1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
I led a group of 19 kids and five adults on a mission trip to Florida and it was amazing and awesome and the words “life-changing” seems too lame to do it proper justice. Also, after that, I got a paid gig as a youth leader for a church. YAY GOD!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Last year I planned to get more oil changes, and I can safely say that I totally failed in the endeavor. Although I would like to point out that I finally got new brakes and those seem important. I guess my new year’s resolution for this year is to give up soda and to stress less and trust God more.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, but my friend Stephanie is preggers!!! YAY!!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
I went to Florida. That counts right? Dudes, that car trip was 20 hours. EACH WAY!
6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A new car. My youth group kids make fun of my car all the time, and one time I was telling a story about how I had fixed my phone after getting it wet by putting it in a bowl of dry rice and then one kid was all, “Why don’t you put your car in a bowl of rice?” Personally, I think the black duct tape is classy.
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Last week in June. Mission trip change lives. Also, the first Sunday in Aug., because that’s when I started at my new church. Also, Nov. 11 because.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I got a paid job as a youth leader, and somehow didn’t quit after enduring mice, a couple breakdowns, and mice.
9. What was your biggest failure?
I feel pretty good about the last year.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual sprained ankle.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
All my new Express jeans, which fit me because I lost weight. YAY! Also, I’ve bought a bunch of the youth group dinners for my high school youth group and the return on investment is insane on that pizza.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
God is awesome.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Dating is rough.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Taco bell, car repairs, church stuff.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
“The guy that says good-buy to you is out of his mind” by Griffin House.
“Hold us together” by Matt Mahr
“Airplanes” by B.O.B.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? About the same.
c) richer or poorer? Richer.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How did you spend Christmas?
At my Aunt Sandy and Uncle Glen’s house. We played Telestrations and I laughed so hard I almost died.
21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
I think so.
22. What was your favorite TV program?
and Burn Notice.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
24. What was the best book you read?
SOLO, a devotional that has daily tidbits about The Message version of the Bible.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Griffin House and Matt Mahr.
26. What did you want and get?
A paid job as a youth director. To take the youth on a mission trip.
27. What did you want and not get?
Maybe a new car.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
I really like the show Mad Men. Does that count?
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27, and I worked. I’m super cool like that. Also, I got a bajillion Facebook messages.
30. What’s one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I loved this year. But again, here I’m going with the mission trip.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Express is my new favorite store.
32. What kept you sane?
God. April. Taco Bell. Starbucks.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
The mid-term election.
35. Who do you miss?
It’s been about 8 years since he died, but I still miss Bob.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
All the awesome people at my new church.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
Do not stress. A bowl of dry rice can fix water damage to a phone. Walk into Target stores because if you run, you could sprain your ankle.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“And love will hold us together/ Make us a shelter to weather the storm/ And I’ll be my brother’s keeper/ So the whole world will know that we’re not alone.”