As I sit here typing this it hit me that January is more than half way over. The new year brought new opportunities for self reflection, and I know I’m late posting mine, but here goes. 2011 was an amazing year, and filled with a lot of firsts. I traveled quite a bit, and even made some new friends along the way.
I got to attend Jazz in the Gardens, which is music festival in Miami, FL. And in June I went on my first cruise, which in turn took me out of the country for the first time ever. I also went horseback riding for the first time, and as much as I loved it, haven’t done it since June. I’ll work to remedy that soon lol. Plus in September I got to finally spend Memorial Day weekend with my sisters in Orlando. I know you’re probably thinking what’s so special about that, but it’s become a tradition over the past few years, one that I didn’t get to participate in the first few times since I was in a relationship. So, this year I got to stay at the Ritz Carlton and be completely lazy and enjoy the extremely nice ambiance of the hotel. Then in October I went back to Vegas, and that’s where I met my new bff lol. And at Thanksgiving, I got to bake my first cake from scratch. To you that may not be a big deal, but to see the smile on my 7 year old niece’s face while preparing that cake, made my day.
As January 2012 comes to a close, I have tentatively planned two trips for this year and have decided to apply for an internship of sorts in D.C. I have been doing endless research on freelance writing, fellowships, and grants for artist, and by the grace of God, stumbled upon quite a lot of helpful information which continues to come to me all sorts of ways. I vowed to make 2012 all about my writing ambitions, and think I am off to a pretty good start. And considering how quickly 2011 came and went, I’m sure this year will do the same. So with being said, I’ll bring my rambling to an end. Have a great night and a very happy new year!