Last year, I said 2014 was a whirlwind - but I had no idea what kind of storm I'd be headed into for 2015. Though the year started off on what seemed to be a great note (new puppy!), what followed was much less exciting (divorce, moving, etc). I still made time to blog as much as I could, with ups and downs in my consistency as I struggled through difficult times, but here we are at the end of 2015 and I'm actually looking back on the year with pride. As usual, I'm not as regular with my blog posts as I'd like to be, but I'm still here, I still have things to say, and what's more - the blogging is opening up doors for me that I could never imagined before starting my fitness-focused life! For example, I never thought I'd be a published fitness writer, yet my fourth article is scheduled for print in January! I truly believe 2016 is going to be MY YEAR!
Posts this year: 90
Race Recaps: 9
Event Recaps: 4
Product Reviews: 14
Favorite Product Reviewed: Sapphire Soul subscription boxes
Least Favorite Product Reviewed: Bulu Box subscription boxes
Most-viewed post: Stillmotion Yoga Mat review
My favorite post: Communitas and the Racing Community OR Body Image and FitNyx
Hardest post to write: Homesick for Chicago Fitness
What I'm most proud of on the blog: I've become bolder with some of my involvements, especially on social media. I've started participating in a linkup, the Wednesday Word, to better connect with other bloggers. I've joined (and even led) Instagram yoga and fitness challenges, which have helped me push my own boundaries and have led to learning some surprising things about myself! While it's sometimes hard to keep up with others who are a bit better established, I'm still working to be active in my ambassador groups and to network better with the wonderful people who make up those organizations. With a little more dedicated time (and my own space again... y'know, like having a desk...) I can definitely see me continuing to grow in the coming year.
What I'd like to work on in the new year: Ugh consistency again! But I'd also like to keep exploring more ways to get active in my networking communities, to help build my personal brand. I also have an e-book started and I'd love to actually finish writing it, and hopefully get it published, in 2016.
How did your 2015 shape up? Was it everything you hoped it would be? What big plans do you have for 2016?