Twelve in 2012
1. What was your greatest personal accomplishment in 2012? I grew up a lot. I know that seems...too general, or something, but I really did. I ran smack into a brick wall of realization of just how much my selfishness was hurting my life, my friendships and my marriage, and I stopped being so selfish. I can honestly say that 2012 has been the best year of my life.
2. What’s the best thing your did for your health? I stopped drinking sodas and booze back in May, and started eating much more naturally. As a result, I lost about 25 lbs and quickly. My skin and hair look better, even. Just goes to show how much that stuff harms your body. I'm not saying I'll never have another Dr. Pepper or Shiner, but I will definitely monitor my intake a LOT more now.
3. Share one thing that caused a significant change in your life this year. Well, see #1 first. I had my eyes opened to the importance of what I have in my life right now, and the addition of a few key people and some key choices (see #8 and #2, respectively) have just really improved my quality of life in general. But I'm going to cheat since those are all other numbers on this survey and pick one more thing: getting pregnant.
4. List a few things that you experienced for the first time at some point over the last twelve months.
- I assistant directed and sound-designed my first show.
- I directed my very first show alone (a staged reading, but still).
- I got pregnant.
- I earned a Star Performer award where I work.
- I finally saw SERYN in concert! THREE TIMES! And maybe once more on December 30th!
5. What was the coolest place you visited? Sadly, I don't think I traveled at ALL this year! But, my husband and I visited the Dallas Arboretum this past fall and saw a really cool Chihuly glass exhibit. We don't really get out and take advantage of our local attractions that much, and I hope we'll change that, especially once the BabyMonster arrives.
6. If you could change one thing about the last year what would it be?....I honestly don't think I'd change a thing.
7. What is the best meal you ate this year? I have no idea. Food doesn't stick out to me really, when I think of the year. But, seeing as how I'm starving right now and I'm ALWAYS starving, I'm gonna go with "the lunch I'm about to have."
8. Tell us about a new friend you made. Savannah and Erica, my Oklahomies. Changed my life. Seriously.
9. What did you hope to accomplish this year that you did not? I was hoping to get back into running, and maybe direct one more show. But I'm not upset that neither of those things happened.
10. Share something you learned in 2012. Putting others before myself truly does make me happier. Especially when those others are my husband, my family, and my close friends.
11. Share an odd and unexpected thing that you experienced this year. I got pregnant. Is that answer old yet? GET OVER IT.
12. How do you think 2013 will differ from 2012? I'm going to have a BABY. A small spawn of me and my husband completely taking over my life. And I cannot wait.