I’m filled with hope for the new year. I’m not sure why turning a page on a calendar signifies a new start in my life but it does. Every year. Sometimes I look back fondly on the year and other times, like this year, I can’t wait to flip over the page to January 1st. That got me thinking. How bad has this year really been? In looking through my blog posts, it hasn’t been bad at all. Yes, the last couple months could have been better but this year has held some amazing memories for me. If you haven’t been reading my blog all year, I encourage you to browse through these posts.
We went geocaching and got some interesting treasure.
Visited the Florida State Fair for the first time.
Took my favorite picture of the year.
I saw the Google maps car!
I conquered a fear of mine.
Went on many Sunday outings.
Went to the beach (several times) and started our jumping picture tradition.
Went on a road trip to see Mumford and Songs (warning, this post is long, with lots of photos). This is a tie for my favorite memory of the year.
Went to Georgia, collected some rocks & jumped for some more pictures.
Threw Ken a 40th birthday bash!
Celebrated my niece’s birthday in Crystal River.
Watched my friend’s movie screening.
Went to California to interview Roma Downey. My favorite posts about my trip can be seen here, here (my favorite day in California), here and this is my interview.
Recorded an acoustic music video. (Here is the link that includes the actual video.)
So, as I sit back an remember all that has happened this year, I’ve decided that it’s been a good year overall. Yes, the last two months can kiss my butt and I’m still looking forward to 2012 but 2011 & I have kissed and made up. I think I just needed some perspective.
Have a great New Year’s Eve and may you experience more blessings than you can imagine in 2012!