I’ve been thinking a lot about this past year, and just just how monumental 2011 was for me. I know that most people are done with their “best-ofs” and other lists by the end of December, but it’s not like I’ve paid much mind to those sorts of restrictions in the past. I’m also a terrible procrastinator (those Christmas cards haven’t even been addressed yet. Damn.).
Don’t box me in, man.
Now that we’re 10 days into 2012 I’m ready to present to you,
Things I didn’t Expect in 2011
I didn’t expect:
To be writing for a blog (albeit irregularly).
That I’d be part of an ongoing Dungeons & Dragons game, and that my character would be so blessed to have skills & feats such as “stunning fist” and “flurry of blows.” (Check out Meghann’s posts for more. You’ll thank me later.)
That I’d be commissioned to make embroidery pieces.
That I’d end up with so many scars.
To go to Cape Cod.
That I would officiate a wedding (I’m so lucky to have been a part of that).
… That I wouldn’t remember parts of the reception (uh… thanks again for taking care of me, ladies).
… That I’d end up with a chunk of glass in my foot (you’re a true friend, M). It’s the ultimate souvenir.
… That I’d have such a hard time summing that trip up; I am really thankful for the beautiful people I met (and the delicious lobster I consumed).
To start my other sleeve already.
To have reason to wear a corset regularly (er, again…).
That I would be giving walking tours of any kind, let alone historical ones.
I’d start a business based on said tours (with a righteous friend/business partner, I might add). While working a full-time job, whoa.
That we would be on the radio and in newspapers promoting our business.
That my righteous business partner and I would be considering expanding our business in bold new ways.
That our business would end up in incredible partnerships with other businesses, organizations and individuals (and that we’d be welcomed so warmly by our community).
That those partnerships would lead to things like planning a big-ass fundraising event, and modeling for a drawing “class” at a bar whilst wearing my Victorian underwear.
Looks like 2011 became The Year of the Corset for me. Many thanks to everyone who had a part of making 2011 one of the most memorable & fun of my life. ♥
What did you do in 2011 that took you by surprise?