1. I laughed more than I cried. 2. I surfed more than ever before. I embraced the surfer traveling van life a few times! 3. Bananas became a luxury item. 4. I carved my first ever pumpkin on Halloween 5. I got naked in the sun and by the sea. A lot. 6. Fell in love with the family who owns Desire Books in Manly and delighted in the magical Bonfire nights in the shop. 7. I sewed hundreds of clothes with my own two hands and sold them to all sorts of beautiful men and women out of my own shop. 8. I became addicted to Instagram and made lovely friends online with magic photos of their days. Then magically I met them in the real world too. 10. I turned 30 and realized I am such a lucky lady. 11. I became a true local of Manly appearing in the daily surf blog sproutdaily, the Manly Daily front page and sitting in my fave cafe belgrave cartel when they were featured in SMH Good Living. 12. My heart got a little bit broken 13. I was wilder and more authentic than I'd ever been 14. I made a hand knitted wolf mask for a Sydney band 15. I was a fruitarian and a vegetarian for 6 months and then I ate my mums roast lamb. 16. My red lipped Melbourne friend Lorena taught me how to use a knitting machine and got me hooked on Korean soap dramas 17.I fell in love with the Flower markets. I had a pop up flower shop with Gypsy Jacket and styled the spring launch at local pub The Steyne. 18. I felt so depressed I didn't even want to drink. 19. I learnt how to hula hoop 20. I got political. I got really angry that we don't let more refugees in to Australia. I found it difficult to accept women who wear the burka, and I got excited about our female Prime Minister and the carbon and mining tax being brought into law. 21. I wore red lips and felt like a woman.
If any of you would like to share your list from 2011 Id love to hear them. Happy 2012, may it be a fabulous year with lots of new adventures! See you back in January 24th for lots of new exciting endevours!