well… it’s almost over! Can you believe that we’re entering that last few weeks of 2013?? I can’t!! This year seems to have flown by, but oh what a year its been πŸ™‚ I’m joining Nicole from Three 31, and a number of other bloggers with a link up looking back at 2013!

2013 year in review with BusyBeingJennifer.com


What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? I went to a major blogging conference! I got to go to Blissdom in Dallas this past march and it was pretty awesome!

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I kept most of them, and yep, definitely making more for the new year πŸ™‚

Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes! My sister gave birth to an adorable little girl! She’s almost 6 months now and pretty much one of the best things ever! πŸ™‚

adorable little niece
Did anyone close to you die? No! So thankful that all my friends and family are healthy!

What countries did you visit? Didn’t even leave the state this year! :s

What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? More time with my hubby! He’s been on the road off and on since April and I miss having him home every day.

What was your biggest achievement of the year? I’ve lost and kept off 25 pounds! I’m working hard to lose more, but I’m pretty proud of that 25 pound mark πŸ™‚

What was your biggest failure? I dropped the ball on some of the blogging goals I had for 2013… I wish I had worked harder on some ideas/plans I had.

Did you suffer illness or injury? I had a couple of flare ups, and one pretty nasty bout of the flu… I’d rather not repeat that any time soon!

What was the best thing you bought? I scored some awesome boots and new cloths on black friday! Oh and some amazing fabrics too πŸ™‚

Where did most of your money go? Bills! LOL oh and some fabric πŸ™‚ And the kittens!

What did you get really, really, really excited about? I got really, really, really excited about hanging with some awesome women at Blissdom! And to get away for a weekend πŸ™‚

What song will always remind you of 2013? This one’s easy…it’s the song that seems to have been stuck in my head for forever!

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Happier!
Thinner or fatter? THINNER!! Woot Woot!!
Richer or poorer? About the same… :/

What do you wish you’d done more of? I wish I’d gotten out of the house and made a few more memories. Seemed like we hid in the air conditioning all summer long.

What do you wish you’d done less of? I wish I’d made less excuses… and gone after the things I should have!

How will you be spending Christmas? It will be a nice quiet day at home with the Hubby and the kittens πŸ™‚ Just the way we like it!

Did you fall in love in 2013? More in love! I’ve got the best hubby in the world! Even if he does drive me bonkers half the time πŸ˜‰

Who were your best friends? Pretty much the same cool peoples… and I added in Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck πŸ™‚

What thing did you do that was meaningful to others? I hope that my current Homespun Happiness Christmas Project is meaningful! That’s kind of the whole point πŸ™‚

What were your favorite TV programs? I fell in love with Viking, The Walking Dead, Drop Dead Diva and even more in love with Duck Dynasty πŸ™‚

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I wouldn’t say “Hate” but strongly dislike and have nothing to do with now… yup!

What was the best book you read in 2013? I’ve read a bunch… probably close to 100 books this year, my most recent favorite was Β Safe Haven πŸ™‚

What was your greatest musical discovery? I’m loving Florida Georgia Line!

What was your favorite film of this year? I haven’t made it to the theater at all, but I really like World War Z Β and Monsters University

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 30 this year! I had lunch with a friend, skype dates with family, a picnic with myself and revisited my childhood by reading some Nancy Drew Books πŸ™‚

Always with my nose stuck in a book. - busybeingjennifer.com

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Hmmm… tough one. I think if I had been able to move forward on a major thing that I can’t exactly talk about … well at least until the “thing” is taken care of πŸ™‚

What kept you sane? My sister! And Taylor! And Chocolate/Coffee!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Bradly Cooper! I’ve been in love with that dude since his Alias days in the early 2000’s πŸ˜€

What political issue stirred you the most? I don’t “do” politics πŸ™‚

Who did you miss? My sister Emily πŸ™‚

Who was the best new person you met this year? Taylor! I’d met her briefly in 2012, but we really connected and hit it off this year πŸ™‚

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013… Research companies before you take jobs. Be content with where you are/what you have because in a moment it can all be gone. And enjoy every possible second, make ever memory and suck the life out of every moment!

Quote that sums up your year:

The Struggle is part of the story

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9 Responses to 2013 in Review!

  1. Patti says:

    LOVE that quote. Well done!

  2. Michelle says:

    Great job on the 25 pounds! So proud of you!

  3. Aleshea says:

    Your sisters baby is so precious, I love that song as well.

  4. Nicole says:

    YAY FOR 2013!!!! Congratulations on the 25lbs, I totally understand the struggle and the HARD WORK it takes to accomplish that. I'm determined to kick some bad habits myself and continue with the fitness rourtine, healthy eating, etc. after Baby Kamden is born …. plus, I've heard breastfeeding is a major help in reaching your target weight after baby too! P.S. I love "Wagon Wheel" and crank up the volume every time it's playing! Sending big HUGS to you, friend, thanks for all you do for the Texas Women Bloggers community, the Facebook group, and just plain being Y-O-U in your awesome-ness glory. =)

  5. Beth W says:

    I hope the "thing" is resolved soon, then! Great advice and lesson learned from 2013, too. It's so true! πŸ˜€

  6. Pristine says:

    Your niece is ADORABLE!

  7. Skye says:

    I love that pic of you reading, it's so dang cute. Like Nicole said, thanks so much for all your hard work supporting other bloggers this year, it has been very meaningful to so many of us.

  8. I enjoyed reading this! May have to do one too.

  9. erikaboot says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVED Nancy Drew! I wish I still had all my books. I turned 30 this year too (I'll be 31 next month), and it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. πŸ™‚

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