It’s been another fun and busy year, so now that we’re full steam ahead into 2013, it’s time to recap and reflect on 2012. A lot has happened over the past year, and I also managed to have quite a bit of fun.
When I stop and reflect, I’m really thankful for how well I live. Every now and then I get down on myself because there is still so much I want to accomplish and because I have personal goals that have remained unmet, but when I put things into perspective I’ve still got it pretty good.
Even though I’d love to work less and travel more, I managed to keep a pretty good balance between my home and personal life and my work life. I managed to tackle a lot of home improvement projects, while also keeping time open for travelling and having fun. And at work I’ve continued to keep everyone happy, while maintaining some of the freedom and flexibility I’ve pushed for over the past few years. And even though it’s come at the cost of some of my free time, I decided to take on side consulting projects, which has definitely helped financially, enabling both me and my fiance to continue to have fun and travel while still saving and planning for our future together.
The Year in Review
Anyway, let’s get to the year in review. We really kicked 2012 off in a pretty epic way, with New Year’s Eve in Costa Rica, where we stayed until the second week of January. Since then, here’s what happened:
- January – Ran my 2nd half marathon
- Feb/Mar – Went to Florida for a wedding, where we stayed for a week exploring Key West, Ft Lauderdale and Miami
- April – GOT ENGAGED!
- June – A long weekend in Connecticut for a wedding and visiting family
- August – Our annual long weekend in Las Vegas
- September – Five awesome days in Maui
- Dec/Jan – A week at the AMAZING Le Blanc Resort in Cancun for New Year’s
And in between all that there were concerts, camping trips, other assorted day trips, and oh yea, work!
I see 2013 as a transition year. With the wedding approaching, my fiance and I plan to be more modest about our travelling and our spending. The next few months will likely be consumed with wedding conversations and decisions, and staying home more often will certainly help us stash some much needed cash for the big day.
After the wedding, there is of course the honeymoon, and from there I think it’ll be a great point to assess the direction we want our life to go together, and to make some decisions about the best way to do that.
Wrapping up, 2012 was a great year, I think everyone is still happy and I was able to do a lot of awesome stuff. Looking forward to a great 2013!
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Originally posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 8:41 AM .