- accepted a new job
- moved (all on my own!) to a new apartment
- spent a weekend in Coos Bay with a new family celebrating Christmas
- got a ridiculous flu/sinus infection that absolutely took me down for almost an entire week
- got through the first holiday season without my mom
- finished up my work at the part-time temp gig
So here is going to be my recap of the year:
Lesson learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year?
Photo - a present to yourself. Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
5 minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2013 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2013.
Driving across the country (Graceland, donuts, Coca-Cola Museum, visits with friends & family, LA, the beach), time with my mom before she started getting sick, family outings, meeting K and all of our dates, working my part-time job, meals with friends, and Christmas in Coos Bay.
One Word. Encapsulate the year 2013 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2014 for you?
As far as the blog goes, I hope to focus much, much more on recipes and exploring Portland. I am in a new neighborhood, have a new apartment which means I have all my fancy gadgets to cook with again!