last year about this time i posted about choosing one word to focus on as my theme for the upcoming year. the word for 2011 was commit, as in "commit to getting healthy, commit to furthering my career path, commit to trying new things and commit to strengthening important relationships, etc." so how did my year of committing work out? let's see....
i do feel that i did better with my overall health (though i can't seem to lose any weight!). i eat pretty healthy in general and feel i've done a better job over the past 12 months than any other year in working out consistently. i completed my first 5k last spring and have been working out 3-6 times a week. the bf ended up getting a membership to the indoor tennis center, so i've been fortunate to have the option to play tennis 1-2 times a week even though the lovely chicago weather doesn't typically allow for outside play after september.
i think i've also been able to strengthen some of the relationships in my life. i already had a great group of friends and very close ties with my family, but i think the one relationship that really grew was the one with the bf. not to get sappy or cheesy, but we're in a great place and i've been really happy with him this past year.
as for the career path, well.... that's an area that i would still like to focus on for 2012. i'm sure there are things i could/should be doing to improve my skills and expertise, so i need to put a little more attention toward that this year.
trying new things.... hmmm.... i did travel to a new country (spain), did the 5k (yes, i mentioned it already but it was new for me!), and have tried to experiment with new foods and healthy recipes. i got a facial for the first time (what a treat!) and learned how to be a responsible pet owner. none of the new things are earth shattering, but they were new to me.
all in all, i'd say 2011 was a pretty good year and i'm looking forward to 2012. i'm still deciding what my word will be, but i'll post it soon!