Happy New Year!
Every year goes by even more quickly than the last. It seems I was just turning the calendar to 2017 and now here we are in 2018.
I rang in the New Year sleeping on the couch. Adam and I flew back from Maryland on Thursday. Since then, I’ve been battling a very persistent head cold. I had every intention of staying up. Adam and I went to see the new Star Wars movie and then tried to make it to midnight by watching reruns of New Girl. I’m not sure when I fell asleep, but I woke up at 12:29. Whoops!
A Recap of 2017
A lot of people were saying good riddance to 2017. But 2017 was a good year for me and I’d like to savor those moments a bit more before we move completely into 2018.
I started school again this summer and am pursing another Master’s degree. I took two classes – one in the summer and one in the fall. I aced both of them, but am taking the next semester off to regroup.
School got to be a little much around the holidays this year. Even though it ended two weeks before Christmas, I felt rushed and stressed out getting ready. After that rush, I just want to spend some evenings lounging around and reading for pleasure.
A little later this year, I finally confirmed that I do not have Celiac disease. Rather, I have Seronegative Atypical Rheumatoid Arthritis with a gluten sensativity. While it’s a vague diagnosis – RA that does not show up in my blood and does not even present like RA – it’s something with which to work.
My mother finally got tested for Celiac disease and her bloodwork also came back negative. That was interesting because it’s my maternal grandmother who was officially diagnosed with Celiac disease. If you think that’s crazy (which you probably don’t…), listen to this: one of my paternal aunts was told that she has Celiac disease. Now, I want to push my dad to get tested for Celiac disease. And I wonder if his arthiritis has some sort of gluten sensativity. My brain gears are a-turnin’!
I started bullet journaling last year. It’s a modified version, but it’s working wonderfully! I’ve always been addicted to my planner, but adding a bit of bullet journaling to it takes it to a whole other level. In fact, I had to buy another planner with bigger rings to accomodate all of my thoughts, ideas, and future planning.
Looking Ahead to 2018
I’ve set a few goals for 2018. There are only a few that I would call resolutions. I’ll write them down so that you can hold me accountable.
Of course, there is the obvious goal of being more loyal to my blog.
First, I’d like to take public transportation more. Last year Denver added a line that goes straight to my work. It’s a bit of a longer commute, but I realized that it does allow me the opportunity to read and unwind from the day while getting to and from work. I’m hoping that Adam and I can work out a schedule so that we can commute to the rail station together. Ideally, I would like take the train on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I take Kona to daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays because she needs to run, run, run, and run.
I would like to read more this year. As I said, I had forgotten how much school gets in the way of reading for pleasure. I really miss reading for pleasure. So, I’m taking off of school for a semester to reevaluate if I want to continue to pursue my degree. I would like to read 20 book this year. Wish me luck!
I would also like to really stick to my work out schedule this year. I would like to go to the gym on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and do yoga on the days in between. I committed to a 30-day challenge. My first one is to help me get in shape for ski season. Today is the first day. Also, Adam and I purchased a treadmill off of Craig’s list, so I hope to walk for 45 minutes to an hour as often as possible. Walking the dogs as much as possible is always a goal.
Did you guys make any resolutions?
In Other News
Because it’s been so long, you haven’t heard about the projects that Adam and I undertook. Foolishly, we did it right before the holidays, but we finished and are just waiting on some finishing touches in the mail. I’m very happy that it was done.
So, without further ado…
Adam built us a bedframe and I repainted our bedroom!
I was really surprised that Adam was okay with painting the bedroom purple. But, we both think it looks really good. We’re going to put a reading chair in by the floor lamp and I’m going to build some nice dog beds out of some old pallets that Adam has laying around.
What do you think?