I think what I’ve enjoyed the most about 2015 is that I feel that I’ve actually followed through with my goals for the year. These goals weren’t particularly ambitious or life-changing, but I think actually following them has made me far more well-rounded as a person. For starters, the creation of this very blog was out of sudden desire to write more. If this had been me last year I think I would have shrugged it off and later regretted it. But now when I want to go something I’m not just thinking that it can’t be done, but trying to see if I can make it happen.
One of my main goals this year was to live a healthier lifestyle. While that hasn’t followed through to food choices; I’m not perfect, I’ve been going to the gym on a weekly basis and have made progress over the last 10 months. A sub goal of that was to run my first 5K, which I did this morning. I ran in the annual Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, specifically the 5K race. I’ve always enjoyed running, something about the speed and flow is pleasing beyond description. I managed to do a respectable time of 26:46, and hope to improve it next year. Considering that I wasn’t even sure I was going to do 30:00, I’m thrilled with the end result.
Another was to make new friends, and through pushing my comfort zone and going to events like RTX I’ve managed to do that. Sure I’m still dealing with some fairly big social anxiety issues, but I’ve learned that these things take time I’m working through them.
I guess now the next step is to think of the next goals will be, what new adventures might await me next year that I haven’t even thought of yet. All I know is that I’m ready to hit the ground running.