In 2010, I blinked my eyes and the year was over. I found my footing as a new mom and fell more in love with my darling son Henry. I made up silly songs and played ridiculous games just to make him smile. I warmed hundreds of bottles and changed thousands of diapers. I went on a lot of play dates. I chronicled my adventures and discoveries with almost monthly letters to Henry until he turned 1. I celebrated his 1st year on the planet and our first year as parents with two kinds of cake and some of our closest family & friends. I said goodbye to maganda.org and hello to Brunch. I did a lot of work that I'm proud of, especially 29 good things. I interviewed some friends and was interviewed by my husband. I was mentioned in a book. I taught my first online workshop, and it inspired me to teach more. I baked a dozens of cookies, perfected my Mexican chopped salad, and learned to improvise in the kitchen. I enjoyed some amazing live music and saw some brilliant and luminous art. I drove up the coast and flew across the country with a 1-year-old, then I took my first solo trip in nearly two years. I became part of a new demographic (that is, I turned 35). I dreamed bigger than I ever have before, and I started a mighty life list. I went on as many dates with my husband as I could. I swooned often and cried happy tears a few times. (I cried sad ones, too.) I learned to be gentle with myself. I learned a lot, actually. And I'm still learning.
Read about what happened in 2009.
Photo by the wonderful Andrea Scher at the magical Pixar Studios.