10 Awesome Things about 2010

As the year comes to a close, there's been a lot of reflection going on..
I love this idea, that's been going around the blog world, of listing things that were great about this year, so I joined in. I'm not going to be particularly chronological about this, but hopefully you'll enjoy it all the same! 

 In 2010...

1. I traveled to Europe in the spring, and fell in love with the people, places and all around feel of the Scandinavian region.

2. I worked with kids all summer, and made so many friends from all over the world. It was an unbelievable feeling to have kids coming up to me saying how I'd inspired them and they looked up to me.

3. My birthday was spent (on the actual day) with some great friends I get to see about once a year, on a yacht, writing down our dreams on paper and tying them to red balloons and releasing them out into the sky; letting them take flight in a sense, and finishing the day with smiles, cake, hugs and a whole lot of laughter..perfect.
(Photo courtesy of Dramatic Reflections Photography)

4. I started training in classical ballet again after taking a year off because of schooling, and was given the opportunity to play my dream role of the beautiful Snow Queen in the Nutcracker. What a blessing!

5. I switched to a new university, and we got an adorable new addition to the family! :)
(Meeting Erwin McManus, one of the most fantastic creative minds, author, speaker..etc!)

6. I met some of the most inspiring and influential people in the business, political, writing and church worlds. (Including former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura) This was one of the most incredible experiences.

7. I started blogging! :) Thanks to all of my lovely friends who read and leave me such kind things in the comments. You all are truly friends of mine, and I am happy to know you! xoxo
(With Julie Kent, Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre)

8. I met some of the top ballet dancers in the world, and even took a master ballet class from some of them!

9. Hosting parties is such fun, and throughout the year, my friends and I have enjoyed many a tea party and lovely Holiday gatherings.

10. Even when I wasn't actively training in ballet, towards the first part of the year, God opened up the door for me to establish a dance group at the university I attended then. With it, we were able to have some fabulous performing opportunities, and made some great friendships; it still is in existence there today!

As you're looking back and reflecting on all that has passed in this last year, I hope you remember not only the tough times that made you stronger, but also the good memories; those times that you laughed so hard, or when someone did something to make your day. Each event, both big and small, because every one helped to shape you into the person that you are, and that person is someone really great. I'm throwing a smile over my shoulder to the sweet memories of the past, but looking forward with great expectations; 2011 is going to be something grand, I just know it!

Blessings and Best Wishes for the New Year,



Shay said...

Your year sounds AMAZING! I am so jealous you got to go to Europe, and being on a yacht for your birthday and performing in a ballet in your dream role...it all sounds fantastic! Hope 2011 is just as magical for you:-)

I'm Sydney. said...

Ah sounds like an amazing year!! So glad I got to be a part of it (blog-wise, that is). Cheers to 2011, God's going to bring a GREAT year full of His joy, power, and glory!

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Mikelle Jade said...

Wow, you had a really eventful year! I am so happy you had so many wonderful opportunities :)

Happy New Years, and I hope 2011 is fantastic for your as well Candice!

Tess Atkinson said...

Looks like you had a fantastic year!

For every Lady Goodman. said...

really incredible.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. :) I'm excited to share 2011 with you!

Kaleena J. said...

hi. i like the name of you blog. that is all.

Meri said...

Sounds like a great year. Cool blog!
I think it would be really neat to take that masters level ballet class!

Candice said...

Thank you for all of the lovely things you've written; you make me so happy :) 2010 was truly a magical year, and I'm looking forward to all that will come in 2011! Thanks for being part of all the fun as bloggers; you're all so great! xoxo

-Sam I Am- said...

OMGOSH! I cannot tell you how awesome it was to learn a little more about Candice :) The fact that you do Ballet is SOOOO AMAZING. I've always admired the sport as dancing, gracefulness, and flexibility are things I have never done well, ha! I recognize one of those dancers from the movie Center Stage! How cool!!!! One of my favs :)

And how gorgeous you are!! Not even kidding. Hope 2011 brings you many more great memories!! And I cannot wait to keep reading them!

Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

wow --- what an amazing year!! happy 2011!! xoxo

Marina C. said...

happy new year!


Evan Ferguson said...

I love this post. The pics are WONDERFUL and I forgot that you met Erwin!!!! AH! So great to see that picture. Great memories! :) You're awesome.

Robyn said...

high fives for an awesome 2010. Best wishes for the new year.

saaammy♥ said...

wow! your 2010 seemed amazing! i hope this year will be just as lovely or perhaps even better!:)

The Short Girl said...

It looks like you had an amazing 2010! I used to do ballet and have always wanted to train in classical ballet! Great blog!


Sarah said...

Sounds like such an amazing year! I love love ballet!!!

Candice said...

Thank you ladies :) I did have such a wonderful year, and I know this one will be even better..for you and me both! :)

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