How has 2013 treated you?

2013 has been one of the most challenging years that I have had in a very long time.  There are things that happened this year that I never thought I would have to go through or deal with.  I never thought I would have to hire a lawyer.  Thank goodness I did!  He was able to make a deal with the prosecutor and my traffic violation was brought down to improper driving. Then in August everything at work changed and then in September it all got so much harder.  The work stuff is winding down now.  They've hired a new Conference Service Manager at DNV, so I will be back to Helix itself again this week.  I hand DNV over to her on Tuesday.  Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Oh, did I mention that I turned 30 this year!

This year has taken a toll on me emotionally and physically.  The emotional part I'm figuring out one day at a time and getting better each day.  The physical part, however, is a bit tougher.  I think the last time I gave you a Shape Up Update was back in September.  I was at 151 pounds and motivated.  That has changed quite a bit. I'm not ready to share what I weigh now; let's just say I have hit my heaviest yet.  Shortly after that update is when the work stuff got tougher.  I made it to the gym every once in a while, but I mostly just came home and crashed.  Working at DNV involved a lot of happy hours too.  It wasn't a "requirement" or anything.  The DNV team was my first Kimpton family and they will always have a special place in my heart.  Plus, they're a ton of fun to hang out with after work.

As the year comes to a close I begin to think of the year ahead and what my resolutions/goals will be, but also what I'm thankful for.  There are several things that I am Thankful for this year.  I'm trying to keep up on the Thankful 30 on Facebook.  I have some very reasonable resolutions for next year (I'm starting now, though).

Actually Hit My Goal Weight
I weighed Sunday morning and my heart sank.  I have made a plan - a 30 Day Challenge so to speak - to help motivate myself.  Hopefully it will work.  I also have a workout buddy.  My friend Marina and I work together and discovered that we also go to the same gym.  We live pretty close together, so we are starting out going to the gym together once a week.

Get Out Of Debt For Good
I have mapped this one out.  I will be out of debt by the end of 2014.  It's going to be a frugal year!

Figure Out My Next Move
Lately I have been thinking about going back to school.  I have also been thinking about moving somewhere.  I don't think I want to be in northern Virginia/D.C. for more than another year or so.  Nothing will happen until my debt is clear, but I need to start thinking about what I want to do.  If I want to go back to school, then I need to get moving; figure out what I'm going to study and start working on that.

That's really it for resolutions/goals.  The more I seem to make, the less I accomplish.  These are a few things that I have been working towards and thinking about for a while now and I'm going to make them my total focus in 2014.

How was your 2013?  Have you started thinking about the year ahead?  What are you resolutions/goals for 2014?  


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