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


  • 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)


  • 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.

3 thoughts on “A short, sweet, 2017 highlights reel

  • Reply Life we learn January 9, 2018 at 02:26

    Happy new year! Looks like 2017 was a really productive year for you. That Seven app you mentioned looks interesting, I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and hope 2018 is another great one for you!

  • Reply Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life January 9, 2018 at 09:21

    Happy New Year! I didn’t have time or brainspace for the end of the year either so my recaps and everything came this year. It’s a good way to ease into 2018.

  • Reply Mrs. ETT January 9, 2018 at 19:14

    Happy New Year. Great to hear that you are getting your blogging mojo back. As for being late… I still haven’t set my goals for 2018, so I hear you!

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