A Goodbye to 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012


Oh 2012, what a beautiful year you have been! As I say goodbye to this year I can’t help but reflect on the fun adventures it held. Here’s a few great things that happened this year….

- Took yoga classes for the first time
- Let off a bunch of floating lanterns
- Went to my first Renaissance Faire
- Went to the Titanic museum in Tennessee
- Gave my first toast at a wedding
- Saw a play in Chicago
- Saw 26 plays or musicals
- Hosted my first baby shower for someone
- Threw a bachelorette party for someone
- Went to Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota for the first time
- Went White Water Rafting
- Made my very first pie
- Went to a Mad Men party and tried old drinks
- Went to a Superbowl celebration in the city that was hosting the game
- Started working from home a few days a week
- Toured a brewery
- Took a Greek cooking class
- Went to a murder mystery dinner

And of course there were loads of other great things along the way; books read, conversations had, road trips taken, weddings celebrated, etc.

What new things did you guys do this year? What new things do you want to try next year?

Have a fantastic New Year’s Eve and I hope 2013 is incredible for all of you!

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9 comments:

Carey said...

That sounds like a fabulous year!

annieb said...

Well, I found book blogging and as a result read 217 books in 2012 and wrote mini reviews (very mini) for each, for my own use. I will be 69 years old in a few days, so there aren't that many new things available to me anymore and books seem to have taken their place,although I have always been a reader. Wednesday I start back to work fulltime so the pace will not be as fast, but I plan to keep reading a lot and reviewing each read. I only work for 7 months, so after that watch out. Anyway, Happy New Year to you and yours, Melissa, and I love your enthusiasum and your blog.

Trish said...

So many great things Melissa!!! White water rafting is on my bucket list and how fun to see so many musicals and plays! One of my highlights for 2012 was seeing Dracula ballet. I can't say it was one of Scott's highlights. ;) Not sure what 2013 will bring!

Jenners said...

What a great year and a lot of things to "check off your bucket list " (if you had one). here's hoping your list is twice as long in 2013!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a fun list. I went white water rafting in Maine about 14 years ago and loved it -- what a rush.

Here's to a Happy 2013!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

annieb - Your reading year was incredible! I'm sure it will be hard to keep it up once you start working again, but I'm sure you'll make time to read.

Trish - I review local theater in Indianapolis, so I get the chance to see tons of great shows!

Jenners - I definitely have a bucket list. I love being able to try at least a few new things each year!

Diane - It really was so much fun!

Nikki Steele said...

What a sweet list! So excited for your first pie.

This was the year that I got married, visited Thailand, and road-tripped California. I also started a blog and read my first Stephen King. Oh and The Great Gatsby for the first time.

Happy 2013 to you!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Nikki - Oh my gosh what an incredible year you've had! That will be a hard one to top, but I bet you made some awesome memories.

Care said...

Cool. I need to sit and make a list like this. Thanks