Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reflecting on 2010

It's the end of the year and I find myself spending a few moments looking back at 2010 and being grateful for some good memories and some lessons learned.

I plan to sit down next week and write up my goals for 2011, but until then, I wanted to close off this year right and share my thoughts. If you're interested, please feel free to join in on the fun and share as well :)

2010 in one word : Accountability. This was my year to take a good, hard look at my finances and finally be accountable for them. This is the year, I decided to come up with a plan of attack. Sure, there's been some ups and downs along the way, but it's progress and for that, I'm proud.

Best Lesson Learned : Cut yourself some slack. I learned that progress is progress, even if it's a baby step - it's a step! I'm my worst critic and I hold the bar the highest on myself, so when I don't achieve things on the first attempt, I am hard on myself. This year, I learned to cut myself some slack.

Best Memory : Marrying my sweetheart! We had a great wedding and honeymoon. I made memories that will last me a lifetime :)

Best Item Purchased : Lipgloss. I'm not a super girly-girl, but man oh man, do I love this lipgloss! The color is perfect and it must have menthol or something in it that makes my lips tingle and get puffy. I just feel so pretty when I have it on. It's my best purchase of 2010 and it really wasn't that expensive!

Something I'm Proud Of : This blog :) Although I don't get on here every day, I do try to provide regular updates on our progress. I'm proud that I've started it and plan to continue it in 2011.


  1. This sounds fun!
    2010 in one word: Wisdom, I have learned so much this year about finances and becoming more minimalist.
    Best lesson learned: I was not as good with money as I thought, but I am definitely better now.
    Best memory: My daughters birthday party it was a Mad Hatter's Tea party. It was a blast to plan for and to be at.
    Best purchase: Although we haven't paid for it yet I would have to say our house getting painted. It looks so much nicer.
    Something I am proud of: Myself, I think my spending habits and thought process of money has changed for the better. Oh, I am proud of my blog too!

  2. I am game...

    2010 in one word: Acceptance. Nothing changes overnight.

    Best lesson learned: A little fore planning goes a long way!

    Best memory: Watching the kids play in the pool

    Best purchase: "New" kitchen table from much bigger than what we had.

    Something I am proud of: My kids. They work so hard, and it shows.

  3. 2010 for me has been The Year My Daughter Married, and we did it all without any debt at all. So much accomplished and all thanks to blogging and bloggers.

    See you around in 2011

  4. 2010 in one word: Remorse - there are a lot of things that I wish I had done differently especially when it came to my spending.

    Best lesson learned: Do not count on someone paying you back.

    Best memory: Paying off both my sister and CashCall

    Best purchase: Laptop cooling pad. You can't even imagaine how many times my laptop shut down.

    Something I am proud of: Blogging. It helps me stay focus and allows me to be creative.

  5. I LOVE this post!!!!! you are amazing & I am so looking forward to keeping up with what you do in 2011!

    Best Lesson Learned & Proud of: Not Keeping up with the Joneses - this was HUGE for me this year! So glad I finally got it through my head!!!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing everyone! I love to hear your thoughts and what you've learned along the way. We're all in this together :)