January 11, 2008

2007 A Year in Review

Note: Pretend this was posted 1/1/08 instead of 1/11/08.

As far as years go I would rate 2007 very highly. I didn't set any New Years resolutions. I welcomed in the year with Matt, and I remember this feeling I had of excitement on how this year would be great. It met and exceeded all my expectations.

  • I started the year with the decision that I would not drink anymore, and I have stuck to it all year long.

  • I finally bought a house and moved out of my parents home. It only took me two years after graduating from college.

  • I got engaged on a wonderful sunny springtime afternoon.

  • I got to welcome some new babies of friends into the world.

  • I almost stole a car but fortunately did not get any prison time.

  • I got married to the most amazing man.

  • I got to visit my old hometown as a tourist and attend my little cousin's first birthday party.

  • I attempted to write a Novel in a month, and while I didn't reach the 50,000 word goal, I did write 14,165, which is 4,165 more than last year.

  • After wanting to go for years I finally made it to Nashville to see Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God Christmas Concert.


Rob said...

Wow, that was a BIG year. Shoot we were married for YEARS before we were able to buy a house! You guys did real well!

Swishy said...

Sounds like a good year to me!

Becky said...

Loved this post! You had an action packed year!

LOVED your engagement posting. Very clever dialogue, and your man was very clever to have the photographer off in the distance to document everything!

Keep at the novel thing, girl! You have to keep your butt in the chair to move from Aspiring novelist to Novelist. Just keep plugging away at it (because trust me, once the kiddos come along, it gets much harder!)

roeyourboat said...

I can't say I particularily agree with the not drinking thing...please tell me you meant not drinking sodas.

Tanya said...

Rob - St. Louis is a great town, plus my husband and I are big savers.

Swishy - It was great!

Becky - One day I will get back to my novel. I just got stuck, I figured in time, I'll get back into an intense writing mood. I don't expect to ever become a real author, but writing is just something I enjoy.

Ashley - Nope, no more booze for me. I can't say I really miss it very often. I did so many dumb things while drinking, for me its just a lot smarter to avoid it.