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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 year in review

back in october i got an email from nicole about her year in review link up. she's smart and gave us all a big head start on the post. i am not as smart and didn't take advantage of the time she gave us. it's been fun looking back on 2014. i can't believe today is the last day. it's a link up so head on over to nicole's blog and link up.

What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? ran a rock n roll marathon

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions? Will you make more in 2015? yes and no and yes

Did anyone close to you give birth? one of my fave friends had a baby girl

Did anyone close to you die? i didn't blog about it, but my college roommate lost one of her twin toddlers at the beginning of december

What countries did you visit? i traveled to st george, las vegas, missouri, nashville, california, california again, st george again and again, hawaii, st george again and california but never left the US this year

What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014? come back tomorrow for my 2015 word reveal

What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory? december 22-i turned 35 and instead of freaking out like i thought i would, i felt so loved

What was your biggest achievement of the year? finishing my 10th marathon

What was your biggest failure? not finding the balance i hoped for

Did you suffer illness or injury? thank the heavens no, but i probably will always have hip issues

What was the best thing you bought? plane tickets

Whose behavior merited celebration? brassy apple launching the brave and beautiful movement

Where did most of your money go? travel

What did you get really excited about? visiting family and traveling to hawaii with friends

What song will always remind you of 2014? all about that bass

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? definitely happy

Thinner or fatter? probably about the same

Richer or poorer? about the same 

What do you wish you’d done more of? sleep

What do you wish you’d done less of? stress

How will you be spending Christmas? in california with my sister and her family (recap coming next week)

Did you fall in love in 2014? i wish

How many one-night stands? totally not my style

Who were your best friends? i'm lucky to have blog friends, church friends, running friends, work friends, college friends, old roommate friends, friends of friends, travel friends, neighbors, etc. i'm blessed to have many friends

What thing did you do that was meaningful to others? 35 days of something for others

What were your favorite TV shows? the bachelor, bachelorette, bachelor in paradise

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? i honestly don't hate anyone

What was the best book you read in 2014? the power of full engagement

What was your greatest musical discovery? i basically follow the crowd with music

What did you want and get? a new camera lens, blendtec, silhouette

What did you want but did not get? a husband:)

What were your favorite films this year? i only saw one movie in the theater this year-meet the mormons, and it was very well done

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? i turned 35 (yikes) and flew to california that morning

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? my year was already very satisfying. the one main thing missing from my life is a husband/family

What kept you sane? exercise+spending time with friends and family

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? i usually keep up on celeb gossip, but there isn't one that i care more about than others

What political issue stirred you the most? issues regarding the family and religion

Who do you miss? my family

Who are the best new persons you met this year? i met a lot of great people, but the best story is meeting jacque in the bathroom at bright night. we stood in the front of the bathroom and chatted for 20 minutes. i'm still not sure why we didn't walk out of the bathroom and keep talking

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014. i can do hard things

Quote that sums up the year: my all time favorite quote is perfect for the year. "we must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us" --joseph campbell 
i loved looking back on the year. the link up is open until january 6 so there's plenty of time to link up.


  1. I really loved reading this. Happy New Year!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. Congrats on running your 10th marathon! And what a lovely quote! It's very true. Happy 2015!

  3. I'm starting to train for a 5K. Not as impressive as a marathon, but you have to start somewhere! Enjoyed reading your blog. Happy New Year!


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