As you read this, I will be hiking on the Overland Track in Tasmania. We will be on day 4 of our 7 day hike. Most likely, I’ll be cursing the rain, yet being awed by the beauty around me.
2014 has been an amazing year for me. It’s had its fill of ups and downs of course like any other year. But somehow, since I made a conscious decision to get out of my comfort zone in 2013, I have pursued living life in a more fulfilling way since then.
In 2014, I continued my hiking and camping adventures just like the previous year. I had some harrowing moments at the start of the year suffering from heat exhaustion after one particular hike. I was fortunate to have a friend from school visit me after 9 years — it was like old times again. In May, I went on a road trip which was spontaneous in that I hadn’t booked any accommodation and just went with the flow. It was amazing! I’d like to do it again but with company this time around. It was during that road trip I had a few epiphanies. One was to get a tattoo. Which I did. The other was to pursue my writing a bit more seriously. I enrolled in and completed the online magazine and newspaper writing course and eventually got published in a camping magazine this year. I also took the plunge and went back to uni to study writing. I successfully completed one semester and have two more to go.
I also decided I’d outgrown my previous blog name of Over Cups of Coffee and made the official transition to Living my Imperfect Life around the start of July. My talented sister converted my tattoo into my blog logo.
One of the biggest highlights in 2014 was my love life. It blossomed around the time I’d officially given up on men and wanted to focus on writing and everything else in my life. JK came along. And somehow, even though we’d known each other for only a few months, it felt a lot longer than that. He was also different from most other guys I’d dated. And when he proposed, while it was a surprise, deep down I knew my answer.
Christmas was a busy time for me. Work was full on. Personal life was busy. Work-wise I’ve noticed a lull. I don’t know if I’m burnt out or if I really do need a change of scene. It’s something I will be reflecting on while I am hiking.
All in all, 2014, you’ve been a pretty good year.
Thanks for the fun, the friends, love, family and adventures.
So, goodbye 2014!
I look forward to what 2015 has in store.
How was 2014 for you?
Until next time,