• A short, sweet, 2017 highlights reel

    2017 review

    Most people did their 2017 reviews in, er, 2017. Oops.

    December was a month of two halves for me: a manic first half, and then a super chilled second half in which I had zero desire to write! Hence this extremely late recap

    Work & Money

    • Delivered some cool projects
    • Joined a nonprofit board
    • Landed a new job
    • Got great feedback 4 months in
    • Reached a milestone net worth goal

    Home (er, credit mostly to T)

    • Got the veggie garden fenced off
    • Built dog kennels
    • Finished printing and framing photos for the wall
    • Began kitchen renovation

    Fitness

    • Started using the Seven app (lightning quick workouts you can do at home)
    • Experimented with fitness tracking – testing out app + watch device for a friend’s startup employer
    • Played Frisbee for the spring season (it’s, surprisingly, freaking good exercise)
    • Played touch rugby (though  not for the full season)

    Personal

    • Continued to work on Leila’s dog-dog reactivity
    • Had several fun doggy dates
    • Went to two weddings
    • Met two friends’ new babies
    • Actually picked up my guitar a few times
    • Did a LOT of inner work on mindset, stress management, etc

    I’m impatient to see what 2018 has in store for me – I can’t wait! And I may finally be coming out of the blogging dry spell I’ve been in … for the first time in months, I’ve got ideas for new posts brewing. Happy new year indeed.

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