Reflections on 2017

What am I most proud of?
I am really proud of some of my professional successes this year. I have earned a great promotion and received a major certification in my field. I am also really proud of some of the mental hurdles I’ve jumped regarding friends. I’m in a good place.

What do I wish I’d done differently?
I could have done a lot better in the healthy eating category. I don’t know why this is such a tough one for me, but it isĀ  my #1 thing to work on for 2018.

What or who did I learn the most from?
The huge transitions at work were a real learning opportunity. It was very enlightening to see some true colors come forward – both exceeding and greatly underwhelming my expectations.

What did I resist the most and why?
I resisted the slow downs and had the fear of missing out something bad.

What new skills did I aquire?
I learned a ton of new skills centering around customizing Microsoft Dynamics. Not sexy, but dead useful. I also fancy myself to be some better at layout, photography and writing. I’m also getting some skills in watercolor.

What limiting belief about myself do I no longer have?
That there was something inherently less appealing about me than other people.

How have I been proved wrong and how was that liberating?
My friends, family and coworkers have proven this to me by seeking out my company, opinion, advice and wanting me in their lives. I think this has always happened. I just wasn’t paying attention.

Who or what am I most inspired and energized by?
Matt and the kids are continual sources of inspiration and motivation for me as well as the other people in my life. I want to be a great wife/mom and an amazing role model.

Who or what am I repelled to the most, and why?
Those who think only of themselves.

What went better/harder than I expected?
Getting my CPSM was time consuming but easier than I expected. Working on losing weight has been harder.

How did I surprise myself?
I did some strategic planning at work that was definitely outside my comfort zone but overall very successful.

What did I do for others?
I work daily to make sure my kids are happy and healthy and being setup well for the future. I’m proud of the volunteering I do for Girl Scouts and SMPS. We also made generous contributions as a family to various worthy causes.

What am I most grateful for?
Health. Amazing people in my life.

What did I start and not complete?
Nothing is coming to mind…

What was something I failed at and what did I learn?
I have not yet finished the CRM implementation which is irritating to me. What I’ve learned is that I need to make better use of “downtime” and be more disciplined about that.

What was the kindest thing I did for my friends and family?
Always being there to lend a hand or an ear.

What no longer worries me, that used to?
Calories and fat.

Where, or doing what, do I feel the most peace?
Snuggling with Ben on the couch, reading Calvin & Hobbes, talking with Matt, Kelly, other friends. Listening to Tabby tell me about her day.