Kiss My Aster’s 2009 Accomplishments


My horoscope said 2009 was going to be the best year ever for me and, for once, it was right. Here are a few random things I did that I can remember. Which is an accomplishment in itself.
In no particular order….

  1. I started 2009 with intentions of making a book (notice I didn’t even say "write"). I didn’t fulfill that intention but I did contribute to 3 other books. This one, this one and this one. I think I still owe 2009 a book, don’t tell it where to find me.
  2. I broke my key off in the ignition of my car
  3. A friend and I started a podcast with a target audience of pretty much just the 2 of us.
  4. I got a glider
  5. I moved back to Illinois and got my dream job with Landscaping Company X.
  6. I completely abandoned an entire garden in Indiana when I moved. It still hurts to think about.
  7. I harassed thousands of people via Twitter and Facebook
  8. I stumbled through a series of interviews, workshops and one webinar
  9. I co-birthed a wee side project so that I could ensure that I never had any spare time ever again
  10. I started blogging for Horticulture, the best damn gardening magazine out there, run by the nicest people ever. So nice that when I get asked to change that to a "dang" tomorrow, I’ll do it with a smile.

Peace out, 2009. You didn’t suck. Forum, yo.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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