Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to join everyone else in recapping 2012, and looking forward to 2013. I’m not a very good New Year’s Resolution keeper (or maker for that matter), but I think it’s always a good thing to have some goals in mind, no matter what time of year it is. But before we get to next year…let’s talk about my personal triumphs of 2012.
- Making new friends and keeping (up with) the old. It’s been a busy year for me, but I wanted to make it a point to connect with people – and not just through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Though social media has made is easier for me to keep up with what my friends in all parts of the world are up to, the really genuinely memorable things come through experiences. Having lunch, going for drinks, sharing stories during long walks, driving down to LA to see family…I cherish every second.
- Stepping up my workout game. This is something I always struggle with, because it comes in waves. I love when I’m really physically active, and I cruised into 2012 with a zest for Zumba and a passion for Spinning. Not only that, but I got certified as a Zumba instructor in March! Proud moment for me, most definitely. It has gotten harder to attend classes regularly as the year went on, but I really was on a roll there for a while! Hey gym, see you soon, ok?
- Getting out of a (job) rut. I went through a lot with my last job – I won’t go into specifics, but basically, I loved it, I hated it, I loved it again, and then I really really hated it – so much so that I left abruptly in August as soon as I got hired at my current company. One’s mental and emotional well-being are more important than anything, and once you recognize you’re in a toxic situation, it’s time to GET OUT. It was scary leaving something I’d been doing for nearly four years, but you know…it needed to happen. And it did, and I was so happy I made the change. Yay!
- Sharpening my cooking skills and getting this blog back in gear. As you can tell by the recipes on this blog, I’ve been busy in the kitchen! Jules is really spoiled – I have been cooking a lot of his childhood favorites. I figure the more I practice, the more comfortable I will be with creating my own recipes, right?
- Moving forward with the love of my life. Jules and I make three years on January 1st, and I couldn’t be happier.