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.