Friday, 31 December 2010

2010: That Was The Year That Was


On 1st January this year I thought about some plans, hopes and so on for the year ahead. I wonder how I did?


I travelled to Transylvania and Italy, and both were amazing trips.

I worked on various projects, including Project 365, I Have To Confess, Scrap Your Day, All About Me, Let's Eat blog hop, Something From Almost Nothing, When I Grow Up, This Is Why I Scrapbook, Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages, Fashion Forward, Learn Something New Every Day, Blogtoberfest, True Stories, and (of course!) Journal Your Christmas.

With the help of the Sew Scrappy Happy class, my dear friend Clair, and my Valentine's present from The Doctor, I did learn how to machine sew onto my layouts. I also took part in a few more online projects, just dipping into them and taking bits of inspiration, or starting them then realising that I didn't have time to concentrate on them properly just yet so setting them aside for next year.

I think you could say that I kept up with my blogging!! And I've done my best to keep up with everyone else's blogs, too.


I did start eating more healthily, and tried out many new recipes, with grateful thanks to the recipe jar! The good habits started to slip a little towards the end of the year, but overall I'm pleased with my choices and can re-commit to a healthier way of living for 2011.

Similarly, I was pretty good at reading my Bible each day for most of the year, but this started to slip too, so again I want to re-commit to this.

We did get a new car, and I started teaching a papercrafts class in addition to my part-time primary teaching job and the one-to-one tuition.

I've used up quite a few of my amassed supplies, and cut down a little on the online spending - enough of both to feel that I could justify joining a monthly kit club!

The Children had regular swimming lessons for a couple of terms but then we decided that they'd learnt enough; since then they've been swimming only a couple of times, so that's something to think about for next year. We did manage to get together with their friends a bit more often this year, and I met up with mine a few times too!

And The Doctor and I did get to spend some quality time together, though it would always be nice to have more evenings out just the two of us.


All in all, then, I'd say that it was a successful year! And doing Project 365 means that I've been able to preserve so many more memories of the everyday moments through the year. I can't wait to have my photobook printed, and to be able to flick through a year's worth of memories in those pages!

18 comments:

sharyncarlson said...

Cheers to a wonderful 2010 and all the best in 2011! Looking forward to seeing what you create with your new kit club :)

Cheri said...

Isn't it amazing to look back and see all you've done/seen/been in a year! Congrats on all your accomplishments in 2010 - looking forward to 2011 with you and all my bloggy friends!

Deb said...

I'd say you've had a very full and successful year, Mel. It's been a pleasure following along with you! All the best to you in the new year, my friend. xo

Debbie said...

I've loved following your blog this year, will you be carrying on 365?

Denise said...

Here's to a good 2011 and I shall continue to visit and enjoy your lovely blog xx

Clair said...

It sounds as though you've had a truly wonderful (and rather busy) 2010. I'm hoping that you'll feature heavily in my 2011 and that I'll get to look through your photobook with you when it arrives x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very nice post today. I have been so forward focused that I haven't had a chance to review 2010 . . . maybe next week.
Rinda

Kirsty.a said...

Wishing you a very happy 2011

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Mel x

Linda said...

Looks like you have had a full 2010, you have. Have a wonderful 2011. xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Happy New Year Mel!!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy New Year to you too, all the best in 2011 & yeah to more dinners out with your husband, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy New Year to you too, all the best in 2011 & yeah to more dinners out with your husband, love Posie

Ginger said...

Love your page Mel! Happy New Year!

Amy said...

I'd say it has been a wonderful and full year :-) Congratulations on completing 365, I really admire your consistency and dedication to the project ... don't forget to share the photobook with us when it is finished!

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing your life with us! Happy New Year, Mel :)

Karen said...

Love this page, and I really enjoyed reading your recap of 2010. You really accomplished a lot! Here's to a great 2011!

Rachel B said...

You've had a very busy 2010! I've really enjoyed reading your blog posts and following your projects Mel :)