As I begin to settle back in, it's time to take time, to review 2015 and preview 2016. I like to pick places, pictures or experiences that stood out for one reason or another for each month to reflect on the year just past. This time around I opted for favourite photos and designed a 2016 calendar to hang on my wall at work. Now, even while sitting in my chair at my desk, I can experience a quick escape with just one short swivel.
As 2015 was a month away from drawing to a close, I verified my statistics to see how I had performed so far compared to previous years. I knew I would surpass all other years in kilometers traveled yet the total vertical elevation that I gained would be up there but not at the top. These are the final totals for ground covered in 2015. I kept track of the X-C Ski digits too but did not include those in the final yearly totals.
2015 was a stellar year for the number of kilometers I hiked and snowshoed. As each year passes and I am another year older & wiser, I realize I can still go the distance yet at not so quick a pace. I still conquered many, many summits but obviously not as many nor as high as some other years. Still, 37.6 kilometers of elevation gain is not a number to sneeze at. Thank you, I gladly accept that pat on the back.
"OUT & ABOUT in 2016" is up and running and I will be too. Usually I like to kick it off right on January 1 but it will be a little bit later this time around. I have incorporated one of my favourite colors, memorable places and pretty pictures to this year's edition. I am looking forward to being "out & about" in our vast playground.
There have been many reminders over the past year to embrace each day and to live life. That's the kind of resolution I go for. I try my best to not sweat the small stuff, to turn a deaf ear to negativity, and to smile big & bright at the least little things. I will continue to make an effort to be surrounded by cheer & color. I love having plans in place. I enjoy the planning, the anticipation and the execution. My home away from home is booked and anticipation is building.
with the dawn of a new year, I am