Before I make my resolutions for 2012, I want to take a look back at 2011. That’s healthy, right? We’ll make it like a report card.
I don’t mention my job(s) much on the blog (it’s just not smart), but this past year has been absolutely crazy, job-wise. I think I’ve given the gist of it, but let’s do a recap, shall we? Let’s see…
a)I left a job that made me miserable
b) I went to a temporary job that made me happy but was only ever going to last a month.
c) I then got a job that was supposed to be temporary but ended up becoming permanent and making me really happy…
and then I d) landed my dream job and had to quit said happiness-creating job. It was okay, though, because the new job made (makes!) me happy, too! It is my dream job, after all. 😉
e) Within that dream job, I just recently landed my dream (three-month-long) position. WOOHOO!
A little confusing, I know — but, overall, I think it’s safe to say that 2011 was a long process toward the exact path I want to be on my career.
Grade: A- (the – is only because I had to leave one job I loved for the other job.)
Well, I think we all know that 2011 was a little rough on me, health-wise. The big thing: After months and months of physical therapy, I still never got better and eventually realized I needed to get knee surgery. So, as you all know, I finally got knee surgery in October and have been healing since.
Before the surgery, though, there was a lot of suffering. I stopped being able to run. I stopped being able to do high-impact exercise. I had to give up on P90X before I even started. I left a kick-boxing class in tears. I started feeling like a gerbil with no real goal on the elliptical. I lost sight of my ideals.
And to worsen everything, I ate some stupid stuff and drank more than I should have, and I’m pretty sure this has all been in reaction to not being able to work out. I gained more weight than I’m comfortable with. I know that a lot of this is because of my knee, but some of it isn’t.
I might as well keep it real on here, right? Otherwise, why would you read my blog?
Grade: C (I am in good health and I still have pretty good habits — I’m just focusing on the bad ones.)
3. Friends and Family
I’ve made a ton of new friends and kept the old. I like to think I stay pretty well in touch with all of the friends and family from whom I live far away, but I could always do better. I think I need the most work in terms of keeping in touch with the friends that live close by!
I’ve dated a bunch of duds. Or just guys that didn’t work out. I’m really very over dating in LA.
With all of the job changes, I lost a little focus around here. I didn’t mean to — it just happened!
Sheesh! That report card is all over the place! Still, I’m happy as the year closes. So I’ll give it…
Overall Grade: B
What are some of your reflections about 2011? What grades would you give these areas of your life? What areas would you add?