Tag: self

Thanks & Happy Holidays: That was 2014

_This is end-of-year post #7 ([all prior ones here](http://www.thewavingcat.com/tag/end-of-year/)). Slowly I’m getting into the habit._ What happened in 2014? A lot. Let’s dive in! ### The theme for 2014 In hindsight, I’d describe 2014 as a year of building foundations. Much more than ever before…

Thanks & Happy Holidays: That was 2013

This is my sixth end-of-year post ([all prior ones here](http://www.thewavingcat.com/tag/end-of-year/)). Stunned! So what happened? ### Friends & Family   In the spring, I married M, and couldn’t possibly be happier. This alone would have made my year perfect. I’m very happy that more friends married,…

Thanks & Happy Holidays: That was 2012

So that was the year – time for a brief look back at what happened, as I’ve been doing for the last few years. (This is the fifth year in a row – crazy, eh? Here are [numbers one to four](http://www.thewavingcat.com/tag/end-of-year/).) So what happened? Lots…

No New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t like New Year’s resolutions, and I don’t believe in them. Not because they don’t make sense. They might. But because I don’t think that tying goals to a date is the best way to go about plans. However, the holidays are a good…

The last of the Zivis

Today, the last of the [Zivis][1] finished their [last day at work][2]. Calling this _The End of an Era_ wouldn’t be overstated: From 1973 to 2011 (today, actually), more than 2.7 million young men served in Germany. (More stats and [history in German on Wikipedia][3].)…