Friday, January 1, 2016

Another One Bites the Dust

Another one bites the dust! Another year that is. I think I say it every year, but wow, did that year fly by! Before moving forward into the new year, I always like to take some time for reflection on the year that just concluded.

Looking back on 2015, I feel pretty blessed. I landed a new job as the Controller of Seattle Theatre Group; the non-profit that owns/operates the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres in Seattle; and I'm absolutely loving it.

My husband and I were also lucky to be able to attend the 49th Superbowl in Arizona, as well as to travel to the beautiful country of Costa Rica for just over two weeks.

But perhaps my favorite part of 2015 was the vast improvement in my health. During 2014, I really went through the ringer with health issues that were all-too frequently painful, anxiety-inducing, and debilitating. Despite a few temporary setbacks during 2015, I'm ending the year in a really good place health-wise, and I can't even begin to tell you how happy that makes me.

Those were the big highlights of 2015, but some smaller joys that happened during the year included spending a weekend at the beautiful Marco Polo B&B in Victoria, Canada, dressing up and attending a steampunk convention, and having a fun belly dance photo shoot at the Paramount Theatre.

I also had the opportunity to do a good deal of belly dancing studying this year, including workshops with Sadie, Sahra C. Kent, Bozenka, and Helena Vlahos.

There's not too many downsides to my year, and I feel very grateful to be able to say that. The one negative of the year was attempting to be a home buyer in Seattle and getting anywhere near success in that endeavor. With supply at all time lows and demand at all time highs, the current Seattle real estate market is pretty out of control. Here's to hoping for better luck in home ownership in 2016.

I hope you had an amazing, joyous, and adventure-filled 2015. Cheers to you as you release 2015 and ring in the new year!