Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 - A Little Recap

I feel bad to even say this but 2013 was NOT the best year of my life. I always start my New Years off with lots of hope and optimism and I did the same for 2013. But right off the bat something was just “off”. I won’t get into details but let’s just say I learned some valuable lessons along the way and leave it at that.

I would rather focus on the positive – I had some really fun trips, twice to Door County, Wisconsin, and once to Mackinac Island, Michigan; to New Hampshire for the 4th of July, an early birthday trip to Las Vegas in September to see Motley Crue, and a trip to end the year in Seattle to see my football team, the Seahawks.

 I saw one of my favorite bands, LA Guns, not once but twice!

  I also completed a 27-mile bike ride in September which might not sound like much to some, but I did it on a really heavy beach cruiser style bike while everyone else, the professional riders, had their skinny-tired, stream-lined bikes. I am glad I did it and I really pushed myself. There were lots of hills – much like in my real life this year! But sooner or later, you get to cruise down the hills, too!

I also was the chair person of an Animal Walk that raised over $3,000 for Secondhand Hounds – so I did good for the animals, too!

  Everything that was good about 2012 (now that was a great year!) was still in my life in 2013 and I need to appreciate that fact, and I do! 2013 was the year I really expressed gratitude and counted my blessings of which I have many.

  But I am very ready to move forward in this New Year, 2014, and to be better about documenting my life through my blog and also my personal writing and photographs.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

10 comments:

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

You had an extremely busy year! We really need to catch up, I feel like we did not see each much at all in 2013! No bueno!!

Lesli said...

Thanks, Amber! I think 3 times? :-(

Gina said...

:) Sorry to hear you had some tough times, i'm so glad you are so positive about putting things into perspective.I miss blogging sometimes too. <3

Lesli said...

Gina, I miss your blog. It was so fun & positive like you!

This Confetti Life said...

Yay! Glad you are back to blogging!

This Confetti Life said...

Happy 2014! So glad you are back!

Chuck Harris said...

Believe it or not this is the first time I have ever read someones blog. Its cool that You do this Leslie, its been fun following you on facebook. You have a very interesting life and I enjoy dropping in from time to time, thank you for sharing these things that have made You.....You. :)

Lesli said...

Thanks, Janet & thanks, Chuck!! Janet, you know I love your blog! Chuck, I am very touched that you stopped by! :-)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yea! You are back! I really disliked 2013 as well and was very happy to usher in a new year. I am glad that 2013 held some awesome things for you, though. That is impressive that you did that bike ride on a cruiser as those are so heavy! Well done!

Lesli said...

Hi, Lisa! This year will be our year for good things, I promise!