*Left my job at JibJab of 3.5 years to follow my dream to become a professional writer.
*The moment my orthopedist granted me permission to remove my big black boot and walk on my left foot again.
*The day my orthopedist released me from his care.
*Scored a full-time, work-from-home editing position with LAist, a fabulous L.A. blog I'd been contributing to since January 2011.
*Hudson bought a cabin in Running Springs, CA in March. From this acquisition, I got a taste of what it's like to be a homeowner, to tackle home improvement projects, to cultivate various flower gardens, to have a hideaway nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, 100 miles from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
*My nephew, Camden Ryan Lloyd, was born in April, and he's a true Lloyd - a gentle giant. He's the fattest and happiest baby I've ever met.
*Visited with my Mummy five times this year, a sure record since I ran away to California in 2006.
*Rocked the Virgin Islands (U.S. & BVI) twice - once with my mom and once for Hudson's 30th birthday adventure, where we chartered a private catamaran to guide us 'round the islands.
*Adhering to one of my 2011 new year's resolutions, I dropped about 40 pounds last year, though I may or may not have gained a few back in December 2011/January 2012. Don't judge me.
*Dusted off my skiing skills and am shredding the slopes again.
*Experienced Sedona with Grasshoppa.
*Two of my dearest buddies got married.
*Four of my dearest buddies got engaged.
*Three of my dearest ladyfriends are preggers.
*One of my closest ladyfriends gave birth to an adorable baby girl with a fabulous name - Liesel.
*My brother graduated from college.
*Enjoyed visits from a few of my favorite east coasters, including my mama, Crusty Peefart, Beekah, Samuel, Kara and Oggy.
*Reconnected with my crafty spirit via jewelry-making classes.
*I turned 28.
It's been real, 2011. 2012, we need to talk. What are you conquering this year, friends?