2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Top 10 for 2013 – 5 Good & 5 Not So Good!

1)

On the good list:

I spent a month in New York. For work. Doing Yoga with Hollis!

On the bad list:

I had to go to the emergency room while in New York. 

Yoga Hollis & Riverside Art!
Yoga Hollis & Riverside Art!

2)

On the good list:

I drove all night to attend the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia with my cousin, Spencer Hayes, my mom & two brothers!

On the bad list:

Michigan lost in the Championship game, but it was still soooo awesome to be there! Memories for a lifetime.

Go Blue!
Go Blue!

3)

On the good list:

My baby brother graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major:  Economics & Political Science.  I could not be more proud! Now he’s a trader on Wall Street and works facing Bryant Park! 

On the bad list:

I attended the 125th Anniversary of Elon College homecoming festivities (13 years later) and we still lost our football game. But, I saw old friends & bought a brick and that’s pretty cool.

Proud!
Proud!
Long Live Elon!
Long Live Elon!

4)

On the good list:

A dear friend had a gorgeous baby boy, Liam, on ¡Ocho de Mayo!  He is the best boyfriend hands down!  And a pretty cute elf, too, don’t you think?

On the bad list:

A client, who of course became a friend, suffered a traumatic brain injury on Friday the 13th of September. Please keep the Shultz family, Taylor & his girls, in your thoughts. 

Elf Liam
Elf Liam!
Taylor's Gals & I. Tanks in Texas in October!
Taylor’s Gals & I

5)

On the good list:

I have my health, happiness and most importantly, family & friends!

On the bad list:

Two days before Christmas, Monday, we lost my stepmom, Anna, after a courageous year with cancer.
She was surrounded by family & friends in her final days.  What more can you ask for? 

Merry Christmas, friends.