Sunday, January 2, 2011

Is it really 2011???

It's hard to believe it's 2011 already....seems like 2010 just started, but what a ride it has been! I was going to do a recap of my life in 2010, but since I've been in DC the entire time, it's already chronicled on my blog :) Ha! So, I think I'll use this entry to talk about 2011 and what I hope to accomplish. For starters, I only have 2 weeks left living in DC. Yep, I'm headed back to the good ol' midwest! I decided it's time to end my run in DC and move back closer to family. A year and a half in DC is just the right amount of time ~ enough to explore and enjoy the excitement of a new place but not so long that I take for granted living amid the grand monuments and historical significance of it. So, in just 2 weeks, my time in DC will end and I'll begin a new chapter of my life in Ohio ~ new job, new apartment, and new adventures. Even though I've lived there 25 years, I realized living outside the state that there are still so many things in Ohio I have yet to see; things that people who don't live in Ohio think of when they hear Ohio ~ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Football Hall of Fame, Wright Brothers museum, Put n' Bay on Lake Erie, President Warren Harding memorial, Underground Railroad museum, the Geauga County Maple Festival, etc. Have I been to any of those??? Nope! Plenty to explore in Ohio and the surrounding states.

Aside from moving back to Ohio, I have a few other goals for 2011. For starters, I want to play more golf than what I did in 2010...which means, I want to graduate from the driving range and hit an actual course! :-) Maybe since I'll be living closer to dad and grandpa that will actually happen. I also want to travel someplace I've never been....Napa Valley, CA is on my list, along with Boston, MA, so perhaps I'll go to one of those places.

Anyways, happy new years to everyone and may 2011 hold everything you want it to!


  1. How great it will be to have you back in Ohio, although I do have to say I've learned so much about D.C. and surrounding areas from your exciting blogs. I'll probably learn a lot about my own Buckeye State from your "Living the Ohio Way" blogs. I'm sure you'll continue your adventures and journals for us to enjoy. Hurry home, the welcome mat is out! love and best wishes in your new job and all the special blessings this new year has in store for you. mammaw..........

  2. Colleen, it will be FANTASTIC to have you back---you never can be close enough to family!!!!!!!!Let the fun times resume!!!!!There is still plenty to do in good old OHIO!!!!If there is an adventure to be found YOU will find it!!!!!!! Good luck with this new journey in your life--teaching position, apartment, ect.Love, mom