I figured I should post about my year with text, not just the random photos I found on my computer (note to self….continue with the photo archival system. It helps immensely.)
I’ve had a pretty big year. It didn’t start out well (last New Year’s Eve could go down as one of the the worst NYE’s I’ve ever experienced…), but it’s ending on a good note. In our first home.
Speaking of which, I didn’t even include a SINGLE PHOTO of our new house in my photo gallery. What was I thinking??? Go back and look at it. I fixed it.
So let’s backtrack. January started out with a bang. Lots of great concerts and interviews. I saw Matt Nathanson at the Handlebar in Greenville, and I’d go on to see him three more times in 2008. Four times in one year? I haven’t seen him that often in many years. Maybe since 2003. I had the pleasure of interviewing some fantastic musicians. Some of my favorites:
Matt Nathanson (absolute highlight of my music podcast/story career)
Edwin McCain (again, I think I interviewed him 3 times this year)
Gavin DeGraw (one of my favorites)
I mean, really, how did I get my regular job duties completed when I was talking to so many talented artists?
I ran my second marathon in Nashville, and I’m planning my third for this April….again, in Nashville.
I also got to attend rallies (and cover them) for the Obamas. Both of them. Michelle in April and Barack in October. That was seriously cool.
Then I turned 30. And 30 hasn’t been bad at all. I kind of like it! Just two weeks after my birthday, I saw New Kids on the Block in Charlotte. One of the most fun nights of this year 🙂
I covered two nights of the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam….almost as cool as Barack’s visit.
My husband I took some fun trips this year, with the biggest one being to Toronto. We also visited Nashville, Lake Waccamaw, Buffalo and various other cities and towns closer to home.
We celebrated our first wedding anniversary, and on that same day we made an offer on our first house.
I took several days off to hang out with my brother and mom, just a couple of weeks before Jason was deployed to Iraq. That’s definitely memorable, even if it isn’t a happy memory.
So, 2008 is coming to an end and I hope 2009 is even better. I have many things in store for the next few months (many I can’t even mention right now, but will eventually come out if everything plays out as I hope it will.) It’ll be fabulous.
I hope you have a wonderful New Year 🙂 See you in 2009!