Happy New Year, lovely readers! I must confess that January 1st may be my favorite holiday.
I'm a sucker for a clean slate, making lists, and planning for a bright, new future...and having an excuse to spend the day in my PJ's after a night of champagne isn't too shabby either.
2012 was an exciting year for me, full of learning and growing, but 2013 has even bigger changes in store...more on those as they unfold.
In the meantime, here's a look back at my favorite highlights from the past year:
Rang in the New Year with Nick & some lovely friends.
Dyed my hair pink for Valentine's Day. It suited my look, personality, & mood so well that I've kept it that shade ever since.
Started my business, Health Happiness & Hula Hoops, & signed my very first client...my mother.
+ Nick & I celebrated 2 years of dating.
Upgraded from waiting tables at a greasy spoon omni-diner to the infamous [&, more importantly, vegan] Chicago Diner.
Had my blog [& Nick's sweet potato tacos] featured on the Daiya Foods recipe roundup. [Thanks again, Daiya!]
Discovered the wonders of green juice.
Turned 28, celebrated in style, then immediately started a week-long juice & smoothie fast.
Played bridesmaid at my best friend's wedding.
Taught my very first Sugar Blues Workshop on how to deal with sugar addiction & find healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.
+ Participated in Vegan MoFo.
Celebrated 2 years as a vegan.
+ Nick & I held our 2nd annual vegan friends-giving feast.
Set sail on a beautiful Caribbean cruise to attend the wedding of another close friend.
+ Got snowed in for a few days in Indiana during Christmas.
+ Rang in the New Year at home with friends, good food, & 20's style clothing.
What are your best memories from 2012?