It is important to me that you read the post title in the styling of Ross Gellar in the most famous episode of Friends:
When you spend the first four months of a year planning the most important party of your life and then spend the next 8 months happily reliving that party, it makes for a short, blissful year. 2013, you were pretty good to me, sister.
1.) Having the best wedding in the history of all weddings. I’m sorry if you think your wedding was the best wedding or are hoping your wedding will be the best wedding. But no, my wedding was the greatest wedding of all time and you just have to accept that.
2.) After having the wedding that was better than yours we went on an amazing honeymoon in Mexico. Now, I know that I’m a little bit bias here but I’m pretty sure that this was the greatest honeymoon ever in the history of the world. Okay, I know you’re now thinking I’m being a bit hyperbolic but guys, it was seriously so wonderful. All we did was hang out with one another at a beautiful beach side resort, eat fabulous meals together, and then sometimes we would go on bitchin adventures. This to me is my perfect line-up. I mean, even my pale-pale skin was happy to be in the sun and that’s pretty unusual.
3.) Before the wedding and the honeymoon though something equally amazing happened. My best friend/greatest person I know hosted for me the perfect bachelorette party ever. Don’t believe me? Well here’s four words that will convince you otherwise: Harry Potter Murder Mystery. Yeah. I bet you feel pretty bad about the people you call “friends” now, don’t you?
4.) Another great part of 2013 was that my wife and I have both settled into jobs that we really, really like. I started my current job in 2012 but I would say that it was in mid 2013 that I really started to see how me and my job fit together. I actually love going to work (what?!) and kind of think of it as a video game (this is totally a result of playing far too many hours of the Sims but I don’t care! I’m running with it!). My wife started a whole new job and is loving it. Anyone who has ever been married/with someone who does not like their job knows how amazing it is to not hear the constant complain– I mean, knows how amazing it is when their partner is doing something they like with people they adore.
4.) I had so many new adventures/experiences this year!
I golfed for the first time and totally loved it.
I also went to the theatre! And travelled for work! And got a ukulele! And lost 20 pounds before the wedding! And gained back 20 pounds after the wedding! And cooked a whole roast chicken dinner by myself! And got really good at volleyball! And I bought my first car! So many adventures, you guys! Adventures!
5.) 2013 also started my wife and I down the path of parenthood. No, no one’s pregnant but we’ve taken all the necessary steps that someone could potentially become pregnant. I actually started a little blog about the process that I will probably share with you all after we actually have a baby. Sharing the process while you’re in the middle of the process makes the whole thing a little too big. For now it’s just a nice space for me to share my many, many feelings.
6.) Speaking of babies! Right at the end of 2013, on December 25th, my wife’s sister had a baby! They all live in England so we probably won’t get to meet him for a little while but we’re already madly in love with our little nephew. Here he is talking to us on Skype:
7.) Oh man, I’m going to have to stop here because there were so many awesome parts of 2013 and I know you’re already fuming with jealousy. I can’t do that to you. We’re friends!
Obviously there were some rough times in 2013 as well. We lost both Spike and Zooey in 2013, bringing our household number of cats down to a measly 2. However, this is making us appreciate the heck out of our two little lady cats and so we’re giving them as much love as possible.
All in all though, 2013 kind of rocked my socks. I know I didn’t blog as much as I did in 2012 but I’m hoping this year will be different! See what I did there? I’m not resolving to blog more I’m just hoping that 2014 will include some more blogging. Maybe. Possibly. The only way to know is to constant be checking in and probably by sending me fan mail. Or something!
Do I have any for realz 2014 resolutions? I don’t know, really! I think the following is the closest to the things I hope to achieve:
- Play more sports and be more active!
- Learn how to stop on skates. This should be an easy accomplishment with skating lessons starting THIS Saturday!
- See more of friends who I don’t usually see more of. We all have those friends that we say “we should totally hang out some time! Let’s get together!” and then never ever do. I mean, sure, some are because we’re lying and actually hate those people but some are actually terrible accidents of timing/circumstance! I’m hoping this year to make more time to see the people I love.
- Turn 30. This is not really as resolution so much as something that is happening this year, you guys. I’m just making sure you are aware of this monumental occasion.
- Learn some new things! I was going to say “learn to play the ukulele” because I have one and I’m going to TOTALLY learn how to play it but what if I also learn karate? What if I also learn how to dog whisper? Guys, let’s not limit ourselves with specifics, ok?
So anyways! How was your 2013? Was it awesome? Did it suck so hard? I want to hear all about it because I love you. Also, it is super stupid that new years resolutions are meant to start when the outside world is so freezing. Who’s going to go out and buy vegetables or start running when it’s -20? No one. You know what I am going to do though? I’m going to start 2014 feeling fresh and new and happy and that’s pretty much the best way to start anything.