Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year! And My 2014 in Review

Happy New Year!

Although I've only had RealGirlRunning for the past few months, I thought I'd share a few highlights in my life in 2014.   I tend to be a glass half full kind of girl, so these will be the good things I remember about the year that was.

I got promoted at work

Although it was a bit of a default promotion because my manager left, I am still proud that I've stepped up into a new role.  It also meant I've been able to hire an amazing analyst who makes my work life easier and much more fun, and I'm learning something new each day.  So I'm grateful for the opportunity, and hope to keep working hard at proving myself in 2015.

My sister got engaged!

Although she kept it a secret, my sister's boyfriend proposed to her in New York the week before my wedding.  She kept it a secret all through our wedding in Hawaii, and they only told us afterwards.  Isn't she the best!  I was (and am still!) so excited for them both.

We got married - in Hawaii

Best. Day. Ever. (And best 2 weeks of my life with family and friends!)

We went to Thailand for a holiday

No, it wasn't our honeymoon!  I had a really crazy time at work from when I got back from the wedding until mid July, so we always like to get away sometime in August to reconnect, recharge, and warm up from the Aussie winter.  We loved Thailand!  I'd go back in a heart beat for the food, the warm weather, and just the relaxing time with my husband :)

I started my RealGirlRunning blog!

Although the idea had been fermenting away in the back of my head for awhile, I finally got myself organised, went to a few short courses, and started writing my blog!  I love it.  I love being able to share things with you all, from parts of my life, to my training and and eating, and just topics of interest that I have.  It's a great outlet for me (so completely different to my day to day work), and so far, it's been a blast!  I hope you can stick around for 2015 :)

My sister got married, and I gained a brother-in-law

A couple of weeks ago, I was a very excited and happy participant in my sister's wedding.  Yes, she pulled together a wedding in less than 8 months.  It was a Gatsby themed affair in my home town, and it was the second best weekend of my year :)  They looked so happy, and hopefully they've made memories to keep with them for a lifetime, as they see what the future has to bring.  Love you both!

Don't get me wrong, there have been some hard and sad things this year too, and they will not be forgotten.  But when I think of the year that has passed, I am filled with memories of family, love and happiness.  So that's how I'm going to remember it!

What are three big things that happened in your life in 2014?

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