2015 Year in Review!

So it’s time again for the year in review! It’s still January so that means it’s not too late. Right? I’ve done this the last few years and it’s been interesting to look back through the year and remember it all.
2015 was great! I discovered that I unabashedly love sewing, the Great British Baking Show, Dungeons & Dragons, comics, tabletop board games, Rey, Finn, and Poe, and Hamilton (I’m a little late to the bandwagon but I am ON IT). So basically I am now the uber-nerdy version of myself. That’s ok!
Last Year’s goals are below. Let’s see how I did:

  • Spend more time with family and friends.
  • Regain title of favorite aunt to my nieces and nephews. I think I’ve been slacking.
  • Keep reading but focus on reading widely and not feeling so guilty about reading adult books! I like Book Riot’s suggestions for reading goals.
  • Get my hip 100% healthy.
  • Continue to grow in my job and become more confident as an advocate for teen services in libraries.
  • Make full use of my vacation time.
  • Be better about posting here once a week.

I got to spend lots of time with friends and even made some new ones this year. It’s fun to get to know all the friends and acquaintances of a S.O! You get to have twice as many friends and that’s really lovely. My sister and her family visited me over the summer, I went home in September, and am going home in two days. While I never see my family as much as I would like due to almost 1,000 miles, I got to have some good quality time with them.

I’m totally the favorite aunt. I’m fun and I buy them lightsabers and Star Trek gear for Christmas. Best aunt? Probably.

I read more adult books this year than I have in a while and I didn’t feel too guilty about it. I pushed myself to read some YA books that I wouldn’t necessarily pick up on my own so that helped to alleviate the guilt some. I kept track of some of the demographics of the books that I read and last year 53% of the authors were women and 28% were people of color. I’m happy about the women but know I could better about reading more writers of different backgrounds and experiences.

My hip is not quite 100% but I did run more this year. I’m back in PT and more hopeful than I was before going back.

The job is going well; I feel like I’m doing okay. Training a new colleague has been an interesting experience. I don’t think I’m particularly good at it but it’s been a great challenge for me.

I am wringing every last day out of my vacation time. Next year I finally get my full four weeks so I’m excited to be a bit more frivolous with it! Plus I have plans to have a big 30th birthday vacation with girlfriends, and some shorter trips around New England.

Ok, so I was kind of crap at posting every week. November I didn’t post at all! Oops! But, I am writing at WWAC and I love it. It’s so fun to have a group of awesome women to chat and write with.

So 2015 was ok, let’s make 2016 better.

Here’s some goals:

Read more, sew more, bake more, write more, run more (and get better!), game more, librarian more, and well . . . more. Just more of all of it, really!

Anyone here have some other suggestions for 2016? Doing anything awesome?


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