I can’t wrap up this year of blogging without reflecting on 2015. I’m not entirely sure of what to think about this year coming to an end… thank God it’s over? Can’t believe I survived? This year was less than stellar for me… I had knee surgery. I got divorced. I moved. I tore a tendon in my foot. It’s safe to say that I faced a few challenges
But I will take some advice from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and recognize all of the silver linings from this crazy year:
Happiness: If there is one thing I can take away from this past year, it would be that there is peace in letting go of things that are not meant to be. Let go and allow yourself to move on. You will be so much happier, I promise.
Friends/family: I am not the kind of person who likes to ask for help but I neverrrrr could have made it through 2015 alone. Some of my most grateful memories will always be my sister and her boyfriend helping me move, everyone who lovingly loaded my scooter in their cars, my mom taking me to get my root canal, many phone calls with girlfriends who always managed to say the perfect things, and the most supportive RD friends that a girl could ask for. So to sum this up, I learned in 2015 that you do not have to go through life alone.
Education/Career: This past year was my first full year being a clinical dietitian. I can say without a doubt that it was 100% worth it to spend years going back to school to become an RD even though it was difficult at the time. Definitely follow your dreams and find a career that makes you happy!
Fitness: A very important lesson I learned in 2015 is that strength training is the foundation of physical fitness and injury prevention. My knee issue got so much better when I worked (very hard) in PT and on my own to build strength in my legs. Weights and leg exercises will now *always* be part of my exercise regimen.
Cut Cable: Ha, okay, had to throw this one in there… I got rid of cable over the summer and I do NOT regret it at all. It’s amazing what you can fill your time with when you’re not sitting on the couch watching a TV show that doesn’t even matter.
While I’m not sad to say goodbye to this year, I definitely think I learned a lot about myself and grew as a person. I’m looking forward to everything that 2016 has to bring. Happy New Year, guys!!!!
Have you learned anything in 2015?
Looking forward to something specific in 2016?