Some parts of this year have been extraordinarily tough, but as I was wasting time on Facebook tonight I saw an awesome app that recaps your status messages for the year. And the truth is that the tough times definitely seem the longest, but I had some amazing times this year.
I traveled to Las Vegas, Aruba, Mom’s house, Dad’s house, Nashville, Texas, etc. I watched strangers walk around Times Square at 5 in the morning…I rode my bike along the Hudson River and the Bronx River Parkway. I jogged on the beach – something that was impossible only a couple of years ago. I learned to knit and made some awesome hats and booties. I’m going to learn to crochet pot holders soon. Yes, really…;)
I also reached an awesome milestone when I lost 100 pounds. I met people who motivate me and support me. I learned that even in the toughest times there are moments that make me smile. I completed my first 5k. I successfully baked my first, second and third NY cheesecakes. I loved someone with my whole heart. I grew closer to my sister, watched my niece grow…
My sleeping habits improved. I danced when there was no music playing. I learned about humility (I’m sure that’s a good thing, right?) I discovered a love for sushi, saw Brad Paisley in concert and spent quality time with my dad.
I know the year isn’t quite over yet, but I’ve been thinking about how ready I am for the new year to begin. I’m definitely ready, but “My Year in Status” reminded me how thankful I should be for all of the incredible things I experienced this year. And there’s more to come….
The holidays are upon us, and I love them. I’m excited to go head to Mom’s house to celebrate Christmas. I’m also excited about sitting a few rows up from the ice at a hockey game this weekend. And I can’t wait to exchange gifts with Janna in our 12 Days of Christmas Swap.
My life changed this year…my heart broke, and I struggled physically for a few months. But even in the toughest of times, I’ve had reasons to be thankful. And I am. I’m looking forward to settling into my new life, living alone…just me and my future dog. 🙂 I’m excited about rocking my food intake and workouts and getting closer to my goal and much more that I don’t even know yet.
What will you remember most about this year? What are you looking forward to in the new year?