2014 in Review

I’ve been AWOL. I guess this is what happens when life gets so busy that you don’t have enough time to sit down at your laptop without being interrupted. Today I have time because I’m stuck in bed, sick as a dog.

2014 has been, a year of transformation. I thought that 2013 would go down as the most life altering year for me, but really it hasn’t been. 2013 may have been the year that I physically changed the most, but 2014 is the year that my life took a direction that I never anticipated. Lets take a walk down memory lane. Lisa Sanchez, this is your life!

Career

Who would have thought that I would finally have found a career path in life? Years and years of schooling, and flailing (and perhaps even more flailing) I finally found my niche. I was promoted not once, but twice and now Geordie and I are relocating from Vancouver to Kelowna for my new position. I had people in the company on my side who saw to it that my business acumen became much more fine tuned. I went from Store Manager to District Store Trainer to District Manager in a year. It’s crazy and I am so grateful to have a new challenge. I leave for training for my new position in a week, lucky me I get to go to Seattle for 4 weeks. For the next week I get to kick back and relax and try to get out of the mindset of being a DST.

Family

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to fly to Winnipeg with Geordie to celebrate my Grandma’s 93rd birthday. Getting to spend time with my aunts, uncles and cousins was priceless. I was glad that they all got to meet Geordie, I don’t know when the next time we’ll all be able to get together like that, so for him to finally understand the craziness that is the Sanchez clan was priceless.

Life

Geordie and I moved in together into a tin can of an apartment in Vancouver from our respective suburban places. It’s been awesome. I love our neighbourhood, I love all of the restaurants we’ve discovered and the weird pan flute player who lives next door. I’ve enjoyed living here more so now than ever before, mostly because I’m with someone who is gung-ho to experience everything with me. I’ll always have a special love for this city, mostly because it’s where I met the love of my life. I’m sad to leave it, but I’m excited about what Kelowna has to offer and all of the new memories we’ll get to make there. This year I was also asked to be a bridesmaid (yet again!) for one of my oldest and dearest friends. She and I have both had to kiss a frog or two before we found the one, and I’m so glad she has found a man who treats her like gold. Congrats Jenna!

Love

Who would have thought that my boredom on a work trip would have resulted in ending up with the quirkiest, nerpiest, sweetest guy ever? Geordie has taught me so much about what love is. I’ve never known someone who is so loving and kind. He makes me stop and think about how I can be a better person, he’s brought a sense of joy to my life that I didn’t know existed. I am beyond grateful that he is willing to pack up and hitch his star to my wagon on this new journey to the Okanagan.

My body, mind and soul are happy.

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