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31 December 2011 @ 04:36 pm
Goodbye 2011, Hullo 2012  
1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Coordinated a wedding :)

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Probably not, and probably yes, respectively.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope, but a couple are going to in '12 :)

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.  Very blessed in this area as I've not yet personally experience a death of a loved one.  Though for this reason I think it will be all the much harder, having to deal with such a new, and intense loss at an older age.

5. What travels did you embark upon?
Went to Colorado, Las Vegas, Florida

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Integrity, unshakeable faith, resoluteness

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I think my good friend's wedding.  All the weddings I've even been apart of, I was much too young to understand or appreciate them.  It was a blessing and privilege to be so involved in such a special moment in my friends' lives!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I think proving myself at my current job.  I earned their respect and their appreciation.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Being so foolish with my heart and that of others.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
iPhone 4s.  Absolutely love it.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
*thinks* I'm not sure...

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
 Nothing as tragic as that, but I was saddened by one of my guy friend's constant immature choices...

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travelling, paying off my car (yay she's mine!), and iPhone :)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Paying off my car, buying my iPhone, seeing my fam in CO for the first time in a whole year!!!!

16. What songs will always remind you of 2011?
Anything by Adele, The Black Keys; Shake Me Down by Cage the Elephant; anything from the Vice Verses Switchfoot album :)

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? Hmmm...  Probabbly happier in some regards, and sadder in others.
ii. Thinner or fatter? I think the same.
iii. richer or poorer? Same.  

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Read, and especially write.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Spending money, wasting my time :P

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With a friend's family of 50 odd people 

21. Did you fall in love in 2011?
You could say that.

22. What was your favourite TV program?
New Girl all the way! :)  Got addicted to Dragon's Den too

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

24. What was the best book you read?
Sheesh I don't think I read much . Maybe Hinds feet in High Places.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
City Harmonic, from Hamilton, baby.

26. What did you want and get?
My very own iPhone :)

27. What did you want and not get?
Move back to US, find love, be sure of myself

28. What was your favourite film of this year?
I absolutely adored The Muppets.  But Drive, Super 8, Mission Impossible IV and Transformers were great.  Also, I think In Time is a 2011 movie seriously underestimated.

29. What was your most shameful moment of 2011?
Finding myself settling, once again.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 23.  On the day I had Bible study, but that Friday we went to Dave & Buster's where my friends won me my own huge Domo doll :D

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
"Spend it where it counts".  This was the first year where I actually spend some real money to buy nice clothes.

32. What kept you sane?
My peeps, God, church, new job

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
No one.  Not into that sort of thing.

34. What current events stirred you the most?
Steve Job's death, Obama administration, Osama Bin Laden

35. Who did you miss?
C&B and the clan

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Don't think I met anyone new with whom I became close

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Don't counterfeit love. Don't settle for less than what you deserve, and more what your heart longs for.  Don't settle because you lack faith.  Believe. Take heart. Have faith.  Have courage, and press on.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Say by OneRepublic

Do you know where your heart is?
Do you think you can find it?
Or did you trade it for something
Somewhere better just to have it?
Do you know where your love is?
Do you think that you lost it?
You felt it so strong but
Nothing's turned out how you wanted

Well bless my soul
You're a lonely soul
Cause you won't let go
Of anything you hold

Well all I need
Is the air I breathe
And a place to rest
My head

Do you know what your fate is?
And are you trying to shake it?
You're doing your best and
Your best look
You're praying that you make it

lflichellflichel on December 31st, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yay, I love these things. :) Might steal it for facebook

- Leann
iced_strawberri on January 3rd, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Welcome back to LJ!

I totally agreee about the iphone! I got the white 4s recently and love it! :)

Happy New Year!
Raietikotock on January 5th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Ha thanks! :) I still post semi-regularly but they're all private posts...haha.. Defeats the purpose of LJ, eh?

Yaaay for iPhone 4s love :D :D :D

Happy New Year to you as well!