hope, and the power of silence.
I learned about emotional loneliness, and I'm learning again what it takes to make and keep friends.
This year I've experienced the unrivaled joy of being happy with what I have and looking forward to what the future may bring.
So, my New Year's resolution is to soldier on. To keep my feet moving forward and not backward and not standing still. Soon we'll enter our second year of marriage and I just know there's going to be challenges I didn't expect, as well as triumphs and other things, and I hope that by this time next year I'll have achieved some goals and know more than I do now. I hope everyone has a happy New Year.