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!