Dan’s 2016 Brain Dump
So I find myself (again) sitting at the computer at 10:41pm on New Years Eve, thinking back over the year.
Overall, the first things that popped into my head were the holidays – which were generally fantastic. From spending a fun-filled Easter at my parent’s house (filled with at least 27 outdoor Easter Egg Hunts) to a wonderfully BIG family vacation and celebrating my Dad’s 70th birthday that led into July 4th, to an incredible Thanksgiving with 19 family members at our house, and then capped off with a Lego filled Christmas, I would have to say this year’s holidays were full of laughter, love, and family.
And for a Dad, husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin like me – family, less stuff and more memories made me smile more than anything else this year.
I did also accomplish a few other goals I set forth for myself at the onset of 2016:
- Read more books this year than last year (18 vs 14, respectively). I would HIGHLY recommend “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday *affiliate link*
- Started to swim on a regular basis, and taking lessons – which is frustrating and challenging at the same time.
- Helped create, design, plan, and execute a training tour for one of the largest product launches in my company’s history
- Finally finished the basement, and helped my boys assemble and play with more Lego sets this year than in my entire life!
- I wrote a blog post almost every month this year, and have gathered a small group of individuals who have signed up for my newsletter and get 3 emails a month from me – which has forced me to be more consistent and write more. If you want to be part of our group, please sign up right here!
So with that, a few goals for 2017:
Read at least 20 books, continue to improve in swimming (I have a specific goal in mind, but not ready to share with the world YET!), travel with family and friends as often as possible (3 trips planned already!), and continue to own less and experience more.
And most importantly, continue to be grateful for the wonderful family & friends that surround our lives.
I wish you a healthy and happy new year!