Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Recap

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Seriously consider divorce.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't make any new year's resolutions for 2013 and don't intend to make any for next year.  I've come to believe that, for me, all resolutions do is set me up to fail.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes.  My friend MH was murdered (I blogged about that here), and my ex-fiance died in April at age 36.
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
I need to exercise more so I can have more energy and better health
7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 31--day my friend MH died; September 16--day I started my new job
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I changed jobs.  I'm not sure everyone would consider taking a nearly 20% pay cut an "achievement," but I'm counting it as one.
9. What was your biggest failure?
I'm not sure.  I feel like I am failing at *something* nearly every day. . . .
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I went through a two-month period this summer of almost-daily headaches that was just miserable, but otherwise, just the usual ailments and aches and pains.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
We bought a 2014 Honda Odyssey over the weekend.  It was our biggest purchase, and I'm hoping it will be our best.
12. Where did most of your money go?
To our nanny.
13. What did you get really excited about?
Getting out of my old private practice job in which I was miserable.
14. What song will always remind you of 2013?
What Does the Fox Say. 
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? about the same
– thinner or fatter?  about the same
– richer or poorer? about the same
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spent time with my sons and friends.
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
18. How did you spend Christmas?
At home with my family
19. What was your favorite TV program?
Tough to say, since I hardly watch any TV.  I do really like Property Brothers on HGTV when I get to watch it.
20. What were your favorite books of the year?
Gone Girl, Ender's Game, The Fault in Our Stars, Wild, Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children
21. What was your favorite music from this year?
I really like Lady Gaga.
22. What was your favorite film of the year?
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
On my actual birthday, I had dinner out with MM and the boys.  I also had an adult night out with MM and friends the following Saturday.  I turned 42.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A vacation.
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
Um, functional?
26. What kept you sane?
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
I cannot do it all.  I shouldn't even try.


  1. Wow sounds like you had a really rough year.

    1. This post sure makes it sound that way, doesn't it? It really wasn't all bad. . . a lot of highs as well as the lows.


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