I intended to blog monthly about the books I read that month as a measure of accountability for one of my resolutions for the year. Then I got super busy. To close out 2015, I read the following books:
- The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
2015 Year In Review
- I survived the birth of two nieces, the pregnancies that led to them, and the pregnancy of my third sister.
- Hubs started a new job/career. Yeah, I know this one isn't about me, but I can't help but think that this wouldn't have been possible if we had kids or were still in the midst of infertility.
- Hubs and I are growing closer together. Infertility really did a number on our relationship, but we survived, and now we're making up for lost time. We're working on communicating better and I'm working on doing a better job of sharing my feelings with him. My default strategy has always been to retreat within myself to deal with hard stuff, but I'm working really hard to move away from that.
- Amazing friends. Both friends I know in the flesh and those who I know online and haven't met (yet).
- Hubs and I prioritized ourselves and our needs in relation to family expectations and obligations, particularly during the holiday season.
- So many pregnant sisters.
- My dad had a heart attack and it hit me pretty hard that my parents aren't going to live forever. I mean, I understand that we are born, live, and die, but this was the closest I've come to losing either parent. (He's doing great now!)
- Survive the birth of both of my nieces without going off of the deep end-YES! With a "bonus" pregnancy to boot.
- Continue to feel what I'm feeling.-I think I did a pretty good job of this. It wasn't easy, but I did it.
- Continue to hit the gym. For the first six months of the year I did great, then it became sporadic. Run a 5k or 10K. Nope. Because the truth is that I hate running.
- Read two books per month-See above.
2015 ended pretty uneventfully, but for the first time in a really, really long time I didn't enter the new year by giving the middle finger to the previous year. I was stretched and challenged so much in 2015, but I also grew so much. I'm starting 2016 with a feeling of lightness and hope. So on that note, my goals for this year are:
- Renew my commitment to exercise.
- Take better care of myself, health wise.
- Continue reading for pleasure. I think I'll set my goal for one book per year for 2016, because I'm already feeling like the year is going to be busy.
- Be more present in my daily life/try to filter out some of the distractions.