This past year wasn’t good for me. Too much happened. I keep seeing blog posts where people express that we shouldn’t blame the year. We should blame all this other stuff. I am not blaming the year. I’m just saying, as a collective, the past twelve months were not good months. Some good stuff happened, though. So let’s look at a few things that were really good about my 2016:
Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – This is a place where fiction comes to life and it’s certainly magical.
Starting a book club – I’m sure I’ll write more on this soon, but I started a book club in the fall and I’ve been loving each selection and get together. This reminds me I need to start on January’s book.
Dabbling in Low Carb eating – Sure, I’ve done this before. This past year I did Keto/ Low Carb High Fat for 7 weeks in April/ May / June. I also went back to it in the fall for a couple weeks. I learned a lot. It’s not something I want to do long term, I don’t think, but I learned a lot while reading about it and having my own experiences. Right now I’m focused on something more balanced.
New car – Last month I bought a new car! It’s shiny (well, it was until it snowed and now it’s covered in salt and dirt) and small and perfect for my commute which leads me to…
Full Time Librarian Job!! – In April I started working at the place where I work today. I had benefits at a 25 hour per week job, and in July that position expanded to 35 hours per week. Now I’m in a different position, with opportunity for growth and I could not be happier.
Mermaid Hair – I colored my hair two of my favorite colors: purple and teal.
Podcasts – This sounds pretty simple, I discovered Podcasts in 2016. Sure, I knew what they were before, but I didn’t really pay much attention to them. This past year I learned about a lot of new Podcasts and I started listening to them regularly. Since switching to my current position, I’ve had less time to listen to them, but I still really enjoy finding new Podcasts and listening to old favorites when I can!
Visits from friends – a friend of mine visited for the first time in 8 years. We had so much fun catching up in person, painting and visiting the beach.