Friday, January 16, 2015

2014 Recap

I realized I never wrote one of these last month, and I really should because I enjoy looking back on them. . . here it goes.

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
Found a new job in less than two weeks after being unexpectedly let go from my last one.
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 2014 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?
Yes, my friend Jay, who blogs here.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Hmm.  I don't think so.
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Same answer as last year: I need to exercise more so I can have more energy and better health
7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
No particular date stands out.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I think MM and I did a lot of important work on our relationship this year.
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?
11. What was the best thing you bought?
I bought the family a streaming DVD player for Christmas.
12. Where did most of your money go?
Once again, to child care expenses.
13. What did you get really excited about?
No particular thing excited me, but it has been exciting watching my sons grow and mature.  Over the course of this year, they have ceased to be babies in any way and have become little boys (sniff!).
14. What song will always remind you of 2014?
All About That Bass
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?
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
18. How did you spend Christmas?
At home with my family--first time spending the holiday with both my parents since before their divorce in 1980!
19. What was your favorite TV program?
I don't have one.
20. What were your favorite books of the year?
I read the first four books of the Outlander series, all three Divergent books, all three Maze Runner books and The Willpower Instinct
21. What was your favorite music from this year?
I don't remember
22. What was your favorite film of the year?
I don't think I saw any first-run movies
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I honestly don't remember what I did.  I turned 43.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A vacation.
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
26. What kept you sane?
Not sure. . . some days I was hanging on by a slim thread. . . .
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.
No one is coming to save me.  I have to pull myself out of any mess I get into.


  1. Neat concept. It is cool to look back at the year to see what you did or didn't do.

  2. Never thought about doing a year recap like this, maybe next year.


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