Looking back on 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

1.) What did you do in 2013 that you had never done before?
Went whitewater rafting

2.) Did you keep any New Year's resolutions and will you make more this year?
Last year's was to be kind to myself.  I think I did an okay job at that but there is definitely room for improvement in the coming year.

3.) Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, my cousin Kristin (she was my flowergirl)and her husband Jon, welcomed their first child, Carter Henry.

4.) Did anyone close to you die?

5.) What places did you visit?
Leavenworth, Washington; Wenatchee, Washington; Amelia Island, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; Boulder, Colorado; Littleton, Colorado; Los Angeles, California.

6.) What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
family time

7.) What date from 2012 will remain etched in your memory and why?
February 19th-the day my oldest became a licensed driver

8.) What was your biggest achievement this year and why?
Student teaching and submitting my teacher performance assessement--both of these required an immense amount of discipline, time and energy. I honestly didn't think I would be able to pull it off but I did. 

9.) Did you suffer illness or injury?

10.) What was the best thing you bought?
a weekly housekeeper

11.) Where did most of your money go?
Food and gasoline

12.) What song will always remind you of 2013?
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

13.) What do you wish you would have done more of?
hiked and camped

14.) What do you wish you would have done less of?
Looked for things that were lost or misplaced

15.) What was your favorite TV program?
Dancing with the Stars

16.) What was the best book you read?
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

17.) What was your favorite film of the year?
Pitch Perfect-I know it came out in 2012 but I saw it for the first time this summer.  Hilarious, heartwarming and memorable.

18.) What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
Went to Boomers Burgers with my family.  Came back home and opened four wonderful cards with words of affirmation from my sons and husband along with a few presents.

19.) What national/world event stirred you the most?
The Boston Marathon bombings.

20.) Who was the best new person you met?
Maddie Neumann-a fellow classmate and student teacher who is half my age but twice as mature.  She is fun, positive, hilarious and just a wonderful human being.