Happy 1st Birthday Oh She Glows!!!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 31, 2009

and Happy Halloween to all!!!!!


It is hard to believe it has been 1 YEAR since I started Oh She Glows! A year really CAN change a lot.

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Here is the one I wrote today on my big ‘post-it’…


It’s going by the door!

One thing blogging has taught me over the past year is that being true to myself has dramatically changed my life for the better.

I realized that the ‘real me’ WAS good enough! In fact, the real me is what everyone wanted to see all along, but I didn’t know that.

I always thought I had to hide who I really was- a goofy, silly, shy, yet fun-loving and IMPERFECT woman.

Once I took my wall down and was true to myself I realized that good things started happening to me.

I was happier, less anxious, motivated, and peaceful. I fell asleep quickly at night. I woke up eager. I dreamed big.

People around me seemed to like me more, probably because I wasn’t walking around stressed out and counting every calorie in my head over and over again or thinking about how unhappy I was.

Oh She Glows got me through one of the most difficult times of my life. It is what made me realize that I could do something that I loved to do. I could touch people with my words. I could help other women overcome their disordered eating, obsession, and negative self-image. I could be silly, and weird, and goofy, and basically do whatever I wanted on this blog. I could take a picture of a beautiful flower and post it. I could vent about a problem or talk about ideas, goals, motivations, aspirations, and visions…

Oh She Glows made me finally feel in control of my happiness.

I started to think outside the box. I dreamed big. I knew that I deserved to be happy.

Things inside me started to click.

I had spent the better part of my graduate program miserable and now I was miserable in my career. What would have to change until I decided enough was enough? When would my life be a HAPPY life?

Well, something happened along my blogging journey. I realized that nothing was ever going to change unless I did something about it.

Opportunities don’t just happen to people, you have to MAKE them happen.

When I realized this, my whole perspective changed.

I knew that unless I took action, I would be miserable my whole life. I pictured myself in the same job until I was 50. Is that what I wanted, to be a passive recipient of what life gives me?

Absolutely not!

None of us know what cards will be dealt to us. I don’t know if I will be around next week, next year or for my 50th birthday. It would surely suck to piss away these amazing years being unhappy. Where is the fun in being miserable all the time? It was the same sort of realization I had when I decided to give up obsessing over my weight, exercise, and food. Was it working for me? Hardly- I was stressed out and unhappy day in and day out. I was hungry all the time. Eric broke up with me for a few months in 2003 because things got so bad. Being miserable did NOT work for me with my eating disorder or in my career.

Each positive step that I took, I felt like I jumped a mile. Positive things breed more positive things. As soon as I broke the cycle of negativity in my life, I was a changed women.

It just takes a series of small actions and then one BIG action (think- KABOOM!) to finally break away from the chains that you have in your life.

My KABOOM! moment was when I decided to tell my boss, in a heated moment, that I was done. I felt like a bomb went off inside me. Suddenly everything was changed.

I thank my lucky stars that I started Oh She Glows exactly 1 year ago. I was a very unhappy and guarded person. I felt like a drone. Some days I didn’t feel anything except nothingness and a void. This blog didn’t just turn a light bulb on in my head, it turned on an entire football stadium of lights. Everything started to click. I had these amazing women who read my blog and believed in me. After a while I started to believe in me too.

After a bad day I logged on and just wrote. Sometimes light topics like fashion or make-up and sometimes more serious ones. It was sort of like cheap therapy for me. I was on the couch indeed typing my heart out.

This isn’t just a healthy living blog to me.

It represents HOPE for change.

Hope that each and every one of us can find our own personal definition of happiness. To be true to ourselves, and to believe in our own authentic power.

I still feel like I have a lot to learn, but the only difference now is that I feel like I am slowly on my way, and better yet, I am excited about it. I am no longer stalled or going in reverse like I was for so long.

I truly think that all of us have the same basic goals…to feel loved and to feel like we have a purpose on the earth. To feel like our true self is in harmony with what we do day in and day out.

The power within all of us is so great. If we only touched on it briefly each day we could all do amazing things.


And now it is time for Oh She Glows birthday giveaway!


Close your eyes. Picture yourself on October 31, 2010. Now leave a comment and tell me how you picture your ideal life 1 year from today. Maybe you have goals or hopes. Tell me what you want to be doing, living, breathing…The first step is writing it down.

The giveaway is for one lucky US or Canadian reader to win everything below! (Click to enlarge).


All of this is from the Health food trade show I went to. Tons of teas, bars, beauty healthy products, etc! I’m not naming it all, but you get the idea. :)


I also added some of my favourite products to share: Glo bars, Mary’s Crackers, Organic raw Cacao nibs, and PC Sun-dried tomato no salt added seasoning (the LBD of seasonings!)



Contest closes: Tuesday Nov. 3, 2009 at 8am.

Bonne chance!


Thank you to each and everyone of you for your amazing support over the past year! If there are any of you out there who have followed my journey since the beginning- well, that is quite awesome.

ONWARD and UPWARD!!!!!!!

Now, BED TIME at 1:20am. Tomorrow AM: Finish making up the fake house, costume + party planning, and baking!


PS- There is also a giveaway for GLO BARs over here! Leave a comment to enter!

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Bec October 31, 2009 at 1:25 am

I see myself happy, fit and working my first ‘real’ job :) Now I just need to take the time between now and december to figure out exactly what I want that to be!


Susan October 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm

In one year I hope to have run a half marathon!


Sarah K. Robb November 1, 2009 at 2:25 am

One year from now I hope to be alive and well, fully functioning and DEFINITELY running! I am deploying to Afghanistan in mid to late March of 2010, I volunteered to go and I feel it’s part of my life’s calling. Running provides me reason, despite the possibilities that I may not run everyday I hope to get in a decent amount of time during my off hours. Throughout much of my young adult life I was never sure of my future, once I enlisted in 2007 after I was so close to obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree (only one year shy), I took the great leap into becoming part of what I deem the greatest organization there is- the United States Army. While we may never know for sure what our future holds, I know that what is in store for me holds great things. I cannot and will not settle for less, and I feel confident about that. What I really want in the next year is for my friends and family to learn how important self satisfaction is. If you, yourself, are not happy make it so that your life will provide you with the tools to make that happen. Glowing friends, the world is your oyster!


Kelly November 1, 2009 at 10:54 am

Happy Birthday! I have to say that your blog is one of the most inspirational I read on a daily basis. You have made me think about how I can get more out of my life. I’m currently in a dead end nowhere job. I literally sit there all day just hoping for work to do. Thankfully I’m paid well to do this. So your blog has made me think that other things are possible and I need to stop making excuses and make some positive changes.

So in the next year I want to be a certified personal trainer. Even though this field is now chuck full of people doing this I feel I can still make a difference and find my special place. I will be taking a CPR class and the ACE PT certification. Unfortunately, I still need to keep the dead end nowhere job for the money but I won’t let it hold me back any longer. Once certified I need to find some place to get some experience. That is what I need to devote some time to over the next few months.

So thank you for helping me to step outside my comfort zone and make some positive things happen in my life. I’ve realized that I can make some changes to make myself happy instead of sitting here waiting for someone to hand it to me.


courtney November 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I have been a silent reader of your blog for some time, and I have to say that the things you say, you complete happiness and zest for life has inspired me to change myself. I knew that I couldn’t live the way I was forever, and I deeply longed to be happy ad healthy again but I wasn’t able to face my real problems and actually make an effort to change. I have suffered from severe bulimia for over seven years. The damage I have caused my body is not something I like to face but anytime I feel like purging or eating too much I just picture myself unhappy and trapped in this misery.
Therefore, Angela, I thank you. Thank you for represeting yourself so honestly and truly, and inspiring me make this much needed a change.
A year from now, I plan to either be pregnant or to have had a baby!(I’m newlywed) and I consider myself so fortunate to have been able to reverse the damage I caused my body by truly eating and living a healthy lifestyle. You inspired me, so thank you :)


Holly W November 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

In one year I would like to be healthy and happy! Maybe even pregnant! I will graduate with my Masters in Social Work in a few weeks so I also hope to have a great job that I love. I truly want to be happy with myself! I’m working on it…


Magda November 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm

One year from now I hope to be more centered and relaxed, confident and content. I have the goal of integrating Yoga into my exercise routine, which already includes running, pilates and weight-training. I hope to come up with new Green Monster combinations featuring nutritious (and delicious) ingredients. I hope to spend more time with the people I love. I hope to enjoy LIFE more!


Angela November 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm

A year from now I see myself happy-planning my wedding with the help of my mom. 2009 has been a very tragic year. My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in July. After the diagnoses I was very angry and felt lost for a while. Our wedding plans were put on hold, I cannot imagine planning my wedding without my mom- it was out of the question!
Also, It is my turn to take care of her. She has always been there for me she is truly one of a kind. This has been the hardest year of my life but we have all learned from the journey. Health has definitely taken a front seat in my life. There are so many things in life that we can’t control but health is something that is put in our hands each and every day and what we eat, put on our bodies and how we live all help determine the health of our bodies and minds.


Lauren Elizabeth November 2, 2009 at 12:18 am

I plan to have run a half-marathon and working towards my yoga instructor’s certification. Practicing yoga has changed my outlook on life as well as my physical body and I want to share that feeling with everyone around me.


Jackie November 2, 2009 at 11:34 am

In one year from Oct 31, i see myself healthier- mentally and physically. I see myself doing yoga regularly and having run a race or two. I am also going to be starting the path to going to grad school.


Jenna D November 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I too am getting ready to have that chat with the boss. It is time for the career change. I work in travel now and one year from now I WILL BE a certified personal trainer and nutritionist… with my own blog, and probably starting to pack to move from san diego to austin for a vegetarian culinary program…all alone…because I know now big rewards require big risk.


shaeleen gilson November 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm

-learn to identify my gut instinct and trust it
-work part-time
-get 2 bigs dogs to take on daily am and pm walks
-have a gigantic garden that produces most of what i eat
-exercise 6 days a week


Cheryl November 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm

In one year from today I hope to have found more satisfaction and happiness within myself. Right now I have 3 beautiful children and a wonderful husband so there is no change needed there, although perhaps a fourth child will be added?? Anyway, it is all within myself that I need to find change. I would love to accept myself as I am and be happy with myself. So that is what my goal is for the next year. To be healthier by running more and going to the gym more. To treat my body as it should be treated with healthy food and water. And to treat my mind better as well, let go of the negative things and realize what a wonderful life I do have already!
Happy Birthday Oh She Glows! I have never commented before but was happy to do so today!


Jenna November 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I’d like to have some of my diseases be in remission, so I don’t have to take as many medications. I would like to have run another half marathon, and improve my time. I hope to be happy whether or not I am in my current relationship or not, and I hope to be living with my best friend as I currently am. I have come so far in the past year and hope to keep moving forward!

And since it will be Halloween 2010, I hope I have a very fun but safe time, just like this year!


Megan November 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I hope that after 11 years of post high school education including a PhD and a post doc to have a job that I love and be living in San francisco with my boyfriend of 7 years rather than 3000 miles away and in a long term relationship where I only see him 4 times a year! Oh and is it wrong for me to hope that I am finally engaged?! ;)


Rachel A October 31, 2009 at 1:29 am

In one year, I hope to be writing a book and either have a publisher or be in the process of finding one. My goal is to stay at my current job for the time being but not for more than two more years. I would love to take yoga teacher training. Due to my current job, I have missed out on two programs that started this fall, but I am hopeful I will be able to complete training next year. Ideally, I would like to open my own studio; this is farther out than one year…
I’m a beginner runner, so in a year, I hope I can run a 5k without stopping!


Dani @ WRW October 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your success. =)

In a year from now, I hope to be around 200 pounds (was 400 … I’m now 280ish) and focusing more on my fitness goals. I should have a 5K under my belt by then (one planned for next fall!)

Otherwise, I see myself in my new house (should be closing on it soon!) and settling into life there, growing emotionally and spiritually, thankful for the opportunities God puts in my family’s path.

Right now, I’m mobile. I’m healthy. I’m happy. I’m truly LIVING instead of just existing. And next year? I just want so much more of that for me and my family!


Havie October 31, 2009 at 7:46 pm

One year from now- I want to let go of the negative self-talk that has been plaguing my brain the last few months, run for fun not to make myself crazy, and hold my baby nephew as he nears his first birthday!


Gannon November 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Congratulations on your anniversary!!!

One year from now I plan on moving into an apartment and concentrating on my studies even more! My goals are to be healthy and happy!!!


Alison of Post-College Kitchen October 31, 2009 at 1:30 am

Inspirational post.

I hate to dream about the future like this, because truly I just hope to be happy to go wherever God leads me.

From my perspective right now, though, it’d be great to be at my current job as long as I’m constantly learning, growing and taking advantage of opportunities. I hope to be able to continue running races. Most of all I want my marriage and faith to continue to grow stronger!


K October 31, 2009 at 1:32 am

Wow, congrats on your first year! It really has been quite amazing and I am so happy I get to follow your progress.
As for me, I am not entirely sure where I want to go with my life but I do hope I have found a path I feel good about and am on my way. Finally finding a school program (nutrition?) and going for it, getting a job in a ballet company, starting my own business… I guess all I know is that I want to be happy with my choice.


Penny October 31, 2009 at 1:35 am

I have been struggling so much with this lately. I know what I want to do but I’m scared of starting over… OK…Deep breath… By this time next year I want to be living in LA (which would mean moving across the country) and making my living as an actress.

There. I said it.


Madelin @ What is for breakfast? October 31, 2009 at 1:38 am

Congratulations Angela! I love your blog so much, it was the first one I read! Good luck for the future and keep at it! My goals are that I want to run a half marathon and do lots of travelling in the next year! Don’t count me in the comp though cause I’m in Australia ;). xx


junghwa October 31, 2009 at 1:45 am

CONGRATS Angela! happy Birthday to OH SHE GLOWS!!! ;)
i’m eyeing your GLOWBARS. omg they look delicious. i am drooling already :)

My goal is to have run my first race ever even if it is only 5k.
Also, I would love to see myself more grown spiritually and physically!


Kayzilla October 31, 2009 at 1:49 am

In one year? I envision a happy and healthy Kayzilla. I can see myself with a part-time job, college, friends, and a boyfriend. The main thing is though, I envision myself LIVING! I can see myself being eating disorder free, and not being “in recovery” only “engaging in LIFE” the way I deserve to be. I can see myself eating healthy sustainable foods because I like how it feels and I do it out of love for my body. I can see myself sneaking in a chocolate or two just for the kicks and not feeling an itch of guilt. I’ve finally found a way to be aware of the impermanence of my negative thoughts and let myself feel and assess the situation as needed.

And you know, totally laughing and smiling at all the silly emotions and things I take too seriously along the way. I can see myself striving for a better live and looking for ways to help myself so I can help others. I can see myself being a happy teen. There will be bumps, tears, grrs, and EGAD!s along the way, but I can see myself being a tough cookie and conquering it all.. without the ED self-punishment.

That’s why all the actions I do today are worth being good ones. If not today.. then when, yanno?

Angela, you’ve done an amazing job getting to where you are today. It’s so good to see someone who’s managed to find happiness because it gives hope for the rest of us. I hope to maybe inspire someone else one day the way you’ve inspired me with your blog. Happy OSG birfday! :) This moment needs something.. hrmm…

If I could, I’d give you a high five. And a penguin. Penguins are cool and totally relevant. :D But can you get Eric to high five you for me? Thank you!

Keep on bloggin’!


Gillian October 31, 2009 at 1:56 am

Happy Birthday OSG!!!!

By October 2010 I want to be with the man I adore (who is many many miles away from me right now) working my dream job in TV with my guide book published! I’m working on it!

You are always an inspiration. Thank you for being yourself Ange.


maria October 31, 2009 at 1:56 am

My biggest problem right now is not being sure of what I want to do as far as a career goes. It’s not only annoying, but at times leaves me feeling like I’m completely worthless. On October 31, 2010 I want to have achieved a direction in my life concerning work and making a living. :)

Congrats on the 1 year mark! I love the blog and I’m so glad you started it!


Jen B October 31, 2009 at 2:08 am

Happy Blog-i-versay! How exciting! I definitely appreciate all your grad school talk as I am in the last year of my own graduate degree as we speak! So one year from now, I picture myself FREE of this degree and hopefully in a better, less stressed place. Thanks for sharing with all of us.


Fallon October 31, 2009 at 2:19 am

1 year goes by quick huh? Well congrats! You deserve it.

In one year I would like to be with my true love. He been in Iraq for almost 6 months now and still have 6 more to go. It always been a long distance relationship but I’m going to make it work because it is obvious we are both crazy in love with each other. Just deployments and being long distance is what keeps up apart but our love just grows stronger each day. I can’t wait to just be with him. As for myself I will be in a much better place being with him and knowing he is home and safe with take that added stress off of me and I can just enjoy his company. This past year has been stressful and lonely because he has been gone, but once I get him him that will all disappear and I will be 100 times better. I’m strong and I’ve already gotten through 6 months, I know I will get through the next 6. By staying focus, eating healthy, and working out I will just become stronger. I have to make sure I’m healthy and well in order to start strong!


Courtney October 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I was going to write a very similar post. The guy I have fallen deeply in love with is leaving for special ops for four years soon. I really hope you get your ideal life in a year.


Katrina M October 31, 2009 at 2:22 am

happy one year birthday OSG!!! :)

great post angela. hmmm one year from today. i hope to be either expecting a baby or a new mom (cross your fingers for us! hehe) hopefully working things out with my current employer to make working and a baby go together. hopefully my husband will be in a job that he enjoys, unlike his current job, and that we are even more in love than we are today. here’s wishing!!! :)


Twisted Chicken October 31, 2009 at 2:31 am

You are so inspiring! I found your website through a friend about 2 months ago and I’m so glad I did. Each day I read your posts I feel more aware of my own feelings and dreams and I’m getting closer to being brave enough to take action to make my dreams my reality. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. You are an incredible person.

At this time next year I see myself at a much healthier weight and fitness level. I see myself participating in my first 5K and preparing for more. I see myself with established patterns and habits that help keep me organized and in control of my home and my business. I see myself still reading Oh She Glows each day and still feeling motivated and inspired to grow and develop into the amazing person I know I can be.


Cynthia (It All Changes) October 31, 2009 at 2:41 am

For me I want to be happy with where God has placed me in his ministry.

But personally I want to have just completed or soon completing my first half marathon. I realized tonight in talking to Hunni that I feel Alive while running and I want to keep at it because it is my time to tune out the negative of the world.

Thank you for a great inspiring post.


sara October 31, 2009 at 2:43 am

One year from now I see myself more comfortable in my grad program, working with other professionals in my field while tying up the loose ends of my grad degree. I`ll still be on track for healthy eating while managing school and work, I hope!
Thanks for the chance to win, Angela!


christina October 31, 2009 at 3:08 am

In one year I hope to be completely free of my eating disorder and never have to think of it again, I would also love to be doing some counselling for those who are going through the same thing.
I would also LOVE to do some schooling to become professional makeup artist!

Great contest Angela!!! Happy 1 year birthday OSG !!!!



Betherann October 31, 2009 at 3:11 am

In one year I would like to be . . .

. . . content, no matter what my circumstances.

. . . in a happier, healthier relationship with my hubby.

. . . completely free from the bonds of eating disorders.

. . . at peace and all confident in God and myself.

. . . pregnant???



Carolyn October 31, 2009 at 3:20 am

In one year, I simply want to feel happy and peaceful with myself, much like many other women. I would like to make continued progress away from my eating disorder, I would like to have a job with an agency I respect and feel passionate about, I would like to love deeply and be loved in return, and I would like to be one step further in my education than I am today.

Thanks for yet another inspiring post, this one was so heartfelt it nearly brought tears to my eyes.


abby October 31, 2009 at 3:29 am

October 2010…
No more excuses…no more blaming others….
just me, exsisting and living for myself, my long -term self.
creating habits and patterns of health for a lifetime!
pursuing and engaged in a new sport I’ve never tried.
Not hiding in the shadows but embracing the silly side of myself, especially if I’m afraid to!
No longer apologizing for being a little shy, a little goofy and maybe a little lazy (gasp!) on my days off.
In my first year of grad school, loving every minute of it!!


Leah @ Simply fabulous October 31, 2009 at 4:15 am

Happy Birthday OSG! :) I feel like i’m wishing my “big sister website” a great day. hehe

Where do I see myself in a year?
…married over 1 year
…potentially working towards a new career (or sideline career!).
…potentially planning a move to Canada
…potentially a family of 3 instead of 2
…still writing for my blog and hoping to make it as great as yours!!

It’s fun to think of all the potentials!


