Since I was away on vacation for the last week of the year, I’m a little behind on my usual year-end blog posts. But I still wanted to take some time to appreciate the wonderful, beautiful year I’ve had and give it its due. It’s been a great year: full of new adventures, life lessons and friends both old and new. I’ve been proud of myself, frustrated, embarrassed, awed, excited, stretched, pushed, angry, loved, thrilled and almost every single other emotion in between. In 2014 I tried hard to live the way I want to live and be the person I want to be. I hope I continue to do the same in 2015.
In 2014 I:
It was a great year. I’m so blessed and so lucky to have so much to look forward to in 2015.
More year-end reviews: 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Time flew this year. It’s hard to quantify all the beauty, and joy, and growth and love that 2012 had to offer. In truth, not much happened, in the traditional sense. But a lot of little things happened, and they all added up to be important.
I read sixty books, some of them life-changing.
I broke off a relationship that was draining me and I was happily surprised to find that my life totally blossomed.
I practiced my photography every day, and it improved.
I started running again. I managed to run 8K and do my first race.
I learned how to waitress.
I learned how to knit and sew.
I sobbed my heart out a few times, for many different reasons.
I started to figure out how to give myself what I need. Huge epiphany!
I drank a lot of smoothies with spinach in them.
I spent a lot of time alone.
I let myself be creative.
I happily improved some great friendships.
I got excited daydreaming about the future.
I cooked + baked a lot of really delicious things.
I loved 2012.
I’m so excited for 2013!
2011 was an awesome ride. Like any good roller coaster, there were some amazing highs and some crazy lows, and lots of drama in between. All in all, I think it was one of the best years of my life to date, because of all the growth and change I went through. I’ve learned a ton about myself and what I need, and that just means that 2012 will be an even greater year as I build on that knowledge!
What I Did
Where I Went
- Ottawa twice: once for Winterlude, and once for Canada Day.
- Quebec City for a romantic weekend away
- Cancun, Mexico for a fabulous week in the sun with my family!
- Los Angeles, CA for a week of surfing, eating, and exploration.
- And of course, back and forth between my beautiful Montreal and Toronto to visit family & friends.
By the Numbers
- Books read: 50
- Blog posts: 77
- Articles published: 14
- Novels written: 1
- Photos taken: 5, 391 in 167 events (according to iPhoto)
In 2012, I want to read more books, take
more better photos, and travel as much as possible. Stay tuned for a concrete list of New Years goals & a round-up of my 2011 NYR! (Spoiler alert: I didn’t get as many done as I’d hoped, but I’m still pretty thrilled.)
What are your favourite 2011 memories? I’d love to hear them.