January 1, 2015
This year has been another amazing wild ride through life with many bumps along the way. A big job change from a desk at a bank to a preschool teacher, starting school, a move into an amazing new place in town, a million and 5 hockey games, learning to love even through the hardest times, crazy camping adventures, the loss of someone very special, climbing a 14,000 ft mountain (my legs still hurt), many dance parties in the kitchen with my one and only, making memories with friends that have turned into family and way to much more.
Do more for myself – this was one of the toughest things for me in 2014. How will what I want effect other people, my bank account, my life plans or being too scared to try something new by myself and I let so many things get in the way. I’m ready to have a successful photography job, travel, have crazy adventures with friends, go for what I want and whatever else I’m ready for.
Daily Routine – this will probably be one of the toughest goals..I’m a star at waking up with 15 minutes to get ready, take care of the dogs and show up to work looking like a hot mess party of one. Maybe at least once in 2015 I can wake up, take shower, have a cup of tea or coffee on the couch with the pups, pack my lunch, do a little yoga and if I’m feeling really fancy I’ll brush my hair. I guess this means I’ll have to make time for cleaning? Meh.
Try new things & be active – notice this doesn’t say ‘workout’ or ‘eat healthy.’ I just got a frier for Christmas for goodness sake. I hate the gym and the feeling of ‘working out’ and I think the last time I actually stepped foot in a gym was probably 3+ years ago. Luckily I live in a town where you can step outside your door and do pretty much anything you can imagine. There are so many things I need to try like climbing, mountain biking, SUP, rafting, sailing and fly fishing so I can wear that sweet git up.
Be positive! – I always thought I was such a positive person, but I admit..sometimes it felt like life was falling apart and I totally let that take over me. This year, I’m ready to handle life in whatever way it comes at me and to remember to look around and remember all the reasons I should be so greatful for this crazy life.
Get out of debt – This one will probably be my favorite goal. It explains itself..not having to owe money. Yesssssir.
Focus on school and photography – FINALLY February will mark an ENTIRE year I’ve been going to school. For anyone who knows me you know this is huge. I kind of did a slack job of just getting by and this year I’m ready to dedicate more time and stop procrastinating. Same goes for photography..with my job change I can make more time for my business and get out there. Letzzz do itttt.
I think my favorite part of 2014 is falling in love with something I never thought was possible. Moving to Breckenridge I neverrr knew how it was going to go. I was so excited for this new adventure with my main man, but lets face it..home girl has never been a fan of the cold. It has taken awhile and many hard days, but we’ve challenged each other and I’ve challenged myself more than I ever have before. I’ve learned to get down a mountain in some form or fashion, found a love for the outdoors, learned to play hockey, expert at driving in the snow and have tried so many new things. It feels amazing feeling like I’ve found a life and community that finally fits me and I think it feels even better knowing that a few years ago I would have never accepted the challenge to a life like this.