The weather has been something else here. Dreary and gloomy. This is not going to be my usual yearly breakdown of the year, just a fun little post Lauren posted and I wanted to copy.
What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Got married, bought a house
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didnt really make any resolutions this year. I do have a few for 2014, stay tuned
Did anyone close to you give birth? My best friend from Chicago had a baby girl. She lives in WI, so I have yet to meet her.
Did anyone close to you die? No, and I am very thankful for that
What countries did you visit? Mexico
What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? direction. a clear life direction. (I like Lauren’s answer. I am so in the same boat)
What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory? 5/25/13 My wedding date
What was your biggest achievement of the year? I was able to take on so much more at work, but I dont think of that as an achievement because I do not feel like it has made me grow the way achievement has always made me feel.
What was your biggest failure? too high of expectations of people (Taking Lauren’s answer again). This is such a burden for me because I hold myself and others at extremly high expectations making my day much harder.
Did you suffer illness or injury? I have the name, but cant think of it. My feet were pretty injured until recently.
What was the best thing you bought? A house
Where did most of your money go? A house and a wedding
What did you get really, really, really excited about? I get excited about everything! I was excited for the wedding, to buy a house, to go to Cancun.
What song will always remind you of 2013? Hmm “Blurred Lines” but Robin Thicke…only because that song was all over the place this summer. lol
Compared to this time last year, are you: Happier or sadder? I would say the same as last year.
Thinner or fatter? Fatter for sure. This injury, work, and being lazy has really done a number on my body and how I look at myself
Richer or poorer? Poorer. The first year of homeownership is the most expensive…and we didnt have to really do anything to the house
What do you wish you’d done more of? Did more to persue a dream I have. It is part of my five year plan, so I have a minute.
What do you wish you’d done less of? Worried about other people and what they were doing. I need to only focus on myself and let other’s fail or succeed on their own. Again, I hold people to high expectations.
How will you be spending Christmas? We are hosting my family at our house this year. Pretty excited/nervous
Did you fall in love in 2013? with my new puppy
How many one-night stands? Well I have two nightstands in my room…soon to have four in the house…………so there’s that
Who were your best friends? Some have stayed, some have left
What thing did you do that was meaningful to others? Probably nothing. I was very consumed with what was going on in my world this year and not on purpose. Such a bad person. THAT needs to be a 2014 resolution
What were your favorite TV programs? Big Bang Theory, the Goldbergs, Seinfield, Modern Family
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? hate, no. Very displeased with, a few people.
What was the best book you read in 2013? I am in the middle of reading Divergent and it seems like it is going to be pretty good. Very similar to Hunger Games so far
What was your greatest musical discovery? I have no idea….I am a mainstream music listener. If you play it on the radio, I will listen. I dont search for new people.
What did you want and get? to get married.
What did you want but did NOT get? So many things
What was your favorite film of this year? I really cannot recall what movies I have seen. I guess nothing really stuck out to me.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? This year was very lame for me. I celebrated very quietly because I was so tired from so much working and so much that was in store. I turned 29, so next year I am planning some sort of party
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? taking away my dissatisfaction for people. A better work/life balance. Meeting people that are genuine. Ok, so that was three things.
What kept you sane? planning. Planning is my happy place
What political issue stirred you the most? I have a few issues, but politics is one thing I wont mention on here.
Who did you miss? So many people and so many past experiences
Who was the best new person you met this year? I feel like this year, being stuck in my selfish world, I have not met many new people. I want that to change in 2014. I want to start meeting people that are genuine.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013. Judgement is a powerful thing
Quote that sums up your year: “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” Earl Nightingale
Celebrate 2013 with this YEAR IN REVIEW, a questionnaire in blog post format.