Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Farewell to 2012, welcome 2013

Another year has come and gone, a few highlights to share:

Achieved most (but not all) of the goals I set for 2012

Shed almost 20kg, looking back 40kg was possibly an unrealistic goal for me, I'm very happy to work towards losing another 20kg this year

Have adapted a healthier lifestyle, mostly making better meal choices and planning so as to incorporate exercise into my day.  Brilliant side effect - my health is much improved

Enjoyed many spiritual highs in 2012, probably too personal to share.  Faith is definitely an active, rather than passive, experience

My kids and I catch up by whanau email, every Monday

The family photo shoot!  We hired a photographer to come and take some family snaps at the Temple in October when we were all together for the first time in more than 5 years.  3 generations having lots of laughs together, wow.  I'm so glad my kids all love each other and are still very close

Discovered that I really enjoy living alone, it's only lonely sometimes and you always have the option to go out visiting

Attended my first SENZ, (scrap booking, card making, crafty delight) spent a fortune and loved every minute of it

Was successful in obtaining a six month secondment to Wellington as a project adviser.  Finally doing some work I actually enjoy and surprisingly enough Wellington is okay too (provided I can stay away from all the fab shops)

Found the best hot chocolate in the world, it's even better than the ones we used to enjoy at the Lindt cafe beside my old work in Sydney.  It comes from a little chocolatier I have to walk by every day on the way home from work.  It's a small block of solid chocolate attached to a stick like a lollipop, and you heat a cup of milk to boiling, then swizzle the chocolate on the stick in the hot milk to dissolve it

Okay I was on a roll and there were more highlights however the Block Australia is on and I'm quite into it, so I may finish this with a few photos later.

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