What a year 2016 was. I have so many mixed feelings about it, because it was really a total roller coaster. It was also, however, one of the best years of my life on a personal level. I've heard/thought enough doom & gloom about 2016 to last an eternity, and I'm ready to appreciate the good parts in order to start 2017 off on a good note. I've got a couple resolutions for 2017, but mostly I want to just keep doing more of what I've been doing.
I traveled all over the US and across the pond to spend time with friends & family. I watched my youngest sister graduate. I got to attend FIVE weddings, celebrating friends from grade school, high school, college, and afterwards. 2016 included my first vacation with my boyfriend, and then we went on a couple more trips for good measure. I visited some great friends, and some friends visited Chicago too! I saw Hamilton from amazing seats with great company. I ran my first ever half-marathon. I made new friends and rekindled old friendships too.
Some of my 2017 resolutions:
- Read 20 books (up from 17 in 2016)
- Run a half-marathon in under 2 hours - I was close this past year, but an injury made the last couple miles a struggle
- Work out 4-5x per week
- Volunteer 2x per month
- Update this horribly neglected blog at least a couple times per month
- Learn something new - maybe finally take a real swing at learning French?