Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Aunie Sauce 2014

For the past two years, on New Year's Eve I've come on here and stated, "Last year was the best year ever!" But this year? I think this year really did it. Actually, it may not have been my best year (being that I was apart from Daniel for so much of it), but it was a year filled with excitement, travels, adventure, new jobs and learning experiences, and so much joy. Here were some of the biggest highlights of 2014:
  1. February: I posted about becoming sober. Going alcohol free during 2014 was a life-changing decision.
  2. April thru June: I attended Basic Military Training in San Antonio, Texas. Among some of my greatest accomplishments were finishing as an Honor Graduate, achieving Warhawk and Top PT Female, winning a 5k with a time of 19:17, and setting a record for the 5th fastest female run in BMT history, with a time of 8:47 for the 1.5 mile run. 
  3. May: My dad got married! I wasn't able to attend the wedding, but this has been a long time coming, and I couldn't have been happier for him.
  4. Daniel and I took several small vacations, exploring San Antonio, Texas and Redfish Lake in Stanley, Idaho in June, McCall, Idaho in July, Whidbey Island and Seattle, Washington in September.
  5. October thru December: I attended Personnel Technical School for the Air Guard at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Some of my biggest achievements included finishing top in my class as the Distinguished Graduate, winning a base-wide 5k with a time of 19:07, and singing on the worship team at church each Sunday.
  6. December: Upon coming home from Tech School, I transitioned to a new job as a Wellness Coordinator within our hospital. Finally—the job I went to school for!
2014, it's been a busy year. Many changes, many travels, many new experiences. It's been a year filled with lots of stress, actually, though "good stress," is the more appropriate term. I'm so grateful for each day that I had, but also grateful to move forward! 2014—whoa... and that's all I have to say about that.

2015... we'll see you tomorrow! Happy New Year's Eve!

Past NYE highlight posts: 20122013


Aunie said...

Happy New Year Aunie! You are such an inspiration! You stepped outside your comfort zone this year more than any person I know and you did it with panache and verve. Congratulations on reaching for the stars and swinging on them! I can't help but wonder how you plan to 'dive ion' to 2015! Hugs and love sweetheart!

Aunie said...

Happy New Year, Aunie dear!

Aunie said...

Hear you on the "good stress" - beats bad stress any day but it can sure take a lot out of you! Congratulations on all your awesome achievements in 2014 and wishing you guys the best and brightest 2015!

Aunie said...

Looking forward to hearing about your relaxation strategies for this year! Rest is that majorly important counterpart to all of the eustress you've had this year :)