I keep feeling the need to do some sort of "2011 recap/happy new year" blog post, but with each day that passes, I begin to wonder if that's still acceptable or if it's just too late. It is January 11, after all.
Eh, post all the things, right? :)
With that being said, I sat down this week and made a list of all the things I did for the FIRST time ever in 2011... and oh my goodness, there were a lot! I capped the list at 22, simply because I'm 22 years old, so it's currently my favorite number. But I probably could have kept going if I really wanted to do so. Who knew 2011 brought along so many new experiences?
"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." - Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild
During 2011, I did/tried/experienced the following for the first time ever:
6. Went through my first Marine Corps deployment with Zach. You know, in case you missed it...
7. Got my WFA (Wilderness First Aid) certification. Guess who can save your life if you're ever severely injured in the middle of absolutely nowhere, hours (or even days) away from help? Oh, yeah. This girl.
22. Experienced my first ever deployment homecoming :)
2011 also marked my baby blog's first birthday and was my first full year of blogging, capturing the ups & downs and pivotal & seemingly insignificant moments from January through December. As far as all the new experiences I plan to have in 2012, well... you'll just have to wait until my next post to find out all about that. But I assure you, 2012 has got some BIG things in store :)