LOOKING BACK ON 2017

Reflecting on the past year...

Like many, I am more than ready to say 'Bye Felicia' to 2017. But this morning while looking back at some old insta posts to create the #bestnine2017, I was reminded of some great moments that took place this year. David and I have moved to a new area of Shanghai and have made a point to explore more of the city, especially rooftops, food festivals, and live music events. We rediscovered parts of China/Indonesia while playing tour guide with David's younger sister and new husband.  In Japan, we had a relaxing holiday wandering around Kyoto and Nara. 

We traveled to the US - twice! I took part in six races this year and have been persuasive enough to recruit some colleagues to join a few local 5Ks. For some reason, I've already registered for a half marathon in April...we'll see how that goes! Which reminds me, I still need to sit down and write out #goals for 2018 at some point today before 2017 is officially over. 

HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN

Last month David and I made a trip back to Ohio to visit friends and family. This was my first trip to the US in awhile that wasn't during summer months and the Midwest was a lot colder than I remembered. We had a very active visit - we were unsuccessful in escaping a kidnapping at Breakout Games, enjoyed North by Northwest with score by the Cleveland Orchestra, survived a cold Turkey trot in Akron, and ate loads everywhere we went.