Looking back, looking forward

As we begin a new year, we often reflect back and determine what we’d like to see in the new year. I’m no different. It’s kinda hard to describe 2013 in simple terms. It wasn’t a bad year for me. I turned 40. I traveled to Hawaii for the first time. I had my first learning lab at ASAE annual. I dove head first into the wonderful word of Android (surprise!). I witnessed friends and family succeed beyond expectations. However, I also experienced being lied to, manipulated and passed over. My work suffered a bit during a particularly stressful time. I gained weight (sigh). I didn’t blog as often as I would’ve liked to. I nearly lost personal and professional relationships that were dear to me. I made choices that in hindsight were stupid.

Even if I could go back and change some of what I experienced, I don’t think I would. For I’ve probably have learned more about myself this year than any other time in my life. I learned what I’m capable of and what I still need to work on. I have some very specific goals for 2014. Some I will share. Others I will keep close to the vest. I will make you this promise: this year, I will return to regular blogging. I will have at least two posts per month.

I’m optimistic for 2014. I’ve decided to leave a lot of anger and resentment in the past and move forward. I’m excited about upcoming trips and opportunities I’ve been presented with. I also look forward to sharing my thoughts about advocacy, DELP and other topics with you. Thank you for reading my blog in 2013 and I hope you will continue in 2014.

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