It’s that time again. Time for some Year End Reflections.
This is how I check in with myself BEFORE I start making big plans for the new year. Although, in many cases, some big plans are already made. Either way, this is a yearly thing I do and it helps make sure I stay positive and honest.
- I started running again! And built up to a half marathon.
- My Ode to Adult Onset Runners post when viral for like a day.
- I got my RRCA Coaching Certification.
- Our family expanded! See all Moxie The Ridge posts.
- BlogFest at IDEA World was pretty amazing!
- My niece’s visit/ Up & Running Again volunteering.
- The FiTrends with Jamba Juice event & Venus Williams.
- My weekend trip to Napa with my besties for our 30th!
- Our anniversary in Idyllwild was beautiful and fun.
- Developing a women’s faith & fitness program and leading 2 groups!
- When my laptop broke and I got robbed and our apartment flooded.
- That awful 5k.
- Not being able to continue with Up & Running Again.
- The worst birthday ever.
- NOT being able to work on or make progress with my faith & fitness plans.
- Seeking freelance work and NOT finding enough.
- RunThisYear 2014 – so far from it’s potential, but I do not have the time I need.
- Not feeling like I’m back to where I was before I got injured fitness wise.
- The fact that working full time means I have no time for writing/blogging.
- Not doing as much coaching as I wanted too.
- Moving to Oregon. All things have changed. Money. Time. Priorities.
- Getting a puppy. Moxie has also changed money, time, and priorities.
- Working for Lorna Jane Active. Made moving possible.
- I spent a lot of time developing and trialling the women’s faith and fitness program at Mariner’s Church in Huntington Beach. It was probably the single most impactful thing I did this year.
- Making progress toward bigger goals in life. A lot of our someday plans (family, home, etc) meant we needed to find a way to move to Oregon. Well, we did. It has meant a lot of sacrifice for now but it will be worth it.
- Being a good wife, fur mom, and putting my faith into practice more.
- Faith & Fitness Inspired, the online community I was going to start working on.
- Run This Year, to some extent, had to take a back seat to life changes.
- Charity/donation/volunteering. I did some but not as much as 2013.
So, how does this inform my plans for 2015?
- Time and money are going to continue to be an obstacle. I won’t be able to blog as much, do as many races, or probably put time into developing any faith and fitness programs/communities. I have to accept that and move on.
- If I’m going to continue with RTY, it has to be pretty low key and self-moderating.
- New priorities are going to be in finding a more permanent living situation in the Portland area and saving up money for moving/home buying/etc.
For me, 2015 is going to be about not overcommitting myself, and having fewer or shorter term goals to achieve. I run the risk of exhaustion and sickness if I do not take the time I need to sleep, rest, and recover every day/week.