And here we are: the last day of 2013. I’d say it’s been a pretty good year, I got a new job, moved to a new city, and finally scored an almost-reasonably priced and pet-friendly apartment in the neighborhood I wanted (Nashville real estate is relentless, I tell you). Oh yeah, and I meandered my way across the finish line of my first marathon.
We’re talking two pairs of shoes, countless blisters, one busted toe, 2.5 sticks of body glide, 7 half marathons, one full marathon, a new PR, and a partridge in a pear tree.
I’m not usually one to pat myself on the back but I’m pretty damn proud. It’s been a good year.
So in the time-honored tradition that comes every December 31st, my 2014 Sassy Swan Resolutions:
- Run more. I know, I just congratulated myself on how much I ran in 2013, but November and December have seen little to no running, only solidifying the fact that I am a very goal-oriented. Once I fork over the cash and register for a race, you better believe I’ll run. No race in site? I’ll use that fork to sit around all day and eat pie. I’m my own worst enemy.
- Blog more. I’ve been bad lately. I guess when I took a break from running, I inadvertently took a break from blogging consistently as well. Nobody wins when that happens so blog more I will – and with more vigor if you’re lucky!
- Embrace my new ‘hood. It can safely be said that on any given night of the week, there is always something happening in this town. I can’t swing my purse without hitting a”struggling” musician (or a hipster), the food scene is quite happening, and between the honky-tonks, hip urban hangouts (see aforementioned hipster reference), and hopping’ brewery scene, plenty for me to drink.
Here’s the trick to NYE resolutions – make them easy enough to be attainable yet interesting enough to keep you motivated.
So cheers to you, 2013 – it’s been fun. And you, 2014. You little devil. You just wait, because I’m going to run circles around you too.