I shared the great things that made twenty-six rad, now here are the moments that stick out (in somewhat chronological order)...
listening to Paul tell wildly embarrassing stories while playing drinking games in Vegas.
selling out my first blog design workshop.
racing through the Hunger Games series with fascination.
dancing with Paul at our friends' wedding.
opening up this photo months after said wedding and for a split second thinking I had taken a picture with Russel Brand.
absorbing the excitement in the minutes before that first half marathon.
swimming at night in Palm Springs.
hitting half of my financial goal for 2011 by June 30th and toasting with mimosas.
that second night in New Orleans.
seeing the lights dim in the theater before Harry Potter started.
our last trip to Waterfront captured on video.
drinking a really great bottle of wine in the hotel lobby the night before Paul left.
seeing Paul on video chat for the first time and bursting into tears.
that first night in NYC with my girlfriends when the bread basket couldn't come fast enough.
laughing our way through a Gypsy Wedding marathon while trapped in our hotel room during Hurricane Irene.
deciding to embrace magic.
every single step of that second half marathon.
driving up Pacific Coast Highway to see our new home for the first time.
stepping back to look at this painting.
cooking perfect waffles for my visiting girlfriends.
talking to Paul at midnight as the calendar flipped to 2012.
barefoot beach runs where I can't help but grin like an idiot.
downloading Mumford & Sons and having solo a dance party with a bottle of wine.
spending the night at a friend's place and getting to watch The Bachelor with a group of girls.
getting let in on a really great secret.
and finally, that dozen or so times in the past year when an idea went from a shimmer of something to a full-fledged plan in just minutes.
p.s. thank you for your sweet comments on my last few posts. This wrap-up stuff is incredibly fun to write.