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Reflecting On 2017

2017 was a complicated year for me. More tumultuous than 2016, but even so, still feels like things are mostly going in the right direction.

Some highlights:

  • Finished my teaching certificate (TEFL/TESOL) with top grades. I never ended up using it, because I got a new job doing graphic design for an advertising company. It’s been great so far, and it’s nice that my degree turned out to be useful.
  • Had jury duty for the first time.
  • Returned to Philadelphia for the first time since 2013.
  • Started taking classes for MMA and Hapkido.
  • The family cat passed away, likely from kidney failure. He was almost 18.
  • My 3.5 year relationship came to an end.
  • Ended up in a car accident and had to buy a new car. First time for both.
  • Offered a nice raise at work for 2018.
  • Hit my next goal weight. Still another 5-10 lbs left to gain.
  • Still didn’t finish writing any novels. The current main project is only about 30% done.

Some of my favorite pictures from the past 12 months: