I turned 33 on Monday. In honor of my birthday, I compiled a list of 32 things I did last year.
- Checked into and then graduated from a psychiatric program
- Rode in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile
- Published three ebooks – How to Celebrate Advent with a Jesse Tree, Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, and Make Money Blogging
- Went to three blogging conferences
- Interviewed Bob Greene
- Lost 40 pounds
- Redesigned my blog. I love how it came out.
- Started going on monthlyÂ dates with my husbandÂ after talking about it for a few years
- Found a moms’ group that made me feel comfortable and loved (and one that didn’t)
- Sponsored two new kids through Compassion (Julia and Blanca joined Evelyn, who we’ve sponsored for more than two years)
- Became a Compassion Advocate to help spread the word about kids in living in poverty throughout the world
- Helped bloggers to improve their search engine optimization
- Started working a set schedule even though I work from home
- Officially started teaching Grace kindergartenÂ at home
- Took my friend Mel’s Content Brew courseÂ (I highly recommend it!)
- Started taking Gracie to therapy for her anxiety
- Got baptized and became a member of my church
- Started working for AboutOne as an SEO specialist
- Visited Salt Lake City, Utah and loved it
- Attended a women’s retreat with other women from my church. It was life changing.
- Got a fancy new washer and dryer
- Led a weight-loss-related Bible study at my church
- Took the girls to the Penn State Blue-White game
- Took Grace canoeing
- Planted and tended a large garden (large for suburbia, anyway)
- Took the girls on boat ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna
- Got new headshots
- Visited Old Grandma
- Built a fairy garden with Grace. It doesn’t look like this any more; it’s better!
- Experienced an ambulance ride and a scary ER visit with Allie
- Raised sea monkeys and raised and released butterflies
- Made a friend I love as if she were my sister. She’s been life changing, too.
So. What have you done this year?
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