See Ya, 2011

This time last year I was barely vertical after a horrid Florida flu. But I remember telling my sister Deanne that I really felt 2011 was going to be a great year. And it was.

I ran a 5K.
I visited Apple Headquarters.
I notched another publication from grad school research.
I wrote a book.
I spent time with my family.
I successfully transitioned to newspaper advising at school.

And even though I’d really like an “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” moment, I can’t forget about the boy. He was part of what made 2011 great.

I don’t have any major aspirations for 2012. Surviving any central American apocalypse scenarios is definitely a plan. I’d like to become a better runner. Maybe learn how to knit or speak Spanish. And of course, save enough money to finance my 2013 trip to Japan.

Whatever I decide to focus on, it’ll happen. If there’s anything the past two years have taught me, it’s that I can do pretty much anything.

Happy New Year.

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  1. You had a pretty awesome 2011. Not to rush 2012, but I'm kinda ready for your 2013 trip to Japan! Went to a great little restaurant for ramen and gyoza tonight…sat on a raised floor booth on tatami mats for the authentic Japanese experience. You'll love it.

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