Hello dear readers,
As the year of 2017 draws to a close, I just wanted to reflect on the year. Personally, I found this year filled with change, challenge and exciting events! This year was much better compared to my previous year. Anyways, lets start:
I took a secondment at my previous workplace mid-year for 6 weeks in a different setting and honestly, I enjoyed working in the setting. I had my mind set on applying for that role until second week into my secondment, I was offered the role I am currently in a different setting and place as well. Month four of my current role and content (the hours can be challenging at times) with the job for now until I finish my degree (18 months to go). I will then re-evaluate afterwards. It’s a flow on effect and it worked out well with timing :). Who knows maybe that place may have a vacancy pop up in the future.
I attended two weddings this year. One in March at their house and one two weeks ago at at golf club. Let’s not go down the road yet for me.. Really nice to catch up with people that I havent seen in a while!
In April this year, I attended the Fitness Expo in Sydney for the first time. I really wanted to go in the past but location was a bit far. Lucky it was in the ICCC in Sydney. A shame that I attended the Sunday only as I attended a baby shower the day before. I met Commando Steve and participated in a workout. I didn’t meet as many fitness personalities but the ones I met I follow on instagram :). I saw also a bodybuilding show and bumped into people I know from the gym. Anyways, I spent the whole day there, loved every moment of it and will make sure to attend a Saturday session as well.
Two fun runs this year for the first time. City2Surf in August and Blackmores Run in September. Too many slow people in City2Surf and my group for Blackmores Run. Hppy with 96 mins for City2Surf and 60 mins for Blackmore Run (minus the +20 mins for starting in the slowgorup). I want to do these runs again next year in a better group. Also thinking also doing the Harbour Run (5k) next year too. For now, running has taken a backset with less kms but not too worried as I am focused on fitness and conditioning.
In September, I saw Ariana Grande live in concert and she was very good. That time it was second week into my new job and had an early start. Long day but worth it.
This time, I passed uni (especially this semester) with very good marks! As 2018 hits, I have another 18 months to go and have picked some rather interesting subjects next year (3 core and 1 elective this year). All my core subjects to be completed next year and then it’ 3 more electives to go and I am done!
I snorkelled the first time back in January this year and glad that I tried it. At first, I was nervous as I’ve never swum in rough waves and with help with my friends, I was good. Ended up with a fair amount of cuts to my leg.
Also along the lines of challenge, I went paintballing for a mate’s birthday for the first time back in October. A lot of running around and a fair drive from where I live. I had fun but those bruises were terrible for days…
Finally, I took part in a fitness event by a neighbouring fitness first gym called ‘Bond Street fitness games’. Similar to Game of Zones but bigger! These events I participate for fun and not expect to win (nor do i want to be part of the fitness fight off). Later on that day was greeted by an unwelcome tummy bug when I went home. I had the same issue earlier that week the day after the long weekend 😦 . Not fun but anyways, I’m healthy with no tummy issues.
Looking back this year, I must say that I am fulfilled and content this year. Especially getting out of my comfort zone such as fun runs, paintball and snorkelling to gaining new experiences.
Anyways, how was your 2017?
Until the next post,