Libby October 31, 2009 at 4:17 am

This time next year, I’ll be turning 22 (I’m a Halloween baby!), I’ll be more than halfway through my last semester of college (graduating in Sociocultural Anthropology), hopefully with an internship lined up and a graduate school picked out–My future is slowly unfurling!


lora October 31, 2009 at 4:49 am

I want to be able to keep a boy for longer than a split second, I want to be able to eat and live more consciously vegetarian and I want to love myself a billion times more than I already do now. This was an amazing post.

love and xoxoxxox


maren October 31, 2009 at 5:02 am

happy 1st birthday! good giveaway and question!
hmm where i see myself in a year?
-hopefully being successful at my job
-continuing to be happy with my boyfriend
-strive to always be healthy
-working more towards getting a degree


Nicole October 31, 2009 at 5:31 am

Wow, you are TRULY inspiring!!

Where do I see myself in a year?

-living back in the states (finally!) :)

-finishing up my last semester of grad school

-on the verge of getting a wonderful government job serving the environment and our community

-still blogging, and hopefully making a difference in at least a few people’s lives :)

-still married and so happy!!

-still running and competing in triathlons!


Kellie October 31, 2009 at 6:15 am

Happy Birthday!! Love this blog!
In a year, I hope to be pregnant or maybe even have a baby ;)
Also,I hope to still be running long distances, growing in my relationship with my husband, growing in my relationship with the Lord, and being content with what I have and what I look like!


Jess October 31, 2009 at 6:16 am

It’s posts like this that keep reminding me why I really need to change my job situation and stop waiting around to figure it out. What I’m realizing is that I might never figure it out but I have to try new things before I can know for sure.

In one year I hope to have a new job, be in the final stages of preparation for our move to Spain, hopefully be starting my sommelier diploma program, and enjoying life. I will have my eyes set on my ultimate fitness goal – Ironman 2011.


Glidingcalm October 31, 2009 at 6:18 am

what an awesome giveaway, and what a great thought provoking question!! gosh, I would hope to be happier with myself in terms of learning how to cope with sress…I would hope to be in a joyful, healthy relationship still (whoa, weird!) because I can’t imagine this person not in my life right now, anddddddd I hope to be bumpin with my school and studies.


Ashley October 31, 2009 at 6:36 am

Ange, I’m so proud of you and all that you have accomplished this year INCLUDING leaving your job and following an entirely new path. You are such a beautiful, inspirational woman and your posts bring me a lot of joy.

October 31, 2010 – I aspire to happy and healthy. I hope to have performed solo in a belly dancing show. I hope to be leading more Weight Watchers meetings and helping many more people reach their healthy living goals. I hope to be in a job where I feel inspired and happy. I will be in school studying nutrition!


Anou October 31, 2009 at 6:49 am

Happy Birthday OSG ! I remember reading your blog from the start, it is crazy how much it has evolved in one year !! Even though I dont comment often, I was reading all along throughout your major life changes lol. Thank you for being and inspiration and I am positive that you will have great success with Glo Bakery !

In one year I would like to have a better relationship with my body and food. I also want to try even more new fearless things that are out of my comfort zone.I would hope for my family to to be happier too because we went through a rough summer. And I want to do good with my studies and career.Most importantly, I dont want to take any thing for granted and I hope that I will be more appreciative in general and take advantage of every moment !


White Rabbit October 31, 2009 at 6:53 am

Congratulations Ange on a wonderful year of blogging. Your blog has been a lifeline to me – it’s like having a close friend that always has some words of comfort and some good advice to share.

I’m an OSG addict and I’m proud to admit it! :)

All the best and enjoy your Halloween!


Amanda October 31, 2009 at 7:02 am

I one year I picture myself attending the law school of my dreams.
Congrats on a year. You have made my life better in so many ways :)


AshleyLauren October 31, 2009 at 7:05 am

For the past year and a half, my husband and I have been waiting for him to find a new job. In the coming year I need to take the initiative to find a job in the one of the cities we want to live in, instead of waiting for the economy in his field to look up.

By this time next year, I hope I can be happy with what I am/have instead of always comparing myself to others.


Liz October 31, 2009 at 7:06 am

Congratulations on your first anniversary!

I have very simple hopes for the year ahead. I wish for the continued happiness and health of my family. I also want to find a new profession that will bring me the sense of fulfillment and peace that you seem to have found in your new career.


Deb October 31, 2009 at 7:11 am

Happy anniversary to OSG and most of all to you Ange for finding your true self!!!

In one year, I see myself even more at peace with myself than I am now. I see myself still enjoying the fitter body and lifestyle I have been living the past 2 1/2 years. I see that inner glow showing through in MY eyes and smile like it does with YOU, AND I see a 5K in my future!


Beth S. October 31, 2009 at 7:14 am

I want to be exactly where I am now, but perhaps a little wiser. Healthy, happy, fit, still in my grad school program (but further along in my research), and smiling!


VeggieGirl October 31, 2009 at 7:15 am



VeggieGirl October 31, 2009 at 7:15 am

My ideal life a year from now = healthier and stronger than ever.


Kim October 31, 2009 at 7:24 am

Happy birthday, OSG!

This past year God has really brought me into a lot of freedom about who I am and my value and worth. So in one year… increased growth in this, loving who I am, even healthier than I am now, learning to listen to my body and respond to it. Done renting and in a house all our own! And writing poetry again, ones I can be proud of!


Kristin (runningsongs) October 31, 2009 at 7:27 am

I love this post… and I’m so glad I stumbled onto OSG!

By October 31, 2010, I want to be living on the west coast with the hubby and the cats, and enjoying the start of a new phase of my career… either at work or at school. Phew. Said it! Guess now I gotta get working on it??? :)


Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) October 31, 2009 at 7:27 am

One year from now, I want to be in Canada, working on whatever my Externship to be a chef has me doing on Halloween day. I want to come home at night to my boyfriend, and maybe go to a halloween party in fun costumes. Most of all, I want to be happy, healthy and glowing. =)

Congrats on 1 year!!



Kate October 31, 2009 at 7:32 am

A year from today… hmm? I envision being married to my current boyfriend and helping him lead a healthy lifestyle. I envision helping my beautiful, extremely hard-working, busy mother to get healthy and feel confident in her skin. I want to be an aunt (my younger brother gets married in 14 days IN JAMAICA woot woot). I want my dad to be more active (he basically already eats healthfully) so he and my mom can enjoy retirement in its fullest.

Basically I want the people I love to experience life the way I have the past few years. There’s a huge difference in life when you take care of your body. If there is any way I can help them, I want to do it! I’ve learned, however, that you can’t change or help someone if they don’t want to change or be helped. I can only do so much, but you better believe when it comes to the people I love, I’m not backing down and WILL give them MY ALL! :)


krissy October 31, 2009 at 7:34 am

Congrats Ange – what an accomplishment! I can honestly say your blog has changed my life and inspired me so much in every aspect of my life and even to start a blog of my own – I am so thrilled to have found your friendship and look forward to having it continue to grow over the years :)

Not that long ago when I closed my eyes I could not see any hope or dreams for myself – all I saw was negativity – all I heard was that ED voice telling me I was no good … That voice is now gone and when I close my eyes I truly believe now that the sky is the limit – my dream is to inspire young women, women of all ages to live their best, healthiest lives and to love themselves for who they are – I want to make sure women believe in themselves and see not only their outer but inner beauty! How I am going to accomplish that? I’m not entirely sure yet – but I definitely know I am on the right path – and now that my heart is open and that ED voice is gone I know only good things are going to come my way!!!
xoxo LOVE U GIRL!!!


Megan October 31, 2009 at 7:35 am

Happy One Year Blogversary!!

One year from now I just hope to be happy and healthy. I am a senior in college and am starting a full time job next July so I’m hoping I made the right decision and am loving what I’m doing. I also hope to be happy living in NYC and hope to have more direction with where I want to go in the future. And.. I really want to run a marathon [hopefully next year]!!


Molly @thevegandorm October 31, 2009 at 7:37 am

Right now I’m a frshman in college, and I’m struggling with whether I’m in the place I’m supposed to be. I’m not sure if this is the part where I’m supposed to push through the difficult parts or to make a change. In a year, I want to know my next move and to know exactly what it is that I want out of the rest of my life.


Michelle October 31, 2009 at 7:42 am

Great post! And Happy Birthday ;)
A year from now is a scary/exciting place. I just withdrew from university because I don’t think it’s going to be able to get me a job (BA in Sports Psych). So now I’m just working, and I suppose in a year I would like to have lost the weight and be training to be a personal trainer or at least enrolled in a natural health program. The possibilities are endless I suppose!


Erin October 31, 2009 at 7:43 am

Happy anniversary to your blog! In one year I hope to feel more confident and secure in my job, to be able to balance work and social life better, to be in great shape and ready to run the 2010 NYC marathon, and I hope that the bf and I are continuing to plan our future together.


April October 31, 2009 at 7:50 am

I’ve been laid off since March. So it would be nice to have a job to go to without stress and where the people are great! I would also love to be at a point where I can stay around my happy weight without overindulging after bikini contests.


Kerri October 31, 2009 at 7:52 am

Thinking positive thoughts, taking deep breaths, living a balanced and healthy life, loving each moment of the day instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, finding my true passion and … acting on it! I’m going to start today!!

Happy OSG anniversary – I have really enjoyed reading your blog… maybe on this day one year from now – I’ll be a blogger too!


kim October 31, 2009 at 7:54 am

In one year, I see myself happily married (our wedding date is 9/26/2010) and I’ll actually probably be on our honeymoon, since we are thinking of taking one delayed because of my fiance’s school schedule. As for goals, I would like to continue working towards my dream job. I’m starting my study of Arabic in January, after I graduate from grad school, and I hope to be at least able to speak on a basic child’s level by next fall. With work, I’ll be fully ingrained in a new position (I’m training now), so I hope to be making good strides there by improving processes and really clicking, out of training mode. Personally, aside from learning to be a great wife to my husband, I hope to be really clicking on the healthy living front. I’ve spent the last year reading blogs, books, and really trying to figure out what it means to be healthy and live healthy – not on a diet. I hope by next year, I will be easily living healthy and have dropped a few clothing sizes, moving towards a healthy weight. I have a good plan right now, and by the fall of next year, it should be firing on all cylinders. In general – I hope to have found my happiness, instead of just planning for it.

Congrats on 1 year!! Here’s to many more.


ashley October 31, 2009 at 7:58 am

in one year, i hope to have a fresh loaf of bread in the oven ;)
a nice place to call home, and doing a job that i am excited to get up early in the morning to do!


Erin October 31, 2009 at 8:01 am

I’d love to have reached my goal weight (another 30 pounds down, I’ve already lost 50!) I can’t wait to be moved in to my new house (we settle on November 16th.)


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 31, 2009 at 8:05 am

A year from now I hope I am doing more food writing and am out of the job I dislike too. Wonderful post Ange! :) Loved it.


Stephanie October 31, 2009 at 8:07 am

Happy 1st birthday Oh She Glows!!!!!

in 1 year, I see myself:

– Married
– graduated
– working my first real nursing job
– paying off my loans
– moving to our new “married” apartment in a different town (Britton has some post graduate education to finish!)
– mooning over all the wedding and honeymoon pictures

wow… big year!!! Can’t wait!!!


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 31, 2009 at 8:09 am

My ideal life a year from now: Mirza has graduated, we’re living together, and both happy. Maybe we get to travel somewhere?


Megan October 31, 2009 at 8:16 am

Your story is so inspiring Angela! I think I’m in that place where you were a year ago . . . stuck in a job that does not inspire me and struggling to find my GLOW. A year from now I hope to be doing something that excites and challenges me, and to have found that inner peace. Happy Birthday OSG!


EL October 31, 2009 at 8:21 am

One year from now, I will be a mother. I can’t even imagine how the birth of my first child is going to change my life.


Courtney F October 31, 2009 at 8:21 am

A year from now I hope to be the proud mama of a newborn baby to put a Halloween costume on and show off!


Susan October 31, 2009 at 8:29 am

This post speaks VOLUMES to me Angela!! I just quit my job this week and do NOT want to stay in my current profession. I was miserable, and couldn’t wait it out any longer, and I’m sooooo glad I gave it up. But now I haven’t a sweet clue where I’m going to be a year from now! That actually excites me. I don’t want to have it all planned out :)

Happy one-year Ang!!!! :D


Liz October 31, 2009 at 8:31 am

A year from now I hope to have a job as a school counselor in a unified and supportive school. I want to live in a place and town that I absolutely love. I hope that I am healthy and more accepting of myself. Lastly, I want meet a man who I can really connect with and who I can picture spending the rest of my life with. – I should write things like this more often!! ;)


kilax October 31, 2009 at 8:34 am

Happy blogiversary! I completely agree – life has to be what you make it. In one year from now, I would like to see myself at peace – not constantly struggling day in and out to make the right decisions. I want to be easier on myself, and not categorize decisions as good or bad! I want my husband’s business to take off by then as well.


Jessica J October 31, 2009 at 8:34 am

Congratulations Angela! Your blog has been a great inspiration, thank you and keep up the fabulous work!

Here’s my vision of the future (music: d-d-d-d-d-d-! bring!)

October 31, 2010 – I open my eyes. It’s early afternoon and I’m getting my two girls into their boots and jackets, as we’re about to leave for a family hike. I’m so happy because for the past year I made a commitment to get outside in nature every day (not an easy task in crowded North New Jersey!). I grew up in a small town and miss the natural world immensely. But This year I’ve gotten outside to breathe some fresh air every day. Plus my kids love it – they love rolling in the grass, crunching fall leaves, playing in the snow and in the rain and in the dirt. We’re all much more connected to the earth and we get plenty of fun time together, too.

I’m also happy because I made a commitment to a low-fat, low protein vegan diet with lots of fresh, raw food. I’ve finally overcome my issues with food, and recovered beautifully from giving birth to my second baby last December (in fact, I’m below my pre-pregnancy weight!). I’m fit (I’ve always been a good excerciser) and I feel great. Plus my hubby and kids are eating better than ever, too.

Most importantly, I am happy that I finally had the guts to really be ME. I quit my job that was stressful and included a horrible 45 minute each way commute (on the NJ Turnpike, yuck!). Now I’ve put my arts administration skills to work with a non=profit company that teaches young kids how to eat fresh, healthy food and get fit. It is the most rewarding work ever, I do a lot of desk work, but I also work with the kids in schools, helping educate them and doing fun events like taste testing fruits and veggies and showing them how to make healthy snacks! I also help mothers learn how to pack fun and healthy lunches for their kids. One weekend a month I’m training to be a Natural Foods Chef. Cooking has always been my passion, and I’m finally doing the creative work that I’ve always dreamed of doing.

TO top it off, my job is within walking distance to my house, so I am finally living my dream of being almost car-less. I can walk to work, walk the kids to daycare, my hubby can ride his bike to work. It’s so wonderful after years and years of long, brain-sucking commutes.

It wasn’t always an easy journey – it was hard to make these changes during the same year as having another child, because we were worried about finances. But the truth is, things worked out, and we’re happier than ever because we’re actually living our values. My dream and my reality are finally in synch. :-)


Jaime @ Denim Debutante October 31, 2009 at 8:41 am

My ideal life? Settled into a home of my own, doing a job I love (and getting paid what I deserve) and just being happy with who I am.

Yes, that means I have to quit obsessing over my weight, hair, clothes, etc. :)



ashley (sweet & natural) October 31, 2009 at 8:44 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OSG!!! My b-day is coming up too. :-)

I have a vision of where I will be a year from now – but I’d rather wait to share it after it becomes official. Just know that I imagine myself feeling inspired, creative, fulfilled, busy but FREE. :-)


Kristine October 31, 2009 at 8:44 am

In one year, I see myself happy and healthy. I am currently in a doctorate program, and this time next year, I will be in my last year of academic classes. I will be thinking about where I want to be in the future with my career. I will still be a runner. I *might* have a boyfriend. I will NOT be obsessing over my weight or the calories I take in. My family will still be the most important thing to me, but I will start to think about ME and what will make ME happy in the long run, instead of trying to please everyone else. I think this will involve breaking away and leaving New England. I see myself taking chances and breaking free! I also hope to have a blog by then! :) Wow, I see myself making so many changes, but at the same time, I know EXACTLY where I will be next year. Strange thought. :)


Marie October 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

One year from now, I will know better the new city I’ve been living in and will have created a good happy life for myself. Surrounded by friends and busy with activities, I will feel lighter and will have overcome the anxiety that made me binge eating sometime. I will find the right balance and will see food and exercising as a gift to myself.

Happy Anniversary Oh She Glows!!! And thank you for being there for us :)


Katy @ These Beautiful Feet October 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

Wow I absolutely LOVE this! I had times of pure misery in my life as well and I feel like I am out of it! These last few months I have been slowly chipping away at where my life is going. I just started my own health food blog and I am going to fight like mad to keep it around. On October 31, 2010 my happy life will (hopefully/prayerfully) consist of continuing to write my blog, hopefully it will have grown and evolved and I will have truly found my voice. I might be taking classes since I am considering going back to school. I am not sure where I want to go..RD? Cooking? Both? But I know it’s going up from here. I finally know where I want to be in a year. I’d love to be doing social media for some companies, writing freelance projects. It’s so exciting! I am graduating with my education degree and I don’t regret it, but as I graduate in a month and a half..I have finally found what I truly want to do. Better late then never! ;) This is truly inspiring!


Jillian October 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

Congrats on one year! You’ve accomplished so much and I admire you! In one year I hope to be the BEST mother I can be for my child. Our first baby is due in April 2010 and I couldn’t be more excited or scared.

Happy Halloween! I love your supersized operation beautiful note :)


Bryan October 31, 2009 at 8:46 am

One year from now I will have made E-6 and will just be waiting for my promotion date. I will also have completed my first half-marathon and marathon.


Angi October 31, 2009 at 8:46 am

In one year I will be:

*healthier – I will have reached a happy weight that I will feel strong and sexy.

* working on Project Bun in the Oven :) This is one of my biggest motivators to get healthy.

* halfway finished my Masters.

* working on or finished a book – I want to be a writer.

* just as determined in that future moment as I am now!


Aimee October 31, 2009 at 8:49 am

One year from now I want to have a job that I love! I was laid off last March and am currently working 2 temporary jobs while I look for something else. The problem being that I don’t know what that something else is! I have so far hated my jobs as an attorney and really hope to find a job that I love going to each morning!


Lauren October 31, 2009 at 8:51 am

Frist of all, COngrats on OSG’s One Year Anniversary!!! Sooo awesome that it’s been an entire year that you have been touching the lives of us all! ;)

Second, this is such a fabulous giveaway. Wow, talk about mega loot!

Third, I LOVE the entry requirement. How truly inspiring!

Okay, in one year from now, I hope to be making a REAL difference in others lives. Really, I want to offer a tangible form of love that is noticed by so many.

Thanks for this sweetheart and again, congrats!!


SweetKaroline October 31, 2009 at 8:53 am

One year from now i want to still be at my job but still improving and becoming better at it every day. I also want my financial situation to be more stable and not to rely on credit. I also want to be in a happy healthy relationship.


Mariel October 31, 2009 at 8:53 am

Way to go, Angela!

In a year, I’d like to be confident, focused, and well on my way in my Masters program. I’d also like to show the “real me” to others even more.

Thanks for inspiring!


Rachel October 31, 2009 at 8:54 am

Congratulations Ange! I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this a year!

One year from now I hope to be waking up in my very own home, getting excited to hand out Halloween candy to kids. Sounds like such a little thing, but living in an apartment, supporting hubby through school, living on a shoestring…. those years are hopefully behind us!

I also hope I’m able to eat a couple pieces of that candy without feeling guilty. I’m trying really hard to embrace your words and really LIVE. It’s starting to work – and hopefully a year from now these bad food and exercise habits of mine will be history.


Brynne October 31, 2009 at 8:55 am

Happy Halloween and blogiversary!

In one year, I see myself with my BA, with my dream job, and having run a half! And hopefully, happier than ever!


Erin October 31, 2009 at 8:57 am

In one year, I hope that I will be truly pursuing a career than means something to me instead of just taking a job because my degree will not allow me to find something different. I hope that I will finally find a place of peace in my body instead of living in fear that it is going to one day balloon up if I let go of control. I want to be happy everyday instead of having periods where I feel like I just can’t go on. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. Mostly, I just want to feel like I am living the life God designed me for and right now I feel pretty far from that.

Congrats on all of your accomplishments Angela!


Ashley October 31, 2009 at 8:59 am

What an inspiring post!

One year I’d like to feel confident in who I am as a person and not so worrisome of what others think. I also hope to be entering a PhD program and working on becoming a Dean at a University.

Happy Birthday OSG! :)


Gina October 31, 2009 at 9:00 am

One year from now, I hope that I’ll be training for a full marathon, have made a career change, and lost the pounds and find my “happy” weight.


lyss October 31, 2009 at 9:00 am

Though I doubt myself every day, in one year I hope to have graduated college and moved out west to pursue the job of my dreams. I want to be happy; something I haven’t truly been since I left for college 3.5 years ago. I miss the old “me”! Thank you for inspiring me, Ange. And happyyyyyy birthday OSG!


