I started out the morning writing a year in review post that did not involve my running at all. I realized by the time I was 3/4 of the way done, that was pretty boring and there were just a few highlights from my year. Some did involve running – mine or someone else’s – and some did not.
I have managed to keep in somewhat touch with friends from high school that I reconnected with in 2009. While a solid group of us started getting together every month, that dissipated in 2010 but we did see each other now and then. I am truly hoping we can get back that once a month groove in 2011.
I am an elected official in the state of New York. I went through the process, ran for and was elected to the Maine-Endwell Central School District’s board of education. While this is not a big office, it is one that deals with two things I know a bit about – children and education. I am enjoying my time on the board so far and will serve my three year term with pride.
I did my civic duty in 2010. I spent a month, from the end of April until the end of May, as a member of a seated grand jury. This duty did not involve every day at a courthouse but did involve being on call for two days a week for the three weeks after the initial week. I was floored by the number of people I knew in the initial pool of jurors since the constant mantra was how diverse the jury pool now is.
I realized, as I was compiling and writing the post you will most likely never see, that regardless of how much I am looking forward to an empty nest in the near future (a couple years still), I am as much a mother now as I have ever been. My months evolved around activities for my kids, whether high school plays, Confirmation, band concerts, college athletic competitions or school open houses.
2010 was a good year overall. Here is to an even better, more balanced 2011.