THE BEST OF TWENTY TWELVE

new years

With 2013 fast approaching (we’re just 2 days, 1 sparkly dress and a countdown away) resolutions are the talk of the town. While the promise of a new year brings a “blank slate” I can’t help but want to look back to 2012 to remember all the stuff that, well, rocked. Sure there were a few goals unmet, things I said I’d do and didn’t – but all in all 2012 was a damn good year and I’m just not ready to move onwards (and upwards) without paying tribute to all that went down first.

My 2012 highlight reel (in somewhat chronological order)

Visiting Arizona for my birthday with my parents (which included a B-Day dinner at True Food Kitchen – my absolute favourite place on earth).

• A surprise birthday brunch hosted by Tiff with amazing pancakes and amazing people.

• Discovering Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheese from Society – total life game changer. OH MY GOD.

• When heather came to live with us for the summer! (those 5 months basically need a highlight reel of their own)

• An epic work-related road trip to San Francisco, Tahoe, Bend, Portland and Seattle.

• Running the Vancouver Sun Run 10k

• Speaking at the Ambassador Summit in Whistler

• Playing on a soccer team with friends from work (and winning the championships!)

• When my family came to visit!

• Meat, cheese and bread picnic under the fireworks with Tiff and Heath.

• Learning to play both beach volleyball and softball this summer.

• #Bearminimum camping trip to Tofino – aka the scariest/best thing I ever did.

• Spending the day with Heather in Deep Cove and hiking Quarry Rock.

• Running an effing half marathon!

• Hitting up every night of Celebration of Light in the summer.

• When Vanessa and the Amodeos came to visit me (and spending some QT in Tofino with them too).

• My cousin’s wedding.

• When Mark came to visit me (I really love having visitors. Can you tell?).

• Being able to fly home to Toronto for all the major holidays.

• The first of my friends got engaged this year – whoa!

• Missy Higgins Concert. ‘Nuff said.

• Supporting a few different causes like Toast To The Coast and Imagine1Day

• Starting this blog! WOOHOO!

• a day full of inspiration at TEDxVancouver

• When Bev came to visit (I’m a lucky girl with all these visitors!)

Puerto Vallarta – 7 days of sun-kissed bliss.

• Getting offered a new job/new challenge for the new year.

• Helping said engaged friend go dress shopping #crazy

• Being home for the holidays :) ‘cause that’s always nice!

Can’t wait to see all that 2013 brings – I’ll consider myself pretty lucky if it’s anything like last year.

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