Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 recap



  I can't say that I have never had a year I wanted to hold onto and this was definitely not one either.

  I started 2017 out with some bad health news in my family and then problems just continued after that.  You know that saying, "When it rains it pours."  I don't want to over exaggerate my problems because there is worse out there but, I did have doubts of how much I could tolerate at one time.

  Thankfully some issues have resolved themselves and others I'm carrying with me into 2018 sadly.  I have nonetheless also accomplished some goals and had proud moments.

  In 2018 I crossed off 2 bucket list items!
Stand up Paddle Boarding and Zip line in addition to hanging out in a tree obstacle course!  Of course what I didn't get around to doing just gets rolled over and hopefully some will get crossed off again this year.

  I read a total of 40 books and went to the movies at least 16 times.


  I shared firsts with my kids like a hockey game, a carriage ride and laid wreaths.


  I had more collaborations both paid and with complimentary products compared to my previous year (this was my 2nd year blogging).  I even was selected for the Chick Fil A moms panel!

  Kudos to me for even donating blood for the first time!


I also tried aerial yoga and that wasn't even on my list! Bonus!


  So I can sit back and smile with satisfaction of my success as a blogger.  I can't wait to see how I grow in this new year.  I have a few blogging goals I would like to accomplish so amongst everything else like my bucket list and resolutions. I'll be working towards those too.

  Happy New Year everyone and I wish much success on everyone. 


37 comments:

  1. I wish you have a blessed, healthy, and successful year.

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  2. Arial yoga - that's something I'll have to add to my list of things to do this year.

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  3. As much as your year began negatively, you can at least appreciate that it did end up turning out pretty great and sill survived so it's great to be thankful for that. Happy new year to you and here's wishing you a fabulous and prosperous 2018.

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  4. 2017 was rather good for you! congrats on all your achievements! 40 books! This is so much, i am so impressed! best of luck for 2018

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  5. Congrats on such a successful year. Reading 40 books and doing aerial yoga is definitely quite an accomplishment in my books. Wishing you an even better year for 2018.

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  6. It sounds like you did a lot! I hope to read a lot this year. Reading is one of my favorite things to do.

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  7. Looks like you had a really wonderful 2017!! Hope you continue to have an awesome 2018.

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  8. I love that you're focusing on the positives of 2017. May this next year continue to be filled with blessings and opportunity! Always reach!

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  9. I love your bonus of aerial yoga! That's on my list and I really need to get to it! Hopefully 2018 the punches will lessen and it'll be a good year for you.

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  10. Sounds like a great 2017! I hope 2018 is the best year yet for you!

    April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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  11. I adore stand up paddle boarding. It’s so fun and great exercise! I hope your health continues to improve this year!

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  12. What an amazing 2017 you had - I hope your blog continues to grow through 2018 and you have more amazing opportunities come your way.

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  13. Yay for reading so many books AND for donating blood!! Happy 2018

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  14. Happy new year to you too. Sounds like 2017 was fun and adventurous. Zip lining is still on my bucket list. So much to look forward to. Happy blogging!

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  15. What a fun year. I especially love that you tried aerial yoga. I have always wanted to try that!!

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  16. That's really awesome that you read 40 books last year. I wish I could do that. For me my goal is to read and write more.

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  17. I hope you have an amazing 2018. I would love to go on a zip line.I will have to add aerial yoga to my list of things to try this year.

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  18. I am so sorry to learn that you were suffering from health issues in 2017. I hope the remainder of the issues will be resolved for you in 2018. Congratulations on your adventurous spirit - zip lining and SUP! Many wishes are sent your way for a wonderful, healthy and prosperous new year!

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  19. I love stand up paddle boarding. Actually my whole family loves it. Aerial yoga is so cool.

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  20. Amazing that you have finished 40 books! That's quite an accomplishment! I love popcorns! Good thing you were able to watch 16 movies.

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  21. Sounds like you had quite a fruitful year! Hope that 2018 will be kind to you as well!

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  22. Sorry to hear that you have been having some health issues. Aerial yoga sounds amazing but looks scary lol I didn't even know this was a thing. I really need to sit and write a bucklet list and some goals for this year, since having my son I find that the years are going by so quickly without us checking any items off. Good luck with your goals for this year and Happy new year!

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  23. . I am glad that you've had a wonderful year. Hope that next year will also be your successful year

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  24. Happy new year to you too. I hope D's year will totally be a blessing for you.

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  25. Your 2017 still sounds awesome! You achieved some of your lists. I hope for more success for your 2018!

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  26. Happy to know you had an amazing 2017. For me it was both positive and negative. Hoping to be a better person in 2018 :)
    Keep the good work coming in!

    XOXO
    Prajakta

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  27. Awesome update. Sounds like you had a ton of fun. Glad you were able to mark some bucket list items off:)

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  28. That's great you had a good 2017keep up with the good work.. Loved reading your post

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  29. Wow 40 books! I used to read so much more in the past. I need to get back to it.

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  30. Sounds like a great 2017! Here's to an even better year in 2018

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  31. I'm glad you had those accomplishments last year and hope that you continue the road to success this year! Congrats on being a first time blood donor. I was saved with the help of blood transfusions before and am thankful for all those who donate and help others with life threatening diseases ; )

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  32. I'd love to try the paddle boarding and the aerial yoga. Fun!

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  33. Love the pictures and looking forward to what the next year has for you!

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  34. That was a lovely 2017 for you and I hope and wish you have an awesome 2018 ahead... by the paddle boarding sounds fun ☺️👍🏻

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  37. Happy New Year! Wow this yoga photo looks great, this is on my list for this year!

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