STY here - Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 was filled with a lot of wonderful things and also some very awful things but now it's over and it's time to look ahead to 2011... Like most people, I tend to get all "assess my life-y" this time of year, trying to determine what I could be doing better or what I would like to accomplish in the year ahead. I'm generally not a huge fan of making resolutions, but there are a few goals I have set for myself in 2011:
Be more organized. I used to be more organized. As I got a little older, I got progressively less organized. And then in the last couple of years, I realized that I would rather blog, ogle pictures or RPatts, and lurk around online than clean or put things where they are supposed to go or do just about anything else, and my little world has gotten pretty chaotic lately. But last night I reached my tipping point: I scratched my elbow up on something and couldn't find my Twilight bandaids. They were most likely buried in my closet, aka "the place I throw everything when people are coming over, the doorbell is about to ring at any second, and my bedroom looks like a tornado just ripped through it." It's ENOUGH already. I need to get my shit together - this cannot happen again. I had to use a regular ol' bandaid, for goodness sakes!
Stop eating like a five-year-old. I go through times when I eat a very healthy, nutritious diet consisting of whole foods and organic everything and kale is my BFF, and then I have jags where it seems like I eat nothing but pizza, Cheez-Its, and tater tots. I feel like a million bucks when I eat what's good for me--it really improves my overall outlook on life!--so it's time to get back on the good-food wagon.
Be nicer. And more conscientious of other people's feelings. This almost seems like it's too obvious to set as an actual goal - I mean, everyone wants to be nice, right? Most of the time, anyway?? But between you and me, I can be a tad unkind sometimes. OK, I can be a raging bitch. Being nice is not hard, but it can take a little effort and I'm going to try to up my nice factor. Because nice matters (just ask Dangrdafne - I lifted that line from her!). And also because I feel guilty about every perceived wrong I commit. Just blog-wise? All the wonderful notes and things that people have sent us and made for us that I have never properly thanked them for or written about here? This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night - gah!
I asked JJ, Latchkey Wife, TK, Myg, and VitaminR70 to send me their New Year's-y thoughts - serious, funny, resolution-y, or whatever - and this is what they had to say (er, apparently I was the only one equating "New Year's thoughts" with resolutions - lol)...
VitaminR's up first!
I am a little drunk so brace yourselves. Do with it what you will. I love you people...hard.
On a serious note I would like to say this: 2010 was the year I met my Twitarded sisters in person (except TK but I know this will happen so it is OK). Besides meeting POTUS (sorry ladies), this was the highlight of 2010. How lovely is it that I can now say you are my real life friends....not just my online friends? Of course we all knew it was so much more than that. You have been there for me through abstinence of all things Eclipse to lusting over Rob (rather graphically I might add) to supporting me like true friends do through tough, tough real life times and through the good. To think...it all started with an action figure, some Sniffs and a little FaceInHole goodness. That, my friends, is a beautiful homance.
Also Team Osa Bella.....such a worthwhile cause and amazing experience. I am so proud of the big hearts and generous nature of our snarky, oversexed section of this fandom. Myg you are fucking amazing....thank you for your brain and your words. Thank you to Team Osa Bella for raising money for such a great cause.
Funny highlights: Coming home to my Rainier Beer Hat courtesy of Dangrdafne (I squeeed and jumped up and down...I am certain this behavior will be mentioned in future therapy sessions for my children), 2010 has been the year of embracing this ridiculous obsession...I honestly do not give a flying fuck what anyone thinks anymore...out and proud!, spooning with Myg and STY in FOOORRKKKSSSS!, cuddling with LKW and watching Robporn in bed, smoking ciggies with Jen and drinking that one last drink that we shouldn’t have, having MamaCougar motorboat my bewbies, going to fucking Forks with you all...holy shit that was crazy, becoming friends with @Kitty_Elvis...thanks to Twitarded, Rob, Rob, Rob, Rob, Rob.....always fucking Rob (I wish).
Holy fuck he better be getting serious kickbacks from the tobacco companies around the world because I REALLY want a cigarette right now...preferably held by those fingers. Gah.
A very busy and pretty stressed out Myg kept it short and sweet:
For me, 2010 will always be the year of the bear. It was the year I met all of you, some right here at Twitarded, some in Forks, some down the street. You all made my life better. I’m sure there’s a way to be funny about that, but to be honest, I’m too sleep deprived from all this “vacation” with my kids. So let me just say happy new year, and here’s to us in 2011.
Texas Katherine chimed in next -
I’m not even sure where to begin. 2010 was an amazing year. I strengthened friendships and made quite a few new friends. We experienced a lot of highs and a lot of lows, but the important thing is we experienced them together. Twitards are a truly phenomenal group of people.
I don’t do resolutions so I’ll just reflect on the last twelve months. How can I even sum up this past year? We saw Rob in his boxer briefs, we made babies with him, and we unleashed a contingent of crazies on the sleepy town of Forks. How the world is still spinning on its axis, I’ll never know.
I wish you all the sparkliest of new years!
Jenny Jerkface shared a few sentiments...
Holy crap am I not last? Fucking shocking. This year went by too fast and was probably one of the most amazing years of my life. Not only did I get to meet a bunch of you in Texas, we went to Forks. We went to fucking Forks, people. 130-ish awesome and crazy women descended on a small town and tore it up. It was surreal and I’ll carry the memories from the trip for the rest of my life.
This was the year that officially moved Twitarded from “online only” to “real life” and I’ve seen so many of you make the transition as well, which make me the happiest asshole in the universe. Because you’re all fantastic women who deserve to be in each others’ lives.
And last but never least, Latchkey Wife -
Where do I even start with all the awesomeness of 2010? Um, hello? I was invited to join JJ and STY as part of Twitarded...HOLY FUCK! It was like a dream come true for me. I've loved every minute of being a part of such a completely amazing team. And the addition of TexasKatherine was long overdue. She is one funny h00r!
It was also a year of inching out of my Twilighty closet...becoming more comfortable with people knowing what a crazy fan I am of this stuff!
Driving to NJ to see Eclipse with the gang having never met anyone in person before...wow...completely out of my comfort zone but I did it and it was so much fucking fun to get to hang with JJ and STY and Myg and it's like we were just destined to be life long friends! Hear that bitches? You're stuck with me!
Going to Foooooorks had to be the pinnacle of that inching out of the closet... And Forks could possibly be one of the most incredible trips I've ever taken. I still can get myself choked up just reminiscing about all the awesome peeps I met and being able to finally get hug VitaminR (yes, I actually did sprint through the airport, nearly getting tackled by security, to get that hug) - words really can't describe what that trip, and all of you Twitards, mean to me.
I think what cracks me up the most about 2010 is that I managed to stay completely 007 with my bloggy status at home. If the hubs knows, he's not letting on one tiny bit! It seems to work for us...although it does get harder and harder to maintain my stealth blogger status. Maybe 2011 will be the year I come clean...or not.
I hope in 2011 I continue to get to know all my Twilighty friends better and continue with my daily communications with my crew. I feel empty without them. Happy New Year! Here's to another great year of Twitarded, Rob, FanFiction and Forks! Fuck ya!
Share your thoughts about the year past and the year ahead in the comments!