An Epic Year! 2011 in Review (Part 1)

DenaDecember 29, 2011

Two thousand & eleven has been extraordinarily epic for so many reasons. I don’t even know where to begin! Personally, I’ve had tremendous highs & desperate lows. In the end, like life, it was terrible & it was beautiful.

Here’s a look at my year in review.


In January, I:

  • Moved into my own little apartment for a few months
  • Lost one of the most beautiful women I’ll ever know–my precious grandmother
  • Learned an incredible lot about the deep wells of strength within me

Favourite Post: Be the Exception Live Happiness

Favourite Photographs:


In February, I:

  • Started to buy myself fresh flowers regularly
  • Practiced extreme amounts of self-love

Favourite Post: Until We Meet Again Grandma: Evolving Thoughts on Death

Favourite Photographs:


In March, I:

  • Launched the first-ever SPRING FITNESS CHALLENGE!
  • Started taking outrageously gorgeous morning walks
  • Learned how to take care of my self,  spirit, & body (again)

Favourite Post: Shine On, You Crazy Diamond (or How to Ignore Negative Criticism)

Favourite Photographs:


In April, I:

Favourite Post: Optimism Attracts (or How to Be Attractive)

Favourite Photographs:


In May, I:

  • Watched the spring flowers blossom & felt my own heart blossoming out of my chest
  • Moved back into the House of Leaves

Favourite Post: The Ultimate Self-Love Post: Just Be What You Are

Favourite Photographs:


In June, I:

Favourite Post: The Key to Happiness: Make Excuses or Make Magic

Favourite Photographs:

Stay tuned for Part 2. It’s coming right up! xo

Comments (2)

  • Anonymous

    December 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Looks great so far, interesting what memories flash thru our mind as we read and review the year’s activities. I would say that it has been a very good year for you overall, some tough times early, but, a lot of wonderful things as well.

  • Andra Watkins

    December 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Some of your pictures are really wonderful, too. xo

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