Sometimes I feel depressed about the little I have seemingly accomplished this year in terms of advancing my career or saving money. And yet one year ago I was in such a bad place. On New Years Eve of last year, I thought to myself, this year is going to be different. And it has been. So when I get down on myself, I try to remind myself of the things I actually have accomplished this year:

  • Escaped my abusive tormentor once and for all. Totally cut off all contact with him.
  • Begun to heal from him, and also from the rest of my past. Started to become a healthy and happy person.
  • Made a lot of new friends, strengthened relationships with old ones. Learned how to be a better friend.
  • Met the man I’m going to marry. Fell in love and started a life with him.
  • Made a lot of good memories.
  • Grew the most successful garden I’ve had to date.
  • Taught myself how to can.
  • Went from a decent cook to a fucking badass cook.
  • Am getting in better shape and starting to overcome my fear of anything athletic. Also teaching GreenHunk to dance.
  • Traveled overseas.
  • Started the GT Emergency Fund!
  • Learned a lot about history and sociology.
  • Became invested in creating social change. (Thanks GT!)
  • Volunteered. Added to my resume.
  • Took on new responsibilities at work.
  • Maybe figured out what direction I want to go long-term with my career.

So what about you guys? What have you accomplished this year?