2010 has been a big year for me, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I started the year by graduating from the University of Richmond (diploma says December 2009, received it May 2010) and moving in with my best friends’ parents and working for them. I also ran my first races and achieved some pretty good times (for me!). This summer, I traveled to France (read here , here , here , and here ) to stay with my family on their vineyard in the Champagne region. I then kissed Virginia goodbye and headed west. I moved to Austin, TX where an apartment and graduate school were waiting for me. I revoked my short-lived vegetarian ways to welcome meat back into my life joyously. I fell in love with Texas. I ended the year hosting a FoodBuzz sponsored Thanksgiving feast from some Virginians down in Austin and finally a trip back east where I am currently spending hours sitting on my butt and catching up with my Mama. Throughout the year, I’ve discovered a passion for cooking and real food and I’ve started figuring out who I really am and what I really want out of life.
It has certainly been the year of greatest change in my life, but I look forward to the changes that 2011 will bring.
May your life bring you moments of happiness, delicious food, and epic changes. Happy New Year!