Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb13: Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days.
Day 2 – Shine:
What was the best moment of 2013?
I think it was probably work-related. Maybe that wasn't necessarily the best moment, but it was a moment when I was "shining". I came back to the office victorious, returning to town with a better deal than I'd hoped was possible, making everyone think I was a rockstar at least for a little while, and fortunately, for a long while with my boss -- he definitely remembers the case well!
Anyway, since a work-related shining moment isn't very excited, I'll try to brainstorm a couple other highlights from the year.
My running-related best moment was oddly enough probably my overall first female title at our local beer mile race. While the marathon PR was exciting, since it was a huge race with plenty of other people finishing more than an hour ahead of me, and since I didn't see my husband right before I finished, and since I missed my ultimate goal, I didn't really feel like I was shining. But at the beer mile, I couldn't stop smiling. And giggling. And giving people high-5s. And burping... Drunken me equates in my mind to shining me. Haha.
My best shining personal moment was probably my high school reunion. I was wearing a rocking dress, in great shape being only a month away from my goal marathon. And a husband who was joking that he wouldn't be able to stop staring at me all night because I looked so hot (flattery gets him everywhere and he knows it!). But either way, all that meant I went into the event feeling great. And then getting to see some of my very best friends from high school and find I still love them as much as I did then, even though we're separated by years and miles and pretty much never see each other anymore except for occasional weddings, etc.
I wish I could find a picture of the dress I wore. It was a Missioni and this is the exact dress, but wrong colors: http://www.thecorner.com/us/women/short-dress_cod34368729oq.html?gclid=CM6L4dL_nLsCFYEDOgodGlYAVQ&tp=47137 Where that dress has black trim, mine was a deep orange. And where there is the black and white pattern in rows, mine was a purple and orange chevron kind of print.