When stealing a few minutes for introspection at year-end one theme keeps returning to me. This has been a year of transitions. There have been many highlights & quite a few low lights. I’ll try to summarize a year into a few hundred words.
Early 2015 I took on a new job with my same company. It is a very different role than I’d been accustomed to & now as the year is coming to a close & my colleague returning from her mat leave I am both anxious & excited to return to my regular position. I decided 2015 would be a year of on-the-job learning- I wasn’t planning on taking any courses. (Though funny enough I’ve taken a couple of very useful courses & attended a conference that has given me some creative ideas to try out at work). I also committed to reading business books. I made it through maybe half a dozen & my hands -down favourite is Drive, by Daniel Pink.
Other than that the only other work-related comment I’ll make is that it is really tough to balance full-time work & a kid. ..& I have a supportive hubby & folks.
I got really into tabata this year. I started feeling crazy strong & met a few athletes I enjoyed challenging at the gym. Over the summer a couple of family workouts got me to thinking: 1. when did jumping not become fun? I spend a lot of time jumping with Ivy. It helps with everything. ..often I look so silly it will distract her from a tantrum. Lol. 2. All out running for the sheer joy of it- @ what age do we forget just how much fun it is to run hard? Forgetting about bouncing body parts & what people might think? I smile so often when i rip around the track all out- thanks for that Ivy 😆
Then I got run down probably in late October & caught one bug after another. I’ve settled into gentler activities to close out the year: yoga, walking, & plenty of swimming with Ivy.
Best children’s CD: B is for Bob (sometimes I even leave it on when Ivy’s not in the car 😄)
Worst children’s CD: the rest. Ha ha
Best cartoon Ivy watches: the Cat in the Hat
Worst cartoon Ivy tries to watch: Toopy & Binoo (can anyone explain this 1 to me)? I’m at a complete loss.
I’m pretty sure that I didn’t board a plane in 2015- horrors! Apart from a great road trip to BC with mom & Ivy it’s been a year of enjoying my home town. My feet are itchy though so I suspect 2016 will bring some travel adventures.
I’m sure that as soon as I click “publish” a number of other stories will come to mind. But then I’ll just create a Part II. Overall I’m grateful for my health & the health of my family & friends.
Happy New Year to all🎉