A Year in Review

photo courtesy of junussyndicate on deviantART
photo courtesy of junussyndicate on deviantART

Rather than focus on all the things I’d like to change for myself in the coming year (there are many), when the New Year comes around, I like to take the time to look back at what I’ve accomplished in the year prior.

Last year, I had a lot of things to look back on and be proud of. This year’s achievements have been a bit more difficult to quantify than last year’s, but no less significant.

Without further ado, my 2013 accomplishments:

* Watched my Uncles get married at the stroke of midnight last New Years

* Started sharing a home with my handsome boyfriend

* Ran a 5 mile race (after 2 weeks of being sick) and still completed it without walking

* Ran a 5k in under 30 minutes–a PR for me!

* Finally finally got a job in my field!

* Went to my first music festival

and last but not least:

* Really got this blog off the ground. Here’s an excerpt from my 2013 WordPress Blog Report:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Last year, I made it my goal to focus on this blog. I was unhappy in my secretary job, and I decided that channeling my ambitions, creativity, and frustration into this blog would be the best use of my time.

And I was right! After 8 months of serious blogging, networking, and hard work, I was able to use the experience I’d gained to get a job in Marketing and PR. That new job has been a roller-coaster ride of emotions, anxiety, and growth, but it’s been worth it.

As I move forward this year, my goal is to continue to make time for this blog as I grow and learn in my new job.

What did you guys accomplish this year? What do you plan on accomplishing in 2014?

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