Nicole Baumann October 31, 2009 at 9:04 am

After many losses and years of trying, I will be taking my 1st baby trick or treating! I will also be 30 and have just ran my 1st 1/2 marathon. I can’t wait. It is going to be an amazing year.


Lauren October 31, 2009 at 9:07 am

I picture my husband and I finally having a place of our own again. I also picture myself finishing my first 10K, and eating a cleaner diet!


Courtney October 31, 2009 at 9:07 am

Congrats on the 1 year mark, it’s such an inspiring story to read!

One year from now I want to be with new roommates in a new apartment continuing with all of my goals and being happy, healthy, and encouraged while doing so :)


Lara October 31, 2009 at 9:08 am

I would like be actively engaged in making a difference in my community through volunteer work. there are so many people in need of basic life essentials like food and shelter and health care and agencies that provide this are so strapped for resources. I am lucky to have what I need and want to honor that by helping others.


Erin October 31, 2009 at 9:08 am

Amen sister!! Your blog, as usual, is amazing and inspiring! We make excuses and compromise our own happiness all too often. I know I am guilty of doing this and am taking steps to change!

On October 31, 2010, I will be in a graduate program that I LOVE, doing interesting research, learning (which I love and miss!), surrounded by wonderful new friends, and making my own way into the future! I’ll be living a healthy lifestyle and won’t settle for anything when it comes to life, love, or my health! Life is too short :)


Kate October 31, 2009 at 9:09 am

In one year I hope to love myself enough to then be able to love someone else.


Monica October 31, 2009 at 9:15 am

I want to be a happier version of me! Have a job I love and WANT to go to everyday and to be my healthiest:)

Happy OSG Birthday/Halloween!


Alexis October 31, 2009 at 9:15 am

I hope to have 1 more full year of healthy living behind me. I have about 1.5 years of recovery already after a 6 year long eating disorder that devastated my body and my mind, and the more distance I get from it, the more proud I am, the more faith I have in myself and my ability to love myself and be happy. I’ve realized that you can change your life and I hope that in the next year I just get more and more proof of that. I hope to worry less about my health and image and just be more at peace than I ever was before. I hope I have really internalized all the good that I’ve done for myself and how much more important and fulfilling that is and always will be than looking like a model.


Brandi C. October 31, 2009 at 9:16 am

In one year I plan applying to graduate school and deciding exactly what I want to do with my life.


Mallory October 31, 2009 at 9:16 am

once again, THANK YOU for sharing your thoughts in such an inspiring post, angela.

On October 31, 2010 I hope to be comfortable in my own skin and at peace with my decisions. I hope I’m loving myself and trusting that everyone around me will love the ‘real me’ too. I truly want to have found my purpose (whether that’s staying in grad school to become an SLP or something completely different) on this earth and want to be helping others and making their days brighter. I still want to be exercising and yoga-ing (?) on a regular basis because I LOVE it and not because I feel like it’s something I should do. Oh, and I KNOW that on October 31, 2010 I’ll still be reading OSG every day… :)


Jen O October 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

I see myself healthier because I will have been vegetarian for over a year and possibly vegan by that point. I will have learned how to incorporate other forms of exercise into my routine of running and be a more well rounded athlete. I will continue to enjoy and appreicate everything that I have.

Happy Anniversary!


molly October 31, 2009 at 9:23 am

In one year from now, I know I will be completely free from disordered thinking about food and my body. This will enable me to be a better wife and friend!


Sarah October 31, 2009 at 9:24 am

In one year I see myself going to school for something I actually want to do… Education! This year has been a super crazy one. I moved far far far away from home to go to school majoring in Nutrition. I’ve come to realize that I hate being this far away from my family and that Nutrition is not for me. I’ve lost too many years of my life worrying about my weight and calories and fat and what to eat/what not to eat that I DO NOT want to make that my career. I am SO happy with my decision and can not wait until next year when I can start that new chapter.

Angela, I just wanted to thank you so much for OSG. You have changed my life in the way I think about food, exercise and my own self image. Everyday I feel like I can glow just a little bit more and am becoming a little more comfortable in my own skin and I owe so much of that to being inspired by your journey.

Much Love and Happy Blogaversary!


Laura October 31, 2009 at 9:29 am

In one year from today I want to be HAPPY! I want to go back to school so I can do something I LOVE. You are such an inspiration to so many of us Angela!!


Katerina October 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

Well I am hoping that this time next year I will be halfway through culinary school!

It took me almost a year from when I decided I wanted to go to do the research, start getting my application together, and finally last week I told my boss I wanted a leave of absence. Scariest thing ever. I don’t know where it will leave but it is exciting and what I want to do.


julie (@ finding jewels) October 31, 2009 at 9:31 am

congratulations!!! You are my inspiration. I am where you where one year ago. Counting calories, upset about my body and job choice, and ready for a CHANGE! You have certainly given me HOPE that I can turn it all around.

I hope to post on your blog in 1 year and say that I found my TRUE self as well! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do <3


Kasey (Fit For Wellness) October 31, 2009 at 9:31 am

Happy Blogiversary!!! Your happiness shines though in every post… thanks for being such an inspiration :)

In one year, I see myself married (our wedding is planned in May 2010!!!), owning a house, and starting my own counseling business!


Andrea (Off Her Cork) October 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

I see myself stepping away from transcription and finally getting a job working with food. I want a job that focuses on supporting and promote local food. Eat and support local! :)


Meagan October 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

Happy Anniversary! Love OSG…and what a fabulous question and contest! Let’s see…in a year I hope to still be working at my job, but hopefully I’ll have moved up. I would like to be taking classes part-time – whether for a Master’s Program or just for fun. I would like to be making great progress on paying off all of my school debt. And I would like to be a runner – I exercise now, but it’s a dream of mine to be able to run. Oh! And maybe being a personal trainer fits in there somewhere too? Although I guess I’ll just have to wait and see :)


Jenny October 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

i picture myself not having to worry constantly about what i eat. i see myself aa in love with my current boyfriend, having lots of friends i have made in the last little while of my life, which has been fantastic except for some health problems. i picture myself FREE from all health problems and free of stress, loving every moment of life.


Meg October 31, 2009 at 9:34 am

Happy Blog Birthday!

One year from now, I see myself still working hard in school, and looking forward to graduation in the summer. Hopefully by then I’ll have an internship lined up for me somewhere in a cool city (New York, San Fran?!) Most of all, a year from now, I see myself being happy!


Kayla October 31, 2009 at 9:35 am

Happy birthday OSG!

On 10/31/10 I picture myself with a job I love, my darling husband, and possibly a little one on the way. Plus still blogging and enjoying life.


Jocelyn October 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

Happy birthday Oh She GLows! <3 Here is to another year!

In one year from today I would love to be healthy and happy. I would love to be completely broken from my binge eating disorder and all of those nasty thoughts in my head that goes along with it… I am half way there :)


Martha October 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

Congrats Angela! I’ve been reading since the beginning.. I actually won one of your first giveaways! Anyway, I love your blog and congrats in all the ways you’ve changed and grown with the blog. You rock!
A year from now, I hope to be done my masters degree, starting my Phd and finally getting wedding planning done. I also want to start running more and maintaining a healthy,happy lifeestyle. :)


Anne P October 31, 2009 at 9:43 am

Yay how exciting! I’ve been following ALMOST since the beginning.. I remember you still trudging off to work, you doing the fitness tests on the treadmill before you injured yourself, etc. What a year can change, indeed! You have certainly blossomed along with this site :)

In a year I hope to have been accepted into a Masters of Dietetics/Nutrition program and excitedly be starting that somewhere :)


Amy October 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

One year from now i will be a happy parent to my second child. I just found out i was pregnant yesterday and haven’t even told family or friends yet…just everyone here! AAHHH!!!

:) Great post Angela and Happy Birthday to OSG!!


Brittany October 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

I loved this post and not just for the giveaway. I am so happy that you are doing something that you love and most of all that you are HAPPY!

That’s all I can really ask for within the next year is that I am doing something I am passionate about. I know many people who do not love their job and I do not want to be one of those people. I have a few dream jobs – either doing social media marketing for a health related company, being a wellness coordinator or going back to school and being a RD. Hopefully one of those will pan out!!


Alanna October 31, 2009 at 9:45 am

Happy Anniversary Angela!
Can’t wait to keep on reading your blog!
also, Happy Halloween! love the OB post-it!


Jennie {in Wonderland} October 31, 2009 at 9:48 am

When I close my eyes and I picture my life a year from now, I have vague thoughts of what it might be like. I picture my brother home from Afghanistan, healthy and whole and glowing in that particular way that people do when they are finally free of anxiety, unhappiness and unyielding pressure. It is the single image that stands out for me – the one that I picture when I Namaste in yoga, the one that I dream about at night – my brother, home.

I also picture my partner and I living in Halifax, by the ocean and near my parents so that I can talk to my Mum every single day and maybe see her more than twice a year! She is my soulmate and I miss her so much.

I picture myself, happy and finally healthy – free from calorie counting and the self-loathing that comes from eating a single thing that I am not ‘supposed’ to be eating. I think of hiking Cape Split – strong and content and soaking in the beauty of the sea and the cliffs and the trees – and walking on the streets of Halifax in the summer, with the sun hitting the pavement and the smells of excitement along the waterfront – salt and ice cream and toffee.

I hope that I am working at something I believe in – maybe finally updating my blog more often! I hope that I am on my way to finally writing the book I’ve always wanted to write. But most of all, I hope that I’m still *hoping* and dreaming and doing what is in my heart. It hasn’t failed me yet!


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty October 31, 2009 at 9:51 am

Congrats Ange,
You really are an amazing inspiration to everybody… Happy Birthday OSG.

One year from today, well I’ve recently lost my job, so in September 2010 I am going back to school, to pursue something I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time, so I’m assuming October 31st 2010 I will be dressed up with my fellow class mates, toasting to 2 months past of our new chapter of our lives!! Yay… exciting.


Laura October 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

In October 2010, I will hopefully be starting graduate school! I want to become a physicians assistant, so im crossing my fingers that I will be accepted and be starting my studies by next year!


Sally October 31, 2009 at 9:55 am

Congratulations Angela! Your blog is truly inspiring and I hope you are inspired by it too. Thanks so much!


Carrie October 31, 2009 at 9:55 am

Congratulations Angela on everything that you have accomplished! I absolutely love your blog and feel inspired every time I read it. Your positive energy and commitment to finding peace and happiness shines through.
At this point next year I hope to feel healthier both emotionally and physically. Right now I sometimes feel like I am going through the motions trying to get everything done. I am in a masters program, working part-time at a university and expecting a my first child in a few weeks. Life is too short to feel stressed and worried all the time. I would like to find a greater balance in my life so that I can enjoy life more and ultimately just feel happy. :)


Sarah October 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

A year from now…

I want to have let go all my eating hang ups. To never worry about counting calories but instead feel comfortable eating what I feel is right in the right quantities – so I can feel good about my body and self ALL the time, not just when I’ve eaten my “desired” alotment of calories.

For the past few months I’ve tried to get into running. I’m getting better, slowly but surely. The greatest part about it though is how accomplished it makes me feel. Next year, I want to run a 5K!

happy, bday, oh she glows!!!


Danielle October 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

One year from now I picture myself in my senior year of college- a happier more relaxed person. I won’t be stressing over the little things in life and I’ll be excited to graduate and start a career! Oh…and I also picture myself running a marathon :)

Happy blogiversary!


Jess October 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

Happy 1st Birthday Oh She Glows! I have followed you from the beginning and am soo happy for you Ange! Thank you for being an inspiration for all of us to follow our dreams! One year from today, my ideal life is that I am successfully graduated from my Master’s program and I am happy with my new job.


Betsy October 31, 2009 at 9:57 am

A year from now I see myself on my way to finishing my bachelors, having saved enough money to live on my own. Happiness all the way!


Priscilla October 31, 2009 at 9:58 am

Congratulations Angela! I visit most every day, even though I don’t comment. I look forward to your posts. :)

In October 2010, I hope to have finished a draft of my novel and run a half-marathon. I hope to continue on the journey I started this year of being true to myself.

Best wishes to you and all your readers!


Lauren October 31, 2009 at 9:59 am

In one year, on Oct. 31 2010, I hope to be preparing to run my very first marathon in NYC within a few days! I hope to be actively applying to grad school and I hope to be happy.

My Dad died a few months ago and I have felt really down. These goals are overwhelming right now, but I hope to take things one day at a time and make them a reality.

Love you OSG!


Kristie Lynn October 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

A year from now I would really like to have some *direction* in my life! I just have absolutely no clue what I want to do with my life, and a BA in Communication and Spanish really didn’t narrow things down… at all, haha.


Brianne October 31, 2009 at 10:03 am

Yay for a full year of blogging- I greatly enjoy your blog and am so happy to hear it has helped you fee1 better about yourself (while helping others at the same time!). Rock on!


Morgan October 31, 2009 at 10:07 am


One year from today I will hope to have MY own at home business up and running, much like you. I also hope to be the kind of woman that LOVES to exercise and am able to be the star of the rollerderby again.


Brandi October 31, 2009 at 10:08 am

One year from know I hope to be at my “happy weight” and working somewhere inspiring and creative that I want to jump out of bed each day for.

I just want to be happier and more healthy and living my life to the fullest.


Stephanie (Surviving Chicago) October 31, 2009 at 10:11 am

This time next year, I hope the economy has improved so much that everyone, including myself, can get a job more geared to their interests and education… Personally, I hope to have a “real” job rather than an hourly one in retail. It doesn’t pay the bills!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope October 31, 2009 at 10:12 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Oh She Glows!!! You have come SO far Angela! :)

One year from today, I will be off on my own in my own apartment, starting out a new life in college! I’m so excited and plan on doing everything possible to make those years a happy, wonderful success. :)



Kelly October 31, 2009 at 10:12 am

I think it’s so great that you have followed your own dreams the past year and inspired others to do the same. I am very happy with my life right now, but I still have small goals to reach in the next year. For one, I hope to be happily married by then :) I also hope to continue my blog for that long…it’s been about 6 months now. I hope you have another year of great things ahead as well!


Morgan October 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

Happy blogiversary and Happy halloween!
I picture myself finding who I am supposed to be. I think I have been so caught up in finding a job that is the right fit, and a CAREER, as opposed something I love. It’s hard in this economy though, but I want to do something I am truly passionate about!
I also hope I continue with my healthy ways, because putting on jeans that used to be too tight and having them fit, when I haven’t been dieting is the best feeling ever, and says I am doing something right!
I also wouldn’t be too upset to be pregnant this time next year :)


Liz October 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

One year from now I hope to have all my grad. school applications in, content at my job, and at peace with myself and my body.


Daria (Summer of the CSAs) October 31, 2009 at 10:22 am

One year from today I will ideally be about midway through writing my dissertation, with an article or two published. Now I’d better go do some work to make sure that happens. :)


Allie October 31, 2009 at 10:24 am

A year from now I WILL be 1 month into my Bachelor of Education and whichever University lets me in. haha

I WILL be at my goal weight and leading a Weight Watchers meeting or two!

I WILL be happy, fit, healthy and successful.


Rags2Riches October 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

In a year, I hope to be in a different job. One that I love and look forward to doing every single day.


Andrea October 31, 2009 at 10:28 am

Hmmm…one year from now I see myself working full time as an RD, settled in my own apartment/house, and training to run a half marathon.


Jolene October 31, 2009 at 10:36 am

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows!!!!!! I am so happy that I have been a part of the journey over the past year :-)

In exactly one year, I hope to be happy. I hope to be healthy, and surrounded by people I love and those that love me. I hope to have accomplished a lot, and yet still have dreams for the future. I hope that I will be content with where life has taken me, but inspired to look for even more. I hope that I will be true to myself, and honest with my intentions and ambitions. I hope that one year from now, I am still me. In exactly one year, I hope to be happy.

Jolene xoxox


Julie October 31, 2009 at 10:38 am

Happy birthday !!

in one year from now, I hope to be out of school and doing something I love. I hope to be truly happy for once and LIVING instead of just going through the motions.


Jen October 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

I work in the retail business where I help ladies pick out outfits that fit the best or look the best but the main reason I help these ladies is because they don’t know how great they really look (and I’m not just saying this because of my job, I get paid hourly wage not commission wage). Alot of women will point out their flaws quickly and think that they have a big bum, or that thier hips are huge, you name it they think it. But you know what and I tell them this as well that 98% of that is a figment of their imagination or how they perceive themselves really isn’t an issue. I let them know yes you have a nice round bum….embrace it!!!!! Alot of women will kill for it including me. When those ladies walk out of that store they feel confident, happy, and that really gives me something that I take home each and every day that I have done a difference in someone else’s life. I love my job, I don’t do it for the pay! Each day I go to work excited, wondering what the day will hold. As far as a year from now I really can’t say I just live in the moment :).


Organic Girl aka AshleyH October 31, 2009 at 10:42 am

I will be out of school and just starting my first year teaching in a grade that I love. I WILL NOT BE SICK ANYMORE. I am working like crazy to make that true. I will still be with Chris and maybe engaged. ;) I will comfortable and confident in my body and not feel like I am my restrictive diet.

Thanks for such a wonderful post! You’re an inspiration!


Autumn Tao October 31, 2009 at 10:42 am

It’s amazing how much your blog has helped you grow. Please know, it’s helped me to grow too. XO


Autumn Tao October 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

Oopps, my goal… I want to be able to run a 5K. My training is slow, as running does NOT come easily to me, despite being in very good shape. Fortunatley I have a lot of women in my life who have begun running as well, and they are there to encourage and support.


Jamie October 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

That is such an awesome post about how much your blog has changed you as a person. I have had similar reflections on being exactly who I am at the core and not doubting myself.. it is so liberating once you just accept who you are completely!


CATIEDIDIT October 31, 2009 at 10:48 am

Ahh, 2010. By October of next year, I will have just completed my internship for my master’s degree!!!!!!!! I will also have relocated from NC to NY to move in with my long-distance boyfriend! I will (hopefully) have a job, either working with at-risk youth or veterans (my clinical interests are so varied…). And maybe, just maybe, I will have an adorable puppy.

I can’t wait!


Marian October 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

Happy Birthday OSG!

In one year, I will be living in a different country, on externship for school. I will be keeping up all the healthy habits I’ve learned while living in my comfort zone and apply the to my new home. I will be soaking up every minute of the amazing experience I will be getting, both culturally and education-wise.


Melissa October 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

A year from now I hope to have my own kindergarten or 1st grade classroom! : ) I’m in school right now and am majoring in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Special Education. I graduate in May and CANNOT wait to have my own classroom!! : )


elliebelle October 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

What a great post! Very inspiring, indeed. If I imagine myself one year from now, I hope to have finally opened up my own Etsy shop after wanting to do so for such a long time. I hope to start my life in a forward motion (like you said in your post), and to feel good about my body almost every day! :) Thanks for all the inspiration, Angela and congrats on your 1 year blogiversary!


april October 31, 2009 at 10:52 am

Happy Blog-iverasary! :D

In one year I plan to be an RN and hopefully getting my Nurse Practitioner Degree. And I imagine my boyfriend being home.. possibly even living together! :)


Jess October 31, 2009 at 10:53 am

What an awesome giveaway! Next year, I want to be fully involved in my holistic health counselor practice, have quit my corporate job and am living somewhere a little sunnier! I’ll be happy, healthy and excited about my life!

Here’s to the next year!


kelly October 31, 2009 at 10:56 am

I see myself as happy, healthy, less obsessive about food/weight and more content with myself.


mary ann October 31, 2009 at 10:57 am

I know my family wishes that I would just say I hope to see myself “20 lbs heavier.” But I want more than that. I want contentedness (word?). I want to be at peace with my mind and my body. I want to work with kids and possibly be an inspiration to someone in the world. I want to be loved.


emily October 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

In a year, i see myslef as happy with myself.ALso, i would like to be someone who doesnt give up so easily, so that i would have something to be proud about my self for.


Katie October 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

Ideally a certified child life specialist, if not a clear idea of where I want to live and job prospects in that area as an assistant.


[email protected] October 31, 2009 at 11:01 am

Congrats! You truly are an inspiration and a kick in the butt to many people, in a good way! Because of your blog and a few others, I really have my brainstorming cap on to pave the path to things that will make me happier. I can’t believe you have only been blogging a year!


Diane October 31, 2009 at 11:02 am

First of all, that Operation Beautiful note is so sweet!

Next year, I see myself being able to run at least 5 miles without stopping (right now I can barely run one-eek!) I set a goal for myself to finish my first 5K on New Year’s Eve this year.

Also, I hope I will be a lot happier and doing better in school. I’m a student at Penn State right now, and even though it’s a great school and I understand why everyone loves it so much–it’s not for me. It’s too big and I just don’t feel happy here.

