So as 2014 comes to a close I take the time to reflect on my year as a whole… And let me tell you is was a packed year. As its all happening, it feels like it flies by and like moments are huge but then they pass and are forgotten or not remembered as fondly as they should be. And as big events happen they get over shadowed by the next big event… And this year had a few big ones for my and my family… So I want to take this time to remember them and to acknowledge them. Then I want to set my intentions for this new year as I think I have a whole different outlook then I think I ever have before…
This year was filled with goal setting, personal accomplishments and huge personal milestones!!
Let’s start at goal setting and personal accomplishments! After losing weight i readjusted my goals to push harder and be better in my previously set goals… This years big physical goal was to beat my previous race times… In 2013 I raced in a Spartan Super mud race. (For those unfamiliar this is a 14+km 20+obstacle race.) I finished at 2 hours and 5 minutes. So my goal I set for 2014 was to beat my 2013 time by 15 minutes..
And due to some great training and being pushed I finished my 2014 Spartan Super at 1 hour and 34 minutes! So I finished faster by 30 full minutes:) and to top off this huge accomplishment I climbed the rope in the final obstacle… This rope has been my nemesis! It’s a 20 foot rope straight up with a bell at the top, below the end of the rope is a trench with waist deep water and mud! So for my to ding the bell was a big proud of myself moment! And it was pretty cool to see how proud my fiancé was of me to accomplish that climb! Along with this big one for me I also completed three Sparta Sprints (5+km and 14+ obstacles) in Edmonton, Calgary and Sun Peaks. The feeling of completing a race is indescribable, it’s amazing to be so proud of yourself because you’re the only one who can make you do it and finish. I wild encourage anyone who has any want to do one to do it… You don’t regret finishing:)
Milestones… This ones is tough because even the smallest thing can be a milstone to some… Above are a few for me that may seem small and insignificant to other. But there were two specifically that changed me and will continue to change me as a person. First off was the man of my dreams asked me to be his wife and be part of the rest of his life.
. He and my sister were quite sneaky as I had NO IDEA anything was happening… This man has made me a very lucky lady. He is beside me through it all and I am fortunate to be beside him for the rest of my life:)
this man has pushed me to be the best I can be as an individual and as a partner. He pushes me when I don’t think I can and nurtures me as I figure things out. He puts my best interests ahead of his own and that I will be eternally grateful for. From the small things like surprising me with a pegboard wall I have been talking about to the big things like rearranging his work and social life so I can take a much needed break away! So on August 22 2015 I will become a wife… And don’t tell anyone 😉 but secretly I’m most excited to show him my ridiculously beautiful dress. And to see the look on his face when he first sees me coming towards him:)
And then there was another big milstone that hit in November 2014… It was another title changer for me… Before November 29 2014 I was a sister, daughter, fiancé, and friend. Then my life was changed when I got to add Aunty to the list of what I am and who I am… I got to welcome a beautiful little girl to the world.
. Sorry for the cuteness overload!!! I’m pleased to introduce you to Ava Beverly:) This little monkey has changed my world for the better. She makes me want to be a better person so I can be a good role model for her and be someone she wants to be around and look up to:) this whole event has also changed my views on my beautiful sister. Amy has always been my best friend but this whole pregnancy/becoming a mother process has made me so ridiculously proud of her. She handled all the changes so smoothly and with such grace. She has made me so proud not only to be her sister but her friend… I see her in a whole different light now and that’s a super positive thing:) I love her:) she’s my person… (Insert Grey’s reference here;))
With this year coming to a close I decided I wanted to take a different outlook on my ‘resolution’. I decided this year I resolve to keep a clear, positive, healthy mind. I am envious of people who take things as they come with a calm level head. The people who don’t get overwhelmed and don’t get stressed or upset about everything.. I envy them because I am an emotional, heart on my sleeve kind of person… So as to not change who I am I decided I will be my caring loving self but I will choose what it worth the stress and emotion:) my resolution is to document and journal 2015 as I want to remember these months leading up to the day i get to marry my best friend. And I want to document my beautiful niece change and gain her personality and traits:)
Thank you for reading and letting me finish my year with a smile on my face and my heart full:)