Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 - A year in review

2016 was an interesting year, I am going to list a series of events below that occurred this past year:

  • Watched a new Star Wars movie, I love it and it didn't even have a light saber in the movie
  • Lost our cat Phyllis to cancer
  • Went into year two of my new job with a new employer
  • Traveled with work to Arkansas 11 times, ~10 more than I really would have liked
  • My son passed many, and I do man many, mile markers during his 2nd year on this planet.  I try not to gush too much on this one. 
  • Learned that my sister is dying of cancer and she has survived longer than the Dr's told us she would.
  • Started this blog!
  • Finally joined the world of owning an iPad and it's not so bad
  • Sold our car and truck and bought a new truck (which is just like the old one, only newer)
  • Read a lot of good books, Old Man's War series by John Scalzi, Don't tell my parents I am a Supervillian,  by Richard Roberts, and the last two books in the Wearing the Cape  series by Marion Harmon.  All of which I highly recommend!
  • Played in a beta test of the new Wearing the Cape RPG by Marion Harmon.  I am really excited for the Kickstarter for this one!
  • Interviewed for a new position in my company.  I didn't get the job but I felt the process was really good for me and owners, to get to know me a little bit better.
  • Supported my wife with her new interest and hobby - Bullet Journal
Thing that I didn't get to do this past year but want to change in 2017:

  • Work in the wood shop, I have a bunch of project ideas.
  • Visit old friends, especially the ones that are fairly close.  Such as some old Army buddies in Atlanta.
  • Go to GenCon in Indianapolis.
  • Take my son to the Zoo, he wants to see an Aardvark!
  • Take a family vacation in an RV to the Grand Canyon. 
  • Convince my mother to come and stay with us and when that doesn't work, talk her in to staying for a couple of weeks.
  • Just so I can be like everyone else at New Years, loose about 20 lbs.
  • Write more, practice practice practice!
I know its quick and just a list of experiences but I feel better getting them down on paper.  I do have a few game reviews that will be coming up in a couple of weeks.  I also am going to strive to be more regular with updates, and share more of my thoughts and stories.  Happy New Year!

- Jeremiah