I'm happy and proud to report that I am continuing to stick by my New Year's Resolution for 2014. It hasn't always been easy, but I'd like to think that it's made me a better person both towards others and also to myself. This has been a crazy whirlwind of a year, to say the least - somewhere between calling everywhere from Oakland to Salt Lake City to Boise to Annapolis "home", I've been fortunate enough to see a few of the most beautiful places in this country. Taking this recent teaching sabbatical was one of the best things I've done for myself in a while, not only because it gave me a chance to spend time with one of the most important people in my life, but because it provided me with the opportunity to truly reevaluate my own interests, priorities, needs and wants. This year introduced a handful of firsts (scary foods / solo long-distance drives / sharing family traditions / life in Idaho / rafting down rivers, to name a few) and continued some ongoing favorites (life with this guy and this fuzzier guy / friendships / pumpkins / holidays with these two), and while it also saw the passing of a dear little squeaky friend and seven months without a steady paycheck, it was nonetheless one of the best years in recent memory.
2015, I'm ready for you. I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life, and am eager (nervous, yes, but eager) to see what these next twelve months will include in terms of life changes, friendships, continued travels and new adventures. Here's to a great year, 2015, I'm going to do my best at tackling and enjoying whatever you may bring.