Another year is in the books. It’s hard to sum up a year, but as always, I’ll try. Like last year, I created this little infographic.
2018 was a mixed bag. Some things didn’t go as planned, some things were frustrating as hell (especially politics), but we also had some wins this year.
I got to see two good friends get married, I got to turn a URL friend to IRL friend, J and I celebrated 12 years of marriage, and I ran my fastest half marathon yet.
We sold our house but found a great new place to live, and while this year ended with me being furloughed (again), we also ended this year on a good note!
In January, I chose a new word for the year. I shared my top 10 favorite books of 2017. I talked about the things I wanted to do in 2018 (spoiler alert: not all of them happened). I shared our 2017 spending report and ranted about the 1st (of multiple) government shutdown scenarios.
In February, I talked about why I started a bullet journal for 2018. I shared the recipe for cherry crumble cake (one of my favorites) and the 6 things I love most about running. February was also a time I reminisced about the visit at Horseshoe Bend, AZ with my cousin and his girlfriend.
In March, I celebrated another birthday. I shared my thoughts on treadmill running. I wrote about my bullet journal essentials (contrary to popular belief, you really don’t have to invest in all the things!) and let you in on my favorite marble cake recipe. I also reviewed the Milestone Pod and shared the sad news that some unforeseen circumstances kept me from a trip back home to see my family.
In April, I shared 12 tips to reduce trash. I recapped the visit at Lower Antelope Canyon with my cousin and his girlfriend. I also told you why I am still using YNAB, the budgeting software I’ve been raving about for the last 4 years. I also ran my first half marathon of the year and earned my first PR.
I started the month of May with a work field trip to Sonoma County. I shared our first quarter spending report and went to my first ever Women’s Wellness retreat with my friend Susi. I also shared some information about getting your blog GDPR-compliant.
In August, I baked a delicious greek yogurt-lemon-zucchini-bread. I recapped a visit to Monument Valley and Goosenecks State Park. I wrote about how running has changed me and 5 things I do and don’t pay for. I shared the recipe for a tasty skirt steak stir-fry.
November was NaBloPoMo and I participated for the last decade, so I wasn’t going to break the streak now. I shared 5 things you might not know about me. I posted a recipe delicious sweet potato gnocchi and told you why it’s so important to vote. I set a new PR in the half marathon at the Urban Cow.
I shared my nighttime routine and things to never do before I die. I blogged about the devastating California fires and stupid healthcare woes. I baked some very tasty zucchini-cheddar-scones and made a veggie-stuffed frittata.
Share some highlights of 2018 with me in the comments! And thanks for always reading and commenting here. Your support means the world to me.