2014 in Review

Friday, December 26, 2014

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? I ran my first (and my second) marathon and I voted for the first time!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Yes, I kept my new year’s goals and I have already made more for next year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
 Yes, my older sister and one of my cousins as well as many friends. 
In 2014 I became a marathoner!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
 Yes, one of my husband’s uncles passed away.
5. What countries did you visit? None.
6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014? I can always use more faith.
7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? My husband’s and kids’ birthdays because their smiles were so incredible! January 19 and October 12 when I crossed two marathon finish lines.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
 Running and completing two Marathons as far as fitness. As far as the stuff that really matters, learning from my mistakes was my biggest achievement.

Hanging out with my family is my favorite thing to do!
9. What was your biggest failure? Lack of patience in different areas of life.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No, thanks to God.
11. What was the best thing you bought? The entries to the Marathons.
12. Where did most of your money go? Giving and debt reduction.
13. What did you get really excited about? Going to Bible Study.
14. What song will always remind you of 2014? The songs my husband wrote, especially Always There
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

happier or sadder? Happier
thinner or fatter? I’d say Fitter cause I kept the same weight.

Thank God for a healthier life.
richer or poorer? Richer because I have way more Peace.
16. What do you wish you’d done more of? 
I wish I would have rested more from different cares and concerns as well as physically.
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
 I wish I had spent less time dreading.
18. How did you spend Christmas? My immediate family and I spend all day together at home. We had a devotional, opened gifts, had our traditional Brazilian Christmas dinner and just spent all our time together. It was divine!
19. What was your favorite TV program? Downton Abbey.
20. What were your favorite books of the year? The Holy Bible and Born to Win by Zig Ziglar.
21. What was your favorite music from this year?
 My husband’s music.
22. What were your favorite films of the year? I really enjoyed ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries.
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 34. My dear family took me out for my birthday. Spending time with my husband and kids is my favorite thing to do.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? It seems that I can enjoy life better when I’m rested and when I get the lesson God is trying to teach me. 
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014? I’ve tried to do the best I could with what I had. One day in a far future I'll explain this.
26. What kept you sane?  Jesus, Zeke and running.
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.

 Anxiety and Peace cannot live in the same body. Once I cast my cares on God through prayer He can fill my life with peace and all the answers I need come that way. When I hold on to worry and anxiety I'm pretty much on my own. This year I learned to give my worries to God and let Him do what He does best: work it out for me.

Previously in this Series
• 2012
• 2011
• 2010