I know, I know, I’m a little behind. The holiday dust has finally settled, the Christmas decorations are back in storage and I finally have time to reflect on the past year and look towards the new one. 2011 was a year of firsts:
1. First blog and first blog post. I started this blog on a whim and thought I would quickly run out of recipes and things to write about. It has now become my stress reliever and my creative outlet. I still can’t believe I made all this!
2. First time volunteering in years. You can read about some of it here, here, and here. I never knew how much I missed it, until I started doing it again and now I can’t imagine it not being a part of my life. I get so much more in return than what I give.
3. First time picking up art supplies (here and here) since highschool. I’ve never considered myself as a creative person, so I’ve stayed away from the artsy stuff (painting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, etc). Never again will I consider myself not being able to do anything until I try it at least once (or twice).
4. And the big one – first time in Europe. It’s always been a long time goal of mine to go to Europe….all that history, culture and art….amazing! That being said, it will not be the last time we go!
2011 was also a year of letting go a little bit and doing things that make me happy. I hope 2012 will be more of the same, with maybe a 10km run for charity or a volunteer trip thrown into the mix. But unfortunately, I know it’s not going to be all fun and games or cupcakes and buttercream frosting. How sweet would it be?
I foresee some major changes in the future. It’s time for me to buckle down and figure out what to do with my life. Just as I have now made David’s resolution accountable to the world, I am asking you to hold me to it and keep me honest.
Now, if anyone out there would like to compensate me for my blogging skills, I may just take you up on it. 🙂
Happy New Year, again! May all your wishes and dreams be fulfilled!