2013: Year in Review

After starting to get ready for the end of this year at the beginning of December, I’m having a hard time believing it is already New Year’s Eve! Being off for the holidays has completely messed up my schedule and I keep thinking I have one more day to the year. But I don’t, and as with everyone else, the impending end of 2013 has me reflecting on everything that has happened in the last 12 months. 

The year began on a somewhat ominous note, with me practically catatonic on the couch with a brutal sinus infection. Of course the Mysterious Mr. C caught it next, so January was a bit rough for both of us. What followed in February and April were a number of professional transitions, as I changed teams at my old job and then completely switched employers – jumping from the for-profit world to the non-profit one. It was a bit more of a shock to my system than I expected, but I’m hopeful that the next year will be a little smoother.

All that said, 2013 wasn’t that bad. The Mysterious Mr. C and I celebrated our one-year anniversary, both as a couple (July) and as cohabitants (November). We held a number of brunches and potlucks in our new apartment, entertaining friends, family, and coworkers together. We ran in a number of local 5Ks, planted our first balcony herb garden, and are now watching the shoots grow in our hydroponic planter. We also took our first vacation as a couple – visiting New York City in April – and with my family, heading to Gettysburg in October. Some pretty big milestones, if I do say so myself!

So with 2013 firmly in the rear window, I’m looking forward to 2014 and all of the adventures it has in store for me. Be safe out there readers, and Happy New Year!

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