I didn’t even remember that I’d felt like such a failure in 2014 until I went back and read about it. I’ve been so entrenched in the life I live now and everything that’s been going on that 2014 feels like 18 million years ago.
After kind of looking over 2015, I gotta say, it really wasn’t too shabby – in fact, it was more than just not shabby. It was kind of amazing. Basically, everything happened.
I was gonna go by months, but I already did that in the Facebook album I linked to…. So, you know how I talk about how I like to live my life by the four pillars I think are important… Well, let’s go by those:
I not only ran my fastest half marathon to date (on a tough course, even!) – later in the year, I ran an even faster half marathon (on another tough course in SF!).Also, I ran my first ULTRAMARATHON! I am so happy and proud to know I’ve run a 50-mile race. I’m still set on doing 100 (of course), but I feel good about 50, and I had an incredibly fun time!
- Community service/civil-mindedness
I finished a project of 52 volunteer activities in 52 weeks! I learned a fair amount, and really enjoyed doing it! Volunteering has become a bit of a habit now. And that feels good.
(Yeah, I realize it’s a little funny to phrase the smart person one “smarts,” but that’s kinda the point, right?)I actually… (gasp!) don’t have anything specific to point to for the “smarts” section. I had to mention it ’cause it’s one of the 4 pillars… But I didn’t take a class this year (that was 2014). 2014 was also when I got Hillary Clinton’s book signed (not that that makes me smart, but hey… reading!). So… maybe I need to work on the smarts thing a little next year…
I save the most important for last. And being creative is a huge thing that really matters in my life. Well, this year, I started a project of 52 performances of some kind in 52 weeks. I’ve gotten on stage more. I’ve performed something I’ve written. I took a whole bunch of improv classes, and even performed in a literal world-record-breaking show! Not to mention, I freaking got into BMI! This was a dream of my life – and a super creative endeavor.
So, the pillars seemed strong this year… Or at least pretty strong-ish.
And I’ll continue with a little more year-in-review stuff tomorrow.