Year Overview for 2013


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This time around I’m revisiting my post from January of last year to see what I was most proud of accomplishing during 2012, what didn’t go quite as planned, and what I have to look forward to over the next twelve months.

Why am I taking the time to do this?

1.) to make me think back to all of the things I am grateful for during the past year of my life,
2.) to brainstorm some of the ways I can improve, and
3.) to publicly set quantifiable goals for the next 365 days (as that helps put a bit of pressure on myself to actually accomplish those goals).

I finished 2012 pretty much tapped out and exhausted from my five-month drive through Africa. It was a long, tough year, and I was all set to spend some time at home and focus more on business for the next few months.

Yah–that didn’t really happen. Before I knew it I was back on the road again, and have been away from home for approximately nine months during the course of 2013.

Read on to see which goals I accomplished, and which fell through (and why).

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The First Post

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