2010 was wild and crazy. We traveled the world, I started blogging, went to a Chinese emergency room at 3am, returned to the U.S after a year and a half abroad, bought our first house and moved to a new town (in that order!), and to top it off we bought a clinic. Whew!
2011 was spent recovering from 2010. Last year was all about grounding, literally and figuratively. I only flew once but I grew a garden, made friends and community, spent lots of time with family in West Virginia, with Tate started developing a professional presence, began dancing again, and began teaching again. Tate and I joke that we haven’t put down roots yet but we’ve dug a great big hole!
2012. What will it bring? More travel (I’m getting antsy!), more teaching (I have four classes a week now), more dancing (I have a show in March!), more gardening (still picking lettuce!!!). I am ready for those roots to start taking hold!
Hope you had an incredible 2011 and began 2012 with an appetite for personal growth, balance, and adventure!
Both years sound amazing in their own way. Hopefully you get a great balance of the two in this upcoming year!
I encourage more visits with WV and fewer trips to the emergency room.
You’re still picking lettuce? That’s great! Fresh is so much better. I’m totally jealous 🙂
I am always surprised when I throw back the frost cover and it’s still growing! It’s been a very mild winter here so I don’t know if that’s normal for these parts.
Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen
Happy New Year to you & Tate Faith!! I just wrote you back on Facebook too! Here’s to a wonderful year filled with dance! I wish you could teach me how to garden….I’m much better in the kitchen!
happy new year! i’m hoping more travel is in my future too. excited to keep reading your blog.. so very genuine and interesting!
Wow, thanks Kim!
This doesn’t really relate to your post…but, I’m curious what you think of crossfit workouts? Have you ever participated?
Hmmm, that’s a good question Chloe. I should probably refrain from having an opinion at all because I don’t have a lot of experience with it. Here’s my only-slightly-educated opinion…
1. the length and intensity of the workouts: short and hard is what I’ve really fallen in love with for my own workouts this year.
2. the emphasis on whole body movements, rather than isolating muscle groups (i.e. a bicep curl), is awesome, smart, and effective.
3. the camaraderie and sense of community that the gyms seem to promote.
4. there is a heavy emphasis on improving and goal-setting
After reading this list it seems like I should be a Crossfit devotee but there is something about it that rubs me the wrong way. I know for my own body that lifting heavy weights overhead is going to either make my shoulders huge or break them or both. Crossfit has a different sense of joint safety than I do, especially in regards to the knees and shoulders, although I haven’t heard of a lot of injuries coming out of it (but I haven’t asked many people).
Are you into it? I would love to hear any experience you have with it! There’s a gym right down the street from our clinic and I keep telling myself to go check it out.
Hope that helps!
Sarah@The Flying ONION
I can’t believe you’re still picking lettuce! I’m very jealous about that one, as we had a snow storm in October, and that was that. 😉
I do love this post…its’ so nice to see where the past years have brought us and what has changed. The Happiest of New Years to you!! 😀
Thanks Sarah! I plan on planting a whole lot more lettuce next fall but it was probably a fluke this year, it’s been pretty mild around here.
We both had similar milestones in 2011. Keep us posted on your garden.