2014: The Year of Change
2014 started off rough and was full of waiting and watching and wondering. In many areas, I felt displaced, disconnected, or discouraged, and right when I started to grit my teeth to just get through it, it did a 180 on me. It has been a strange and wonderful year. Memories I’ll carry with me are…
Best New Year’s Resolution:
Trying new foods, and by “new foods” I basically mean foods that normal people eat that I’ve never touched like yogurt…and blueberries…and key lime pie, for example.
Crossing a (bleep)ing rope bridge on a zip lining
nightmare adventure. I didn’t know if I was going to die or if I just wanted to die. Horrific.
This really should be a top 10 category I have so many of these, but if I have to pick just one it would be almost flying off the back of a treadmill at the gym because I accidentally set the speed to 14 mph.
I was almost one of those YouTube video people, y’all.
I’m not sure why this continues to be a category, but I like its uniqueness. So, I pick… August.
Does anyone find out that he was a serial killer?
Does he go to jail?
How does it all end?
Go ahead…judge me.
ummm….I don’t think I read one single book in its entirety apart from Bible Study. I guess I can put that down as a 2015 resolution, huh?
Favorite TV Show:
Parenthood. And I have the t-shirt to prove it.
Favorite Bible Study:
The Power of God’s Names by Tony Evans
I can never, ever get enough of learning about the character of God. It brings me to my knees every time.
A weekend trip to Blue Ridge, GA to do absolutely nothing. GLORY!
Favorite New Experience:
Can yogurt count? I seriously love yogurt, but that feels like cheating since it was in a previous category. So, I’ll go with taking a calligraphy class. What can I say? I’m wild and crazy.
Best Spontaneous Decision/Best Purchase:
Deacon: Goodness this dog makes me laugh.
Saying goodbye to my church home of seven years. The relationships formed were relationships I fought for. I miss seeing familiar faces, but sometimes, it is best to move on.
Running my first 5K trail run with everything I had and finishing 3rd in my age group. BLING! BLING!
A close second was surviving 3 months with a 19-year old roommate. (I love you, LC.)
Hutchmoot. In all fairness, I only went to one conference. Apparently, learning was not high on the priority list for 2014.
Getting a stomach bug while on a business trip in Chicago.
Ending up at a Presbyterian church. Whaaaa?
Most Memorable Moment(s):
Having a rat run around your garage with its head stuck in a mousetrap is pretty memorable, but let’s go with something more festive:
I was anxious before an event and I will never forget my friend’s face when she looked me dead in the eye (with crazy eyes) and said, “I’m gonna need for you to get your head right.” It makes me laugh every.single.time.
Most Embarrassing Moment:
Having to leave a date because I was having a panic attack.
Anxiety disorders are real, folks.
This man…because apparently anxiety attacks don’t scare him.
A handmade quilt that was started in the 1950s by my great grandmother and finished by my mom. Isn’t it beautiful?
Thanks for the memories, 2014. You’ve been a little schizophrenic, but I appreciate the variety.