2014: A short review

[insert cliche about how quickly the year has gone]
[time flies like a banana quote and reference]*

I started the year running. I ended it with ITB and being told not to run. I need to stop setting goals that might fail, they don’t do me any good.

I took a short online course on creative writing and learned a few things. I want to learn more. The more I write, the more I want to do it. It’s not always easy but it seems to remain as a passion.

I volunteered at the Commonwealth Games, the memories will stay with me for the rest of my life. I need to volunteer more.

I got way too stressed out at work. Again. This needs to change.

I swapped my Fitbit for a Withings Pulse. I don’t know why that’s important enough to mention.

I appeared in a magazine article.

I watched 2001 in a cinema. Epic.

I’ve struggled with my weight.

I voted for Scotland to be independent. My prime reason was to drive change, break the status quo. I doubt I’ll ever see an independent Scotland in my lifetime, but I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.

I got a beautiful new tattoo and my Mum gave me the tapestries that inspired it.

My parents moved home for the first time in 37 years. Emotional.

I started decluttering my flat. It’s not easy but with each change I feel more at peace there.

I tried Yoga. It was hard, painful on my knees (because of a condition I have) and ultimately realised I need to work on basic flexibility before trying it again. I enjoyed it for the most part, and hope to revisit it again.

I went to some gigs, they were all wonderful in their own way.

I finally got on board the podcast wagon, not heavily, but Serial hooked me in, and No Such Things As A Fish reeled me in.

I finally found a To Do app I like (Todoist).

I wrote a lot about my poly lifestyle, once a month at least (for the polymeanmany.com website).

I wrote a lot about my weight.

I spent time with both my partners, they make me happier than they realise.

It was a good year. The balance felt almost right, and I think I can look back on 2014 as more up than down, and you know what, I’ll take that.

[insert cliche about onwards, upwards and the beginning of a new year]

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Long time blogger, Father of Jack, geek of many things, random photographer and writer of nonsense.

Doing my best to find a balance.

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