30 December 2011

Peace out 2011, hello 2012

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

First, I hope you all had a great holiday, I still have pictures to share! But for now, I’m talking about something else.

I cannot believe 2011 is almost over. I know, it was just Christmas and I’m surprised NYE is coming up so quickly? Well yeah, I am.

In digging up last year’s post to see if I made strides on my resolution, I was grateful to find that I kept it simple.

My 2011 resolution was to “keep trying new things.” So was I successful?

Yeah, I think I was!

Some of 2011’s highlights:

  • Italy. I mean, two weeks alone in a foreign country where I barely spoke the language? That was huge and an amazing experience
  • Trapeze. I will never do it again and was scared out of my f*cking mind but I did it and can cross it off my “want to try” list
  • Dating. Yes, this didn’t work out as I hoped, but I gave it an honest shot and put myself out there more than I have in a long time. And maybe the next one will turn out differently
  • FOOD. From Italy to Seattle to Vancouver to Chicago to Milwaukee, I’ve had a lot of amazing meals and tried a lot of new things, some that were tastier than others. But still, I have some very fond food memories
  • Oprah! Yes, thanks to the Chicago blizzard, I got last minute tickets to the Oprah Winfrey Show (before it went off the air) and even got a little camera time. That was an awesome experience
  • Acting like a crazed teen. Seeing Weezer play the Blue Album in concert with Mega was amazing. The 17 year old inside of me was wicked excited (but not about the mosh pit)

So what is the plan for 2012? Much of the same, travel, food and continuing to try new things and challenge myself.

I may not always be successful but I won’t know unless I try.

And I’m very optimistic and excited to see what 2012 has in store for me. Hopefully it will include a make out or two as well.

What are your 2012 resolutions?


  1. Nic S. says:

    It sounds as if you had a great year! :-)
    My main resolution this year is moving back to the midwest (from Arizona). Chicago, here I come!!

  2. yay! loving all the traveling! especially the solo traveling!

    this year’s big goal – get a job i want, not one to pay the bills. and to continue to travel.

  3. allison says:

    well one of my goals is to get to Chicago. For a whooooollllle weekend!

  4. Marjolein says:

    Sounds like an amazing year! I hope 2012 will be either just as good or even better for you!

    I don’t generally make resolutions, but we’re looking into buying our first house together, so for me that’s what I want to accomplish in 2012.

  5. Great year! I’m jealous of your Italy trip!

    My plan- save money for my trip to Turks & Caicos, lose weight & find myself a guy! There’s gotta be better options here in the cities ;)

  6. Aww, I really like you! Happy New Year!

  7. what a year you had! I think you put yourself out there in all aspects of life.

  8. you had an amazing 2011!! have a happy new year :)

  9. Lil' Woman says:

    You had a awesome year girl!! :)

  10. Susan says:

    Wow you had a great year!