|Happy New Year Picture from 2011|
As I look back at 2016 and think of what happened, I am left feeling satisfied with my year. I look forward to 2017.
I had strived this year to post more on my blog. I did in part for a few solid months and then completely stopped posting for a period of time as other projects and work took the focus. I am back to trying to post on a regular basis.
I thought I would take this time to mention some of my favorite blog posts from 2016. Maybe some that were missed and also to refresh my memory of the past year.
January 2016I found the post I made after finding pictures from when the Royals won the world series -- Videos from Game 1 of 2015 World Series.
I enrolled in my first class at Washburn in years... Beginning Piano... I loved it! I kept a blog of all my studying and even my final project. I recall the initial post Studying Piano Lessons and Remembering Childhood Piano Practicing as I started the process. Unfortunately, I have not been back to continue to play the piano. I still have plans to get back to it though. See all posts involving piano.
I started following YouTube channels involving giving up all your possessions to sail the world. Still a fascinating group of channels that follow a year later. New Found Addition Are YouTube Channels were the first group of channels that I started following toward the end of 2015 and continue to follow today.
I recall the day I went on a swing in a park in central Topeka. It really freaked me out and I realized I am getting older in the post Freakout Control Diminishes as I Get Older... My Experience on a Swing.
The day the Kansas City Royals trophy came to Washburn University Brief Update on Royals World Series Trophy at Washburn University.
The start of baseball with rings and banners -- Royals Opening Day is this Sunday
I started running again. I have since stopped. I hope to get back into it though. Reading past posts on running helps to inspire for future runs. I started the process again on April 2 with Start Running Process Tomorrow and Get Run Bug Again.
I wrote my first paper in years for piano class. I was almost done with practicing my piece and ready to perform. Read the paper and where I was at in the process in Paper on Johannes Brahms Done and Preparing for Final.
Final piece done and recorded -- Final Piece of Minuet in G by JS Bach for Beginning Piano Class
By June, I only posted two times that month. More running and Father's Day.
July and August 2016
No posts at all from me during the month of July. We went on a vacation and it was a busy month. However, in August, I did post about our vacation from July down to Texas -- Our Summer Vacation in Texas from July.
September, October, and November 2016
So, essentially, no posts September or October with one post in August that was about a vacation we took in July. I was slacking a bit on posts. Although in November, I did post Catching up from August Post and New Stuff that detailed what had happened during those few months of no posts.
Thanksgiving and reflecting on the year. It was a great year!
Happy New Year in 2017!