Wrapping up 2014

Quick Blog Update: After this post, I’ll actually be taking a brief hiatus from posting here until the beginning of next year when my semi-normal posting schedule will resume.

My focus for 2014 was to “simplify”. As you might imagine from reading this blog, 2014 was anything but simple for me. It was full of twists and turns, none of which I ever expected.

Looking back at my goals post from the beginning of the year, I was a bit overzealous. Unforeseen circumstances meant reading 52 books was just not possible. According to Goodreads, I did make it to 25 though. Most of the year I was focused on putting out daily fires not proactively picking three tasks a day (and completing them), exercising regularly, drinking enough water each day, or running a 5K. I did, however, manage to knock one thing off the list. I did purchase my bedroom furniture (and a condo). I spent time with friends though not as much as I’d have liked, and I would like to believe I didn’t neglect this blog too much.

So maybe I didn’t reach all my goals I set for myself, but that doesn’t mean they turned out badly at all. I mean in the past year, I received a significant promotion at work. I completed one graduate program and started on another, and I have embarked on the experience of a lifetime buying and renovating a fixer upper, that also happens to be my first time truly living on my own. I stopped living as if there was no tomorrow and started living in order to have a great tomorrow. I feel as if I truly grew as a person, and that’s better than reading 52 books or remembering to pick 3 tasks each day.

2014 was full of ups and downs, but I’m ending the year on a high note, incredibly proud of what I’ve accomplished, and still a little shocked at it too. I still lie in bed at night and just smile looking around thinking back to when my condo was covered in wallpaper and everything was all just an idea in my head.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you in 2015!


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