Week 52 '17 reflection

My 2017 year in review:

In 2017, we laughed, we cried. We were happy, we were sad. We felt ambitious, we felt lazy. We had clarity, we were lost. We were homebodies, we were adventurous. In short, we lived. In long, here’s the list:


10) We visited some amazing places. Life-changing, eye-opening places. We traveled to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Portland, Seattle, London, Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Salzburg, and Munich. It was a big priority for us this year to get out and explore. We didn’t buy many things so that we could invest in experiences. And it’s been the best investment we’ve made to date.


9) We moved. Not a big move. Just from Provo to Orem. Although, it’s been a transitional move, for sure, as we await the next chapter of our lives.


8) Hannah graduated! After switching her major a few times she landed on doing what she loves most—graphic design.

7) Hannah loves being a designer and now works for her dad at a software company.

6) I started this blog. It’s what I love and I can’t wait to wake in the morning and write my next post.


5) I quit my job selling software. Instead of saying I was going to do it, I decided to just do it. The past 6 months of working on my business has given me the ability to know what I want to do with my life and career. I love coaching people and helping them develop healthy habits and achieve their goals. I’m grateful I’ve been given the chance to start something I’m proud of. Something that matters a lot to me and hopefully matters to those it serves.

4) Weddings, funerals, reunions, formal dinners, casual lunches, it’s the time we spend with family and friends that make special memories, this year was no exception.


3) We had the pleasure and opportunity to visit my parents in Serbia. They are serving as volunteer missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are touching the lives of so many people there. I couldn’t be more proud of them.


2) It’s been the small and simple things this year that have mattered the most. Eating dinner together, watching movies, visiting museums and parks, playing games, even cleaning the house—there are small moments throughout our daily lives that shape who we are and how we perceive the world. I’m grateful for those small moments this year. I’m grateful for our routines interspersed with sudden, spontaneous, exciting, but most of the time, stressful events. It’s what makes life worth living.

1) When I am with Hannah there’s no place I’d rather be. She has a way of connecting with people that I’m so in love with. I have enjoyed every second of every day with her. She is the best thing about this year and my life.