Friday, December 30, 2011

Yearly Recap: 2011

I came across this yearly recap from All & Sundry, and thought I'd give it a try. This year's recap won't
be as detailed as I struggle at trying to remember certain things, just bear with me. So, here goes:

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I did not make any new year’s resolutions in 2011. I plan to create a vision board for 2012.
Did anyone close to you give birth?Yes, my close college friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Did anyone close to you die?My great-aunt passed away.
What countries did you visit? Mexico, Egypt, Netherlands.
What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? A mate.
What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? August 20th – Date that Baby B. was born and September 2nd – When I found out a Lil’ Kim was making an appearance in 2012.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?I’m going to say adjusting to life in the concrete jungle and creating work/life balance.

What was your biggest failure? Not sticking to my healthy lifestyle plan
Did you suffer illness or injury? Thankfully no!
What was the best thing you bought? My iPod Touch.
Where did most of your money go? Rent, travel, food, et al.
What did you get really excited about? Traveling to Egypt for a second time, visiting the Red Light District in Amsterdam, and moving into my new place in Manhattan.

What song will always remind you of 2011?
When I Wake Up” from The Light of the Sun. Artist: Jill Scott
Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? Happier.
– thinner or fatter? Thinner.
– richer or poorer? Does financially stable count?
What do you wish you’d done more of?More blogging, tweeting, strength training.
What do you wish you’d done less of? Stressing the small stuff...
How did you spend Christmas? With family and friends.
What was your favorite TV program? Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Glee.

What were your favorite books of the year?
“The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” – written by Maria Augusta Trapp.
What was your favorite music from this year?
Raheem Devaughn’s mixtapes for sure: Jackin’ for Beats Vol. I & II, and Heemy taught me.
What were your favorite films of the year? Bridesmaids, The Help, Crazy Stupid Love, New Years Eve
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I took a birthdaycation cruise to Progreso and Cancun, Mexico. I turned 32.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I don’t know that I have an answer for this one, really. Gimme a minute -- or two. 
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Fashion concept? lol. If anything, I opted for comfort over style.

What kept you sane? Traveling, fun conversations with my inner circle, the Sims 3, and later - running.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
“Never make someone a priority, when you’re just their option.”

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