Actually, reading your blog about changing your career inspired me to apply to other schools as a transfer student. I finally stopped thinking, “I should be here because of its reputation”/”I should be here because my best friend is”/”I should be here because everyone will tell me I’m crazy for transferring”. And to be honest, I’m not able to live as healthily up here as I would be somewhere else. It’s hard to find organic, vegan food on campus (practically impossible) and I can’t keep up with all of the drinking. It’s not me. Thank you so much for inspiring me to do something that is right for me and my body; showing me that it isn’t impossible or wrong to think of myself first sometimes.

PHEW…longest comment ever, I’m sorry! HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY OSG! :)


kim October 31, 2009 at 11:03 am

angela, i just want to first say thank you for this site. i started reading it because of green monsters, but now i am so hooked. going to this site is part of my daily routine. i had tears in my eyes this morning, because it was like you were speaking directly to me about living your dreams, etc. thank you thank you thank you for helping me change my attitudes and behaviors about overall wellness in a mere 3 months! my husband and kids too. we are a green monster family here in louisiana. oh, and my work lunches are soooo much healthier now! the photos you post have a subliminal effect on me i really believe. : )

a year from now i would like to be living more in the present moment, letting go of useless anxiety, and letting my light shine. :)


Tina October 31, 2009 at 11:03 am

This post made me so happy! A year from today I will still be in school, hopefully having figured out exactly what I want to do!


Kimberly October 31, 2009 at 11:03 am

Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I’ve been reading almost the entire time and am so glad that you’ve found what makes you happy and have embraced the real you. It’s been inspiring to follow your journey!

A year from now I will be taking my yoga teacher training, getting ready for a trip to a country that I haven’t visited yet and will have run a 10K.


m October 31, 2009 at 11:03 am

In a year, I want to:
– have traveled somewhere new
– changed jobs
– figured out some long term goals
– only go out for special occasions.


Julie October 31, 2009 at 11:05 am

Fantastic post! Your blog came along at just the right time for me this year. I’ve been in the need of a lot less hiding “me” and a lot more revealing of the real me. For the last few years I’ve really struggled with feeling like I want things for my life that don’t mesh with my having such young children, but through this year I’ve found that this was really just an excuse to not change anything at all. As I become more open to who I really am (at age 41!!) I realize just how awesome life can be as “me”. In one year I will be realizing many dreams and in the process teaching my 5 year old daughter that she is exactly “right” just the way she is. My dream for my own children is that I will be able to encourage them from the beginning that they can do anything they want to do when they grow up – teach them to find what they love and follow that dream and to not get caught up in what will make them the most money or prestige or that they even need to get married. There are so many possibilities in this life and my goal is to help young children – especially girls -realize that they have a special calling from God and encourage them to reach for their dreams. I imagine a world where our generation of women and all our knowledge on how we’ve allowed ourselves to be less than authentic will teach our new generation of girls to soar. Thanks for your blog :o)


Alex October 31, 2009 at 11:12 am

Hmmm…. where did I put that crystal ball of mine.
Here it is!
In a year… I hope to be writing, even if they are little articles here and there on little websites with little traffic.
I hope that I am with someone who loves me completely.
I want to move out of where I live now and into my own place, putting the “alex” stamp on it. I want to be living in a community where I know my neighbours, where going to the grocery store is a social experience.
i want to have been traveling.
I want to be working somewhere that has me bounding out of bed most mornings (have to assume not every day is perfect!) where I work with an amazing team of people.
I want to be free, content, and joyful. I want to be in my own adventure.
love you and your blog!


Laurie October 31, 2009 at 11:17 am

Wow- it’s crazy how far away 1 year feels like! I’d like to run the same race I did today (my first 5k ever! finished in 28:30!), but instead of the 5k I’d like to run in the 10k! I’ll be a junior in college, so I’d like to be happier and healthier, not only on a mental level but at a physical level too. I’ve struggled with my weight for a while now but I hope that within the next year I can take control of it and find my “happy place!”

I’d like to thank you for all you do at Oh She Glows. I read the blog everyday and am continually inspired by your positivity. You inspire me to get off my butt and run! THANK YOU!


Bonnie October 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us Angela!! It’s so inspiring to watch you live out your dreams! I hope this time next year that I’m living out my dream of starting up my own business, so that I can leave the job that is making me miserable.

Happy blogivsary!! Here’s to another great year!!


Amber from Girl with the Red Hair October 31, 2009 at 11:20 am

Happy Birthday, OSG!!!

One year from now I want to be doing WHAT I’m doing now, but on a larger scale. Right now I’m still a full-time student but I’m making gains as a part-time freelance writer and I also have a part-time job at a small PR company that I absolutely love. So, in a year I want to be doing the exact same thing, only full-time, minus the student part!!


Kelly Michelle October 31, 2009 at 11:22 am

Those goodies look awesome! I mostly just want to be happy and fulfilled! I see myself employed at my first real full time job and with a half marathon completed. I hopefully will be working towards new goals that haven’t even been set yet!


Kyle October 31, 2009 at 11:23 am

Happy birthday, OSG! What a fantastic giveaway to celebrate a huge milestone in the life of this blog and blogger!

One goal that I’d really love to accomplish by next Halloween is to have completed a half marathon. I see myself training hard over the next year so I’ll have one done before I’m 30! This blog has really inspired me to go for it. :)


Jane C October 31, 2009 at 11:25 am

Reading your story has made me realize that I don’t have to settle for anything less than what makes me happy. I’ve been struggling with my second year in college because I feel pressure to know what I want to do with my life, when in reality I have no clue whatsoever.

I hope that this time next year I find myself happy with what I’ve chosen to study in college, and to be dancing again after recovering from my shoulder injury.

Happy anniversary!


SP October 31, 2009 at 11:26 am

Angela! Your post about MAKING THINGS HAPPEN is perfectly timed, at least for me… I have been stuck in a funk of negativity for a few weeks and it’s killing me. I can identify with every single word you said – that one can be unhappy and guarded and be miserable … or one can make it beautiful and make it happen. And nothing will change unless we make a choice. And if we all look inside, we all have the power to do ANYTHING we want.
I’m truly inspired.


Bree October 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

Happy Birthday to OSG! It’s funny, I was just speaking with my advisor yesterday about thinking past the immediate future. So based on that conversation, I want to think about the long term for my career and have some sort of flexible plan in place. I will also have completed my PhD and hope to either be a new mom or to have my first on the way!


Penny October 31, 2009 at 11:28 am

A year from now I hope to be living happily with my boyfriend, maintaining my healthy lifestyle, training for my 2nd Turkey Trot, and getting close to getting that elusive bachelor’s degree.

Happy Blogiversary!


Lauren October 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

Angela-I can’t believe you have had your blog only a year. I’ve only been a reader for the past few months, but it seems so huge for only a year. Congrats! This giveaway looks incredible. In October of 2010 I see myself as a stronger person who loves the person she is. I am growing towards this each and every day. I will have also completed a marathon by this time, which will be a huge accomplishment for me, and something I can take off my bucket list. I also see me achieving great things with whatever job I have at the time. I hope to have gotten a promotion and become a stronger individual and employee.
Congrats again for such a great blog. It’s a great read for sure!


Jessica October 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

Happy anniversary!

October 31st 1010, I will be 23 years old and just in my first few months of teacher’s college. I hope to be enjoying my teaching placements. I hope those experiences will shape me into becoming the best teacher, motivator and a positive influence on those young peoples lives.

On a less career oriented note, I hope that my family is all well and healthy (pigging out on Halloween goods no doubt). And I hope that my circle of friends expands and that I can share my life and laughter with great people all around me.


Sana October 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

Hey Angela!

Happy Blogiversary!! In one year from now I hope to be happy with a job as a mechanical engineer. I am graduating from college in May 2010 and I am little scared yet excited for my future. I am going to be an engineer and I hope that one year from now I am not only happy at my job but happy with my new life too :)


cyndie October 31, 2009 at 11:36 am

By this time next year I will have completed my second (or third!) marathon, and I will be relaxed…enjoying school…at a job I love…content with my body. Happy Halloween!


Maura October 31, 2009 at 11:38 am

One year from now I will have a few things under my belt. I’ll be a college junior with an improved GPA. My minor will already be taken care of, and I will be happy. I may be studying abroad in Japan if I decide that I want to go for the fall semester. I will have once more taken care of my body issues and eating problems. Going home won’t be a reason for me to overeat anymore. I will be healthy on the inside and out. I hope to continue running then as well even though I let my training go so far downhill for this upcoming half-marathon.


Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 31, 2009 at 11:41 am


In one year, I hope to be happy. I am happy now and I hope that I will be as content as I am in this moment in one year.


Elizabeth Edith October 31, 2009 at 11:43 am

Great post!

In one year, I want to have an idea for my dissertation. I want to be more mature and responsible, and never late for anything (well at least not because it’s my fault). I want to have a great group of friends, and either be engaged or not dating the current bf anymore.


Lauren October 31, 2009 at 11:46 am

Amazing post!
One year from today… I will still be focusing of a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family! Praying together, running together, and eating whole natural foods together!!


supersu October 31, 2009 at 11:50 am

Happy Birthday!!!

I really love love love your blog…

One year from today: I will be living in the city I want to be in, in a safe environment, working at a job I love.

Today I am living in an sketchy area of town in a city I dont want to be in. I do work at a job I love and that is really the only thing that gets me thru the days!…urgh….

Thanks again for your blog-really inspiring to me.



Kate October 31, 2009 at 11:51 am

Congrats to you!

One year from now? I will have all my clinical psych residency apps in, have just finished my first half marathon, be getting closer to defending my dissertation, have just completed month two of working as a behavior health specialist for low-income community members, be completely free of my current health concerns, and be living a very healthy, happy, and hopeful life.


kayla October 31, 2009 at 11:51 am

One year from now I would like to be at a college I’m happy with, or enjoying the one im at now more. I would like to be involved and have some great new friends. I would like to move on from my high school friends. It will be difficult but by being myself I hope I can accomplish this.


Marsha October 31, 2009 at 11:55 am

Happy birthday, OSG! and Happy Halloween, Ange!

A year from now, I see myself much healthier than I am now. I see myself running 5ks and half-marathons and incoporating a healthy lifestyle to my everyday life. I also see myself in the Nursing program at my university(I’m a second year Pre-Nursing student right now). I see myself much happier too. I see myself no longer second guessing my abilities and loving myself, flaws and all.


Jess October 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

In one year I want to be starting on my masters in nutrition, hopefully making my life happier since I will be pursuing what I really want to do with my life. You inspire me, since you are enjoying your job and what you do!


Elizabeth October 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm

In one year I will still be in college, hopefully studying hard and enjoying my school year. I will have figured out my major and settled in at my university. :)


carolyn October 31, 2009 at 12:04 pm

happy birthday!!
in a year I would love my small start up side project to be a real business.


soup October 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm

This time next year I envision myself in a newly bought house with my bf. I envision myself having a job in a large law firm downtown and being content with my place in my life. Wishful thinking but it could/should happen :)


shelly October 31, 2009 at 12:08 pm

In 1 year I want to have made significant headway into planning my wedding (which will be sometime in the Spring of 2011), I want to have gotten a raise (since my company did a salary freeze this year thanks to the economy), I want to be continuing on my path of good health and fitness, and I want to still be running!


Gloria October 31, 2009 at 12:11 pm

in one year I want to be able to balance a school and a part time job. To be fit and healthy and not longer bother by disordered eating, learn kick boxing and belly dancing and to be with the boy still and have great friends.


Kelly J October 31, 2009 at 12:15 pm

In one year I will still be at my current job teaching preschool… which fortunately I LOVE! I will also be hopefully planning my wedding and increasing my fitness level.


Tina October 31, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows!!

On October 31, 2010 I want to be:

*At my healthiest self – always a challenge
*In a job that I love – currently transitioning by going back to school
*Still as in love with the boy as I am today – and hopefully on our way to wedded bliss!
*Surrounded by great family and friends!


Katherine October 31, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Happy Blog Birthday!

In one year I hope to grow to be a better wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I’d also like to be on my way to starting a family!


Carly October 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

By Oct 2010, I want to be in a better frame of mind. I want to be set on what I’m going to do with my life (i.e. dietetics or not?), be at a much healthier weight and not be taken by disordered eating, learn how to ride a bike (!!!), and balance school, work, blogging and volunteering.


Melissa October 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I see myself with my wonderful husband and my two boys which will be 1 and 3 by then… ;) Hopefully I am in shape and still running. I also would love to have a finished backyard by then (it only been almost 3 years, hehe) so I can play with my lil guys outside.

Happy Blogiversary OSG! Love this site!

You are an amazing, inspiring person Angela!! :) Thanks for all you do!


Martin October 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

A year from now, I will be happily in costume. I will have run my first half marathon with the love of my life, who will have completed a graduate degree. I’ll be near paying off a major debt and I will be in shape enough to dunk a basketball. Thanks for this contest, you’re right, it really does help to write it down. It’s inspiring. I feel happy just thinking about it.


Y October 31, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Happy blog birthday! I hope in one year to be recovered from the physical ailments of this year, and maybe having a baby…


Lauren October 31, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I want to be:
-growing closer to my Lord and Savior every passing day
-continuing to live a healthy life, and loving it
-running! right now I can run 3 miles max, but by this time next year I want to be running half marathons :] and you know what, I will! because I CAN do it.
-still listening to my body and know what it needs and understanding it
-the best daughter, friend and sister that I can be

Happy Blog Anniversary! and hope you have a Happy Halloween :]


Kimberly Lee October 31, 2009 at 12:25 pm

One year from today, I want to be holding my daughter and telling her absolutely beautiful she is and how lucky I am that I was chosen to be her mother. I will be celebrating my body and the amazing thing it did in growing and birthing my child. I will still be working in the health care field helping other to be healthy…. And of course, I will be sharing this journey with my amazing husband. Other goals for the next year of my life include completing another 5K – hopefully with both my hubby and baby girl, earning a personal training certification, and branching out to try new things (yoga, spinning etc.)


Dara October 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows! I recently began reading your blog, and I love it!

In one year from today I will be working part time at an interesting, fun job while attending graduate school for Transpersonal Counseling! My husband and I will have purchased our new home and working on it to make it our very own. My family and friends will be close and healthy and we will continue to support and love one another.

I also want to express gratitude for what I have today. We are all so truly blessed to be alive!


Brynn October 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

In one, year, I hope to be out of my current administrative job and back to pursuing a biology career! I should be working on graduate school applications right around then, too.


Julia October 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Happy Bloggy Birthday!
In one year I hope to be in the same shape I am now or better, and enjoying being married to my now fiance.


Kelly October 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Happy birthday, OSG! Thanks for all your wonderful contributions to the blogworld, Angela. :)

A year from now I’ll be ~11 months in to my first *real* job. I hope I’m feeling comfortable and happy there!


Jaclyn October 31, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I want so many things to happen in the next year.

I want to be happy and healthy and at my healthy weight, I think I have about 30 lbs to go. I want to be happy with my job and the direction of my life. I also want to be enjoying life with my new Husband, well have been married a little over a month in a year.

It should be an exciting year!



Donna Porter October 31, 2009 at 12:35 pm

In one year, my main goal is to be more healthy. Over the last few weeks, I have began running and watching my diet closely. I have learned so much about my body and how to make myself feel beautiful just by believing that I CAN run that extra few steps! Along with being healthy, I would picture myself finding my purpose in this wonderful life. I have been a college student for a few years but lately have been struggling with my chosen career path. A year from now my husband will be deployed again (this will be our third), so I picture myself finding new ways to keep the bonds of love and happiness as strong as it is now through letters and thoughtful packages. Because I’ll be a “single” mom again, I would like to find new things to do with the kids to help them deal with another deployment. Overrall, I would like to be more healthy and continue my journey of happiness in one year :)


Nikki T October 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Congratulations Angela! You truly are AMAZING!
I’m SO glad that I stubbled upon your blog months and months ago and have been able to follow your journey since then- you have been an inspiration of sorts…its so wonderful to see people just follow thier BIG dreams and go out on a limb to do what they feel is the RIGHT thing for them.

Thinking about one year from today…my biggest dream is to be a mother, so I would hope that I’m either preggers or starting a new chapter in my life as a parent to a beautiul, healthy baby! Until I get there, I will continue to learn about healthy living, nutrition and wellness and I will keep making the small changes necessary for my Husband and I to lead healthier, happier lives. I hope to be the best ME I can be when I bring another person into this crazy, beautiful world!

Happy Birthday OSG!! <3


Coley October 31, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Happy Birthday to OSG! I’ve been reading your blog since day 1 and LOVE it!

I am graduating in December, so 1 year from now, I want to have finished my dietetic internship, taken my boards and find a job as an RD here in the Twin Cities. I am also hoping to get married by next fall (no date set yet). I would love to get another triathlon under my belt, and continue improving my eating habits.


Katelyn October 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows! I am so happy for you Angela! Congratulations!

In one year from now I just want to be happy and healthy. I want to kick this disordered eating/eating disorders good bye and never look back! I want to wake up every morning excited to start the day because I have a passion for life. I want to feel totally and completely comfortable with my body, pursuing my dreams, and be able to balance everything I want to fill this crazy thing we call life with!

You are such and inspiration Angela. Keep it all up. I can’t imagine where you will be able to take this blog in the next year!


Janie B. October 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm


I would love to figure out what my passion is. I’m in law school now and am pretty sure I don’t want to be a lawyer. Not knowing what I wanted to do was how I ended up in law school in the first place, so I’d love to have some direction!


Kyle Janet October 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

One year from today…..

I hope to be content, either studying abroad (in France!) or here in CA. I hope to be one step closer to meeting the guy of my dreams, even if I haven’t met him yet. I hope to be doing what I love. I hope to have run the 1/2 Marathon that is nudging me in the back of my mind…
I hope to have adopted another kitten, not to replace my cat that passed, but to re-liven up this silent house again.
I hope to have a stronger idea of what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I hope to have made 1 new friend to whom I can really open up.
I hope to be FAR MORE fluent in French, Spanish and Italian, and more capable of speaking those languages, rather than merely understanding them.

That’s all for now :D


Laura E October 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Happy 1 year blogiversary and happy halloween too! One year from now I imagine my life to be less chaotic and more settled. I know I’m going to be even more content and comfortable with myself(body & mind) because I’ve made such a huge improvement since I started reading blogs about half a year ago.


Kristin October 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Happy birthday to OSG! One year from now I’ll be a senior in college. I’ve realized that my real passion is fitness/nutrition, and I want to figure out how to best incorporate that into a career!


Diana October 31, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Happy Birthday!!! :)

In one year I would like to have my Associates degree in History (should complete it in the summer!!) and be working towards my Bachelors. After I graduated high school I opted to work full time for 3 years, so I’m about 3 years behind all of my graduating class. I’m still so excited to be accomplishing this, though!

I’d like to get ENTIRELY on the eating healthy train, I have way too many slip ups with fattening snacks or eating lots of potatoes, I always feel so much better when I’m focused on eating healthy! I’d like to focus on running again, even though I have to start all over. I was in a car accident (we tweeted about it!) and had major foot surgery on my right foot and haven’t been able to walk since August. I won’t be able to start attempting to run again until January or February, so it can be very frustrating. However, I’m incredibly motivated to start again and be much more focused than I was before about living a healthy lifestyle, food and exercise wise.

My last goal by Halloween of next year, though, would be to move from FL to CA, where the love of my life got transferred this year for his job. It’s so hard being so far away!


Kellyann October 31, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Thinking about a year from now excites me so much. In one year from now, my son will be almost 5, I will have graduated from Nursing school and working as an Nurse (RN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I will have lost 30 to 35 lbs, eating healthy and working out on a daily basis, and able to run 5 miles without stopping (I am currently a new runner). I hope to be in a healthy, good relationship, and own my own home.


Lia October 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

One year from now I hope to be finishing off my degree, whie studying science (nutrition or astronomy) at the same time with a part time job as a yoga instructor. I have realised that a business degree is not my thing, so I want to transfer to get my BSC in Spa management instead of just Hotel Management. Your posts about how you realised your path was not the one ideal for you helped me admit the same thing. I only have one year left though, and it is not graduate school. I just have to make sure I don’t get caught up in the hype of working for a posh hotel chain like the school pressures us to do. I’m more for a vegan health retreat. I cannot forget that.


Vicki October 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Happy Blogiversary to an awesome, always inspiring blog!

In 1 year… I want to have a better relationship with food. I want to feel more genuine love for my body (c’mon now–this body made two kids from scratch. I’m pretty sure it deserves a little more love than I give it.) I want to be a better wife and mother and learn to manage my time better so that I am less stressed and more enjoyable for my family to be around. I want to be training for a full marathon. I want to be 1 year closer to finishing my education and still loving the learning process. In short, I hope to be 1 year closer to being the person I was meant to be.


Nicole October 31, 2009 at 1:03 pm

HAPPY BLOG ANNI TO YOU!!! I’ve told ya before and I’ll tell ya again…I love your blog, and it has helped me tremendously. Your journey has been inspirational.

