I'm thinking 2014 was a pretty good year. Let's see if I can remember some of the stuff I did, in no particular order.
Witnessed the first sunrise of the year from the top of Jō Yama.
Watched fireworks from beaches in Japan, Ecuador and Canada. This included carefully sequenced underwater fireworks in Shizunami, unregulated chaos, and a private show, respectively. In total, I probably watched fireworks about a dozen times.
Ate a borderline irresponsible amount of crabs in both Guayaquil and Dương Đông.
Replaced my passport twice.
Bought a car and a motorcycle.
Drove a rickety open-top 4x4 up a mountain in Quito to the Swing at the End of the World.
Built many many things out of wood. Multiple tables, boxes, etc.
Acquired a 5L sausage stuffing machine; stuffed sausages.
Spit-roasted a suckling pig in my backyard with a homemade contraption.
Celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the Izu Running Club. And I ran another 1/2 marathon.
Hung a pre-owned sea turtle on my apartment wall.
Rick and Morty.
Made ginger beer and yogurt from scratch (separately).
Didn't ride a bicycle. Not even once. Weird.
Rode in boats into a cave in Dogashima, down an Amazonian river in a wood canoe, and around Georgian Bay near a town called Tiny.