I updated the original post throughout the year, but I thought I would finish 2019 by comparing the year to my original goals and reflected on the last 12 months. The link to my original blog post is above, but to keep everything in one place, I had hoped to achieved the following in 2019:
- Run a half-marathon
- Complete my second Tough Mudder
- Commit to the gym
- Attain a coaching qualification
- Reduce my alcohol intake
- Be happier
I think I’ve done pretty well. Except for the reduction of my alcohol intake, the rest are either ticked and completed or are a work in progress (coaching). I am (slightly) healthier and happier, although the alcohol one is something I really need to take into 2020.
I’ve taken opportunities, made decisions I may have been too afraid or cautious to take in the past.
I have learnt a lot. Not so much academic or professional knowledge, but about the mind and human psychology, about myself and others. This has helped me grow, perhaps more so than I have in other years. I’ve had good times. I have visited New York and Belize, the Lake District on a week long coaching course. I’ve made a new friend or two long the way and enjoyed the company of existing ones and family.
It has been a good year and reflecting back, has reminded me just how fortunate I am. 2020 is going to be an exciting and scary year and one of big change, and I can only guess what I will be writing about this time next year.