So looking back, this year has been an amazing year for me personally.
On the writing front:
I entered into the Little Gems and STALI contests, and received some valuable feedback. I didn't place, but it was huge for me to put my work out there to be judged.
I did several writing courses - Understanding Men, What comes after the first 3 chapters, Creating Memorable Characters and The Plotting Wheel. I took part more regularly in our local RWA writer's group and have made some good friends in it.
I reached my goal of 25,000 words while participating in 50K in 30 days, went to my first RWA conference and came back so energised and recharged. I changed from trying to write category to writing women's fiction and found 2 wonderful & very valuable critique partners.
I also joined the RWA executive committee.
On the health front:
I bought a wii in March (and actually use it lol). I've lost 7 kg since March and am probably the fittest I've ever been in my life (not that that is saying a lot - I've never been very fit so I still have quite a way to go before you could call me fit!). (I'm conveniently ignoring the couple of kgs I'm sure I've put back on over Xmas!)
In April I started Defendo Close Quarters Combat martial arts,
and in Sept had my first grading up to Yellow belt. Defendo really pushes me out of my comfort zone - not just physically but mentally as well.
I'm also still doing Body Balance most weeks which improves my flexibility and core strength.
* had a trip to the US and met Suji!
* made time to meet up with friends and family,
* created a better work / life balance and was less stressed,
* and went to see various shows - Tim Minchin, Faustus, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar