This is the easy part. 2011 was a great year for Oscar and I and there were many highs! The only hard part is deciding which highs to choose. Nevertheless, here are my picks (after quite some thought).
|View of the Golden Gate Bridge is awesome!|
|View from Giant's Stadium isn't too bad either! :)|
2) Kona. It's hard not to choose a 10 day vacation to Hawaii with your family with an awesome race in the middle as a highlight for the year! :) PLUS many awesome friends happen to be on the vacation too! :) I had so much fun in Kona this year - seeing old friends, meeting new ones, spending time with my family, getting to swim in that awesome blue ocean and of course, PRing by 30+ minutes in the Ironman!
|Best finish line on earth!|
|Fun friends to swim with!! :)|
This is a tough one for me. I have been hugely blessed this year in that I've had no major life lows (ie: loss of family or friend, financial instability like loss of job, etc...). In fact I was actually going to write this blog last night after work but instead spent the evening at the funeral home unexpectedly with my dear friend Lori. Her mother passed away over the weekend after a lengthy battle with leukemia. My heart broke for Lori and her family as Lori is my age, with 2 young children and her mom was only 61. That seems far too young. Being with Lori only solidified in my head how blessed I have been to have all my friends and family happy and healthy. Life really is good!
And while I would categorize myself as a mostly positive, happy person, that's not to say I don't have low points or didn't have any tough times throughout the year. Most of my lows come from feeling overwhelmed with life (ie: too much to do, how to fit it all in?) or worried over the decisions I have made in regards to how I want to live. But really those times are few and far between and they are what I make of them. To me, happiness is a choice.
So here's to another great year in 2012! Can't wait to see what's in store. Giddy up! :)