It’s the last day of 2015…
Happy New Years Eve my friends!
I first want to take the time to send a birthday shoutout to my Mama
New Years Eve baby she is ❤
For this reason, today rarely marks a day where I’m out partyin. If I have plans, then sure, but more often then not we celebrate together because it’s more about her birthday. She opened her presents over Chinese food and we generally will watch some comedies followed by the ball drop in NYC. Then it’s a race between my Dad and my Auntie Wendy (his sister) to see who can call up my Nana and Papa first to scream Happy New Year.
Can you tell that we are all about traditions in this house?
Oh, movie choice for tonight is Police Academy. Anyone else ever seen these movies? They are before my time but my parents and I watched them when I was a kid and they still make me laugh. That old fashioned, cheesy humour
So I wanted to take the time to do a fun lil year wrap up survey as well. Apparently I’m on a survey kick lately.
But first, here are some blog stats that WordPress so kindly sent to me.
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 34,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
The busiest day of the year was October 18th with 624 views. The most popular post that day was Strength Isn’t Something You Are Taught.
Top referring sites: Lord Still Loves Me, Facebook
Top Commenters: Brooke, Ellie (Follow her here!) and Carolyn. Much love ladies!
Thanks so much for all of your love and support! I truly love you all and always appreciate you all for all you do for me.
So onto that survey…
I found this survey on Christine Hennessey’s blog and it looks fun so here it is. (Don’t forget to check out hers here)
1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Many firsts. I asked out a guy for the first time in my life. I took over taking care of bills in my house (means I’m an adult now right?).Got my first MRI and colonoscopy (not fun..).
2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t really set New Years Resolutions. My thoughts on those were in my post the other day.
I did tell myself that my second year at Guelph I was going to make sure I didn’t stress as much and I think I did work towards that.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My Auntie Melanie gave birth to her third child, a baby boy named Kane who unfortunately I have yet to meet. My cousin Chantal also welcomed a third baby, Melanie, into the family. As far as friends, despite the huge string of engagements, I’m thinking I’m still a bit young to be seeing too many babies.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully no. *Knock on wood* I have never actually experienced a death that is close to home for me.
5. What places did you visit?
Sadly I didn’t really travel much at all this year. Student life problems. The furthest I went this year was our typical trip to the Walden Gallery for shopping in the last weeks of summer.
Oh I did go to Ripley’s Aquarium for the first time. My Mom and I had wanted to go there for like ever and it was a lot of fun!
6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2016?
Energy. This fall (post Thanksgiving) really marked the start of my legit weight gain goals and working with Mike. Due to my weight loss, I was really starting to lack in the energy department and I’m happy to say that it is getting better slowly but surely with the food increases.
7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched in your memory, and why?
Moving into our new house in Guelph. I was super excited about getting to live with my ladies. ❤
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Accepting that I needed help. Other achievements include maintaining my honours status at school, be awarded with a scholarship that I didn’t know about.
Also, a bit of an ego booster was learning that my school actually only accepts about 5 transfers per year. Here I was wondering why everyone was telling me that my program was hard to get into and know I understand. But hey, means I didn’t worry at the time and now it just makes me feel all kinds of special. 😀
9. What was your biggest failure?
Failure? Wow harsh words. One negative that is sticking out in my mind because it’s fresh is getting a less then honours mark overall in my biomammalian physiology course this semester. It brought down my overall average/GPA to an 82 which I was very disappointed with so I hope I can bring that up again next semester.
10: Did you suffer illness or injury?
I got food poisoning once this year…Never again will I be able to a hard boiled egg.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Hmmm…Maybe my Nikes. Wow these questions are testing my memory skills…and showing my lack of said skills…
12. Who’s behavior merited celebration?
Rita. I have never seen her work so hard at school and she did so well this semester! I’m so proud of her.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
We shall say that I learned a lot from my first lil dip back into the dating game in the summer…Immaturity
14. Where did most of your money go?
15. What did you get really excited about?
Being able to enjoy my summer at home, but at the same time, getting super excited at the end of the summer to house with my besties back at school.
