Friday, December 23, 2011

Playing catch up

The number one thing I have learned in the last four months since I've blogged? I am terrible with keeping up with a blog. Perhaps I will be better in the New Year?

How have I been in the last four months? What have I been up to? Let's see...
  • In the last four months, I have visited 12 states: Alabama, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Georgia, Virginia, New York, and New Jersey.
  • I lived out of a suitcase, took over 20 planes, and interacted with thousands of collegians as a CDC for Delta Gamma
  • Despite eating out for nearly every meal and working out sporadically, I magically lost 15 pounds
  • I saw two different college football games at Penn State and Michigan, and watched the SEC championship in the mountains of Georgia
  • I learned a lot about myself. Things like: I should have tried eggplant a lot sooner, Mexican food is my weakness, sometimes I need alone time, I am always more capable than I think I am, and even though I thought I would hate it, I really love yoga
It's a little over a week until the New Year, and I've already come up with a few resolutions. I admit, I am typically pretty subpar at keeping up with my resolutions. Perhaps writing about them will help me hold myself accountable? Especially since I have some pretty BIG plans for this year, and I plan on using this blog as a way to monitor my progress :)
  1. Run my first marathon - my goal is to run the Marine Corps Marathon with my dad on October 30th, 2012.
  2. Run at least two half marathons, including the US Half Marathon in San Francisco on April 8th, 2012.
  3. Get hired! I plan on moving back to Athens, GA at the end of my term as a CDC, and I need to find a job that I enjoy doing.
  4. Visit so many places that I've never been as I complete my year as a CDC -- I'll be going to Montana, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, and New Mexico! Not to mention my plans to travel to San Francisco for a weekend by myself to explore the city!
  5. Be better with keeping up with friends while on the road - whether it is calling, skyping, emailing, or snail mail, I want to work on maintaining the relationships in my life.
I think that's all for now. Thanks for keeping up with me, and Happy Christmas Eve!

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