This will be my last post of the year.
I think I just decided that.
But this time of year is precious.
We wind up the last 12 months tightly with a bow, look back, give big hugs to our family and friends and hopefully, we take time off from whatever occupies us daily to unwind and be with our kin.
In fact, I’m already home on the first leg of my holiday happy trip.
As I quietly drop off online for a few weeks, I wanted to do my own looking back here on the blog and my year. I think looking back (not lamenting) but celebrating and learning is an important step. It changes the pace and allows us to say, “Oh right, I did do that,” or “Shit, I’ll try again next year.”
Some facts: The most widely read city? New York City, followed by Boulder. I’m amazed that 80% of visitors were new this year. It’s fun to think there’s a new crew stumbling here. It’s fun to think 100,000 new visitors came to the blog this year. That’s nuts.
Most popular posts (to-date):
- The “I Can Do Anything” Freedom In My 20’s
- We See Things As We Are
- Asking For Help and Why I Struggle With It
- Is It Hard For You To Make Friends?
- Women, What Does Your Body Language Say?
- May Today There Be Peace Within
- Comparing the Eras: Where People Wrote Letters and When They Did Not
MY Favorite Posts of 2011:
- I Didn’t Set A Resolution To Lose Weight This Year
- Make the Blogger IRL: A Love Story
- You Can Tell A lot About a Person When…
- What Are You Willing to Pay For?
- Your Work, Outside of Work
- The Giver Bemoans
- Choosing International Travel; Beautiful Solitude
- The Way You Were Raised
- A Birthday Public Service Announcement
- The Fine Line Between Offensive and an Off-Hand Comment
- Communication In the Digital Age – Lost In Translation
- A True Story: An Upset Reader
After three years at a job I loved, with people I loved I took a leap and got a new job in June. It was a straight upward trajectory personally and professionally. I love it. I’m challenged everyday and I laugh usually, all day long there.
Also traveled to: Santa Barbara, Boston/Worcester (twice), San Diego, Iowa (twice), Cleveland, West Virginia, and many mountain trips.
Someone pretended to be me on Twitter. That was cool/weird.
This has been a beautiful year. I feel like the blog is truly mine after three years of running along. I respect the lulls, dips and highs and I also know that this is my refuge and place to share. Thank you for believing in me, thank you for supporting and thank you for just being here.