I don’t necessarily make “resolutions” for the New Year; however, I do try to make goals… Resolutions/Goals…Tomato/Tomahto. Does this make me a bit looney? I guess they’re the same thing… I don’t kill myself when I inevitably break a resolution 2 weeks into the New Year. Maybe that’s why I call them “goals.” It’s less official.
I don’t know.
What I DO know, is that a blogger friend of mine got me thinking in a completely different way. She reflected on all the wonderful things that happened to her in 2014 and wrote a beautiful post about her year in review. It inspired me to do the same thing:
In 2014 Hubs and I, most notably, moved out of our super nice (but small) condo and into our dream home! That’s something we’d been wanting to do for a while, but couldn’t. This (last) year it happened and it happened because Hubs and I both are flourishing in our jobs and, well, the Lord’s been really good to us.
We celebrated 3 years of marriage, and took a much needed vacation to Florida!
Early in the year we were sitting on the couch, completely snowed in thanks to a series of Polar Vortex (Vortesi? Vortecies?…) and a cutesy Pampers commercial came on. I turned to Tim and said, “Can I tell you a secret? …I’ve got ‘the fever’ and I really do want to have a baby. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while.” He smiled and said, “I’ve been thinking about it too, sweetheart.” So, we’re gonna do what we can to have a baby 🙂 That was a big decision for us, for several reasons of which I’ll spare you, but there it is.
I celebrated my 10 year reunion *gasp! It was actually really fun to visit campus and vicariously relive yesteryear and reconnect with people that were such good friends & mentors.
I met several awesome people through work/Hubs/blogging/networking; people I never would have met had life not taken me in certain directions. I may not have actively chosen those paths for myself, but they happened for a reason and, ironically, my life is better for those reasons! Ain’t that a kick in the head? 🙂
I lost 11lbs., which is not necessarily something I needed to do but I wanted to do just to feel better. And, I do. I feel amazing!
Our family is all happy & healthy.
We are so blessed in so many ways… so much so, that this post doesn’t even do it justice! 2014 was a really good year. 2015 certainly has some big shoes to fill 🙂
I’m looking forward to 2015, most certainly. But, I think 2014 deserves its accolades too. Thank you, Brooke for putting it into perspective for me.