Another year in the books!
2013 was a big year for me. Some years seem to sneak by, but 2013 was not one of those years. My life was all about health and freedom this year. While everything didn’t go exactly as planned, I did two big things this year: #1 I quit my job to start freelancing. #2. I ran a half marathon.
The half marathon was a big change in my life because I spent months training for it. And for the first time in my life actually started to enjoy running (not something I thought would ever happen). Quitting my job was also a positive life change to end my year on.
As I’ve said before, doing an annual review is my favorite way to acknowledge the closing year before ushering in a new one. I don’t want to pretend that nothing bad or disappointing ever happens, but by reflecting on the good points of the year (and briefly touching on the not so great), it creates more positive momentum in my life. Sometimes when I’m feeling down, and only looking at the negative, it’s also nice to reflect on all the good that has happened.
So when I look back at my goals from the beginning of the year, I’m pretty proud…..
Some things I didn’t do:
So in all, including personal items that I haven’t shared here on the blog, this year I completed 68% of my goals, which leaves me with not completing 32%. In all, a pretty fantastic year!
MARCH: Spring + hosted a cocktail party + hiking
APRIL: Florida + beach time + yoga + working remotely
MAY: Back to Portland + hosted baby shower + Bend, Oregon
JUNE: summer + family and Oregon coast + 1st 5k + Astoria, Oregon
JULY: baby niece arrived + running + running + running
AUGUST: 1st half marathon + nonstop Oregon visitors
SEPTEMBER: meeting my niece for the first time + Hawaii
OCTOBER: Fall colors + I quit my job + San Francisco
NOVEMBER: more fall + back to Hawaii for Thanksgiving
DECEMBER: Portland + Advent calendar fun + Florida again
What great things happened in your life this year?