I brought in the new year the best way possible. Exhausted from flying around in a helicopter transporting those patients having a really bad day. I had an awesome pilot and a kick ass medic. Together we had a pretty great time despite being in the air for over 5 hours.
But what about everything else?
I finally have a few minutes to think about it. If anything I am the master of putting things off. Even thinking about the new year. More then resolutions I love to reflect. I have a lot to reflect on.
2014 - Reflections of a Year Indescribed.
Last year I felt shitty. Physically I was good but mentally I was a huge mess. (See here) I considered therapy many times but just didn't want to do it. What I really wanted is just to "let it go" so to say. The smartest thing I did was allow me to feel. It is OK when I'm mad or sad or even just depressed. I did lots and lots of reading and research. Watched all the documentaries I could find. Then I was super pissed because MY personal experience with someone who is first a lying sack of shit and second a Transgender gave me negative feelings towards all transpersons and that is not what I'm about. Being aware is the most important. I had some bad days where I thought I would be depressed forever. But mostly I was just stuck. I think I am still, but just a tiny bit. It's a slow process.
I bring it up first because I'm waiting for at least one day when I don't think about it. I did make a great step when I went to his friends house to return his guitar to him through them. They had moved. Wow. Weird. The guitar is in the basement. Done worrying about it. I don't know how I'll get it back to him and I'm not caring about it today.
And ENOUGH about that! I move forward and I feel SO much better as this year starts and I'm excited about that!
Running - It was an OK year. Lots of problems with my left leg and lots of visits to my Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist. Ton's of core work and even lots of running. I think I found the right shoes and my feet don't hurt at all. Still working on the leg. I have 2 HUGE goals for this year. Ragnar Del Sol Ultra Relay Race in February and the Ogden Marathon in May. I've committed to decrease my OT and work more on my running. Weather and some crazy work days have interfered a bit but overall I think I'll make it!!! ::Fingers crossed:::
My last run of the year!
Family - All kids - all amazing. Sami moved back in to go to nursing schools so for 1 week out of 3 I have 3 kids at home. It's good. They are awesome and I love them. They are working hard and they are such great people. My parents are suffering the effects of old age and I hate that but they are still doing great.
My kids are top notch!
My nephew Charlie hanging with me on Christmas Eve.
Work - It's great. Then it's not. I'm a little burned out with the ICU but I know it will pass. Flying is amazing but then I have long weeks of not flying. Then I have another amazing day of transporting and BOOM! Love it. I think that's what a career is about. The ups and downs. Helps keep you appreciate of the great days.
Taking a kid for a bucket list ride.
Thumbs up for a great time!
Work fun times and great new friends!
After my last flights of the year I played the game - who got what med. Then I ate Oreos and I was able to properly think.
Friends - Have them, love them and without them I would be a huge huge mess!!
My favorite pic with so many great friends!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
All the other silly things I love. My house is still a mess but the office is somewhat done and the basement is in chaos. It's clean but cluttered. My house looks like we are in a constant remodel/rearrangement. We lost Zoe this year but we still have Ted. He's old and amazing!
I'm excited, really excited!! A little chunky but I won't let that get me down.
I don't have any real resolutions. Just plans.
*Stay on my running schedule
*Try not to get hurt
*Work and get better at what I do
*Organize my house and PURGE all the stupid shit
*Work to stay close to my friends
*Enjoy my new friends
*Watch Breaking Bad from beginning to end
*BALI in September
*Finish getting shit paid off
*Go on a date without immediately thinking about ways to keep them separate from my life. i.e. trust
*Botox - heaven in a needle
Is that enough? Will it keep me busy until September?
ANYTHING can happen this year!!!! ANYTHING! My options are endless! I love it and I love the way things are moving along.
Love my new tattoos
Now the big question.
What am I going to do with this blog?
I don't know.
Does that help?
I love writing and I love updating my blog. I've been doing some amazing things with running and trying new products and I love sharing that. I've found the best information from my favorite running bloggers. My heart wants me to write and write often. To share the failures and even the success's! Ive had some opportunities to try new products and interact with other bloggers and it just hasn't happened. That last picture of the dog with the PBR cans was amazing and every time I went to update I saw that pic and thought to myself, "that's awesome" and didn't update. SO I'll limp it along for a while until I make a real not so half ass commitment. If anything it will be sort of a diary and I'll have a place to put some of my more complicated thoughts.
What are some of your most exciting memories of last year?
Whats on the plan for this year?