Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 In Review, Personally

Ah, 2014....you were one of the weirdest years ever. I don't have many words for this year. I'm just glad that 2015 is just about here. This past year wasn't necessarily bad, I think it was a year of very quiet change for me. Change that was hard to see and change that I didn't even realize was happening at the time. I think 2015 will be a year of taking all of this change and putting it into action. It's been a year of deep thought on all fronts of my life...my job, do I want to move, finding a balance in my personal life, wanting to date again, money woes, wanting to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle. All of these things have been on my mind this year more so than usual and I've made quite a few preliminary steps to make 2015 a big year of change.

But with all of those things on my mind, I all but disappeared this past year. That's what my brain tends to do when it gets overloaded...just shut down. And while I think that this was a very necessary year, it sure wasn't conducive to blogging and keeping up with email. One thing I've taken from this year is that I have to take care of me and make sure I'm happy if I'm going to achieve the things I want in life.

This means making time for myself in 2015 to read more, blog more, email more, do the things I love again. I'm thinking of starting a new book review format for myself to make reviewing books more appealing to me so that I'm more motivated to do that again. I read SO MANY awesome books this year that I never told everyone about and hopefully I can do some of them justice with my end of the year review.

So goals for 2015....do things that make myself happy, reconnect with people I love, get in shape, read only books that I love, bake amazing things, move my finances forward not backwards, be happier in my job however I have to achieve that, be open to love, smile as often as possible, grow as many things as I can and appreciate them. I wish all of these things for all of you as well in 2015...all of this and more :) See you on the other side!

15 comments:

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

Best of luck with all your aims for 2015 Chris.

Vasilly said...

Yes, Chris! Do what makes you happy! Sadly, I'm always looking forward to the new year. I want 2015 to be the year that I enjoy my life and savor the small moments. I hope 2015 goes well for you.

Thanks for the Christmas card!

Chris bookarama said...

Sounds like a great plan, Chris! I hope 2015 brings you everything you want and need. Happy New Year!

Kailana said...

haha. I sent out a group email to a bunch of people and no one replied, so I don't think you were alone in getting overwhelmed this year! I hope 2015 is a great year for you! I miss talking to you!

Megan said...

Hope your 2015 is full of great things, Chris! Looking forward to seeing more of you around the blog. :)

Amanda said...

It's good to see you Chris. :) I wish you luck on your goals going forward. It sounds like you're striving for a lot of balance and I think that's fantastic!

Beth F said...

I love your goals!! So important to be kind to ourselves. Keep us informed ... and I'm looking forward to your new review format. (Thanks for the Christmas Card; one of these days I may get around to sending some myself.)

Susan said...

You know I miss you on here, though I know you are going through lots of things. I've learned that blogging only works when you want to say something, and after my extended breaks through the year, I've started looking at ways I can blog more and still have time to read and for me! I wish you all the best in 2015, with your goals, and taking care of yourself, dear Chris. So happy you read so many good books, too. That is the real point of it all :-) I'm happy you're still posting once in a while and able to stay in touch with us! Happy 2015, see you on the other side....and thanks so much for your Christmas card, it was lovely. Yours is in the mail, I have no idea how long it will take - it was mailed the day before I received yours! I'll be curious how the US post service does through the holidays! Hugs Susan

DesLily said...

Lots of good goals there baby boy! I am so bad a "committing" and keeping them that I no longer do that lol... but everyone needs something to look forward to and something to work towards and I am glad to see that your mind is working in that direction!
I miss you on line but as long as I know, now and then, that you are ok I can deal with that!

I hope you have a year full of laughter and the healthiest year to date! xoxoxoxo

Happy 2015 Chris!!!

Jeane said...

Here's wishing you a great 2015! And thanks for the xmas card, by the way- I don't get many of those (probably because I never send any out) so it was a lovely surprise.

Melanie said...

That is the best list of new year's resolutions that I've ever seen! here's to an awesome 2015!

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

<3

Happy New Year! Totally on board with all of these things.

Maree said...

Take care of yourself, lovely, and have a good one <3

jilllora said...

Oh hell yes. To everything. It was a weird year, and thank god it's over, and you and me, we're gonna ROCK 2015. ;-)

Kristen M. said...

I'm spending this late night catching up with blog reading. I need to get all of the things I want to do in balance again too. For some reason I feel positive about my ability to do it this year. I believe in you too. :)