The Best Year of My Life

Welcome to Day 1 of 2014. I know it’s been almost two months since my last post and I’ve decided to forgo the 2013 recap and start with my goals and intentions for 2014.  If you want a recap you can get most of the highlights in my very first post, although the St. Jude Memphis Marathon was canceled due to weather.

This is the year I turn 40! How did that happen? I can honestly say that I never had a preconceived picture in my head of what my life would look like at 40-no vision of being married with 2.5 kids, a minivan, and a house in the burbs with a white picket fence. Although I never really thought I’d be living in my sister’s guest bedroom.

I started 2013 with, “Just Say Yes,” by Snow Patrol as my theme song and I can honestly say it has served me well. This year there are 2 songs that come to mind Sara Bareilles’ Brave and Best Day of My Life by the American Authors.

As I embark on this 40th year of my life I want to push myself out of my comfort zone both personally and professionally. I want to do things that I thought were impossible, to achieve new things and reach some goals that have seemed to be just out of my reach. I want this to be the best year of my life!

So here is a quick run down of my personal goals:
Run 1,500 Miles
Complete the Cowtown and Chicago Marathons –  finish at least one in under 5 hours
Blog once a week
Establish and follow a budget
Cross-train: Yoga or strength training twice a week
Find an apartment of my own (I have a renter for my townhouse!)
Meditate 5 minutes a day
Convert to an 80/20 Paleo Diet ( I just feel better when I eat more whole foods)
Travel more
Unplug more -I’m a Facebook addict and I want to be more present in the world that is right in front of me and not what someone else is doing, although I do love sharing and being a part of your lives, but if don’t need to check Facebook every 5 minutes!

Most importantly I want to try new things like going to Vegas for my birthday, trail running, ice skating in Klyde Warren Park with my niece, and whatever else might strike my fancy.

So there you go, my game plan for 2014 and it’s already gotten off to a great start with an awesome 9 mile run this morning around White Rock Lake with Karla, ice skating in Klyde Warren Park with my niece this afternoon and scouting out apartments in the Eos with the top down with my niece and sister. I’m ready 2014 let’s make this the Best a Year of My Life!


About AuntJenFox

I'm a 45 year old single woman living in Dallas, TX. I'm a licensed nursing home administrator, runner, Aunt, and Mom to a Welsh Corgi puppy named Eloise and a cat named Gracie. My life is anything but boring and I learn something new everyday.
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