Farewell, Twenty-Ten.

December 31, 2010

Each year seems to get better and at the end of it I’m hesitant to say goodbye. But I love new beginnings and a New Year is a perfect time for reinvention. But first – a reflection on what made twenty-ten the best year yet.

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FOOD:
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Last year I made a resolution to eat local, whole foods as much as possible. I’ve been a vegetarian for half my life now and half way through the year Jeremy joined me in not eating meat. I’ve made countless meals and have learned so much about cooking.

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ANNIVERSARY:
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In March we celebrated our first year of marriage by making a big list. Number 1 on the list was trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp.

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ANOTHER YEAR WISER:
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In May I officially (and happily) entered my late twenties. I started feeling restless and by the end of the month I had quit my job as senior art director at the advertising agency I had been at for 5 years to pursue my own freelance career. With 28 I’ve really come into my own – I’ve really started to define who I am and who I will become.

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AND KATHLEEN DESIGN CO.:
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I had big dreams for new beginnings but I found the change didn’t come easy. I still have a lot to learn and figure out regarding my new career (and how to balance it with living life) but I’ve finally found my swagger and am entering the new year feeling good about the work I’m creating.

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PIKE’S PEAK:
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We spent a good part of our year prepping for our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. And with that we decided to hike to the top of Pike’s Peak – after a very long day, we made it to the top. When we came back down we felt charged and excited – not just about our summit but about our lives together. What we’re doing now and what’s next.

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PERSONAL STYLE:
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In 2010 Jeremy and I quit our daily What We Wear project and I started my Anatomy of an Outfit series. I’m no longer dressing for client meetings or to impress coworkers. I love fashion and I love expressing myself through what I choose to wear. Through Anatomy of an Outfit I’ve determined that my personal style is Apocalypse Chic. If the end of the world happens on any given day I want to be dressed appropriately for it – even if that means I’m incredibly inappropriate for a Tuesday afternoon.

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NEPAL / EVEREST BASE CAMP:
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I’m most sad to say goodbye to twenty-ten because the further I will be from Nepal. In October we trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp and I spent the month of November recapping the adventure. Upon our return I knew that we had had a grand adventure – but it took a couple months of settling back in for me to fully realize how much the experience has left me forever changed – and for that I am grateful.

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And that brings us to right here – December 31, 2010. Jeremy and I had an amazing year and we did it together – side-by-side. And I’m so thankful to have been able to share our adventures and life together with you all – my blog buddies. Thank you for your friendship, energy, and thoughts – you guys inspire me to no end.

So with that… farewell, twenty-ten. You were a good year.

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