The modo for the year 2012 was “L-I-V-I-N”, as usual living life to the fullest, with no regrets. Well the year is over and I am happy to say I didn’t waste any time, and enjoyed every minute of it. The important elements in my life, family, friends, health, self improvement, career, and community all were successful in 2012, in the most fulfilling of ways.
On August 16, 2012 my life elevated in the most amazing way, I got married to the love of my life Julia. We had our wedding in Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Chapel, with a reception in a penthouse suite amongst close family and friends. It was a day of fun, happiness and love. Here are the wedding photos.
2012 was also the year I got to be a part of a best friend Xan and his wife Kristen’s wedding. It’s good to know that time keeps on passing, but my friends and I are still the little kids I remembered horsing around, still trying to grow up.
The past year friends near and far made for a perfect time, a reminder to me to make an effort to hang out more.
Working it… That’s all I have to say. 2012 exercise and getting in shape had become a part of life, and new goals have pushed me harder. Oh and lots of Muay Thai training.
I ran my fastest Half Marathon 1hr 48min 23sec almost 20 minutes faster then my previous fastest time.
I entered my first Muay Thai Amateur fight at a Team Quest Encinitas IKF tournament video here.
I cornered my first Muay Thai fight for a friend Stephen and fellow gym rat video here.
I got my body fat down to 13% from 16% (I know getting crazy here, but hey its still cool)
2012 was the year of getting things done. Julia and I were able to launch mygraphs.com as well as implemented realtime cloud monitoring for systemswatch.com, both had been in the planning phases for quite sometime. With the magical design and development skills of Julia we were able to successfully bring both products out to the world. So far we have had a strong response and each day we continue to gain ground on making both initiatives better and better.
Also Givit a company I am a Co-Founder of, went from a cool IOS private sharing app to a easy to use full featured video editing IOS app that makes great highlight reels.
As you can see its been a busy year!
Every year I raise money for Walk MS and 2012 wasn’t the best year but I did manage to raise $1100 from family and friends. Any amount going to a worth while cause is a good thing. Here is a graph showing the progress of my fundraising year over year, of course using mygraphs.com
Also in 2012 with the help of a donation to SDSU, Julia and I became SDSU Aztec Football and Basketball season ticket holders, something we had wanted to do for awhile. We both are Alumni and love eating junk food and watching our teams kick some butt. SDSU Football became Co-Champions of the Mountain West Conference, and got into the Poinsettia Bowl against BYU, which we got to see as well. Currently we are still in the middle of the basketball season but SDSU is doing well with a current ranking of 22 in the nation, not to shabby.
Looking back on 2012, all I can say is I am a lucky man to have amazing friends and family to share great experiences with. That combined with the fact I love what I do for a living, I can’t complain and look forward to an even more exciting 2013! Oh yea, and the end of the world didn’t happen so that is cool too