Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two-Thousand and Eleven

It seems appropriate to me that this post is exactly one full year after my final Ironman post, because man oh man, what a year it was. If 2010 was the year of the Ironman, a year with a single goal pursued relentlessly, 2011 was the year of everything else.

Last year I purposefully placed on hold the majority of goings on in my life as I trained and competed to ultimately become an Ironman. That's not to say that in 2010 there was much that needed changing, aside from lots and lots of tires, but there were a few key aspects of life that remained unchanged for better or worse throughout the year. My mantra was, "it can wait until after the race". This provided 2011 would be interesting.

Two job changes, two address changes, a professional registration, and an engagement later we stand on the verge of 2012. It has been a whirlwind.

February - Begin Job Search
April - Begin work for Bechtel
June - Move out of Tim's and into John's
July - Apply for PE Exam
July -Begin Ring Shopping

August - Start studying for PE
September - Pop Question (She said Yes!)
October - Take PE Exam
November - Begin Work at Foster Wheeler
December - Results of PE Exam announced (I passed!)
December - Find Apartment with Jackie

Throw into the mix, a ski trip, golf trip, the MS 150, Mardi Gras, jazz fest, the holidays and work, and this has been an exhausting year. As a habitual procrastinator I always know what I put off today will need to be done tomorrow, I didn't know how quickly a bunch of tomorrows can line up.

If 2010 was the year I became an Ironman, 2011 was the year I became a better man. Happy holidays everyone, live this next year believing the Mayans could be right and make that change ASAP (especially if it is bald tires, dangerous).