If you've been reading here for awhile, you'll most likely recall that I don't typically make resolutions. It's always been my thought that if I want to make a change, I'll make it regardless of whether it's January 1st or not. I sometimes set goals for myself, usually fitness or photography related, and Rich and I have financial goals, of course. I'm a CPA and he's a CFO so that goes without saying. So while I always have lots of plans swirling around in my head, I really only have one goal for 2015 and that's to simply survive the year.
As much as I would like to be a superhero, commuting to Boston to work a full time job with three seven year olds is no joke. On a normal workday with no overtime, I'm gone from home for eleven hours. Throw in a few hours of overtime and I can easily be MIA for thirteen, fourteen hours. At the beginning of 2014, I attempted to get back into running, mainly because of the Turks and Caicos trip and, hello, bathing suits. While I was mildly successful (and by using the term mild, I'm giving myself more credit than I deserve), I really wasn't in the shape I wanted to be in and the rest of the year was a bit of a flop with respect to running. After my November illness, I jumped back on the treadmill and was able to run four times before I fell ill again. I have not run since. I just haven't felt up to it and I've learned when to push myself and when to give it a rest.
So no goals this year to run 1,000 miles or any big road races or set any PRs. (I once read that your PR is no longer a PR after a certain time period which I would argue is incorrect. Isn't a personal record just that - a personal record. Who made up this rule that it disappears after a certain length of time?) This all doesn't mean that I don't want to run. I do. I just need to find a balance that doesn't leave me exhausted.
On the photography front, I would like to continue to grow and develop as a photographer. 2014 was pretty much a status quo kind of year. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
I fully acknowledge that some part of my house will be a mess. Try as I might, I just can't keep it all clean, all the time.
I hope that this year will be the beginning of a turning point in my life. It will be challenging so I'll need to keep my head down and plow through it.