A year from now I will be a 1st time mother to a 5 month old. I hope to be living a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life….maybe working in social services helping families, definitely volunteering.


Alyson October 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Congratulations on your one year anniversary, and with your change starting from within, you can always have the confidence that just being yourself and the work you love is the best way to live.

I myself have been on an evolution of myself. I moved out to college, confronted my own negativity and eating disorder. I realized that my perspective on life is what was creating my suffering. The media tries to tell us what certain goal posts are for accomplishment and success are: perfect body, a college education, high paying job, a house, a relationship, 2.5 kids and a dog.

I realized this year through self reflection and paying attention to myself through yoga, biking, eating healthy, through your website and school, is that as humans we need connections to other people and we need to feel that we are needed and can make a difference. We are not as naturally selfish as people like to assume. We have desires and needs much deeper. So next year I hope to work towards better myself and the world around me.

Ultimately, my most tangible goal for next year is that i want to have traveled over the summer for my research, and i would like to have written my work and have it published in a academic journal, but more importantly i want to open the eyes of the people around me and help them help themselves become aware of their own bodies and needs. Especially here in the US during downturns and economic hardships the first thing people neglect are there bodies, but it is the most important and necessary thing to nourish when you are stressed. I want to help my parents and brother take care and nurture themselves after a stressful few years.


Clare October 31, 2009 at 1:13 pm

A year from today I hope to be feeling the same way you are. For the past 6 years I have obsessed over my weight and the food I eat and two years of that was a bad bad eating disorder. Now it’s more disordered eating and terrible body image. I started reading these blogs and actually felt kind of guilty because it was another food obsession – but through you I realized that I could use a blog to help me! So I have started my own (haven’t released it to the world yet and still need to get a camera) but I can already tell that it is helping me release my emotions, keep track of what I eat, and be accountable for my actions. The past week I have been more normal already!!

I’m going to be starting my first job and living truly on my own (financially too…yikes) next year so this is a big chance for me to set my real world life up right. I really hope that through my blog and by continuing to read others like yours, I can establish a healthy life –with a balance of work, friends, going out and drinking beer, and exercising. And maybe a boyfriend or something too :) But ME first.

Next year I want to be able to live happily and healthily without THINKING about it.


Jacqueline October 31, 2009 at 1:17 pm

When you said that opportunities do not just happen to people, you have to make them happen, it really resonated with me. At the beginning of this year, I was a 200 pound, meat eating pack a day smoker! I finally quit smoking by enrolling myself into an intensive 6 week Boot Camp in February. I couldn’t afford to stick with it but managed to lose 25 lbs on my own.

I’m a junior in college and am now truly realizing its not the place that I belong and may not even be the program I belong in. I have felt this way all along, and am struggling with the intense and humiliating fear that I may have wasted two years of my life (and the last year, as I plan on sticking with it here). I know now that growth sometimes involves discomfort. BECAUSE I have moved to this specific town, and gone to this specific university I enrolled in the program that kick started my love of fitness. I also met a Yoga Instructor who has inspired me to pursue my Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Although I still struggle with social anxiety, which I never really considered a real disorder until I was a Freshman and experienced its debilitating effects myself, I am slowly convincing myself to openly feel and push through any negative emotions certain situations bring up.

In October I see myself getting comfortable as a Vegan (went Vegetarian in March 09′), teaching Yoga classes, getting my Group Fitness Certification and teaching Boot Camp circuits to people who may need to empower themselves through exercise just as I have! I see myself doing a thesis with the Sociology Department at my university on Community Supported Agriculture projects, environmental/vegan/vegetarian stigma and cultural norms. I see myself being more accountable, biking to school (right now I’m driving 50% of the time), buying mainly local produce and supporting organic products not only in my diet but in all of the products I choose to support.

I want to treat myself as well as I treat all of the people in my life. I see myself being happier in my own skin and being completely honest about everything I’m feeling! All of this feels pretty terrifying, but I know deep down it may be bitter sweet but its so worth it!


Mellissa October 31, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Love all these comments, One year from now I want to be happy and healthy. I want to be in a job I love and I want my husband to have a new job. We can do this!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 31, 2009 at 1:18 pm

In a year, I hope to be almost finished with the teaching credential program I am applying to, on my way to becoming a teacher and happy!


Jacqueline October 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm

By the way, I just recently found your Blog and I love it and you so much!

As an American, I also must say I really appreciate your ability to acknowledge our country’s failings subtly, without overgeneralizing and completely bashing the U.S.


Lexi October 31, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Hopefully my current actions have me on a path so that in a year I will have my Master’s Degree in Health Promotion, have a job with a federal agency in health education or program planning, have run 2 or more half marathons, have found peace with myself physically and emotionally, and making a happy transition from graduate student to professional.

Thanks for everything. Your blog has truly changed my outlook on life. Have a Happy Halloween & Happy Birthday OhSheGlows!!!


Liz October 31, 2009 at 1:32 pm

In 1 year, I am hopefully going to be one year away from graduating college with my bachleor’s degree. I too feel a bit “stuck” and “passive” in my life. So…in a year I also hope to have had an AHA moment where things click and I know what my true passion and calling is. I’m working on it, striving for it and hopefully all the working and striving will make it all clear to me.


Taylor - Pacing For Pretzels October 31, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Things have been pretty rough lately, and in one year I hope to have it all behind me. I hope that what I am currently going through will not take away from who I am and that on October 31, 2010, I will be a year wiser, yet no less loving, honest, open, and trusting. I also will have completed my first marathon!


Chelsea October 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I’ll be just getting into my second year of university, releived that I survived first year chem (hopefully). I’ll be as active as I am now, but not obsessive. I’ll be spending my time with friends instead of counting calories, and when I eat/work out, it’ll be because I want to, not because I feel obligated.


Jacqueline October 31, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Happy Bday OSG!
I would like to run a 1/2 marathon and just roll with whatever life throws at me!
Here’s to another fantastic year of OSG!


Megan October 31, 2009 at 1:43 pm

happy first birthday!!!

I will still be on college, but I hope to be doing AMAZINGLY well on my first few takes of the MCATs. I also hope to be a little less of a perfectionist so that I can spend more time doing what’s important, like being with the people i love! I look forward to a year from now :)


Amandamoo October 31, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Oh my gosh, I’d love to win this! In a year, I see myself still serving my purpose as a social worker and school counselor and I hope to start planning to have children! Eeek!


Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) October 31, 2009 at 1:54 pm

A year from now I hope to still be enjoying grad school, but seeing the end in sight! And continuing to run and blog :)


Amanda October 31, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Hi! I just found your site recently and I had to bookmark this wonderful post. When I visualize myself a year from now, I will be much further along in the process of accepting myself and loving who I am. I don’t think there will ever be one single high point to reach; it is a learning process and I have to “un-learn” a lot of the negative things I’ve taught myself over the years. I have to echo what you said about how important being true to yourself is and realizing that the real you is good enough. My whole life has revolved around seeking physical solutions to “fix” who I am, because I’ve always felt like I’m “too this” or “too that” FOR SOMEONE ELSE. I was always too quiet, too shy, and everyone around me felt the need to notify me of this. Then I discovered alcohol, misused it and became too loud, too obnoxious. I had a chubby face growing up, so I starved myself in my teenage years; then suddenly I was too bony and too flat in the wrong places. I gained some weight back and now my butt is too big for some people’s liking!

If you would have asked this question a year ago, all I would have said was that I hope to weigh ___ lbs. one year from now. I finally realized that a weight on the scale is not going to set me free from negativity, redeem me from all past mistakes or make everyone like me and accept me. I’m tired of worrying about what people think. So a year from now, I see myself continuing this positive journey and learning new lessons and growing more each day. I’ll also be in my last semester, finishing up my degree at this time next year, which is exciting. I feel it’s time to be an adult and stop getting in my own way!


Nina October 31, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Happy Birthday Oh she glows!!! :)
I hope that in a year from now I’ll be in a job I love (or at least don’t mind too much,lol) and that I’ll be able to afford to buy a house with my boyfriend.
I’d love to win all those goodies! :D


Sammi October 31, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I want to be a healthier, happier person a year from now. I’m working on it right now but I’m not completely there yet and it’s not something that is going to happen over night. Right now I’m not very focused. My future isn’t black and white. What I want to do for the rest of my life is a puzzle that I really want to have figured out by this time next year. When it comes to my running (this may change depending on what my body tells me to do) I want to be training for at least a half marathon. It’s one of the items on my mental bucket list and not something that I only want to do once. When it comes to my relationship, we aren’t perfect but in a year I hope that the problems we have right now will be settled.


Olga @ Healthing It October 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm

One year from now, I hope to be doing an AmeriCrop program in NYC, doing community related to healthcare!


[email protected] thecollegeauthentic October 31, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Congrats on your bloggiversary! Long time lurker about to delurkify :)

This is a bit odd, but I hope that by that time I might have a dream in a foreign language! I have the great opportunity to do a summer language immersion program ( you can do yoga in french!) this coming summer so if all goes well I’ll be on my way there! Other than that, I see myself happy in my second year of college, maybe there will be a gentleman caller (so much classier than ‘boyfriend’!) on my arm, dominating my classes and hopefully finishing my first book and becoming knowledgeable about myself as a whole.

:) Honestly I can’t help but look forward to the next year. I’m about to do a happy dance just thinking about it!


Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) October 31, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I hope by October 2010 I can run a half marathon! Baby steps but that’s my dream right now! Great giveaway! And happy birthday OSG!


Krista October 31, 2009 at 2:04 pm

In one year from now, Oct 31, 2010, I very much hope to still have my good health. More importantly, I hope that my kids continue to have good health!


Hannah October 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm

In one year I hope to be a certified yoga instructor and be teaching yoga and my first year of medical school. I want to have a healthier relationship with myself and I hope to have a man I love in my life.


ann October 31, 2009 at 2:08 pm


I love your blog and have gotten much inspiration from it. In one year, I hope to be at my goal weight (have lost 40, have 5 more to go), and do more yoga.

Thanks for the great giveaway.


Brenda October 31, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows! Thank you Angela for creating such a wonderful blog. I have learned so much from you and you continue to inspire me every day.

A year from now I would like to continue to be healthy, happy, just enjoy life, have more fun and to stop stressing too much over the little stuff!


Emily October 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Congrats! This time next year I hope to be a full time student again. I have decided to go back to school to get my Master’s in Speech Pathology. I am an elementary school teacher and will most likely not have a job next year due to budget cuts and being a new teacher. I love children and want to continue to work in education and have decided to just go back to school instead of sitting around waiting for another teaching job! I am excited to see where God leads me to go to school! I am applying to schools all over the US which leaves me feeling a little nervous and excited all at the same time! I have never lived away from my family, but I think it is something that may be necessary for me to truly grow as a person! I am inspired by all of the blogs that I read seeing as so many of you have made career and life changes and have come through the changes as strnger women! Thanks for such a positive and uplifting blog!


Diana October 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Happy birthday Angela! :)


Kristy October 31, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Half marathon for sho, sho with my very best friend from school!! Kristy :)


Brooke October 31, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I want to be binge free and at a happy weight which requires accepting my normal weight and not striving for crazy low numbers. I want to pull that energy back to make joy in my life and focus on my beautiful kids and be a role model (even when no one is looking) especially for my little girl.
Thanks for your positive blog


Ellen October 31, 2009 at 2:27 pm

a year from today, i hope i have a firm idea of my undergrad major, some good work experience behind me, and lots of opportunities in my future. i hope i have a solid group of friends and perhaps a relationship, and above all, i hope i am happy!

happy anniversary! thanks for the giveaway.


Lynna October 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I would like to have a job I enjoy in a new city such as Chicago, San Francisco, or New York. I’d like to be comfortably supporting myself, have friends close by, and be happy with where I am in life.


nicole October 31, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I’m hoping that in 1 year I’ll be a marathoner! Or the mother of 5 (I already have 4!)


Keri October 31, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I picture myself graduated in a career somewhere new and thrilling that I love to go to every day (or work from home and do things that I enjoy). I would be healthy and athletic… learning new athletic skills, improving my running (training for a marathon?), improving my cooking skills, etc. I am so excited for life!


Annie October 31, 2009 at 2:41 pm

In one year, I see myself healthy and happy without counting calories. It’s an addiction, for sure, and I’m trying my very hardest to focus on healthy eating instead of studying labels and tallying totals. I’ll be free from this in a year, I know I can do it!


sarah October 31, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I see myself at my goal weight happy in clothes and happy in life, happier in a job that I am satisfied in (not like the one I am doing right now)…not sure if that will be still in Canada or in England, hopefully I will get another work permit in September so that I can stay in Canada :o)

ps. great giveaway and a very inspirational story of how you got to where you are now..if only I could figure out what I wanna be when I grow up.


sarah m October 31, 2009 at 2:42 pm

congrats ange! you are such an inspiration to tme, and i look forward to your posts each and every day. thank you. in one year from now i see myself getting out of the 9 to 5 biotech rut that i have been meaning to get out of for, oh, 8 years now? its up to me to just DO IT! find something i love and go for it. like you did =)


Karla October 31, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I would like to see myself almost done with my master’s, managing my stress well (aka not stress eating) and keeping in mind the important things in life like relationships, friends, family, health and wellness.


Deanne October 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

One year from now I see myself as a happy, less anxious wife, Mom, sister, friend and woman. I’m not sure if those were ordered correctly. ;) I hope to accept that I can’t make the perfect decision every time and accept that I really do give my all and try my best. I do want to do more for myself in the next year. Maybe get my hair done more often, buy myself some new clothes, make time for myself etc. Somehow, I’ve put myself last even though I think I know better. That’s okay. It happens, I’ve caught myself, I’ve forgiven myself and now I just want to accept who I am. So, on Oct 31, 2010 I see myself as a Stay at hom mom to my then 7 and 5 year olds taking care of them and accepting that I am doing a good job. And I am also taking care of myself along the way. Whew, I hope that made sense!


Katie W October 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

happy birthday Oh She Glows! In a year from now i hope to be completely content with my life, find a balance in my relationship with food, and learn to let the little things go in my relationship with my fiance. Maybe a little ambitious, but i think it can be done!


Althea October 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm

A year from now I see myself having a job that I love, a new house, and a healthier lifestyle.


sarah October 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I hope to be HAPPY,HEALTHY, and a 1st year medical student! Happy birthday OSG!


SarahF October 31, 2009 at 3:20 pm

In one year from now I will be done my undergraduate degree, have just started working my first real job (it starts October 4) and working towards my CA. It’ll be a busy time-but very exciting!


Eva October 31, 2009 at 3:25 pm

In one year, I hope thst my husband will be back and we will be happier and healthier than ever and that I’ll be moving on to a great grad school with him.


Trish (girlatgym) October 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

One year from now I would like to have competed in a race, improved my skills at work even further, have increased my financial savings, and be on my way to getting married.


Clara October 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

In one year, I hope to have:

Saved more money
Ran another marathon
Continued to improve my healthly living style
Visited at least one other country
Spent more time with girlfriends


[email protected] October 31, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows! It’s so great that the blog has helped you to make your life better! And that you are touching so many other women!

And I love the Operation Beautiful note! Yes, how important it is not to wear a mask (other than today of course)!

One year from today, I want to still focus on living a balanced life, think before taking on new projects, and make spending time with those I love the most important thing in my life.

Happy Halloween! :)


Ashley October 31, 2009 at 3:50 pm

While it would be nice to work less, i think that will take longer than a year. I’m lucky enough to have amazing friends, boyfriend and family in my life. My real issue is with working long hours, finding the motivation to go to the gym in the morning and keeping up my energy. I’d like to be eating less processed/sugary things, which i feel is a process and i’m on my way. So next year I’d like to see myself happier in my job, having more energy, and having a workout routine that provides me with happiness, balance and energy so that i may feel like a complete person. great post!


Amanda October 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Happy Birthday OSG!!!

In a year from now, I hope to be in a great place with my career, practicing yoga and running, with a strong relationship with my boyfriend (maybe fiancee?) … and I don’t want to let food or exercise take over my thoughts anymore!! I know how smart and strong I am, and I could do so much more if I just let go of obsessions!


Danielle October 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm

In a year, I hope to have finished off my weight loss (I’ve lost 100lbs so far and hope to lose another 10ish) and to have built a stronger, healthier relationship with food. I hope to be settled into my job in health research and hopefully have moved into a more professional (less administrative) role.


Tiffany October 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm

In one year I will be a dentist. I hope to be practicing in the Ottawa area.

I also plan on being fit, healthy and happy. I am already started on those goals and hope to have reached some landmarks by next October.

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!


Marcia October 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I always seem to have ideas or things in my mind that I would like to change or do in my life, but to sit down and write it out makes me so much more motivated! In one year, I hope to enjoy being a newlywed, working at a job that I love, and overcoming my struggles with an eating disorder. I acutally wrote all three of these things down and posted them on my night stand to see when I wake up and before I go to bed :) Thanks for a great blog, Angela! Happy Birthday to Oh She Glows!


Kelsey October 31, 2009 at 4:17 pm

In one year I see myself free from my current, unhealthy obsession, and instead, able to make decisions about what foods I put in my body and not feel guilty after I have! I also see myself with more solid plans on being with my love who’s across the ocean right now!

Congrats on your one year! With my future looking the way it is, I can’t wait for MY one year!


Ashley Leutloff October 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Today happens to be mine and my boyfriend’s 1st anniversary. A year ago I would have never guessed things would turn out so wonderfully. Though we did go through some very rough spots losing a beloved pet, our house started falling apart literally, and our jobs security was iffy. But it’s still been the most incredible year of my life. If anything could change I’d bring our dog back.

Hopefully a year from now, while celebrating our 2nd anniversary, we will be handing out candy in a safe neighborhood, in a house that isn’t broken, while planning our future together AKA engaged.

For now, I’ll just keep smiling!


Kelly October 31, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Happy Birthday Oh She Glows!

One year from now I hope:
* To have reached a healthy weight and to feel more confident about my body

* To have come to peace with food and to end my disordered eating

* To feel stronger and more physically fit


Cynthia October 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Congrats on the blogiversary Angela!

One year from now I hope to look at myself and see a stronger and healthier me. I hope to also prepare to possibly buy a home and have run a half marathon and possibly even a full marathon.


Lizzie October 31, 2009 at 4:38 pm

On October 31, 2010 (my favorite holiday of the year, btw) I want to be free from disordered eating, binge eating, restriction eating and dieting. I want to eat and exercise as a way to fuel myself instead of with the goal of being thin. I want to be a happy graduate (I graduate in May 2010), working on my career, saving money for the future and living my best life!

Thanks for the inspiration, Angela! :)


Grace October 31, 2009 at 4:38 pm

A year from now, I hope I will be: (a) living in a major city I’m in love with; (b) married to my fiance FINALLY; (c) working at a nonprofit where I can really contribute to my fullest potential; (d) the fittest I’ve ever been in my life!


Erica Morris October 31, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I will FINALLY be finished w/ my nursing prereqs! I will be on the list for nursing school, we will have a lovely apartment, most of our debt paid off, and we will be super relaxed. Finally.


Christina October 31, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Happy blog-iversary! Most importantly I just want to be healthy and happy.


Lindsey October 31, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Happy Birthday! A year from now I want to be doing things that not only make me happy, but others too!


Ally D. October 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I just started reading your blog, and I’m SO absolutely inspired! I was really impressed by your decision to leave your job and start your healthy bakery- it really takes a lot of courage and drive to make such a powerful decision. I honestly hope that within the next year I will have similar stength, and will have fulfilled some of my dreams and aspirations that I have always reached for. This coming year, I will be completing my undergrad, so I hope that this school year will bring me a lot of new knowledge, experience, and growth. Mostly, though, I just want to be happy and healthy!
Thank you again for all of your inspiring posts!


Jul October 31, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Happy birthday, Ange! Can’t believe OSG is only 1 year old – you’re such a pro!

In one year, I hope to have a couple races under my belt – maybe even a 10k. I hope to have made new friends here in my new city, and I hope that some people out there will have discovered my blog. :-)

<3 Jul


Brianna Jauregui October 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Firstly, I want to say.. Angela… you inspire me in so many ways. You had the courage to overcome your struggles and although it may not have been easy, you found your joy. You found what makes you happy. Your passion for food, fitness, and fun makes it a lot easier for me to see clearly into how someone that has succeeded thinks. Thanks so much!

Ok…. So.
One year from now… I will be 21 (birthday April 22) and I hope to just love myself.

Over the past years I have struggled with loving myself, being who I am, and embracing it.

About 4 or 5 months ago, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder (anorexia). I was depressed. Being ultimately stressed out led to my depression, which led my life down the wrong road.

I am a college student that has a lot on her plate. I go to school full time (and when I say full time, I mean FULL TIME, try 26 credits!!!) I am on the tennis team at my school and I have job that I keep up with.

