2019 in Review

2019, What a year for us.

We moved to Beaufort, SC essentially into a semi tiny house. Had the great purge of 2019. Did A LOT of work on our house in Homewood. Sold our house. Paid down some of Ryan’s student loans. Took a Summer Sabbatical and learned the art of resting. Became a turtle volunteer for Hunting Island SC, a life long dream of mine. Began practicing yoga and exercising on a regular basis. Adventured in Iceland and Norway, where we snorkeled in the Arctic Circle. Went to Disney. Visited friends in Laurel and Hamilton. Cruised on a Stalker family vacay. Watched the Blue Angels from our backyard. Each started a new job. Attended Mumford and Sons, Needtobreathe and Hootie and the Blowfish concerts. Magically happened upon affordable Hamilton tickets in Dallas. Made new friends. Spent quality time with my younger cousins. Traveled to Cape Cod. Built a dollbed. Magically saw an orca in the ocean in Norway. Spent a cousin weekend reminiscent of Camp Amy at Uncle Steve and Aunt Molly’s in Maine. Started our own version of Camp Amy with Camp Tate with Em and Emory as attendees. Celebrated graduations and Match Days and birthdays and our 6th wedding anniversary. Met Ryan’s besties baby and got all the snuggles. Increased my blogging. Caught up on our yearly photo albums. Continued to clear some clutter and simplify. Read 39 books. Did the 25 days of Riley Kate’s Lovies during December. Had Chocolate Tree chocolate covered strawberries. Went to the Bama vs SC game.

This is the list I read this year. All are good because if I start a book and don’t enjoy it I typically do not finish it. The stars are the extra good ones, two stars the best.

  1. Intuitive Eating
  2. Fire Along the Sky⭐
  3. Queen of Swords⭐
  4. Becoming
  5. Love you Smore
  6. The Endless Forest⭐
  7. The Power of Vulnerability
  8. Where the Crawdads Sing
  9. Beach House Reunion⭐
  10. Glory Road
  11. The High Tide Club
  12. Miranda’s Big Mistake
  13. Maybe This Time
  14. By Invitation Only
  15. Sunset Beach
  16. The Summer Guests ⭐
  17. I’m Fine and Neither are You
  18. The Royal We
  19. Forever is the Worst Long Time
  20. Life and other Near Death Experiences
  21. Brunch at the Bittersweet Cafe
  22. The Stationary Shop⭐⭐
  23. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
  24. Where’d You Go Bernadette
  25. Little Fires Everywhere
  26. Next Year in Havana ⭐⭐
  27. The Island House
  28. The Guest Cottage
  29. When We Left Cuba ⭐
  30. Nantucket Sisters
  31. Make Your Bed
  32. The Alice Network ⭐⭐
  33. Looking for Lovely (reread) ⭐
  34. The Over Due Life of Amy Byler
  35. When Less Becomes More
  36. One Day in December ⭐
  37. Make It Happen
  38. Cultivate
  39. The Tattooist of Auschwitz ⭐⭐

I can’t wait to see what 2020 and the next decade bring. I will be posting my Powersheet goals this week too. So encourage me and hold me accountable.

Welcome to the Roaring 20s! I can’t wait to see what is in store.

Happy New Year! Best wishes for a Roaring new decade.

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