Reflecting on 2015 – A Year In Review

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reflecting on 2015

I have so many feelings on 2015. I guess that’s to be expected at the end of the year but this year was quite the roller coaster for me (as I’m sure many feel the same way). I witnessed loss (as in the loss of my second grandfather, my great aunt, and a project that I poured thousands of my own dollars and countless time into); I felt joy (like my family getting to join me in Hawaii, a new love interest, and a new city/job).

At the same time, I saw my strength shine. All three of those losses occurred within 3 weeks of each other, just for the record. I saw my ability to let myself fall and feel the pain, then pick myself back up and move on. Sure I’m still feeling the pain and every day isn’t easy, but I have really surprised myself with how I have handled everything and how I am moving on. I don’t like feeling like I am being walked over but sometimes the best thing to do is cut the ties, remove the toxicity from your life (utilizing every blocking mechanism at your disposal), and accept the reality that comes with it in exchange for your happiness.

Moving past the hurt and to the sore, there were many great workouts which you know I have loved! Whether you’re trying to get in-and-out in under 30 minutes, looking for a sweaty row, or trying to incorporate more speed work into your running, there have been some great workouts shared.

This year has also been full of a lot of learning. With the release of Hootsuite’s Instagram Scheduler, and learning to make a some extra cash with Swagbucks, I’ve been busy learning and sharing my knowledge. And with the CrossFit Open approaching once again, it only seems right to point out how you can win the CrossFit Open yourself!

I could sit here and reflect all day if you’d let me, but I don’t have vacation time to use so I have to head into work. 😉


I want to hear some of your high (and low) moments of 2015 and what you’re most looking forward to in 2016!


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17 thoughts on “Reflecting on 2015 – A Year In Review

  1. Liz Jo

    It is incredibly hard to lose a family member and you lost two quickly, my condolences, I’m glad you sound like you’ve worked through that. It sounds like you’ve become stronger through this year even with the hardships you’ve suffered.

    liz @ sundays with sophie
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    1. Katie Post author

      It’s very true! While it’s never fortunate to lose people we love, I do believe we realize our strengths in those times!

    1. Katie Post author

      I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather but congrats on the baby!

      Warning the start of new blogs leads to the start of even more new blogs… haha 😉

  2. Sheryl

    I’ve learned so much from the years where there were challenges. This year was not as much of a roller coaster and I had a year where I felt I could gain my footing in life again. My private practice is growing, I had a opportunity for a perfect part time job. It was not a bad year at all. Looking forward to seeing where 2016 takes us!
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  3. Charlotte

    Though I’m so sorry to hear that 2015 wasn’t the greatest year for you, it’s always times like that when you realize how incredibly strong/resilient you really are. I hope 2016 is an amazing year for you and that you have a happy and healthy new year! XOXO
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    1. Katie Post author

      Oh man, I get it! While I only had 2 months of spending hours upon hours applying for jobs, it’s such an amazing feeling when you finally get it!

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