2014 In Review

Since we’re about to embark on the journey that comes with the beginning of yet another new year, I thought I would take a few moments to travel down memory lane and revisit some of the highlights of the year that’s coming to an end. Especially since 2014 was, in a word, epic.

I guess the most obviously fantastic thing that happened to me was having one of my dreams come true when I was offered a publishing contract in January. That was seriously beyond amazing. Like, no-words-amazing. And for those of you who have followed this blog from the beginning of the year, you’ve been able to experience all the wonder of this particular journey with me, which has been ridiculously awesome. I’ve loved sharing the amazingness of every step with you, from editing updates to cover reveals, to author photo shoots and all kinds of other excitingness (let’s act like that’s a real word!). I feel like I’ve been able to “meet” so many new and incredible people all over the world through this blog, and I’m so thankful for your continual encouragement, support and well wishes!

So, what else happened this year?

… *Thinking* …

Okay, so, honestly, I’ve been a little caught up in my publishing-bubble that nothing else massive comes to mind. But let’s see what we can come up with…

I’ve had the same job for nearly five years now, so nothing new there…

I haven’t moved geographically, and since I live in paradise I doubt that’s in the cards any time soon unless an incredible opportunity presents itself…

I haven’t travelled much, other than two trips to Sydney this year—one to meet my publishers and sign the contract in February, and one to go to Hillsong Conference in July—and both of those were fantastic experiences.

I had a really cool couple of days in the city for Oz Comic-Con and the Brisbane Writers Festival in September which was great…

Umm…

I bought a fancy-schmancy treadmill, which is awesome since I set up a desk sort of thing with it so I can walk and write at the same time (yay for multitasking!). I also managed to fall off said treadmill (and nearly broke my neck in the process), but that’s a story for another day (or, you know, never).

I’ve baked yummy, yummy food… walked what feels like the entire coastline of Australia (okay, I’m exaggerating a little, but hey, creative license, right?)… made some new friends… reconnected with old friends… been traumatised for life after watching The Fault In Our Stars

Oh, and of course, I’ve read mountains of books. It has been a seriously great year for reading, let me tell you!

So, yeah, I guess that’s about it. I haven’t saved the world from a zombie apocalypse (yet!), I haven’t cured cancer, I haven’t travelled to the moon… But that doesn’t mean that my year hasn’t been without its own version of adventures. Here’s hoping that 2015 is even more fantastic—and between you and me, I just so happen to think it will be.

23 thoughts on “2014 In Review

  1. I set up a workstation on our treadmill back in 2007. I can type while walking at 3 miles per hour, but I find it difficult to do graphics while treading. My wife likes to read on the treadmill.

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