Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in Review

This has been a good year for me - full of travel, fun and new opportunities. Rather than listen to me drone one in paragraph form, here's a bulleted list of highlights!

  • I got a new job! And it's only one county away!
  • I walked in three friend's weddings.
  • I routinely experienced the joy of South Florida Public Transit. 
  • I read alot of books, and alot of classics. How did I only just read the Count of Monte Cristo? Amazing book!
  • I paid off my credit card debt - woohoo!
  • Have gotten alot stronger, physically.
  • Spent alot of time on the boat and finally saw Stiltsville.
  • My troop performed at Tribal Fest and we rocked it!
  • I hiked the Cinque Terre in Italy and drove northbound on Pacific Coast Highway. I also travelled to these places:
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Wilmington, NC
    • Columbia, SC (yup, still hate it)
    • Augusta, GA/ Aiken, SC
    • Tampa
    • New York/Brooklyn
    • Key West
    • Paris, Florence and the Italian Riviera
    • San Francisco, Sonoma and Northern California
So some things I didn't get as much accomplished as I would like, but overall I think it's pretty successful.  I don't do resolutions because that implies a one-time goal set, and quite frankly I think that resolutions are generally overambitious and doomed to fail. I am a fastidious planner and obsessively goal-oriented, so here are some of the things I have been planning on, going into the new year:

  • Continue to build a financial reserve (made easier by new job.)
  • Continue to strengthen myself and stay in shape.
  • Get back to karate, now that I have put this knee injury behind me.
  • Pay off a bigger chunk of my student loans of doom.
  • Write and blog more - although this may be at an undisclosed, new location
  • Travel to the following places:
    • Iceland
    • Austin, TX
    • San Francisco, L.A. (via southern part of PCH)
    • Key West 
    • Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC
    • Chile
I'm excited for this new year. And no, I don't believe that crap about the end of the world.  Fun fact for the road. Rapture was supposed to bring the end of the world - with the world erupting in a ball of flame - on my birthday. Nice, right?

Have a happy New Year! Stay safe tonight, and don't drink and drive!

1 comment:

Kisha Frazier said...

How about adding a trip to Seattle?? :)