2011 was a great year for me. Here’s a few of the highlights.
In February, Jim and I completed our first detox cleanse, which was something I’ve always wanted to try. We enjoyed it so much, we’re planning on doing it again next week to start off the new year on a positive, healthy note.
I changed my hair, a lot! Close to four times! I never changed my hair that often at any point in my life. It was fun and I plan on continuing this spontaneity into 2012.
I did the 30 for 30 challenge twice. Once was in the winter, and once in the summer. Looking back at all the photos, it’s a night and day difference between the two challenges. During the summer challenge my style really came into it’s own and my wardrobe finally started working for me as opposed to against me. It was a fantastic learning experience and I am way more confident in my style choices as a result.
I turned 30 and had the best birthday party ever! Jim and about 20 of my friends all joined me celebrating it doing my favorite activity, karaoke! I can’t thing of a better way to celebrate this important turning point in my life.
I made it a point to try out a variety of restaurants I’ve been wanting to try out for a while, and as a result ate an amazing array of delicious vegan food! I plan on trying even more in 2012.
I really got to enjoy my city and see and learn so many new things. From the Armory Show, to Eagle Street Rooftop Farm and most recently a screen printing class at Gowanus Print Lab, I explored so many new things. 2011 was not a couch potato year for me.
I traveled, a lot. For both work and for fun but mostly for work. Some destinations I got to check out included Las Vegas, Denver, Annapolis Maryland, Philadelphia, and Miami. One of my goals for 2012 is to visit and explore more cities in the US that Jim and I both have never been to, and I’m excited to begin planning that.
I participated in my first protest ever and it felt amazing. This was actually one of my resolutions for 2011 and it feels great to have actually done it. I hope to continue remaining active in causes important to me.
Jim and I celebrated out third wedding anniversary and he surprised me with this beautiful, candle lit meal from my favorite restaurant in the comfort of our own home. He also surprised me this year by announcing he decided to become a vegetarian.
Jim and I hosted our very first vegetarian (mostly vegan) Thanksgiving. It’s been a lifetime dream of mine to be able to do this, and I’m so happy and fortunate to have such a great husband, family and friends who were so excited and supportive of the event.
My blog was featured on some of my favorite websites, including MTV Style, WordPress’ Freshly Pressed and the best vegan blog ever, Vegansaurus. As a result, I’ve gained so many new readers all of which I’ve really enjoyed getting to know and interacting with.
One thing blogging in 2011 provided me with is an entire photo diary of everything that’s happened that I found to be interesting or important. Looking at it now, Brooklyn Bliss has become so much more for me than I had initially started it for, which was a fashion blog. It’s instead become my online journal and photo album, documenting life’s important moments. I’m so grateful to have taken the plunge and started my blog, because it’s given me back way more than I have put into it. I’m very grateful for that.
I hope everyone else enjoyed 2011 as much as I did. With that said, I’m excited to start 2012 and share that chapter of my life as well. Happy New Year to everyone and I’ll be back on here posting next year!