It’s the last day of the year. Here is my 2014 achievement list, if you have been reading my blog all week then I have been reviewing some of the items on my list in detail. The rest I will reflect on here. See the original post here explaining things.
Complete6 Continuing Education Courses
I completed 4 continuing education courses this year. They were Applied Quickbooks, Excel Spreadsheets, Personal and Business Taxation. The last two courses we incredibly heavy courses and I am glad I didn’t double up on them. This however puts me in a fantastic position. I am 4 courses away from completing either Bookkeeping or my Accounting Certificate. Once I decide which one to complete first I have two additional courses to take to complete the other one.
Work towards a healthier lifestyleBrian and I both joined a gym this year. We have been working towards a healthier lifestyle. We could probably be working harder but that doesn’t matter. I have lost some weight this year and started the year off strong. The past few months have been hard for me to get to the gym because I have been pretty sick and just not feeling like going to the gym. I need to make a serious commitment and force myself to go. It’s an investment in myself. I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to in my health this year but I have made the steps needed to push forward with this goal.
Read 10 booksYes I completed this – see my list and get the links to the ones I reviewed here.
Go to the Beach
We went to a few beaches, the highlight being the one in Melbourne, Florida. Click here for a full reflection.
Go to the ZooWe found ourselves at Disney’s Animal Kingdom which I counted as a zoo. Click here for a full reflection.
Seriously look into different employment so I do not have to work another Christmas in RetailI did switch jobs this year albeit I am still in retail. However the retail establishment I’m in now is Children’s Clothing. It is a smaller store, different merchandise and I sailed though this Christmas without the stress I have experienced in previous years working retail. I still worked more than I had expected too, but it turns out I’m really good at my job.
Go FishingWe had one good fishing trip under our belts this year. Click here for a full reflection.
Play a Board Game
We played many board games this year. I have started teaching Adam the game of Monopoly which he loves and we even got together with Auntie Robin and Uncle D and played Mouse Trap. Uncle D made Adam cry playing Connect 4 and when we play Monopoly Adam usually starts making up the rules as he goes along.
- Make S’mores
We roasted marshmallows but failed to make full-out s’mores. I’ll count it as close enough. Click here for a full reflection.
- Write one thing every day for my Happiness Jar – 365 good things to blog about at the end of the year
Nope this idea fizzled very early in January. I love the concept, however I just don’t seem to have the conviction to do it. Maybe I’ll give it ONE MORE STAB next year and if I can’t do it, give up.
Have more views on my blog then last yearGreat success here! By the end of the year I should have almost 1,000 more views this year then last year! I have a consistent reader base and for that I thank you so much! Even on days I don’t blog or busy spots people are still finding and reading. Liking and sharing what I have written. This blog has grown in ways I never imagined and I love doing it (when I have time!)
Take 5 Amazing PhotosI took way more than 5 amazing photos this year. Here are some of my favourite ones.
Have a family photo session with a professional photographerWe had a nice family photo taken of us! I have a nice photo of me in my Wedding Dress. This was a huge success! Click here for a full reflection.
- Finish 2010 Scrapbook
- Start and Finish 2011 Scrapbook
- Start and Finish 2012 Scrapbook
- Start and Finish 2013 Scrapbook
- Start and Finish 2014 Scrapbook
- Finish Adam’s First Year Scrapbook (October 2010-October 2011)
- Start and Finish Adam’s Second Year Scrapbook (October 2011-October 2012)
- Start and Finish Adam’s Third Year Scrapbook (October 2012-October 2013)
- Start and Finish Adam’s Fourth Year Scrapbook (October 2013-October 2014)
I FAILED AT EVEN TOUCHING ALL OF THESE! I started my Disney vacation scrapbook when we got home from Florida and I have 17 more pages to complete in that book. I will eventually finish all of these books. Even if it is the last thing I do in this life and it kills me. It’s just going to take a few years to catch up on. I am determined to make a dent at some point. This year wasn’t that year.
Overall I think this year was a fantastic year. I accomplished a lot both personally and professionally. We had a great time as a family and we had huge changes such as Adam starting school, me switching jobs, Brian and I both taking continuing education classes (which we should not be allowed to do at the same time).
I hope on this last day of the year you have a few moments to yourself to look at what happened and appreciate all the good and look forward to the next year. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be another fantastic year for myself and our family.
I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and Thank You so much for reading and making 2014 a great year for the blog!