30 December 2013

2013 Out!

Christmas has come and gone and it just didn't feel like Christmas this year.  Some years the merry is in it, other years life has the opposite effect.  It wasn't a bad Christmas, far from it but for some reason I just didn't settle into the spirit.  I think the past 2 months were so busy that I just didn't take the time to take everything in and appreciate what a wonderful year this has been.  Without further ado here's my Christmas spirit!

  1. This year I was so lucky to meet some great people and see some wonderful people again.  A friend from South America was here for 4 months and we had a great time!  I made a new friend from my other home country - Mexico.  Life is a lot better when you have wonderful people around you :)
  2. I got to go to Austin to see Juanes live in concert at Austin City Limits Live TV and it was awesome!  I love that show and I hope to go to the festival some time in the future.  
  3. I was part of a happy event in a friends life.  Being a bridesmaid is always a lot of work, especially when you're the only one freaking out!  The bride was so blasé that I felt the need to stress for her!  No I kid, she was blasé but I tend to stress until after the event.  After the wedding I was so relaxed :)
  4. I got to go to Santa Fe, a place I have always wanted to visit.
  5. Work was extremely productive and I learned so much!  I have to say that work has ceased being a grindstone and I enjoy going in now.  I also haven't felt the itch to move on!  Usually a year in and I'm checking job sites.
  6. I have learned how to make delicious and simply gingerbread cookies.
  7. I had a wonderful birthday!
  8. I presented an awesome poster at a mini-conference.

There were things that weren't great also but I have to say that overall nothing was horrible.  I still have to work on my weight issues, on eating a healthier diet, and incorporating exercise; things that I need to think and act upon.  I have goals that I want to attain in the near future.  I know there will be things that I will need to plan out carefully and others that will come quickly but all in good time.  A toast to the old year, thanks for being kind, and to the new year lets hope you are a good one too!


  1. It sounds like 2013 was kind to you. I think the Christmas spirit missed a lot of people this year. Oh well, there's always next year. I hope you have a WONDERFUL New Year!

    1. Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a great year for you too :)