2013 Vision Board

2013 was a tough year for me. So many things didn’t go right because my job had taken over my entire life.

It was so bad, I had to program “eat lunch” on my phone as a reminder to get off the computer and eat!

2013’s word of the year was “harmony.” I was so disconnected from everything else apart from work and strove towards finding my center again.

2013 Vision Board

2013 vision board


This was my second professional certification. I flew 20 hours to Mexico for this course and suffered from jetlag for weeks afterward but it was the best week of my life.

I learned a lot and made an enormous number of friends from around the world. It would have cost me a fortune but I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship.

I worked through this without any support from my company and amidst active discouragement from my manager. After completing a short exam and writing a business plan, I received my designation in October.

My manager was the first person I shared the news with. His response, “What are you going to do with that? It doesn’t mean anything?” SMH.

Get Fit

After a traumatic few months with my back issues, I received the all-clear from the physiotherapist to resume full-time exercise.

I love Beachbody videos and eventually settled on one of their workout programs aptly named Insanity.  The program kicked my butt into shape. Unfortunately, I can’t put up pictures here but just so you know, I looked darn good.


I tightened the crap out of my wallet this year. My debt and savings spreadsheets reached mega status as I whittled away at my debt by throwing every available penny at it.

I gave up anything that wasn’t vital to breathing. This is known as gazelle intense in Total Money Makeover circles. By the end of 2013, I had paid off most of it.

Dream Job

I was under the illusion that my dream job was out there and I was going to find it soon. I didn’t have enough time to put together a proper CV much less send out any applications.

Despite meeting most of my vision board goals, I ended 2013 more disconnected than ever.


I visited Mexico, NYC, Malaysia & Singapore. Mexico was one of the best trips of my life as I said earlier. I met some amazing industry colleagues and we had a great time.

I’d go back there in a heartbeat; jetlag and 20 hours on a plane both ways be darned!


I was able to do this a few times that year, which was a miracle considering my work schedule.

Finish My Book

I wrote sporadically, barely getting anything useful down. Whenever I did, it took me so long to get back to it, I would have become disconnected from the storyline by then.

Very disappointing year for me writing-wise.

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