16. What song will always remind you of 2015?
I’m a very passive music listener. Mostly whatever comes on Pandora. That said, I really like the song “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I first heard it in a car full of yoga friends, driving to an out-of-town Ashtanga workshop, after I had to decided to go to UNCW and move away. It was a bittersweet listening.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a. happier or sadder? Happier. I’m pleased to say that. It has been a more recent self observation and I truly think it’s because I’m now working on mending my body.
b. richer or poorer? Did I mention student life problems? Poorer… 😦
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I always wish that I spent more times with friends then I did. This year I can say that I tried a lot harder to pull people together more often and enjoy more time with others rather then stressing with school and it always boosted my mood.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Spending too much time worrying about what I wasn’t changing.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
Hosting Christmas! Seeing so many members of my famjam in our house was super fun but equally exhausting. Worth the work though 🙂
21. Did you fall in love in 2015?
No, but how cute is Christine’s answer..
I fell more in love with the same person. (Aw…)
22. What was your favorite TV program?
Hmmm I have my favourites but a few new favs pulled into my list including Chicago Med and Stalker (<- such a good show but it’s like never on?!?)
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate at this time last year?
Again, ouch. I don’t hate people.
24. What was the best book you read?
LOL that would require reading…. which I don’t tend to do HA well novels that is. I read blogs and articles online.
25. What music did you get excited about?
I really got into Timeflies this year. Their songs have been continuously making their way into my playlists.
26. What did you want and get?
A nutrition volunteer opportunity (Thanks Gabrielle!). A new PR in the gym post working with Mike and I hit 120 for back squats with the best form I have had.
27. What did you want and not get?
A spot on the student nutrition board.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
I don’t actually watch that many movies, is that weird? The Victoria Secret fashion show is always a hit in my books HA
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24 on July 3rd and as I get older (I know I know I’m not that old yet lol) I tend to once again make it about family.
30. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
Going to Cali 😉
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?
HA warmth. After the arctic winter though, I embraced my inner dress lover all that I could in the summer.
I wouldn’t really say I have much of a fashion sense. Is Lululemon considered a fashion concept? Gym Girl Problems.
32. What kept you sane?
The gym. Always the gym.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hmm toughie, I will say that Jennifer Lawrence always strikes me as a pretty awesome person. She speaks the truth and she is never anyone but herself.
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Politics go over my head for real. Although this whole Trump running for president thing is messing with my mind.
35. Whom did you miss?
Maggie. I really truly miss her when I go back to school. I often have times where I really really miss my Mom too. Thankfully around those times, I can just go home and fill that need.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
There are a few people who I already met but didn’t really spend time with who I got to know better this year. Jessica from my program was one. We talked a bit last year, but she started training at my gym and we just talked more and more. Super sweet girl. Also Cass, whom I met through my housemate Emily. We were able to bond on a specific thing and got a bit closer this year and I’m glad we had that chance because she is such an amazing person.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015.
Silently worrying about something brings nothing good to the issue. A hard as something can be to start, it is the only way to make things better.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Oh geez I’m awful with these types of questions. As cheesy as it’s going to sound and I never thought I would relate to a song by this artist, but Demi Lovato’s new song Confident.
I feel like I have come into the most confidence that I have ever had and I’m loving it and fully embracing it. Coming from a childhood that severely lacked in that department and probably was a huge instigator of my ED, this is a welcomed change.
I’m taking this song as more of a general confidence not the whole sexual side of this song…
It’s time for me to take it
I’m the boss right now
Not gonna fake it
‘Cause this is my game
And you better come to play
I hope you enjoyed this lil year wrap-up and have a safe and fun New Years Eve friends!
Song lyrics that sum up your year?
Thing that you wanted this year and got?