After all the hubbub of 2006, I wasn't expecting 2007 to be quite as hectic - we wouldn't be planning another wedding, at least. However, it still feels like this year has blown past us so quickly! I think part of that perception, for me, comes from the black hole that developed at my job this year (which finally is starting to seem like it's closing up), but it's also because I don't think there were many huge milestones in my life this year.
Having said that...
For me, there are a couple of types of significant memories. One involves a one-time or unusual event or experience, and another is something that led to a major change of some sort in my life.
Here are three of my significant memories for 2007:
- Returning to Tennessee for the first time in five years. We celebrated my son's college graduation, and I saw his father for the first time since I moved away (which wasn't so bad, really). But my favorite part was introducing Tall Paul to the sights, sounds, and great food(!) of Memphis - Corky's! Huey's! - and then exploring other parts of the state with him. It's kind of sad that I never made it to Knoxville until Chris was almost ready to leave there - and I do think that living 2000 miles away might be a legit excuse, just for the record - but we enjoyed our time there, as we did in the Smokies and Nashville. And after all this time, I can finally say I've seen Rock City.
- Spending the night at the San Diego Wild Animal Park with my family. I worked at a zoo for four years, but never got to experience behind-the-scenes in quite this way. I'd love for us to be able to do it again.
- Making the decision to turn the book notes I was keeping on another website into the seeds of a new blog. That baby has grown, and has also led into writing stuff that other sites have been willing to publish as well (thanks, Nataly and company at WIM!). Even more than that, it's led to my new membership in the online community. I'm enjoying blogging, writing, and making connections more than I ever could have imagined.