Rewind: 2008

Oh lovies…you have seen me go through so much this year! But I thought I would give you a little recap for fun…depending on when you stared reading the blog!

Got out of 8 year relationship that should have ended 4 years ago (January).

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Went on my first real date in 8 years (Feburary), then Got my heart broken (April).


Started blogging again and kept it up (May)!


Moved out on my own to San Diego with an old friend from college (May).


Went to Vegas for the first time (May).


Got really neat internship with the Marine Corps doing GIS work (June).


One of my best friends from high school got married (July).

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Celebrated my 23rd birthday (September).

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Got offered and accepted my dream job from an old friend in FLORIDA and rejected a 50k job from the Navy (September).

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Ran 10k Turkey Trot and beat my personal record (52.42) (November).

Ran 5k Jingle Bell Jog at Marine Corps Air Base (24:53) (December).

Moved out of San Diego, back to OC and celebrated many holidays (December).

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And to start off 2009 with a bang: Take a cross country trip to FL, meet bloggers and start the job of my dreams!!!

Happy New Year to


Thank you so much for keeping up with my blog and being such great and avid readers! 

You all ROCK!

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30 Responses to Rewind: 2008

  1. Vegetation says:

    Wow! I only found you a couple of months back, it sure looks like you’ve had an eventful year full of ups and down (thankfully it seems like more ups than downs!).

    Have a great New Year :)

  2. glidingcalm says:

    wahoo! great list! I totally remember when you went to that wedding too! seems like forever ago!!

    looking forward to 2009 with Trying to Heal! luv ya lady!!!


  3. VeggieGirl says:

    Lovin’ the recap; and I hope you keep up the blog, for sure!! :-)

    Happy New Year!!

  4. shelby says:

    I can’t wait to see more from your blog in 2009, it’s one of my very favorites because you are such an inspiration to me. =)

    Happy New Year!!!

  5. ttfn300 says:

    happy new year!!! have fun with the trip to FL :)

  6. Meg says:

    Love the re-cap! Keep up the good work with such an amazing blog! You rock! Happy New Year!

  7. Peanut Butter and Jenny says:

    Thank you for sharing that little 2008 summary! I had no idea about ANY of that stuff – it was great to learn so much about you :). Can’t wait to share your stories and journeys in ’09 girl!

  8. says:

    wow it was really good to get to know you through this recap! what a great year you had :)

  9. Katie says:

    What a year, girly! It’s amazing how fast time goes but then when you isolate out each event SO MUCH has happened. I’m so glad we were Secret Santas and I found your blog!

    Happy New Year’s!

  10. Erica says:

    Great recap- what a year! The pics are so cute too!

  11. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    Wow – what a year! So glad you did a review because I haven’t been reading your blog from the beginning. A perfect Trying to Heal history lesson. :)

    Wishing you a safe drive cross-country. Can’t wait to meet up for dinner!

  12. Green Eyes, Green Heart says:

    2009 is going to be a great year for you–I can tell. ;)
    I love your blog and can't wait to share this year with you!
    I'm in FL, so hopefully a blogger meet-up is in our future!
    -Erin @ "Vegan & the City"

  13. Sharon says:

    What an awesome year! And I am so glad to have met you in 08. Here’s to a great continuing friendship in 09!

  14. biz319 says:

    I always think its amazing that you think your life doesn’t change much, until you look back on a whole year!

    What a BIG year this was for you – you should be very proud of yourself!

    Stop by my blog tomorrow for a beginning of the month giveaway!

  15. eatingbender says:

    You certainly have had an incredible year. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for you, Melissa! I know it’s nothing but fun as you make the big move! And you know, Friday should be pretty AWESOME too ;o) Happy Belated Birthday to your mom, too!

  16. ashley (sweetandnatural) says:

    Happy New Year! 2009 will be an exciting year for you!

  17. Andrea [bella eats] says:

    What a great and busy year you had!!! Good luck on the cross-country trip, I can’t wait to see what Florida and 2009 have in store for you!

  18. aussirish says:

    happy new year :)
    i just wanted to comment and tell u how much i enjoy reading your blog, its awesome and really insipiring for ed recovery!!

  19. magpie says:

    Happy New Year!

    Sounds like a very busy but productive year :) 2009 is going to be great!

  20. ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á says:

    happy new year! good luck with your dream job :D!

  21. says:

    What a year! Thanks for sharing! I wish you all the best in 2009!

  22. HangryPants says:

    I wish you the best as you move and start a new life in Florida! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, especially the honest, hard to write ones!

    have a wonderful 2009!

  23. bitesoflife says:

    You’ve had quite the year! Looks like it was a good one! I really hope that 2009 is even better!

    Happy New Year!

  24. Laura says:

    Happy New Year!

    Good luck with the move!

  25. K says:

    Great recap!! Wishing you all the best for 2009 :)


  26. Meghann says:

    2008 was a great year, but 2009 is going to be even better! :)

  27. erica says:

    I loved the recap!

    Happy New Year! I wish you all the best.. you totally deserve it.

  28. Rachel says:

    Think my running buddy met you this morning, so I decided to drop by and say hello.
    Looks like you had a great year and looks like you made some really smart choices regarding your life. Congratulations!

  29. Mariposa says:

    you look great! heres to a new year and a road trip! : )

  30. Lara says:

    Wow, what a year! Best of luck with the new job, how exciting!

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