The Year in Review: 2012

Well, although 2011 was pretty darn amazing because that’s when Connor was born, 2012 has also been amazing. To say we accomplished quite a bit this year would be an understatement.

The biggest changes this year were career-related. For the first time since college (besides maternity leave), I am not working in corporate America. Instead my husband and I started our own business, a gym (Skill of Strength) in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Despite the fact that it’s been incredibly hard and owning a business comes with an endless amount of work, I have never been happier.

As sad as I am that I don’t have a newborn anymore, I am loving having a toddler even more than I thought possible. He keeps me busy and I am constantly chasing him and cleaning up his mess, but it is so worth it. Seeing Connor’s sense of humor and personality develop is fun beyond words and nothing is better than hearing his laugh and giving him hugs.

In order to keep this short I’m gonna post some links below to recap the year. It was a busy one!

Some highlights this year:

Opening Skill of Strength (April 2012)

Skill of Strength Chelmsford MA

Obtained my RKC 10 months after having a baby (April 2012)
Obtaining RKC After Having a Baby

Left my job in Corporate America (August 2012)
Leaving Corporate America to Open a Gym

Connor turned one and got baptized (April 2012)
One year old baptism at church

Went back to Loyola for the first time in almost 10 years (November 2011)
Visiting College and Old Dorm After 10 Years

Completed 13 bodyweight pull-ups after doing The Fighter Pull-up Program (December 2012)
Fighter Pullup Program

I can only imagine what 2013 is going to bring. I’m really looking forward to seeing my sweet boy turn two, celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary and continuing to grow our company.

Life is good and I am blessed. We had a lovely Christmas after working a bit yesterday, I now get to enjoy the rest of this week with my little family.

Thank you all for keeping me company here on my blog this year and I hope that you have a Happy New Year!! 


  1. I love this highlights ‘reel’ for a post! I may borrow the idea!! You’ve had such an awesome year, I am so happy for you, from the gym, to Connor, to your family and marriage, it all seems to be jiving. LOVE that. AND I got to meet you this year, and hopefully get together again soon, given we live ridiculously close together!! XO
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  2. What a great year!! You certainly have been busy. I hope 2013 only gets better for you!
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  3. Girl, you OWNED 2012. I love all that you’ve gotten to experience and evolve into this year, so so cool. I can only imagine where 2013 will take you and SOS, rock on!! And PS. maybe in the new year we’ll finally make plans to meet up, hehe 😉
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  4. What a wonderful year you’ve had! It’s been fun to walk through it with you. Here’s to an even happier 2013 to you, your family, and your lucky clients! [clink glasses]

    I’ll be doing my own year-end introspection–posted about it yesterday, link below. Enjoy!
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