2011 in Review
I have to say, 2011 has been a really good year. Since it's the first year I've been blogging, I think it deserves a highlight recap, in chronological order complete with unabashed links to old posts:
January: Rang in the new year with some good friends. Had high hopes for the year.
February: Turned 30 unscathed. Received this amazing photo from B.
March: Started blogging. Woot!
June: Plans were underway to start writing Outpost Outfittedon Post 27's blog. Although I wrote the mostly weekly post for only 4 short months, it was a great time. I loved putting together the outfits and it taught me the challenges and rewards of creating something as a contribution to someone else's point of view. Plus the ladies there consistently inspire me, and I am reminded of my need to be creative every time I set foot in that lovely shop.
August: New job. Hello, great benefits, vacation, somewhat relation to my architecture background, and fun new experience!
September: Became a godmother. So. Very. Cool.
October: Surprised B with a secret staycation at The James, purchased my wedding dress (consignment, obviously!) with my mom, and inherited a boatload of vintage shoes. Also started working on a little unpatterned mini design project; more on that later, hopefully.
November: B and I celebrated Thanksgiving in 3 towns with all 3 sets of p's, and saw a great show for the first time in months.
December: Conquered the macaroon. Christmas with my whole family, including my brother in from California. Absolutely no photos to show for it though. Regardless, everyone is healthy, a perfect ending to a fabulous year.
I am so grateful for 2011. I achieved some dreams that I laid out for myself at the beginning of the year, and that is an amazing feeling. I am so very grateful for my family and friends that helped to make it such a great year in big ways and in small, and for anyone and everyone that reads this gibberish that I write. It's fun, therapeutic, and in its own small way contributed to my sanity in 2011.
What are your highlights of 2011? Here's looking forward to 2012!