Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Happy all of the things! I took a bit of an unintentional hiatus for the end of the year, which seemed to be needed, thus back on track and a bit delayed here is my 2018 Recap, which I’ve been very reflective on this past week leading up to the New Year… and with mixed feelings, might I add… Compared to 2016 and 2017… the only word I could think of to describe this past year was normal. 2016 was an epic year, it was the year we got engaged, the year the Cavs won the NBA Finals, the year I transition into a new job, plus we had some awesome trips mixed into all of that. 2017 was of course #ourweddingyear including more vacations and just all around amazing-ness. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with normal – it was just figuring out what’s next after two amazing years of it all.
So as I tried to not to overlook our “normal” 2018, I started thinking back about everything we did. From two great trips, including one new city, to countless days/nights with friends, pool days & birthday parties with our nieces, lots of weekends back home, and many dinners and day dates in between – our 2018 was anything but normal mainly because of all the wonderful people we spent our days with – which I think is evident with the pictures above.
I also had some personal accomplishments coming off a year of ups and downs, and finally getting my butt in gear physically and professionally. It felt great to run two long races without stopping from our 10-Miler in April to our half-marathon in August — it makes me want to continue our running streak and find new races to run, while sticking to our favorite ones. A few other accomplishments I was proud of was joining the board of a nonprofit and my one-year anniversary at my company!
So here’s to 2018 and loving the new normal in 2019!