Belated Friday Five:

1. What was your biggest accomplishment this year?
Probably the improvement in my health. I dropped thirty pounds and started running and lifting weights. I’m really proud of doing the Nike Women’s Classic 5K Run back in June, and I’m looking forward to improving my time on it again this coming year.

2. What was your biggest disappointment?
Not getting to go home to see my family and friends. Everybody’s moving on and doing new things (new babies, new families, new jobs) but I feel like I’m missing it. I’m optimistic about a summer visit though. I’ve got a job and I’m earning money, and the Snook and I have made plans to budget and save. It’ll be good.

3. Will you be making any New Year’s resolutions?
Doesn’t everybody? I do, but not in any sort of formal “write it down and stick to it” kind of way. I’d like to drop about twenty more pounds and get down to my target dress size. I’d also like to run a ten minute mile. I also plan to finally get all my financial stuff in order (taxes, student loans, etc.). Not the loftiest of goals, but hopefully achievable.

4. Where will you be at midnight? Do you wish you could be somewhere else?
I’ll be partying with a group of our friends in Sydney. (We’re actually not going to be far from the Bridge, so think of us when you see it all lit up with fireworks on TV.) I don’t think there’s anywhere I’d rather be. Christmas made me miss my family, but we’ve never had any special New Year’s traditions. I’m looking forward to ringing in my third new year with the Snook.

5. Aside from (possibly) staying up late, do you have any other New Year’s traditions?
Nope. We’re really boring like that.