Last year in a bit of random order, and excluding obvious things like being a good dad and continuing to wake up every day:
Started cycling a lot more. Had a bike for years, but stopped riding it when I changed jobs and the commute got a bit weird. Decided early in the year that I needed to get a little bit fitter and the bike was going to be the way to do it.
Took a trip to New Zealand, drove around. Had a blast and had my first experience getting pulled over by the police for accidentally speeding in a camper van. Almost wasn’t allowed back into Australia for various visa bullshit reasons.
Talked myself into a promotion at work after some disappointment earlier in the year, now set to make a lot more money in 2020 and a whole lot of better experience for my CV.
Took the fitness improvements from cycling and joined a gym. Feeling a lot stronger and fitter in general after a few months
Met an amazing girl early in the year, who quickly became my partner, my best friend, and then after a most amazing evening of skating and hanging out together by the beach, my fiancé.
Continue focusing on my fitness. I’ve volunteered to compete in the cycling leg of a group triathlon thing in March
She roller skates. She took it up (after roller blading in her teens I think) so she had something to do whilst her son was at the skatepark, so now we take family trips to the skatepark and it’s pretty much the dream.
It’s pretty weird, as we’re a very similar height, so when she has her skates on, suddenly I feel like Tom Cruise / Bernie Ecclestone.
Start running (went for the first time today)
Cycle every day to work (weather permitting, any full weeks that I ride all petrol money goes in saving)
Less nonsense phone time (not taking it to bed for a start. I feel guilty being on it now)
Read more (any down time I want to read instead of looking at shite on my phone)
Play more board games.
Only turn on the tv when there is something specific to watch.
Play guitar more.
Eat more sensibly, meal plan etc. Quit takeaways/eating out apart from special occasions. Oh intermittent fasting too.
Stop buying frivolous shit that I don’t need, I have too many clothes as it is.
All the above I have basically started from mid December. I’m just hoping it all has a trickle down effect on different areas of my life that aren’t as easy to change over night.
You guys cycling inspire me. My old job was kinda far from mine, I had to go there by train but my new one is close (20 minute bike ride I reckon), I’m gonna cycle there regularly when the weather gets better.