Facebook has this nefty thing. They created a video showcasing your year for 2016.
I watched mine and was pleased.
You kind of forget all of the things you have done or experienced in a year.
I did the world a favor and did not share mine on Facebook.
After all, no one is as interested in my life as me.
2016 was fairly good for me.
Sad and low points…
I broke my foot and gained 30 extra pounds as a result. I had my birthday off during tax season BUT only because I was at the freaking foot doctor’s office for a boot and later had to return for a cast.
That was the first time I have ever broken anything and it was quite an eye opener how much such an incident can effect one’s life.
I would prefer not to ever go there again.
My grandmother passed away later in the year. I still cannot believe that one. She had always been so strong and tough, and she had also been in my life for all of the 45 years of my life. I really hate death.
On a positive note(s), um, I finally bought my Harley!
I also got to experience Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure not once, BUT TWICE, courtesy of the firm I work for.
I had never done zip lining before, and now I can cross it off my Bucket list! And each visit was a 3 hour physical endeavor and so what I needed.
One thing I am seriously currently struggling with is my commute to and from work.
I live 13 miles from the office, yet I spend up to 2 or 2 and half hours in traffic to and from DAILY.
I also drive a stick shift.
It is painful. Cramped foots and all. And I will probably blow the clutches way before their times as a result.
Plus it drains the hell out of you.
This is a very touchy point with me since I wasn’t supposed to be stuck in traffic.
My agreement to come back to the firm I am with was that I could off-set my hours so that I would NOT spend my life in rush hour.
I mean I officially and specifically said – I do not want to spend my life in rush hour.
But such is life, that did not work out as originally planned.
I am not sure what I am going to do about this as of yet.
My sister and very a close friend suggested that I move closer to work. I actually considered this and looked at some apartments right across the street from my office
Um. They are crazy expensive.
But you know what? I would be so unhappy living in Maryland.
I’ve tried it before and it just did not work for me.
In the DC metro area, you are either Team Virginia or Team Maryland.
I am team Virginia through and through.
So I am leaving all of that alone until after tax season. With a new receptionist I would not leave before she has gone through a tax season and understands as much as possible about the firm.
I love my job, wanted to grow with this firm in particular, but the commute is killing me.
Others in the firm also have long commutes. But they live far away AND they knowingly signed up for it.
I did not.
NOW. On to a positive note. I am super excited about this weekend!
A co-worker and I are going through a weekend motorcycle training course.
Yes. It will be held during the COLDEST weekend of the year thus far AND it will feel like working full-time over the weekend since the classes will run Friday night 6:45pm to 10pm and Saturday & Sunday from 7:30am to 6 pm…
But still, WE WILL BE RIDING MOTORCYCLES!!!
Although I now own a Harley AND I have a motorcycle license and have had it for YEARS…
I want a refresher course to feel more comfortable with driving my said beautiful Harley out on the open roads with more confidence.
One of my bosses is so eagerly waiting for the day I drive my Harley into work.
Now there is a greater chance it will be sooner rather than later AND now I am going to acquire a partner in crime.
I will have someone to ride with!
And his wife wants in on it too!! First as a passenger and then as a hell yeah driver!
Side note, she wants to be a driver now, but, good things come to those who wait.
Nonetheless, this my friends will be on the icing on my 2016 cake!
To hell with my horrible commute for now, this weekend I will be in heaven and I will be freezing my @ss off!
Happy Nearing the End of 2016!