Earlier this week I left 40 and moved into 41.  As I do when I’m a bit bored or when I left my mind wander I started to reflect back on the last year.  The highs and the lows.  I will say that sometimes when I reflect back on past times I don’t always like what I remember but it’s probably important to remember that.  Here are some reflections on the past year and some goals I hope to accomplish during this 41st year.

  • Reflections
  • Figured out that usually when I’m down it’s because I’m having a pity party for myself. I don’t know if this is the case with everyone but it’s something I’ve discovered.  They happen from time to time, but at least now I know how to get myself out of them!
  • Enjoying hiking with the family.  Wishing we could do more of it and were not limited by the season we have here in Wyoming.
  • Watching my boys grow up.  I can’t believe that I have a 7 year old and a 4 year old.  The 7 year old is getting to the stage where I can joke with him and he knows it.  And the 4 year old is just a ham but very challenging at times!
  • Even after 18 years of marriage the relationship with my wife continues to grow and we enjoy each others company.
  • I didn’t get the time to head back home to visit family in this last year and that’s something I hope to change in this next year.


  • Finally get that weight off that I’ve wanted to for the last few years! I feel like I’ve made some progress in what works and what doesn’t and I hope I’m able to get this done.
  • This one’s a bit more obscure, but I’d like to find something that really challenges me.  I’m not sure what that means, my first thought was of a longer trail race (13.1), but this also might be more related to life in general.  As I write this down I’m not really sure about this on.  This one I’m not sure that I have that much control over it!
  • Write and read more. I feel like I’ve done a bunch of this in the last year, but I still would like to do more.  This means getting off of the computer and doing it!
  • Run a website.  I’m not sure why I keep having this ‘need’ but it’s one that I haven’t been able to get out of my system so I’m going to try and do that.  Not sure what it will be about but it will give me a bit of time to tinker with something which will keep my brain engaged!
  • Visit someplace new with the family. This will probably just be a short trip to Colorado or perhaps up to South Dakota…or maybe even just in Wyoming. But I think it’s important to go and visit some place new to take yourself out of your element and just enjoy it.

I could probably ramble on with a bit more but this is where I’m at for now.  Hopefully I’ll remember next year to check in and see where I’m at!