The Joys and Regrets of 2017


2017 was filled with joys and regrets. So many ups and downs.

Here is a list of both:


  • Melvin starting his own practice.
  • My travels to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Whistler, and Palm Springs for work plus a family trip to Disney
  • Some of the best books I’ve read in a while including Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Made for Love, All Our Wrong Todays, and The Witches of New York.
  • Pearl really started to read books. Yay!
  • Jasper is potty trained! Y’all I haven’t bought diapers for the first time in 7 years!
  • I converted the spare bedroom into my office.
  • Season 3 of Mr.Robot, another season of Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People, Game of Thrones.
  • Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Maroon 5, LCD Soundsystem, Lourde, Kesha.
  • Hitting level 30 in Pokemón Go.
  • Ladybird.


  • Buying Taylor Swift’s new album. Complete garbage. Way too whiney.
  • The latest season of Walking Dead. Why do I keep watching?
  • Not going to the gym more.
  • Not spending more time in Tokyo (although I could have spent a month there and it wouldn’t have been enough).
  • Not owning a Toto toilet or bathtub.American toilet technology hasn’t changed since the invention of indoor plumbing. Why?!?
  • Not making enough of an effort to hang out with good friends.
  • Letting my anxiety take over too much.
  • Not reading more books
  • Losing my Bose noise cancelling ear buds. Sad day. Thankfully I was able to replace them with an updated bluetooth version which is better.
January 5, 2018
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1 Comment

  • Reply Pam Kocke

    I’m so close to level 30! 😂

    January 5, 2018 at 11:57 am
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