2015 flew by. As the saying goes, the days are long but the years are short and I can’t emphasize how true that is for me. In years past, I’ve had big things happening (2010-MBA, 2011-Wedding, 2012-Bought a house, 2013-Started running and ran a half marathon, triathlon, etc, 2014-Had a baby). This past year was a little more low key. My husband and I didn’t take any crazy trips like we have in the past. We didn’t go skiing or go to any conferences (no diabetes conferences for me). But this year was probably one of the most memorable because we shared it with my son. To be honest, it was also probably one of the toughest. A newborn baby is no joke but when his first birthday rolled around we were super happy we had “survived”. It wasn’t all bad, just difficult. However, I received a ton of snuggles and kisses from my son to make it all worth it.
As the year draws to a close, I was especially happy that my son decided to give me his Christmas present a few days early. He decided Christmas week was the week to start walking! He is at such a fun age now. He is walking all over the place (although most of the time he looks like a drunk college kid stumbling around) and laughing a ton. He keeps me smiling around the clock. One of the best gifts is the fact that he usually sleeps a solid 12 hours overnight. The lack of sleep prior was probably one of the main reasons it was such a tough year. I’m sure he isn’t always going to be a good sleeper but I’m enjoying it now!
As I reflect back on the year, I revisited my New Year’s Resolutions blog post from back last January. I pretty much slacked on most of these. Not counting children’s books, I only read 16 books in 2015, way fewer than my goal of 40. I didn’t make one new recipe a week either, although with my Wildtree, Plated, Blue Apron and Hello Fresh meals, I did make more new recipes than I would have thought. I definitely didn’t run 2 miles per day but thanks to my FitBit, I did walk at least that. I also wasn’t too good about changing my lancet-I need to do that now!
However, I did achieve a few of my New Years Resolutions. I minimized my drinking (although some days I did need a big glass of wine to survive). With the exception of a few months, I was able to blog at least 4 times a month and some months I did more. It is hard to find the time to write with an infant to care for. I’m hoping to blog a bit more in 2016. And despite a tease in June, I was able to keep my A1C below seven (well June I was right at 7). In January, my A1C was 6.1, June was 7.0 and October was 6.5. I’m hoping to maintain the momentum going into 2016, especially now that I’m getting more sleep. And of course, my number one achievement was raising a happy, healthy baby-so far so good!
Jetpack (WordPress plug-in) just emailed me my 2015 year in blogging review and I wanted to give a shout out to Laddie from Test, Guess and Go for being my top commenter. I wrote 59 new blog posts in 2015 and Wednesdays were my top days to publish (today is Wednesday :-P). A blog post I wrote in 2014 is still my top hit in 2015-my Medtronic 530 Insulin Pump and Enlite Sensor review, which according to Jetpack my writing has staying power, haha. I think I just need to find some better topics to write about in 2016.
Thank you to all of my readers for a great year. I really appreciate all of the supportive comments. 2015 was a great year, difficult at times, but overall great. I’m enjoying my role as “mom” and I’m working hard to keep my blood sugars in check. I look forward to what 2016 has to bring!