Thursday, December 24, 2015

Looking Back and Looking Forward

While I didn’t accomplish everything on my list from the beginning of the year, 2015 was still pretty epic.  If I had to pick themes for the year, I’d say I challenged myself more than usual, tried to say yes more than no, spent more time reflecting, and fell back into a few old habits that die hard.  To keep my mind focused on the good, and to look forward to next year, here are 15 things I did in 2015, and a few things to strive for in 2016:
  • *Hiked a winter 14er (Quandary in January, pretty amazing!)
  • Went to confession at least once a month
  • Went on a retreat
  • Put music to 5 of my songs
  • Presented a poster at PPAG
  • Survived the mud of West Maroon Pass (hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte and back for those not in the know)
  • Summitted two new 14ers, one of them solo, and my first 13er
  • Ate a peach in Palisade (it was the size of my head)
  • *Watched the leaves change in New England, and went horseback riding on the beach, finally
  • *Became a board-certified pediatric pharmacotherapy specialist…BAM!!!
  • Won a softball championship with all the people that we used to win championships with
  • Saw 5 of 6 former college roomies, definitely one of the biggest blessings of the year!
  • Went camping twice, for the second year in a row, which makes me feel like I’m officially legit
  • *Gave several dozen flu shots (what goes without saying is this also means I got my immunization certification)
  • Beat the Puzzle Room!!  One of my favorite activities of the year!

The ones with the asterisks are my New Year’s Resolution accomplishments- three things outside my comfort zone (four, if you count traveling by myself), and one new place (I actually had several new places this year).

Goals for 2016:

  • CAMINO!!!!
  • Reteach myself all the Spanish I learned and then forgot last time I was in Nicaragua so I can function in Nicaragua again
  • Apparently give a killer Maid of Honor speech
  • Coordinate a successful nursing education program
  • Send a friend a card every month
  • Hike a new 14er (this could probably be a resolution every year forever)
  • Take someone up their first 14er
  • Read a book that inspires me
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