Before I was diagnosed, I always knew I had a problem. My confidence wasn’t always so great; I always felt I could be better. I hated the way I looked, the way I felt, and what I saw. I felt I had no control over my own life. But then I thought I found a way. Controlling what I ate made me feel a little bit better. It gave me the feeling that I could do better. Unfortunately it just led to more hurt within myself. Anytime I did try to eat, I felt guilty, horrible! All I thought about were the negative effects.
I want the guilt to go away. I want to have a good relationship with food. I want to become healthier in everyway!!

Since being diagnosed, I have had plenty of help in leading my life into a better happier place. I still definitely struggle but I am constantly working on loving myself and becoming a better person.

So one year from now, I would love to be able to just look in the mirror, tell myself: I am who I am, you are an amazing beautiful confident person who will succeed. No one can put you down and no one will stand in your way.

It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into JOY, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything BRIGHT and beautiful that he has for us. Colossians 1:12

—- Bri


Kelsey October 31, 2009 at 5:12 pm

next year, i hope to have the realizations that you have experienced, Angela!


Kimberly October 31, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Your most recent post really hit home for me Angela. I AM that guarded, miserable person. My husband, many times, had questioned his decision to marry me. I’ve had an eating disorder for years. Or some sort of body dismorphic disorder. I read your blog every everyday. You make so much sense and really are an amazing person. I work at a hospital but have always wanted to open up my own bakery/bistro. I have the name the decor and everything picked out. I guess it’s just a matter of courage at this point. Anyway…by Oct 31st 2010 I just want to be happy and at peace. I think that’s enough for now! :)


Ariel October 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm

In a year I’d like to be in remission from Crohns disease and in school full time!


Rachel October 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I’ve been at college for almost two years now and while I enjoy it for the most part, I’m very shy and still hang around with friends from high school. In one year I hope to break out of my comfort zone and meet new people. I want to feel more confident and happy.


Renee October 31, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Your post is such an inspiration. I have been toying with a total life change. I feel like I go to work, come home, go to the gym, and then do it all over again the next day. I spend most of my week days wishing that it was the weekend.

I would like to become a personal trainer. This is something that I have wanted to do for some time now. I think that I should just bite the bullet and do it. I think that it would make me feel some satisfaction that I have done something that I wanted to do not because I should but because I wanted to.

I see this as a gateway to open other doors that I may not have opened otherwise. Maybe this would unlock what I really want to do with my life to feel fulfilled.

Thanks for the wonderful blog and daily dose of encouragement.


Stephanie October 31, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Ohh I have so many goals and dreams that I hope to achieve within a year. I would like to have run a half marathon and I really hope to have a good hold on my career. My goal is to have a few different jobs, one being a make up effects artist and another being some kind of food writer. I really do wonder what life will be like in one year!


Leah @ L4L October 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Happy Birthday, OSG!

In one year, I picture myself happily married, in a job that I love where I make enough money that I don’t stress out every single day about making my bills.


Catherine October 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I hope in one year i will happier, healthier and my student loans will be paid off! :)


Lily October 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm

One year from today I hope to be employed as well as financially stable enough to adopt a cat from the local animal shelter. I have wanted a cat for so long but being a student, I haven’t had the funds to properly care for one.


TanyaS October 31, 2009 at 5:50 pm

As I will be having a baby in early June 2010, my hope is that by October 31 I will be back to a regular fitness routine and well on my way to the absence of baby jiggle. As I failed in my goal to have the best body of my life before getting pregnant, I’m still hoping to achieve that goal after.

I want to become one of those people that exercises everyday because they WANT to, not because its just another thing on the to-do list.


happyshoes October 31, 2009 at 5:58 pm

My ideal life one year from now would look like this:

– Success for my husband’s company
– I will be pregnant with our first child
– I will have done my first international-distance triathlon
– I will have become a solid age group-placing athlete
– My blog will be successful or I will have found a professional niche for my strengths and interests

Thank you!


Janna (Just Flourishing) October 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Well, I know I will be back at school, finishing up my science classes. I want to be focused, scheduled… and, of course, happy! I want to be settled into NYC and my life here in every way and doing the things that I love.
These days things are so unscheduled and disorganized… I don’t feel at home in my new home yet, and I hope in a year that I feel right at home.


Jaclyn October 31, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I see myself still in school, but hopefully traveling abroad someplace fabulous–perhaps France?!!


Kirsten October 31, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I want to move my career into the travel industry –
I am in the process of working out the details and classes if necessary. I want to help people travel and see the world!


girlrunningaround October 31, 2009 at 6:11 pm

What a great post! And Happy 1 year!

By next Halloween I hope to be secure in my job, running with my puppy, having one more half marathon under my belt and possible contemplating adding a non-furry addition to our family. :)


Kimberly October 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm

On October 31, 2010 I will truly be myself. I will be thirty years old and I will have gotten through the divorce I am going through right now. I will be strong and resilient. I will be blessed. I will be healthy. I will be amazing. As each day passes, I become more and more like ME and less and less of what everyone else thinks I should be.


Britt - Runnerbelle October 31, 2009 at 6:20 pm


In one year I hope to find more enjoyment & satisfaction with my job. Most likely this means finding what I want to be when I grow up. ;-)

I love my life my job just brings me down…..

Best wishes for another fabulous year!!


Rachel October 31, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Living in CO with my fiance and our two dogs. Right now we’re long distance but we have a deadline set for us both to be living in the same time zone!


Leah October 31, 2009 at 6:27 pm

The only thing I really want for myself a year from now is to be healthy and happy. I know it doesnt sound like much, but really, what else is there? I think everything else will fall into place from there.


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Karen October 31, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Happy Birthday OSG!! You’re so awesome :)

Next year, I hope be enjoying my career as a US Navy Nurse in a hospital has an enjoyable working environment. Thanks so much– Love your blog btw.


Pam October 31, 2009 at 6:30 pm

My goals are to be the healthiest I can be, loving where we live and what we do for a living prosperously. Finding purpose!

Great giveaway Ange!

Happy halloween!



Gina G October 31, 2009 at 6:33 pm

i hope with the next year to be truly happy with myself. To love myself and feel beautiful just like you as well as my parents, preach to me everyday. Im only 17 right now and want to feel as strong as ever and filled with hope of what is to come with years to come, which includes more than just college. thankyou so much!


Courtney October 31, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Well this time next year I will have a brand new baby, so I’m hoping to be on the track of losing all of that baby weight!! And enjoying me 8 year old boy, 2 year old boy and newborn baby!! Being a mommy is awesome!


Steph October 31, 2009 at 6:42 pm

1 Year from today, I will have a 6-month old baby boy! I realize all my time will be spent taking care of him, but I hope that it will be a joyful time for my husband and I. I also hope I can still devote a tiny amount of time to making myself feel special and pretty!


lizzy October 31, 2009 at 6:43 pm

at this time next year..i hope to be finishing up school, and moving myself to santa monica california. it’s where i want to be :)


Isha October 31, 2009 at 7:26 pm

October 31, 2010 – that sounds like farther away than I know it will be!

By that time, I’ll have finished my masters degree and I hope to be teaching somewhere in the hills of Washington or Oregon. I also want to find my exercise/healthy living niche! Whether it’s running, yoga, or something else entirely, I want to be well on my way to being my healthiest ever by next Halloween.

Your story is inspiring, Angela – thanks for sharing it!


The Healthy Hostess October 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Congrats and Happy Halloween! I have been out of the blog world for the past week because my grandpa just passed away, but it is good to be back!
Next year on this day my life will be very different! I am looking forward to being a strong and beautiful mom of a 6 month old baby that will be born in April! I hope to be a great role model, parent and wife. I can’t wait for my family to start!


kay (eating machine) October 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

i see myself married, teaching, and loving life.


Jennifer October 31, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!! I have been your blog for a few months now and you have an amazing attitude in all that you do.

Halloween 2010 I will be lighter, both physically and emotionally; I will be just finishing my second month of MBA school; I will be very successful in my choosen career.

Most importantly, I will be continuously challenging myself to do the things that scare me and to truly believe in myself and all that I am capable of doing.

All the best in your second year!


Karen Whitlock October 31, 2009 at 7:49 pm

One year from now… I was actually thinking along these lines this morning. Right now, I feel like I am doing things just because I always have done them. In the next year I want to scale back and do things because I truly enjoy them. Make my hobbies less of a “have to” and more of something I do for myself. I want more time to read books and bake and just chillax!


Michelle October 31, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I see myself studying for exams and successfully passing them. I also see myself working on funding applications, and getting lots of money to go do research! Although I see myself as really busy during this time, I will be happy because I am doing what I love.


Lynn October 31, 2009 at 8:04 pm

In one year…
My book that is almost written will be in the hands of a publisher.
I will be presenting at more and more professional conferences all over the place,
I will be more flexible because I will be stretching/yoga
My boys will be happy and so will I.


Bethany October 31, 2009 at 8:13 pm

One year from now, I picture myself in graduate school and following a 100% vegan diet. I also hope to have run a 1/2 marathon by then.

I also plan on being more in touch with my body, both physically and emotionally.

Happy 1 year!


Jennifer October 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm

One year from today, I hope I am still as happy as I am right now. I can picture myself taking my two children out dressed in their cute costumes. Then snuggling on the couch with my husband talking about how great our kids are and whether we should sneak a little of their candy! :P


natalie October 31, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Happy Blogaversary!! I am so happy that you started this blog and have changed your life and so many others…mine included!! In 1 year from now, I hope to be living in our new house, handing out candy for the first time ever in a home we own. And shortly after…maybe a baby????


Hangry Pants October 31, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I just want to say congratulation on a wonderful year of blogging and living life. In one year I want to be … I think this is weird, but I like where I am now. So, where I am not, but even happier. :D


Tiffany October 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Congratulations on your first blogaversary! In one year, I want to have my Master’s degree, a solid “real” job (no more temp or intern jobs!), and finally be living with my boyfriend who will have been 9000 miles away from me for 1.5 years come this July. Oh, I do hope that happens!


Amy October 31, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Your blog inspires me SO much. And I would love to try a Glo bar, so hear goes…
I am a teacher. A middle school teacher. I love my job. What I don’t love is the No child left behind, suck all the fun out of teaching and practice taking standardized tests till we are all blue in the face. I want to, by next year on this very day, rekindle the love I once had for teaching. Not just feeling like a machine to “the Man”. So, I vow to bring back the joy in my job- play more classroom games, go outside and write poetry with my kids, take field trips even though it’s a “waste of academic time.” One year from today I want to say “I love teaching” again, not just “I tolerate it.” I think by embracing this change, and even going up against some resistance, I can find a happy medium for me and my students. Here’s to a new year filled with hope and promise!
Amy from Hawaii


Heather October 31, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I see myself healthy, fit, a 70.3 under my belt, married and happy!!! And maybe a puppy owner!


maggie October 31, 2009 at 8:55 pm

A year from now, i see myself as a confident, beautiful, marathoner, and nutrition student! I will be living in my own apartment with my doggy. I will be soo happy, healthy, and glowing!
Gosh i hope i can reach this! I am sick of living in the darkness of my own shadow!


Karen R October 31, 2009 at 8:58 pm

A year from now I want to have a new support system of friends in my new town. I want to have exciting halloween plans. And I want to have healthy routines to preserve my happiness while beginning my Ph.D. program.


Lee October 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I will be happily married to my best friend.


Richelle October 31, 2009 at 9:21 pm

In one year I would like to be binge free. I would like to be able to listen to my body better and give it what it needs. I would like to be free of all negative self talk (I am getting a lot better at this). I would also like to be finished my schooling, and hopefully planning a wedding or already married. I also hope that my fiance has his business up and running in the next year.


jvegegirl October 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I want to be involved in a food justice coalition in the bay area and have a marathon under my belt.


Lesley October 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Congrats on the anniversary!!

I one year, I hope to have run at least one half-marathon!!


Susan October 31, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I will be eagerly awaiting my lawschool decisions :) and still be the healthy & happy person I am!


Lisa October 31, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I want to go back to school for nursing, figure out my relationship with my boyfriend (should we keep moving forward?) and continue blogging and staying active, while getting in better shape in the process.

Awesome giveaway!


JessicaR October 31, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I hope to be working for myself a year from today. I actually started working part-time at my job almost two years ago so that I could transition to working for myself full-time. Things haven’t worked out like I planned, but I haven’t gone back to working full-time because that would be giving up on my dream, and I can’t bring myself to do that. All I have ever wanted since I was a child was to work for myself — no joke, I was dreaming of entrepreneurship at the ripe age of four! (I just didn’t know the word for it back then. ;)) I have let myself get discouraged too many times in the past two years and have had a lot of false starts. As inspiring as it is to read your blog, sometimes I want to kick myself because I see what you write and think I should be writing it too — and in some ways it’s the economy that has caused me setbacks, but in others it’s my own.

Anyway, I am in the process of selling my condo and moving back home so that I can leave my job and pursue my dream of working for myself full-time. It may not be the most elegant way to do it, but I have to do what I have to do. Although I love the people I work with and the work isn’t bad, my job is draining me of my happiness and making it so difficult to focus on what truly makes me happy. So in a year, I hope to be doing what I really want to with life and, as you said, not a passive recipient of what life gives me.

Sorry for the ramble… it’s been one of those days!


Emily October 31, 2009 at 10:21 pm

When I close my eyes, I see all my dreams that I hope will come true. And it is possible to compare them to where I was just last year.

10/31/2008: Senior year of undergrad. I spent the day working on my thesis so that I would be able to graduate with my BA in international relations.

10/31/2009: Post-graduation, I’m unemployed. I think I know what I want to do with my life now, but it has nothing to do with international relations.

10/31/2010: I’ll be back in school, taking all of my pre-medical science courses. I will be studying to be a pediatric oncologist. I have always wanted to work with kids. This way I get to do something good for the world, and spend each day with children – who really do say the darnedest things.


Cheryl October 31, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Great post, Angela! Love reading your blog.

In a year I will have just turned 30. I will be as happy as I am now. I will have finished my second half marathon, will be packing to take my kids to Disney (they will be 5 & 4 then and might be pregnant by that time). I will still be a nurse in the same ICU because I couldn’t ask for a better job!


Holly October 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm

CONGRATS ON THR 1-YEAR! the blog world would NOT be the same without you. in one year, i hope to get my financial life in order and have saved enough money to take a fabulous adventure to Argentina!!!

most importantly though, i just want to be happy :)


Kelly October 31, 2009 at 11:32 pm

In one year I would love to have my own healthy bakery. I am currently have an engineering degree but would LOVE to go to culinary school and eventually fullfill my passion for cooking.


Sue October 31, 2009 at 11:49 pm

In one year I hope to continue to be a good role model for my children which involves working outside the home on a part time basis. Now that it is said, I hope I can make it happen!


Donna October 31, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Congratulations on your first year – you really inspire me and I’ve made a lot of changes in my life because of you. I want to continue to eat healthier, exercise more and get fit again. I want to have more energy and patience and be more at peace with myself. With your continued support, I can do it!


Shannon October 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm

congrats on a fabulous year!! In 1 year? wow, I see myself truly happy again, enjoying my job and working hard, still with time to get outside and play :)


Valerie October 31, 2009 at 11:54 pm

In one year, I only hope I will he happy. That would mean I’m healthy, confident and in a good place for my relationships and career.


Bethany October 31, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Thanks for the inspiring post! You’ve shown a lot of courage to make the choices you’ve made over the past year. Way to go!

In a year from now, I’d like to have our house renovations complete and possibly have a baby in the house!


Whole Body Love November 1, 2009 at 12:23 am

I hope to become stronger this year! I am finally able to get back to the activities that I love and I want to take full advantage of the oppurtunity. I also hope to have completed a half marathon. I will continue to blog and anticipate growth in my blogging family. There is so much inspiration and support in this community of bloggers and readers! Of course,my next Halloween will be spent taking my daughter Trick Or Treating and watching her enjoy one of the few times of the year that I let her OD on processed sugar and HFCS ;)


Milca November 1, 2009 at 12:27 am

In a year, wow! That seems like a long time from now but hopefully I will be finish with law school and maybe already be working in the DA’s office!!


Bernadette November 1, 2009 at 12:29 am

Hmmmm a year from today I would like to be in a HEALTHY relationship, to be loved for who I am, quirks and all…I would also like to be doing something that “Matters”. Having been in the Mortgage industry for 24+ years and feeling a little burned out I would love to be working with people, animals or the environment and feel like I have a purpose and that because of what I’m doing, the world will be a better place.

Congratulations on all of your success and Happy One year anniversary!! Here’s to a bright future ahead of you!!



Arianna November 1, 2009 at 12:41 am

I see myself thriving, happily dividing my time between family, college, new friendships, and fitness. I hope to have grown so much in so many ways, but to have returned to “the girl I used to be, when I was me and worry free”. (and maybe by then I’ve seen Colbie Caillat!) I’m so excited for the future ahead of me!


Sue November 1, 2009 at 12:47 am

In one year I hope to be traveling around Europe!!


Micco November 1, 2009 at 1:04 am

By this time next year, I want xveganx party to be an entire website, which my art will be apart of. I want a zine to be written and released about vegan-straight edge entertaining. I want to have a good internship behind me or one very close on the horizon. I want some freelance work behind me. I want an established circle of friends in my second home (Georgia). I want to start dating again. I want to feel satisfied with my weight.


Suzanne November 1, 2009 at 1:07 am

Wow CONGRATS!!!! And— holy moly what a giveaway!! In one year I hope to see myself and my hubbie making our new home ours. We will be moving back home after I graduate in May and cannot wait to actually “settle down” and hopefully I will be pregnant too!!!!


VegFigureSk8er November 1, 2009 at 1:34 am

In my ideal life this time next year I would be attending the University of WA for childhood psychology and preparing to leave for the world championships in figure roller skating :)


Erum November 1, 2009 at 1:42 am

Hi Angela,
I have been reading your posts for a while and let me just tell you that your journey is WONDERFUL… and I hope you keep getting more and more joy and peace and are able to follow and fulfill all your dreams, God-willing. You are a truly amazing person inside-out =).

For me, a year from now, I’m going to be married, God-willing, be a great wife, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law. Responsibilities that come with marriage are huge and I hope to fulfill all of them to the best of my abilities. I will be studying hard and have already improved my GPA in the upcoming months… but continue improving it with daily study until I graduate with my Bachelor s in Business Administration in June 2011, God-willing. I hope to just live every day to the fullest… take things as they come, love and care for those around me, love and care for myself, love and care for the world in general.

I want my MOMENTS to be lived to the fullest, God-willing. :)


Meghan November 1, 2009 at 1:54 am

I hope to be celebrating life and starting my second year of graduate school, pregnant, still being true to myself and making continual progress on my healthy lifestyle!

I love your blog! Keep it up Angela!


MarathonVal November 1, 2009 at 2:05 am

Great post, Angela! By next year:

* I hope to be even more in love with my amazing husband
* I would like to be at my current job but to finally begin to feel like I am truly good at it
* It would be awesome to finally feel comfortable with myself, my body and my eating habits and to not always feel as if I am ALMOST good enough, but to finally feel like I AM enough as is
* I hope to be at least somewhat pursuing other passions of mine such as starting a side business or non for profit
* Overall, I just really hope that I can learn to live in the moment – I love my life and am so blessed, but I’m a planner and am always looking to the future which can sometimes get in the way of true happiness

So fun to think about all of this! :)


Mariam November 1, 2009 at 2:21 am

Happy birthday!! :)
hmm 1 year from now I will be happy and comfortable in my body. I’ll have transfered to a great Uni., have participated in my first 5k , and be completely dedicated and focused on my passion. And really be confident in my own body.
ahh dreams dreams..we are nothing without them!


Tatum November 1, 2009 at 3:50 am

A year from now i see myself running regularly, being comfortable in my job, and almost done with school!!


Recipes for Creativity November 1, 2009 at 8:54 am

In one year I hope to be completely and permanently self employed as a life coach, teacher, healer, and writer. I will travel frequently and have plenty of time for me, my mental, physical, and spiritual health, my sweet heart, my cats, and the rest of my family. I will live in the present.


Molly Baker November 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

congrats on your blog anniversary! Yours is truly one of my favorites.

The first thought that came to mind was that in one year I want to have completed my first marathon. I did my first half marathon in September, which I never thought possible. Now I’m thinking, why not?!


Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

In one year, I hope to be enrolled in my first year of grad school, working hard but enjoying it at the same time. I hope to have my health, as well as the health of all my loved ones and pets. I hope to feel good and happy with my life, which is all I can ask for!


Linda November 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on your first year, it’s an amazing accomplishment!

In one year’s time I hope to be living with my husband (we are both in the military and currently live in separate provinces and bases), be finished my training, have a promotion, have run another half marathon and be making my own meals – using as much organic and seasonal food as I can manage.


brandi November 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

What an amazing post, and happy anniversary OSG!!!

