I am back from my holiday hiatus. I have spent a lot of time eating, reading, and spending time with family and friends. However, the eve of the new year is upon us, and it is only fitting that this post be a moment of reflection and sentiment on another year passed. Nearly a year ago, I posted my goals for 2011, and I am so happy to say I achieved most of them!
1. It may have taken half the year, but after a year of only partial retail employment and self-loathing, I found a full-time job in exactly the environment and “industry” I wanted to be in. I enjoy my job, my office mates, and I truly feel that I am a helpful contributor to our office operations and to my life with E.
2. I started running to train for a half marathon that’s coming up. But I kind of hurt myself. I am resting my foot vigilantly so that I may be able to train again soon, and still run at the end of January. I also made a more distinct effort to think about what I eat and planned more meals. I can’t say that I am where I want to be, but I am certainly on my way there.
3. My personal educational goal is also still a work in progress, but I made huge strides from only thinking about it to actively doing research and finding out what I need to do in order to achieve this goal in the next few years.
4. Besides my job, I am most proud of how much I improved my blogging activity this year. I started Adventures to the Altar, which took off, and has a steady readership. I put myself on a pretty regular posting schedule for both blogs, and held up with it for a good amount of time. I hope to get back on that schedule soon. My post on my love for giraffes was Freshly Pressed! And my review of Science Fair Season was too! I applied to be a blogger for a wedding blog site, and while I didn’t get chosen, I am proud that I tried. Blogging this year has been such a fulfilling activity and I am excited to continue this hobby into the new year.
I hope that you have been able to see some goals achieved, some positive life changes, and some challenges met. This year has been a whirlwind, and I have so much that I want to continue to share with you. As I celebrate with my friends and family tonight, I wish you a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year!