So today’s topic idea is: What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010?
This is a tough one. There are so many good and bad things that happened this year. I think one of the best things that happened was I got my health back, thanks to my new husband.
Here’s a brief recap of some of the “big” things that happened this year:
* Finally got the divorce finalized, after a long 5+ year battle
* Recovered a good portion of my health, including healing the bleeding ulcer, getting my Crohn’s disease, anemia, liver failure and wheat allergy under control again – thanks to my new husband’s research and (surprisingly) cabbage juice
* Got married (August 13th, 2010 – Friday, the 13th!)
* Started seriously buckling down on getting rid of excess clutter & junk in our home and reduced the “stuff” in our storage shed from a 10×10 size down to a 5×10 size, with some “wiggle room”.
* Started my Etsy store
* Made some great new friends (*wave* A & S – you guys are AWESOME!)
* Learned to make candles
* Started wildcrafting more native herbs to sell
* Started learning mycology & found I really liked it
* Learned more about making cordials & specialized liquors
* Opened my Amazon.com store AND made some sales!
* Got an espresso machine & Matt learned how to make frickin’ awesome espresso drinks
* Spent Christmas “our way” (no plans, really, just driving around with the hubby, spending time with each other & relaxing)
* We learned to embrace the TV-less lifestyle, as this was our very first full year without owning ANY television (& we didn’t miss it!)
Many of the accomplishments may have been small, but they were no less significant to us. We learned, above all others, how to have fun and enjoy ourselves, even with little or no money. We learned to take joy in the “little things” most people take for granted (the rent/lights/groceries/whatever is paid!). We learned to enjoy just doing nothing with each other. We learned how much each person means to one another during our times when Matt had to travel for work. We learned how much we really need, what we can really can do without, and how to “make-do” with what we do have. In all, this year was a good year, a hard year, a learning year.