In one year, I would be totally happy with any of the following:
– Be in a job I’m passionate about and love
– Be pregnant
– Be a mom


Valerie Rosburg November 1, 2009 at 10:18 am

One year from now I want to be in a career as a food scientist, happily situated with my husband and hopefully buying our first home and starting to think about starting a family. I would also like to have taken control of my weight and have increased self confidence so that I can be my happiest and healthiest self!


Allison B. November 1, 2009 at 10:21 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG! Congrats as well! And Happy Halloween!

In one year, I plan to have run two more half marathons and the Chicago Marathon! I also plan to have a lot of things on the to do list for my new house done: wood floors in place of carpet, painted bathroom, new living room curtains, new carpet in the Master… I also plan on being that much closer to finishing my advanced degree.


Andrea November 1, 2009 at 10:21 am

This time next year I will hopefully be close to graduating college–(Finally! A semester late is better than never!)and figuring out that next step. It’s still all up in the air–which is exciting! Thank you so much for this really fun contest–it’s exciting to think about the future even if it can be a little scary, too.


britt November 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

happy birthday, oh she glows! i have been reading since november last year (i just don’t have time to comment much, sorry ’bout that) and i have very much enjoyed your blog. i was going through some very tough times when i found your blog, coincidentally through katheats’ comments. there were a lot of things going on with me pushing me toward change in my life and your blog was one of them. i was miserable in my job and also had some personal things going on. two months ago i was let go from my job and that was only because fear kept me from quitting. i have been pursuing my dream of becoming a professional photographer for the past year and being let go from my job has given me the time i need to really put my dream first. thanks so much for the inspiration!! oh, and this time next year i hope to be making a living off of my photography rather than just taking jobs here and there. here’s to another year!


Sweet Cheeks November 1, 2009 at 11:35 am

A year from now, I hope to really find myself and discover my potential. I don’t know what exactly that will entail, but I am excited to find out.

Thanks for the giveaway! xoxo


Meg November 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I’m pretty content about everything in my life right now except I’m working on recovering from a knee injury… so on October 31, 2010 I hope to not only be running again bt running smartly and injury free. That’s the only thing I wish I could change for next year!


Kelly November 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

By next Halloween, I hope to no longer have piriformis pain (I feel like I’ve tried EVERYTHING…back to the doc I guess) and I think I hope to be pregnant by then too — I ain’t gettin’ any younger. LOL


Jess November 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Happy blog anniversary! A year from now I’d like to have ran my first marathon and also be in my first semester of graduate school. I want to either get my MBA or go back to become a dietitian!


Clare November 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I see myself teaching pilates, as well as yoga, wagging more and barking less, and glowing from the inside out….


Ali November 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm

One year from now – I’ll be getting our home ready for my husband to come home from Iraq and we will finally be able to live together! Twelve months is not to long to wait for something so wonderful:-) Love your blog, love your thought provoking posts!


amanda November 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Lets see, a year from now I hope to be comfortable in my own skin, I hope to never count another calorie or never have a thought of what others are thinking of me. I hope to find a new and different exercise that I love and break out of my normal running and gym routine! And last but not least I hope to be one year closer to graduating with my bachelors, and moving on to RD school! Have a great day enjoy your halloween!


JW November 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm

This time next year, after having a year of nursing experience under my belt, I hope to pursue traveling nursing-or continuing my career in Arizona. I first went to AZ when I was 16 for ED treatment (along with 3 more stays after that). I love the beautiful scenery there along with the weather! Also I want to see myself further along in my ED recovery and living life to the fullest!! I want to be healthy and happy and just loving life!


Rachel S November 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

In a year, I see myself much stronger and more fit than I already am, hopefully running distances longer than 3 miles.


TorontoGirloutWest November 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Great question!!! :)

One year from now I will be ten days away from my wedding day. And to be honest I just reared up at the very thought of it! :)

One year from now I want to be happier and more fulfilled than I have ever been in my life. Although I want to get back on track and look absolutely smoking on my wedding day, I more importantly want to know that I’m a beautiful person inside and out. No matter how my dress fits or how I look in my bikini (it’s a destination wedding) I want to remember that I am loved. Not only by a man that means the world to me, not only by my friends and family who will travel from across the world to join me but most importantly by myself.

A year from now I want to be having the time of myself, happy in my own skin, and more in love than ever! :)

Happy Anniversary Angela!!!


Hayley November 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Happy Anniversary Angela! I have been reading your blog since your first post and haven’t missed a day since!

A year from now I hope to have a new job where I feel like I’m making a difference, am respected and confident in my ability. I hope to learn how to listen to my body and stop when I’m full. Also, to get my butt out of the house and exercise more frequently. I would love to be engaged this time next year but would be happy if things stayed the same. Wow, sounds like there are many changes in store for me. Thank you for this thought provoking question!


Tay November 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Happy Birthday!!! Your blog is wonderful, and I’m so glad you got to celebrate its first birthday :-) No longer such a baby! One year from now I would love to be enjoying life to the fullest wherever I’ll be living. I’ll have graduated college by then, and hopefully will be doing my internship somewhere new and enjoying it to the fullest!


Erin November 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I think this year I have FINALLY now landed and am where I should be. In a year, I hope to feel the same euphoric happiness and grounded feeling I get working where I am (hopefully salaried and not as an intern, had to throw it in!!)


amie November 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm

in one year i’ll be home (canada) from a year in london, working on my education degree. i’ll be living in my favorite city with my favorite person (husband) and our cat and puppy that we’re getting this summer! i will be training for a full marathon and will have ran at least 2 more half marathons by that point. i will also be seriously thinking about a triathlon and re-learning how to ride a bike!

happy b-day Oh She Glows!! i look forward to another year of awesome and inspiring posts!! :)


mountain girl November 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I see myself as growing steadily as a wife and mom. I really want to be a better time manager so I can do more of the creative things that have been hard fit in timewise, at the same as continuing to put my family before my art.


JessicaE November 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm

In one year from now i hope to have made peace with several little issues i have following me around… :)

I’d also like to be become in general a more Consistent person: with cleaning, moods, eating, exercising, etc :)

Great post and thanks for the giveaway :)


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) November 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I see myself in graduate school in my hometown, pursuing a science that I love and being challenged by wonderful minds all around me. Hopefully I’ll be healthy and fit as well, and I know that I’ll have my number one supporter (the bf) by my side.
Looking forward to a new year is fun, I love planning out my goals and making little montages in my mind about my life. Happy Glow-versary!


Heather Dawn November 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Happy 1st Birthday!

In one year I see myself in Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. I will finally be doing something that I love. I see myself happier than I have ever been, free from my negative thinking. Can’t wait!


Caitlin November 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

In 1 year I will have already graduated and so I hope to have found a great job and continue to stay positive and just be happy!


Lele November 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm

In one year I will be a college graduate! I hope I will have taken some time to travel and get in touch with what I really want to be doing with my life. I want to be doing something fulfilling for me and helping to others!


Saima November 1, 2009 at 3:50 pm

What do I envision for myself when i close my eyes a year from today:
* write my exams to be a certified Speech-Language Pathologist in Fall
* finish my externships around this time
* move back to Canadia (oh, how i miss thee–am currently studying in the US)
* have lost 10 lbs in the past 2 months and have prolly lost another 10 pesky lbs
* Most importantly, helping either children or adults with their communicative problems–this thought alone fills me with happiness and anxiety!!

Its never easy making these decisions….having graduated with a bachelors in biology in 2006 and changing my plans to attend medical school…i had struggled innumerable times one year from then with my decision!! But, now that my dreams are coming to fruition i am plain giddy!!

Congrats OSG on completing your first year!!


Sara November 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I hope to quit my current job and achieve work-life balance by working part-time to build into my schedule time to do the things I love!


Alexia November 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

On October 31st 2010, I see myself finally beginning my journey to fulfilling my dream to become a Naturopathic Doctor. After recently turning down a Masters Degree, this has been a huge decision for me to make and you have inspired me so much with your story that I know I am doing the right thing. Listening to my heart, realizing my true passion and MAKING it happen!


Tamara November 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

In one year I hope to be living a healthy (injury free ;) ) life. I would love to have a baby on the way. I especially want to grow spiritually and mentally.

Thank you for blogging your journey. You are a true inspiration to me and many others.


Kel November 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

In a year, I hope to have had run at least 3 half marathons and in live in a new house!


Jenny November 1, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Looking back on this past year, I realize that not much has changed. One year from now I hope to be in a much better place, physically, emotionally and mentally. Physically, I hope to be confident with my weight and appearance by eating healthy and staying active. Emotionally, I want to have strengthened the relationships that mean the most to me with my family and close friends. And mentally, I hope to be balanced and happy with my career and outside passions. I intend to start this all off with my new blog! I hope it takes off and at the least lets me reflect on my own choices or inspire someone elses!


Jocelyn November 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Happy Birthday OSG!! I love the blog, Angela, keep it up, you are so inspiring.

In a year, I hope to be one year into my MBA program, less stressed, learning a lot, and having a better idea of where I want to go with my life and my career. I hope to be living and not just getting through each day. And, I hope to have grown in my marriage with my husband :) Oh yeah, and I’m going to do a half marathon in January, thanks to your half marathon stories, Ange!


Tracey @ TropicalHappiness November 1, 2009 at 4:57 pm

In one year, I picture myself happy, healthy and strong. The best part about this is I am already happy, healthy and strong. I am just working on becoming better and better. Happier, healthier, stronger. And I know I will do this, by continuing to do what I am doing! I am loving this journey!


JJ November 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

In one year I see myself more mature, happy, and balanced. I will be living in beautiful weather and enjoying the next step in my career. I will be organized and in control of my life! It starts today!


Low November 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Happy Birthday OSG and Congrats Angela. I’ve loved the A Year Can Change a Lot series, and your blog in general. You are so inspiring.

One of my biggest dreams has simply been to move away from Oklahoma, where I’ve lived my entire life and experience life in another place. I hope that I’ve either achieved that goal, or made considerable progress in doing so by next Halloween. It may seem vague, but I’ve always felt a pull to leave this place I’ve been in my whole life and I believe that once I get there great things will happen :)


Adam November 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Hey! Great post, amazing topic to think about! I will definitely be back home in Colorado, attending grad school, hopefully working at my old elementary school, running, about to hop on a plane to run the ING New York Marathon! Thanks Again!


Denise November 1, 2009 at 5:41 pm

One year from now, I hope to be 1/2 done with my AA, have my son in college, and be well on my way to moving out of this house that I do not enjoy coming home to. Most of all, I hope to be happy and healthy and for my family to be as well.


Kate November 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Happy OSG Birthday! One year from now I want to be a homeowner and also have a clear direction on my future – whether I want to stay in my current field or change entirely!


Emily November 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm

One year from now I hope to be finished school, moved out of my parents house, and still have the same wonderful friends… but more of them!
I hope to have run my first half marathon and be in the best shape of my life.

I want to feel loved, give love, and go to sleep each night feeling proud of myself for how I spent the day.


Leila November 1, 2009 at 7:44 pm

First, Angela a super congratulations on the one year birthday/anniversary of Oh She Glows. An amazing accomplishment.

I strive for simplicity everyday. Not that I don’t challenge myself, but to really enjoy each and everyday. So in one year from now, my ideal will to know myself that much more and to ensure that I’m doing something everyday to respect myself and those around me (those I love and know and those I don’t know and don’t know I love yet!)


J.L. November 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

just closer to being happier and whole. back to balance in eating, not binging and hating my body as a result. loving and being ok with myself, in or out of a relationship. being strong enough to change the decisions, relationships, and habits that bring me down and further away from achieving peace and self-acceptance. knowing that, yeah, its great to be in a relationship, but that i can be whole and happy on my own – knowing i am a strong person, seeing what everyone else sees in me. yeah, i’d like that.


Jewel November 1, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Thanks for being so inspiring Angela! From living my dreams to eating healthy…finding your blog has helped me on my path to a healthy lifestyle…while dragging my poor (soon to be former) meat-eating family along whether they like it or not!

One year from now I hope to be completed with the 54 pound weight loss goal I am currently working on. I am going slow as I believe that helps the body adjust and maintain, and not gain it back, so I am at about 3-5 pounds a month. So far, after three months I am down 18 pounds so far (hmmm…I guess that averages 6 pounds!)

I also hope that my blog that I started in July to chronicle my weight loss journey ( http://fit-and-fabulous-jewel.blogspot.com/ ) and my camping website that I have worked on for a little over two and a half years ( http://your-camping-guidebook.com ) are successful enough that I can let go of my current job.

Finally, I have a goal of at least walking a marathon, or finishing a local scout event which is a 2-day 32-mile walk. I have a mild form of muscular dystrophy so I can’t run….and at this weight I know I cannot finish either of those. But I have been walking 1-2 miles at a time, a couple of times a week (okay…maybe I have been lazy the last couple of weeks and need to get back to it!) but I do have a goal of training and increasing my miles as my weight goes down and strength and energy levels go up.

So for now….that is where I see myself in one year! I better write these down!!!

Thanks Angela!


Andréa November 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I have been reading your blog since November 2008. I have read about your transition, your struggle to leave the job you hated, and your relief when you did. I have also witnessed the incredible energy unleashed by your decision to live the life you imagined for yourself, and I want to say that I really admire your courage. It is giving me hope during a dark time.

You see, this fall I am where you were last fall. I feel stuck-in my disordered eating pattern,my career and personal life. At night I am conscious of the need to make a decision about what to do next-and paralysed by the idea that I might make the wrong choice. So your challenge gave me something to think about…

By October 31, 2010, I will have returned to graduate school to study something I love (maybe even related to healthy living). I will have completed my Yoga Teacher Training, and will be teaching part-time while I go to school. I will have spent time in Portugal, Spain and Italy, and done some volunteer work abroad. My relationships will be healed, and I will be moving into a new home in a city I love by 2011.
I hope to spread around me the positive energy that comes from living the life you were meant to live


Lisa M November 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Congratulations on 1 year, Ange!
What a fantastic giveaway. I can’t wait to try out one of your bars.
In one year, I see my husband and I enjoying time with our first child!!!


sarah November 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm

in 1 year I hope to have a fantastic nutrition related job that I love to go to every day and live in a place that I truly enjoy.


Andrea November 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

One year from now I hope to be fully recovered from my eating disorder, living in my own place again and happily working toward my goal of becoming a writer.


eliza November 1, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Happy one year anniversary!
One year from now I wish to continue the healthy journey that I began at the beginning of this year. (I’ve lost 30 lbs and donated a kidney to my bro.) I also hope to LIVE my life and not just survive in a job that makes me unhappy. And, I hope to grow my jewelry design business into a full time job so I don’t have to answer to others.
Cheers to making hopes into realities!


Nadia November 1, 2009 at 8:46 pm

In October 2010, I will be in my final year of pharmacy school, just completing my courses and beginning my practicum placement. I know you talk on your blog a lot about balance and loving what you do – I am happy with my career choice, but a huge key for me is balance. I have been working so hard on finding that and next year I see myself happy and content because I am living in balance. Happy, healthy, and content!


Katie November 1, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Congrats on a year of blogging! I really enjoy reading it and wish you many more years of finding happiness. In one year, I hope to travel (for work) less and be more balanced. My boyfriend of almost 5 years moved to my area recently so I hope that we move forward in our relationship and get to know each other well enough to decide whether to get married.


MaryZ November 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Congrats on your 1 year of blogging! I always find your posts to be so uplifting and informational.
In the coming year, I hope to finally finish renovations on our house and put it on the market. We would love to be out of suburbia and living in a small city. My other goal is to be able to quit my job and start working out of my home. This is a long shot in a year, but maybe if the stars align, it will happen:)


Lynn (The Actors Diet) November 1, 2009 at 9:55 pm

in one year i’d like to be a mommy. :)


Becca R. November 1, 2009 at 10:05 pm

in a year from now…ahhhhh… i’ll be a semester away from graduating… I want to be able to manage stress more and to love/ accept myself at least a little more


Randi November 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm

In one year, I will be a healthy, active 30 year old. I will know “myself” better, have maninted an excersize program of cardio, weights and yoga, along with regularly meditating. I will have also have completed my BA and have enrolled or plan to enroll within the next 6 months in a MBA program. I will be promted to a Representative or higher position. And I will reserach job opportunitys ouside of my company.

I am not waiting to start these changes….These changes will start today.


Kelsey November 1, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I hope that in one year I will be able to find my true self and my voice. I’m a very shy person by nature, and I find it hard to socialize at school, sometimes. I feel like I’m alone many times and that i’m just letting life pass me by. I want to be able to be a carefree teenager and have fun with friends. I feel disheartened when I see teens laughing and posting pictures of themselves on Facebook- I think, why can’t that be me?


Rita November 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

One year from now, I hope I will be living half way across the continent, finally be able to show myself to others the way I want to without being afraid to step out and shine. I hope I will finally be doing something I love, gradually moving forwards to another pinnacle of my many stepped goals in life.


Christine November 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I hope that a year from now I will be strong and healthy, and will be living in my VERY OWN first house, right across from a myriad of running trails.


Jess November 1, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Happy Birthday to Oh She Glows! It’s been great to follow you along this year. (Even though I tend to be a bit more of a lurker than an active commenter!)

In a year, I want to be happy, healthy and maybe ready to tackle the marathon distance again!


Michelle November 1, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Congrats on the blogiversary! In one year I’m hoping to be getting settled into my new career. You’ve definitely been a motivating force in my decision to quit my job and do something new, so thank you! Reading about you quitting your job to do something that makes you happy has helped me realize that that’s exactly what I need to do! I’ve been miserable in my job (every job, actually), but have been afraid to quit and pursue a career that means something to me. I worried what others would think and say about my choice. This new career path is not a prestigious one at all, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my university degree, but it’s one that will make me happy. In one year I hope to be as happy with my new job as you are with yours!


Erica November 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Next year at this time I hope to be at my goal weight of 130 lbs, to have completed at least 1 10k and 1 half marathon, be back in school finally finishing up my degree in Sociology. :)

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Heather November 2, 2009 at 12:29 am

One year from now, I hope to have completed my masters….as you know Ange, that is one hard thing to do! And I hope to be even MORE committed and content in my relationship with my bf…I’m one lucky girl to have found him.

Happy birthday Oh She GLows!


Marsha November 2, 2009 at 12:48 am

Wow, this time next year I want to be excited about my life, re-energized, and focused on my goals. I’m actually at a bit of a transition point and haven’t yet decided what my next goals will be. I hope to have them well-defined by the end of this year.


Katie November 2, 2009 at 12:49 am

Just recently found your website and I have really enjoyed it. I’ve made a goal recently to take better care of myself so that I can better learn to love myself and I’ve liked the ideas on your blog.

In one year I will be almost finished with my bachelor’s degree, and applying for my masters… finally seeing the light at the end of the undergraduate tunnel! I also hope to be happier and more fit and better at loving myself for who I am and not trying to be whatever it is I feel society is telling me I should. I also hope to have run my very first race!


Steph @ My Life In Motion November 2, 2009 at 12:54 am

I see myself finally working in a job and my husband making money at the new business we are helping to launch. I also see myself expecting our first child soon. (fingers crossed)


Molly November 2, 2009 at 12:56 am

In one year from now I want to be registered and training for an Ultra Marathon. That is 50 miles. Right now- I don’t even know if it’s possible, but that is something I want to achieve, and only I can make that happen. Bring.It.On. :) I also would like to go back to school and have plans for my own organic coffee shop! Let the planning begin. Thanks Angela for your constant motivation and inspiration. You rock!


Kate November 2, 2009 at 1:02 am

One year from now, I hope to be on internship (the last step for me to take to get my PhD in clinical psychology), training to run the NYC marathon (I’ve completed several half marathons and I am dying to train for a full), continuing to deepen my yoga practice, closer (emotionally) to family and friends, and just plain content with life!


Kenny K November 2, 2009 at 1:05 am

One year from today I want to be an inspiration.

One year from today I want to be living in balance.

In one year from today I want to be breathing deep, beautiful breaths of fresh air.

In one year from today I hope that I can look back and be proud of how I am living my life and treating the people around me with love and kindness.

Happy Birthday OSG!
And congratulations Angela on all of your successes in this past year! :)


Ashley November 2, 2009 at 3:37 am

I have made somewhat of a career change recently and I am hoping to never have to go back to the 8-5 workday. In a year from now, I hope I am still food blogging, possibly teaching, and/or doing something related to both architecture + food. And hopefully, restarting the ota.bar business!


StartingHealthy November 2, 2009 at 7:48 am

In a year I plan to be physically in the same spot (at college), but farther ahead in my studies and with a stable job that I enjoy. Health wise, I’m hoping to have a regular workout habit, something I’m having trouble with now.


Jennifer S November 2, 2009 at 8:28 am

Honestly, Oct 31st next year, i will hopefully be pregnant with my second child!!!!


cali November 2, 2009 at 9:03 am

happy birthday oh she glows! i hope that, by next october 31, i’ll be promoted at work.


Janie November 2, 2009 at 9:31 am

I see myself, happy, fit, and healthy. I will be very close to my goal weight and I will enjoy running and working out on a regular basis. I’m ready for the change!


