My year in review 20.13

18 Dec
  1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

 Ran in 3 5k races (Moonlight Run, Zombie Survivor, Color me Rad)

Tried and LOVED geocaching

Tried panning for gold – LOVED IT

Had my first acupuncture (In my face even!)

 

 2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
 I did pretty good at keeping my resolutions.

Managed to fall off the wagon a bit with the running, but my diet has been pretty awesome!

Now to consistently combine the two the WHOLE year – lets go 2014

 3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
 No one that is immediately close to me.

 4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thank goodness no one passed away this year that was super close to me. 

 5. What countries did you visit?
I didn’t even go to the USA!  Can you believe it?!  Sad!

 6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
 More fun with the boys, more patience with kids, less anxiety, LOTS more awesome memories

 7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
 September 2nd. – it was a day that I took a chance after having an anxiety meltdown, and it paid off in so many ways.

 8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
paying off a lot of debt!

Consistently working my eating plan!

 9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being patient enough with my boys.  I find it rather tough sometimes to be a single mom and when mommy has a bad day, I need to remember its not my boys’ fault.  They are fantastic.

 10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Lots of passing out due to anxiety and stress. 

Bumps, bruises, cuts (most recently from playing flashlight hide-and-seek)

 11. What was the best thing you bought?
Essential oils kit – I love how that stuff really works

 12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
 Patrick

 13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
 Same list as last year, plus a couple more….surprisingly they are all men!  I’m not really considered a man-hater, but really guys, pull up your socks.

 14. Where did most of your money go?
car payments, mortgage, re-paying debt, taking responsibility for my kids.

 15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Planning my trip to hike the West Coast Trail

DOING what I say I wanna do.

 16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
Roar – katy Perry

 17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 i. happier or sadder? Happier
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner
iii. richer or poorer? Richer

 18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Gone camping, hiking, spending time outside, running, planning, accepting me for who I am and changing the things about me that I don’t like.

 19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Grinding my teeth

 20. How will you be spending Christmas?
In Edmonton with my sweetie’s parents and our whole Brady Bunch

 22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
Yes I did.  It was surprising and splendid.

 23. How many one-night stands?
None.

 24. What was your favorite TV program?
Survivor, The Biggest Loser,

 25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
 Nope

 26. What was the best book you read?
OK, OK, I actually plan on reading a whole lot now, the church just sent me about $2000 worth of church books from Deseret Books….I guess I should get on that.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Behind Sapphire

Mumford and Sons

 28. What did you want and get?
Strength
Wonderful Children

Happiness

 29. What did you want and not get?
win the lottery

 30. What was your favourite film of this year?
I think I only saw one movie that I liked….was it my favorite?  No, but by default, I guess so. 

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

 31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I had to give a Canada Customs Presentation to a huge client of ours, so my birthday was actually pretty lame.

I turned 35.  What a great number!  I love being 35, I still feel 25 though. 

My mother took me out a couple days before my birthday to one of my favorite restaurants (Pio Peruvian) and I was surrounded by my boys, my brothers and my mother.

 It was a great day.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
 Spending more time with the people I love.

 33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
Casual business

 34. What kept you sane?
My boys, and watching them grow up. My sisters. Good support from friends.  I didn’t actually stay “sane”, but if it wasn’t for my besties (Tamara and Shannon) I’d be hooped.

 35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
 Mayor Nenshi

 36. What political issue stirred you the most?
USA Government shut downs – really?

 37. Who did you miss?
 My friend Lori

 38. Who was the best new person you met?
Patrick – hands down, best new person EVER

39 . Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
 Stand up for yourself and for what you believe in

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

What I wouldn’t do – Serena Ryder

 

 

If you should fall to pieces
You know I’ll pick them up
There are so many reasons
I’m never going to get enough
If you should leave this country
You know I’ll come to you
Because you always love me
oh what I wouldn’t do
oh what I wouldn’t do

I’ll carry the weight
I’ll do anything for you
My bones may break
but I’ll never be untrue
Woah-oh-oh Woah 
Woah-oh-oh Woah
Woah-oh-oh Woah 
Oh what I wouldn’t do 
Oh what I wouldn’t do

Your love is like an ocean
that always takes me home
Whispering wind is blowing
telling me I’m not alone
Your love is like a river
that I am floating down
I’ve never been a swimmer
but I know that I’ll never drown
I know that I’ll never drown

The current grows stronger
under different shades of blue
I’ve fallen in your water
forget everything I knew
Woah-oh-oh Woah 
Woah-oh-oh Woah
Woah-oh-oh Woah 
Oh what I wouldn’t do 
Oh what I wouldn’t do

Oh the things I never noticed
Opened my ears to the chorus
You have made me listen careful
And you gave me the line
Woah-oh-oh Woah 
Woah-oh-oh Woah
Woah-oh-oh Woah 
Woah-oh-oh Woah
I’ll carry the weight
I’ll do anything for you
My bones may break
but I’ll never be untrue
The current grows stronger
under different shades of blue
I’ve fallen in your water
Oh what I wouldn’t do
Oh what I wouldn’t do
oh what I wouldn’t do

 

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