2013 Re-Cap

What a wonderful year it has been, full of adventures, homeownership, travel, time with family and friends, new jobs and promotions, happiness, health,love, and surprises. But alas, 2013 has slipped out the back door and said  farewell as quickly as 2014 barged through the front door and said hell-o. We had the amazing opportunity to be away for three glorious weeks basking in the sunshine, smiles and oh so stunning beauty of Thailand (I promise that I have tales to tell and photos to post but first I wanted to officially get 2013 out-of-the-way) so I am a bit behind on updating. (Okay really,  really, really behind.. LOL)

Here is a little re-cap of 2013 and a few things to come in 2014.

Last year I made a list of things that I wanted to focus on completing throughout the year. A personal “bucketlist” of goals if you will. Although I did not complete half of what I set out to do, I still feel that I accomplish so much! Here is the final updated list…

  1. ~ run a 10km race in under an hour and train for a half marathon (date to be determined)-  not under an hour but three races completed this year.
  2. ~ to complete a 30 day yoga challenge (October 2013)- 23 consecutive classes completed
  3. ~take a long road trip without making a plan
  4. ~ make more time for me
  5. ~turn 29 in VEGAS  (to see why this didn’t happen go here
  6. ~reach 1,000 blog followers- am currently at 909… not too shabby for this gal!

  7. ~ create three of my own recipes
  8. ~ be grateful for one thing EVERY DAY
  9. ~ buy our first home together (can’t wait babe!)
  10. ~ perform 5 acts of creative kindness this year
  11. ~ travel to a different city for a concert (October 2013- Edmonton)
  12. ~ have a vacation on a beach ( mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica!) (thailand Dec 19th- Jan 10th)
  13. ~ be true and dedicated to my commitments (social, physical, self)
  14. ~ Atend 80 or more yoga classes ( last year I did 65!) – total for 2013 was 93
  15. ~ read at least ten books (total was 7)
  16. ~ complete at least three DIY projects for our house (one down, two to go)
  17. ~ Visit my farm 5 times this year- made it out 4 times
  18. ~ move into our new home
  19. ~ attend an NFL game (September 2013)
  20. ~take dance lessons with Tyler
  21. ~ watch a movie at a drive in theatre
  22. ~ attend a yoga retreat
  23. ~ become a vegetarian ( or adopt a more vegetarian way of eating)
  24. ~ hike three trails this summer
  25. ~ attempt back country camping with Tyler
  26. ~ golf 20 games
  27. ~ start planning a trip to Europe for 2014
  28. ~ finish three courses for school (Two down)
  29. ~ chair an event with the Kinette Club
  30. ~ canoe on Lake Louise
  31. ~ go snowboarding somewhere I’ve never been before
  32. ~ start taking Spanish Lessons (i’ve got the book, just need to start)
  33. ~ visit the first Starbucks in Seattle (September 2013)
  34. ~ spend more time with my dad/ have a father daughter day
  35. ~ Practice meditation on a weekly basis…if not daily

I must say that there were many pros and cons to having this list. One pro is that I always had my goals set out and something to always refer to and keep me on track; which also was a con. I felt that because I had set out such specific goals for the year , was hard to bring in new things or adventures that came up spontaneously during the year.

So, this year I have decided to do things a little differently in that I am going to make mini lists from month to month and allow myself the freedom to change what I want to achieve and adventures that I want to have throughout the year. That was it leaves me room for spontaneity and last-minute adventures that I want to have… I feel like this will let me accomplish things that I want to accomplish but not feel so tied down to too many specific things.

Also, in case you missed our big news for 2014…

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Tyler and I couldn’t be more excited and thrilled that we are expanding our family! We are in for a wonderful year ahead and cannot wait to meet our little babe! So needless to say, I am excited for what 2014 has in store and I cannot wait to share it with you all. Thanks for sticking with me!

Stay tuned for updates from Thailand… coming very SOON!

~tl