Dara G November 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

Happy Bday OSG! You have the best recipes. :) I see myself in a house of my own, preferably married to my current Love, just LIVING! Having fun, going to work, cooking each day and enjoying the time of year! it’ll be halloween again! My bf and I are Halloween costume freaks! :)


Heather November 2, 2009 at 9:47 am

Happy Birthday OSG! (Sorry I am a little late :) )

In one year I would like to be engaged, happy, healthy and living life to the fullest. I would really like to branch out into more volunteer positions with food and animals, maybe together even!

I hope you have a great day!


Erin November 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

Congrats on 1 year of OSG!
I’m a lurker, I haven’t commented on your blog before, but I’ve been reading it for several months. I really love how open and honest you are with your postings and I truly appreciate all the wisdom you share with your readers!
One year from now, I WILL be married, I WILL have run my first 5K race, I WILL have changed my eating habits for the better! :)

Thanks for all that you do!!


Tiffany November 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

I see myself 15 pounds lighter (my goal weight) and running on a consistent basis. As of right now, I can only run about a mile, but I’m working on it and know I’ll be able to run a few miles soon! :) I also hope to be able to let go of doubt and my tendency to try to be “perfect” – I’m perfectly ok just as I am!!!


Diane November 2, 2009 at 10:01 am

I hope to have completed my first marathon by this time next year, and I hope to keep growing spiritually as well as keep getting more physically fit! Happy Birthday OSG!


Amy November 2, 2009 at 10:06 am

I hope to lose 15 pounds, so I can have a healthier start when we try to have children. I’d also love to start up my own business to get out of my miserable day job. You are such an inspiration to me! Happy 1st Birthday, OSG!


Sharon November 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

Happy Happy Blogiversary!!! This is my ‘go-to’ blog for great food ideas and inspiration to follow my dreams…as far as where I’ll be next year? I hope to buy our first house and be happily employed as a manager. I hope to be even fitter and stronger than I am today. I also want to run the Times Colonist 10k in Victoria, BC with my friends and brother (and keep up with him!). Thanks Angela for all your inspiration and fearless writing over this past year. It has been a great outlet for me and so educational without being boring. You are a true talent!


Lauren November 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

I see myself being healthier, happier, and trying to explore more of my own interests outside of my (boring) job! I want to be certified as a spinning instructor and work on my 5k time :-)

Happy Birthday!


Jennifer November 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

Happy birthday OSG!
In one year I hope to be completely pain-free from my back injury and living more healthfully.


Dana November 2, 2009 at 10:45 am

Happy Birthday OSG! I have been truly inspired by all your posts and fun stories!

In one year, I hope to continue on my path to healthy living. I joined a gym last December and I have dedicated myself to keep my membership and I have! I also go to the gym about 3 – 5 days of the week and while I have only lost about 5 lbs, I know I am feeling better and looking better. The way I feel is most important!


Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) November 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

One year from now, I hope to be still teaching but in a different school and a different grade level! I also hope to be settled in a new house with my hubby as we are in the market soooon! :)


Haylee November 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

I see myself at a healthy weight, enjoying my senior year of high school to the best of my ability! I see myself going to the high school dances, and having a boyfriend:) I see myself happier and living life to the fullest.


megan November 2, 2009 at 11:02 am

In one year, ideally I would be pregnant :) haha that remains to be seen though. I would also like to be continuing my blog and hopefully be a better cook/baker. I would like to be a better and more supportive wife, and still be fit and healthy!


Lanie November 2, 2009 at 11:13 am

One year from now I’d like to (1) be two semesters from finishing my degree (2)have completed my current fitness goals and completed my first 10K (3) Have an idea of what I want to do after college (4) be more comfortable in my own shoes (5) just continue being happy.


Jenn November 2, 2009 at 11:16 am

Happy Birthday OSG! Every day your blog continues to be a source of inspiration for me. In a year, I hope that the “football stadium of lights” turns on for me. I really want to dig deep within myself to find my happy place. Thanks to you, I know that an ordinary lil’ girl from New Brunswick can certainly find it and in finding it realize that she is rather EXTRAORDINARY!!


CinciMom11 November 2, 2009 at 11:18 am

In one year, I see myself slimmer and better able to control my portions. I see myself and my son continuing to lead fun and active lives. I see myself in grad school.


Sara November 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

In one year, i hope to have applied, went, and finished school at the Natural Gourmet Institute and working in a catering company getting all the experience I can to prepare myself for starting my own catering business.

Your story has been so inspiring for me. I am in a job now that I feel miserable in. I feel like I am at my wits end and school is a far off dream. I am trying to hang in there and make it through till next year when I can start school. Thank you for your story, as it has shown me that your dreams are possible.


::christine:: November 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

A year from now I’d like to be at my goal weight (65 lbs down, 40 to go) and be healthier than ever. I would like to learn how to run with asthma so that one day a year from now I can run a half marathon myself! I’d also like to be proficient in yoga by then too.

Congrats to you Angela on all you’ve accomplished in just a year! You Rock!


Lauren November 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm

wow, what an awesome giveaway! I just graduated from college this past May. i am now working a semi-temporary job so i hope one year from now i havea full time job as an assistant media planner, and hopefully be moved into my own place in the city (I live in NY)!


Jenny November 2, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I have never been one for setting lofty goals, so in one year, I see myself feeling healthy, happy and confident, having fun with loved ones in a fully-furnished new apartment.


Bridget November 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm

It took alot of hard work and dedication, but after a very rough patch and roller coaster relationship with food, I am finally happy where I am today. Eating unprocessed foods has changed my body…and my running! I have really been working on myself, which is what I needed to do to get here. Working on myself has left little time for someone else though…so my “goal” for October 2010, is that I will have met someone who I can share this journey with! Now that I am positive minded and feel clarity and happiness, I would love to share it with someone.


Stephanie November 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

One year from now I hope to have three things:

1. I hope to be enrolled in school working hard towards a degreein nutrition
2. To be debt free and pay for those college classes out of pocket ( NO LOANS)
3. And to have finished my very first marathon that will be in October 2010



emmy November 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

One year from now I hope to find that special guy to share my life with. I hope to find happiness in the work I do day to day. I hope to launch my freelance design career. I want to do design work for small companies/people and hope that this really takes off so I can work on starting my own small design business from home.


Lindsay November 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

In one year, I will be living abroad and working to further my career while maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


Laura S November 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Congrats on 1 year!!

In a year I see myself healthier-mind, body and spirt! I also hope I go after my dream job!


Cait November 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

A year from now I will be a successful parade artist, working in a community setting using art to reach out to people. I’ll be fit, healthy and happy! Also, not sleep deprived!


asha November 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I hope to be a new mom, continue to be a happy and healthy wife and have my side business launched. Congrats on 1 year and I hope for many more years of success for you.


Diana November 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Happy birthday!

A year from now I see myself running regularly and at least preparing to expand our family. :)


Julie @savvyeats November 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Aww, Happy Birthday, OSG!

In one year, I hope to be settled and happy in New York (its a big move for us!). I hope I figure out my “dream job” and how to get it. I’m nervous because all the jobs I’m interested in I am overqualified for, due to my food engineering degree. I feel like I should work in engineering for a few years to save up money and use my degree, but I can’t seem to find a food science/engineering job in Ithaca that I like and/or believe in.

So hopefully, in one year I will have found my “niche” in Ithaca… food writing? working for a Pilates/yoga studio? working for a small, local foods company? Eek!


Yvonne November 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Living a healthy lifestyle mentally, physically, and emotionally; which takes time and educating myself.


Jennifer C November 2, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I see myself glowing. I want to be pregnant with my first child and I want to have spent my summer preparing my baby’s room. I want to be physically active, not just thin. I want to be eating natural foods and using natural household cleaning products to make a save environment for everyone (including my puppy dog). I want to have completed a successful year of teaching where all of my students pass and there is no “achievement gap.” And, lastly, I want to take two trips with my husband, to anywhere. Thats me. :-)


Shirley November 2, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Congratulations and Happy 1st Birthday! I found your blog through one of the “young girls” in my office and you have inspired me to clean up my act! So, a year from now I hope to be back to running regularly and maybe even enter my first race – I’ve always wanted to, but have been too scared. Seeing you do it, Angela, has changed my thinking to “maybe I can do that too!” I want to be eating a more healthy, natural diet and to be “glowing” from the inside out! Mostly, I want to be accepting of me, with all my flaws, and be the best wife, mother, sister and friend that I can be. I want to feel more centered and hopefully accepting of this stage of my life; I’ve been missing my sons terribly since they left for college & the last 2 years I’ve been feeling a little lost and not taking care of myself. While I do work, my life and purpose was taking care of my family and, though I knew this day would come, it still kind of hit me hard; this blog has actually helped me to evaluate my feelings and get back in touch with me, so instead of feeling sorry for myself, I’m going to use the time that I now have to find “me” again, sans children and find out what I truly want. So a year from now I hope to be a better, more fulfilled, healthier and happier me!


Ameena November 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm

In one year I see myself happy and in NYC! I want to move there so badly and I am working on a way to make it happen.


ikkinlala November 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I see myself having a job that allows me to support myself and knowing how to knit fair-isle.


Rebecca November 2, 2009 at 6:07 pm

In one year from now I hope to be well on my way to achieving my dreams! To be more specific, hopefully by this time next year, I will be in medical school and have completed a full marathon!


Jessica November 2, 2009 at 6:14 pm

In one year i hope to have complete confidence in myself and my abilities. I want to be a beautiful, HEALTHY girl who can enjoy every moment she spends with her friends and family. I want this “obsessive” past behind me, and instead a new appreciation for everything in life that I have, and to take advantage of that! There will obviously be good and bad days, but i’d love to be at peace with myself, and really take advantage of everything i’ve learned over the past year. I hope that this next year for me, is what this past year was for you :)


Amanda November 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm

In one year from now, I want to feel good in my own skin. :-)


Holly S November 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm

One year from now, I hope to be interviewing for medical schools and be a fantastic example of health for my future patients :)


Lindsay Williamson November 2, 2009 at 7:50 pm

In one year, I hope to have decided my life path and living my life to its fullest!!!


Sarah November 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Happy Birthday OSG! On October 31, 2010, I will be at a new college well into the next chapter of my life. I’m a sophomore in college currently, and I just received my acceptance to transfer this past weekend for this coming Spring 2010 semester. I cannot wait to dive right in to these changes I have needed/wanted ever since I started school! :)


leslie November 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

mostly, i just want to continue to be healthy and happy all year long. and if i could manage to get some of my writing in print by next year – that would make me smile.

happy, happy blogiversary angela! you’ve become such an important, inspiring voice in this community, and you should be so proud of everything you’ve accomplished!


Maria Ann November 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm

congrats angela!

In a year I hope to see more balance in my life and better time management. As a law student, all of my time goes to studying and preparing for class. I want to find a better balance between health, social, religion, and school!


Amanda November 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm

In one year, I hope to be married to my wonderful boyfriend and working with horses again in some form!


Bronwyn November 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm

In one year I would love to be working. Something food related. Maybe hospitality related as well. It would be amazing to know. But if life goes as it’s going, I’ll probably still be a student. :S le sigh.


Tamara November 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

As I sit here in a whirlwind of Grad School applications, I dream of serenity. I want to find a place where I can breathe clean air, never drive through traffic again, stop sitting in this cubicle and doing meaningless busy work, be around green grass, trees, fresh food, open spaces, and my beloved boyfriend. It’s bringing tears to my eyes right now, thinking about how very simple my wishes are yet how unattainable they seem!


Kristina November 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

In a year I hope to be living EASILY gluten free and vegan. I am mostly vegan veg, and just recently went gluten free. still struggling. :)

I also hope to be running again soon, injury took me away several years ago, and I am ready to be running again;

I keep saying I want to be a food blogger. yes, I know. :) That’s another thing I hope to be doing!

Happy Blogiversary! :) :) You are a huge daily inspiration… More Than You Could Ever Know!

Thank you…



Melissa November 2, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Happy First Birthday Oh She Glows and Congratulations Angela!!

One year from now I see myself in molecular remission from my leukemia (CML), happy and healthy and planning my dream wedding. Hopefully I will also have just completed the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon in San Francisco and raised $10,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Lana November 2, 2009 at 8:58 pm

My running goal is to run a half marathon next fall. I will also be finishing up my final year of my engineering degree! I’ve had internships and realized that this is not something I want to do for the rest of my life. I hope that in the next year I will be able to figure out exactly what it is that I want to do. I’m really interested in holistic cooking and want to take some classes to see if it is something I want to per sue. I stumbled across your blog one day while I was looking for a healthy muffing recipe and have been reading it ever since! You are an inspiration to so many!! Thanks and happy blog-iversarry!!!


Amy November 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm

One year from now I see my self running my first 1/2 marathon. That should be a good enough push to start training hard! AND to keep a good work out routine through the cold winter =o)))


FrecklesFreeze November 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Happy 1st Birthday!! I just started reading your blog and am loving it!
One year from now I hope to see myself being happy and healthy. I want to go back working, hopefully food or health related. I also would like to see myself running 5k without walking or stopping and trying my way to accomplish my next goal, which will be to run 10k.


Kristy November 2, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Happy 1 Year!! Congratulations, also, for all that you have accomplished in the last year. In one year, I hope to still be running on a regular basis and continuing to have a healthy focus in life. It can be so easy to “get lazy”. I also hope to be helping others in some way find their own healthy balance. I want to inspire and inform others on the benefits of exercise and eating right. I also hope to be volunteering more and devoting myself to others rather than my life being so “me focused”.
Congrats again!


Erika November 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

One year from today, I expect to have a Ph.D. and finally being in a job that allows me more flexibility and control over my time.


Sherri November 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Hmm… one year from now I hope to be healthy in every way – emotionally, spiritually, physically… healthy and balanced! Being healthy in every way will bring happiness with it :)


Melissa November 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm

One year from now I hope to own my own business. I would like to have a women’s eco-clothing store and website!


Sara November 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

On October 31st 2010, I hope to be well enough to throw a Halloween party!! I haven’t dressed up in years and can’t remember the last Halloween party I atteneded. This year I am undergoing chemotherapy and will be next year at this time too – but I hope my body has adjusted to it by then, at least to have enough energy to throw a bash!!!!


Krissy November 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

In one year I hope to be having an excellent year at college. I want to be in tip top running shape. I want to have excellent Halloween plans.


Meagan November 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Angela, you truthfully inspire me. I found Oh She Glows right after I started writing my own blog, Ohh May. Every post is uplifting and informative. You represent so many of my goals!
Next year will be my freshmen year of college. On October 31st, 2010 I picture myself waking up on campus somewhere far away. I would wake up and go for a long, fulfilling run. Due to my injury 10 months ago, I can’t walk much further than 800 meters or stand for longer than 30 minutes. Next year, I envision myself finally healed and not facing constant pain. I will be strong again. I know I’ll be able to spend the night dancing with friends, instead of just watching. Soon, I’ll be able to dance again. Soon I’ll be able to take my dog for a walk. Soon I’ll go for a run. I believe in one year, with the right attitude I can be back to my former strength at a school I love.


Jessica November 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I recently got out of a long-term relationship. I’m living on my own for the first time in 2 years and really just taking the time for me. So, this time next year I want to still be running min. 2x/week, still practicing yoga 2-3x/week, still eating mostly whole foods, still spending time with family and friends and doing things that make me happy. This next year is all about me.


Denise November 2, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I just found your blog about 2 weeks ago and have been thoroughly enjoying it! I have just made my own “Health/Fitness Bucket List” and I enjoy a Green Monster every night before work ( I am a night time Nurse Manager )
In one year I hope to
-Be proudly SHOUTING my victory at completing a Marathon
-Still be taking Tae Kwon Do with my children ( we are all Black Belts ) and
-Be 3 classes away from a second degree ( this one in Nurse Management)!


'Dee November 2, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Happy blogiversary, OSG! You have clearly hit a nerve with many people, Ange. You, your spirit, and your blog have been a gift to many people and I’m happy I found your blog this year!

As for me, this time next year, I hope to be successful in being “The Real ‘Dee”. Not anyone else’s version of me, just me. That means staying true to recently rediscovered habits that have set me on the path to discovering who that really is, like helping my body wake up to fitness and health and enjoying this new love of running after too many years of stress, inactivity, and neglect.

Like setting my timer for 30 minutes and allowing no interruptions while I write – anything and everything, no agenda, just write to get back into the rhythm of writing and to rediscover how fulfilling it is to my psyche to create something that was not there until I imagined it.

Like going on date nights with my delightful husband and keeping our marriage fresh and loving and fun.

Like traveling more regularly to see my family and my beloved home state and feeling that instant connection to my heritage and my home when I hear the loons on the lake.

And, this may be more shallow than some of my other hopes, but for me it crystalizes where I want to be with my health and fitness. I want to be on a boat on a quiet sea somewhere, and I want to be leaping off the bow into that quiet sea. I do not want to make the mad dash from the sarong to the sea so that nobody can see my “hail damage” :) I do not want to tell my husband “don’t look!” as I climb, self-conscious about every wobbly bit, from the water. I want to do all of this with freedom from those mind-traps, knowing that my body is fit and healthy and serving me well and there is no need, mentally or physically, to tell anybody “don’t look!”


Coralee November 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Happy Birthday to OSG!
One year from now I want to be a few steps closer to a career change that is focused entirely on wellness and the art of living well. I want to still be practicing yoga 2-3 times per week and I want to be back into running as I have fallen off that wagon recently. I want to feel energetic and alive and be making choices that are healthy for both body and mind the majority of the time. 2009 has been a challenging year for me but I very optimistic about 2010.


Trisha November 3, 2009 at 12:02 am

Happy 1 year blogging anniversary!! Next year at this time I hope to be injury free and running consistently. And I’d love to be taking dance lessons! I’ve always dreamed about learning to dance in some fashion and now’s as good as time as any, right!!!


Marnie November 3, 2009 at 1:52 am

Happy Birthday OSG!!!
In one year, I dream to be glowing. I hope that the healthy choices I am making now will shine through next October! I also hope that I still get to read OSG in one year ;)


Jaclyn November 3, 2009 at 4:04 am

Hopefully I will have my OWN successful blog and be living somewhere amazing–Europe?!


Rebeca November 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

A year from now, I hope to be in the midst of my masters program (after having had a fab grad party in May 2010)… I hope to have my own classroom at the National Cathedral School. I hope to be engaged and planning my wedding with my love. I hope my little brother decides to go to school closer to me so we can see each other more often. I hope that I continue to thrive as an after school program director (the position I was just offered!) and it becomes the go-to place for children on Capital Hill.

I KNOW that no matter what, I will be content… my life is so full, and I love that, even when it gets to be overwhelming… At the end of the day though, I always strive to find contentment in my life and my situation. Without it, having all of my dreams met and accomplishing all of my goals will mean very little!

P.S. I also hope that I’m rocking a Nikon D-90 next year ;)


Michelle Gay November 3, 2009 at 7:40 am

I aspire to finish my first tri this weekend and let go of yo-yo eating through a renewed confidence in who I am and who I am becoming.


Colleen November 3, 2009 at 8:32 am

In one year I hope to own my own house and be enrolled in graduate school.


Katharine November 3, 2009 at 8:48 am

One year from today…I hope to be at peace living in the moment.


Abby November 3, 2009 at 9:08 am

I’m where you were a year ago, so a year from now I hope to be where you are today–happy, healthy and positive. Such an inspiration!


Paige @ Running Around Normal November 3, 2009 at 9:10 am

Ah I’m so glad I read this before the cut off – that prize looks AWESOME!!!

This post is truly inspring. Your journey over the year has been absolutely amazing, Angela. I’m so happy for you:)

Next year today, I’d like to be helping people live healthier lives through personal training, and going to school to become an RD, so I can help them more wholistically.

Thank you – so much – for writing this post:)


Anna November 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

One year from today…
…I hope to have found a sport I’m passionate about and embraced that activity (IronMan? Except I’m not a runner so that part still scares me)
…I hope to be living for today instead of worrying about tomorrow.
…I hope to be embracing what I love, making the time for my passions, instead of putting them second to other peoples needs/wants.
…I hope to have completed the transition to a more raw food diet.
And I hope to continue to be inspired by wonderful bloggers such as yourself :-) Thank you for such a great post that made me think about what I really want, and to make the goals seem so obtainable.


Anais November 3, 2009 at 9:49 am

Your story is so beautiful and inspiring!

On October 31, 2010, I hope to be doing my articling (internship) and to either have completed or very soon complete my first half-marathon!


Annie November 4, 2009 at 12:02 am

One year from today I will be in my final year of my bachelor degree program, well on my way to becoming a dental hygienist, and that much closer to starting my career to become a registered dietitian! Only One Year!


Deborah W October 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

One year from now my husband will be getting to change jobs That will include moving. I hope to be ten pounds lighter from healthy eating and regular walk/runs. It will be an exciting time!


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