Thursday, December 31, 2009

the heather of ten years ago wouldn't even recognize the heather of now.

*graduated high school*moved away*lived in Arizona, Connecticut, Utah, and Colorado*visited New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina, and Alaska*held 13 different jobs*hiked through the middle of a river in the middle of the night*camped with friends*went vegan*road tripped with friends*gave up sugar*watched fireworks on the beach*went sailing*graduated from MCC*sang karaoke in a bar*visited Niagara Falls, the Joseph Smith home, the Sacred Grove, the top of the Empire State Building, Yellowstone, Santa Monica Pier, Temple Square, and the Grand Canyon*went on countless dates*saw Chris LeDoux, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, and Bob Dylan*met Julie Andrews*tried a new hair style*watched conference from the Conference Center*tried skateboarding*ran a mile*took time to smell roses*took time to watch the stars*met Hubby*fell in love*went to the temple*graduated from ASU*taught 6th grade for two years*got married*had surgery*taught preschool, English, Marriage, and Sunbeams*served in the RS Presidency*discovered high heels, eyeliner, and lipstick*sang in public*spoke in Stake Conference*danced on stage*took a ballet class*took a yoga class*took a golf class*took up photography*started a business*learned how to cook*chased bulls on horseback*tipped a canoe*caught a fish*ate a fish*hiked a mountain*or two*or three*went rock climbing*went snowboarding*went cross country skiing*faced some fears*started a blog*or two*or three*watched branding*slept on a boat*became an aunt*wrote picture books*wrote a novel*lost myself*found myself*read hundreds of books*made dozens and dozens of friends*

I wonder what the next ten years will hold for me?


Happy New Year!!

12 comments:

Rachel Sue said...

I love it. Makes me really want to think about what I did over the past 10 years. . .

Dione said...

Happy new decade, Heather!

Jessica Jones, ATL Mom of 3 said...

So interesting! I totally agree the 16 year old men would never recognize the 26 year old me!

Happy New Year

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Here's to ever evolving into the person we dream to be.

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I meant to leave you a comment last night, but was a bit distracted by the AWESOME button for Mr. Darcy! I forgot to come back and thank you for the laughs and giggles. It is a pleasure meeting you! -Suzanne

jennifer said...

Wow! High heels, lipstick, and chasing bulls on horseback... a VERY busy decade :) I'm proud of you for finding yourself and for finding your friends. That is a blessed life.

This post made me grin. I wish that I could remember what has happened over the past ten years.

Happy New Year Heather!

Laurie said...

You met Julie Andrews?? That's a story to share, please!

That's quite the list!

Terresa said...

No way, girl. That's some list of decade accomplishments!

I was just thinking the other day of what I've done in the past 10 years. My biggest feat is probably having my 4 kids. Although tipping a canoe sounds like a lot of fun!! :)

Jenny said...

Happy New Year!

Da Bergs said...

10 years come and go so fast... it is amazing what all can happen!!! Enjoy the journey!

Heidi Ashworth said...

This really touched me--how wonderful that you are giving yourself credit for all the ways you have learned and grown and for what you have accomplished!

capperson said...

Wow, I hope in 10 years I can come back and say that I've lived like you have. Since graduation from highschool, I have already done so much and it's only been one semester of college. I hope I do PLENTY PLENTY more amazing things like you have!