Some of My Favorite Moments of 2011:
Ran my first 5k.
My firecracker niece, Bella, turned 3.
My quirky thug dog, Henry, turned 3.
Jumped off a 35′ cliff and didn’t die, but learned how to live.
Got heat stroke and spent 2 days laughing in a hospital with a new friend.
Went on my first 1st date since 2007 and it was fantastic.
Learned how to “Wobble.”
2 of my BFFs got married & I got to get all fancy pants & be in their wedding.
Met 3 guys from Jars of Clay & almost didn’t swoon over Dan Haseltine …almost.
Won a spitting contest.
Flew to NYC with two of my best friends on a last minute whim.
Met the beautifully authentic Anne Jackson.
Slept on an air mattress for 2 months.
Gorged on my favorite desserts at Serendipity while looking for John Cusack.
Began leading a community group at my church…and absolutely LOVE it.
Bobbed my head at a few Mutemath & Meet the Sky shows.
Fell more in love with my job at Crosstowne.
Saw my church come together in true community through tragedy.
Became a better public speaker.
Spoke at Crosstowne during the main service for the 1st time.
Put my heart in someone else’s hands for the first time in a long time.
Fell in love with my niece more than I thought I ever could.
Rode my bike in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia & South Carolina.
Made some AMAZING new friends.
More than likely watched more Mystery Science Theater 3k than you.
Had my 1st New Years kiss…ever.
Laughed so hard I cried on a ride at the county fair with my mom.
Rode my bike over 1,000 miles.
Was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends, family & church as they helped fund my way for the Ride:Well Tour.
It’s official. 2011 was an awesome year!! It was probably one of the most challenging years I’ve ever had, but I loved it.
I’m much stronger, more grateful, way more thankful, thoroughly joyful and big time blessed.
What about you? What were some of your favorite rearview moments of 2011?
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