All in all, 2011 was a pretty good year for me. Heck, I actually finished - all the way to The End - my first novel. I'll be flying high on that for a while. I think that was probably my biggest accomplishment.
I lost 26# and gained back 5# over the holidays. Oops. I guess I should be glad it was only 5# I gained back; last year I gained a whole lot more than that. When I started at the gym in February, I had a grandiose idea of losing 40# by my 40th birthday. We all know that didn't happen. In fact, I've been plateaued since my birthday (well, except for my very recent 5# gain), but I still feel a sense of accomplishment that I was able to lose 21#. In 2012, I'll be working on losing the rest of the weight.
It was a tough year with the kids. I've not posted about it, because they're at an age where I think they deserve their privacy about some of the things they're going through. But let me tell you, the last three months have been so hard with (and for) them. I hope we all get through it intact in 2012.
I don't really want to formalize my goals as "resolutions", since I rarely meet my resolutions. But I will share a couple of goals:
- revise/edit HUNTED LYON, send it for copy edit/layout by June
- revise/edit/publish (probably self-pub) TALES FROM THE TRAIL
- increase my riding ability; learn more leg cues
- continue to increase my fitness/lose weight
I'd add "win the PowerBall", but that's kind of out of my control. But that would be one goal I'd love to meet. :)
Happy New Year, everyone. I hope 2012 is better than you dreamed.