Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's My Birthday !!

It was my birthday on Tuesday. Here I am, another year older, and about to begin my life as a 38 year old woman.

I am mostly proud of my accomplishments over the past year. Looking back, I got derailed when it came to the goals I made for myself, but I also achieved in areas that I would not have even thought of a year ago.
Overall work went well. At Christmas I was recognized for the 6 years I have worked at the company with a gift card, plus I received a bonus. Early in 2015 I had a review and got a raise. My only disappointment was a major mistake I made with the mailing list for one of our magazines. I am still happy most of the time but I might look into other opportunities this summer. I did not complete the Legal Assistant online program but I did get a certificate for an Administrative Assistant and that should look good on my resume (combined with my experience).
I travelled to Victoria to see my parents for both Thanksgiving and Christmas last year as well as early September 2015. This year I won't see my parents until my brother's wedding in May. It will be odd, but hopefully we can ease the distance through phone calls and Facetime.
Yes, TJ is finally engaged to his girlfriend and they are getting married in Niagara Falls over the May Long Weekend 2016. We took family photos in February that they have used for engagement photos. I also helped my future sister-in-law find her wedding dress. It is so pretty!
2015 was the year that I travelled more and that was really fun. I went to Chicago for my Fraternity Convention in June. Then I went to Seattle for the Labour Day long weekend in September. Getting my passport updated (and back into my maiden name) was beneficial.
What I am really proud of this year is that I joined the Chapter Housing Corporation for my Fraternity and became super involved as a Pi Beta Phi alumna.  I loved Convention. I also got to go to a wine tasting and the Alumnae Tea. I spent many hours at the chapter house building new dressers and making it a better place for the collegiates. 
I lost almost 17 pounds. Looking back over my posts, I am a broken record, I always wish I could have done more work to lose more weight. I have to stop talking about it and just do it. The only thing in my way is me. I did get more exercise this year but it is truly just a case of eating less and moving more.

37 was a pretty good year, hopefully 38 will be even better !!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a great year for you! Continue to focus on the positive and don't dwell on what you didn't accomplish.