December 31, 2010

2010 WooHoos and BooHoos

A. My lifelong friend Gaby and her little cutie pies
B. Beau's first solo sail
C. Saying goodbye to Jenny

2010 WooHoos:
  • Graduating with a Master's in Accountancy
  • Having the opportunity to see a couple of friends I hadn't seen in about five years {See A}
  • Finally becoming technologically current and welcoming the addition of HD LCD TV viewing, DVR, and the iPhone into my life {Oh how I love all of thee!}
  • Successfully selling some items I held onto for far too long on eBay
  • Hosting Christmas
  • A couple of winning trips to Vegas {Oh the dice, they call to me}
  • Beau's {as in my beau, not really his name} maiden solo sailing voyage, and his first year of participating in OMBAC's OTL tournament {Because when you love someone, aren't their successes your successes?} {See B}

2010 BooHoos:
  • Not landing a dream job
  • Friends moving away {See C}
  • The Chargers season

Not landing a dream job, or any job for that matter, put a lot of financial stress on Beau and me. Besides the financial stress it also really does something to your psyche to not be working and feel ongoing rejection. Whenever I got down I forced myself to think of all the great things in my life. Of course the standards: family, friends, etc. But more specifically the fact that while it's been tough living on one income, it hasn't caused any major problems in Beau and my relationship. When money troubles is listed as the number one cause for divorce, I consider myself extremely fortunate.

Overall 2010 was a good year, but I'm sure hoping 2011 will be even better.

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