I am so glad to know that I can say I’m not the same person I was a year ago. I’ve done some tally work and for January – April of this year I did 944 push-ups, 1,110 sit-ups, 459 bicycle things and 224 crunches!!! I’m really disappointed in the fact that dropped the ball around the middle of the year, but with the discipline I’ve gained in 2013 I know I’ll be much more consistent in 2014.
It’s review time for my DD! I’m getting some numbers together to share on here, and let me just say that I’m proud. The end of the year is a great time of review and reflection. I can’t wait to share some progress I’ve made!!!
[Since I haven’t taken any pictures today, enjoy this one of Adam and I from Christmas.]
I’ve made so much progress this year in terms of my one word. I’ve bought all kinds of colored and patterned things and I couldn’t be happier. Branching out has also helped me work on refining my personal style, which is something I continue to do next year.
[1. I’m wearing shorts, don’t get weird people.
2. I bought this pink scarf and decided its one of my favorite colors ever.
3. I also decided I needed more colorful scarves, so I went back and bought the green one! They look so spring-y!!
4. I also bought a plain black one…deal with it.]
I’m not into meeting new people, like…super not into it. Tonight Adam and I went to the BEAUTIFUL wedding of a friend of mine I meet in high school and we didn’t know anyone else there! We jumped right in and got to know the people at our table and had a great time. I’ve really grown in feeling comfortable meeting new people this year, although I’ve got room for growth, I’m still pumped.
The big Christmas Gift Craft Project revealed! It’s been a long and tedious process but it’s had a great return already. I got to bless my grandparents and all my aunts, uncles and cousins too. Everyone was so encouraging and had really kind words for this…it means a lot to feel celebrated and loved and appreciated.
[Merry Christmas, ya’ll.]
I know that being flexible is something I’ve worked on for the last year or so, but I find comfort in tradition. This time of year makes me feel nostalgic for Christmases past. To blend the traditions of years gone by with new and creative things can be scary, but tonight it was done well. Adam and I each opened a gift [tradition from my family], but Adam got something to play with [a new thing]. I’m very blessed to have such thoughtful and flexible spouse.
[Ya’ll remember that I was working on telling time on analog clocks this year? It’s paid off because Adam got me this beautiful watch!!!]
I have a great deal of gratitude for family today. I forgot my keys in my apartment, so I needed a place to hangout till Adam got off work. If I didn’t have family around I don’t know how I’d deal with situations like this.
[I love the lights that they have up! I snapped this picture as I was leaving and told Adam those are the kind of lights I want to hang up on our house someday.]
Staying up late with Adam to finish Christmas projects is a lot of fun! I’m learning to take the time you can get with someone and cherish it, even if it isn’t super convenient. I could have no one to be with, so no complaints about how late it is!
[That Christmas cheer is totes spreading all over the apartment!]
The little girl Caitlin that still gets excited about Christmas better wake up! I don’t want to let worry and things get me missing on the peace this time of year should bring. Today I gave myself a tough love pep talk about this and had a great time shopping for stocking things with Adam!