Saying Goodbye to 2011 & Welcoming 2012

As the year comes to an end, we say

goodbye to a year filled with memories, love, tears, sadness and joy.

Though we are exiting one year,

we are entering a new year in hopes of creating new memories, more love, tears, sadness and joy.

This was one heck of a year I’d say. I wished to figure out my path in life and I’m still on that road, but this year has opened my eyes to new opportunities and interests. I kind of hoped that I would figure it out by now, but the road is not always clear cut for everyone.

This year, a new life was born into my family. A baby girl niece! She is the cutest thing. She is nearing her one year and it just goes to show how fast time flies. I can’t wait until she can talk and walk on her own. Her facial expressions are hilarious and she certainly knows how to get what she wants. She definitely can put a smile on anyone’s face.

I also discovered an interest for baking this year. I’m still unsure if I would want to create a career in it, but opening a bakery as a side venture could be a possibility later on. Who doesn’t enjoy sweets? Creating something delectable for others to enjoy makes me happy inside.

If you’re a Vancouverite, or perhaps you’re not, but you probably know of the Stanley Cup riot. The event made headlines worldwide for the wrong reasons. Our hockey team, The Vancouver Canucks made it to the Stanley Cup finals. The Canucks were playing the Boston Bruins in their final game (Game 7). Unfortunately the Canucks lost and then the riots occurred….. I was actually watching the game downtown at a restaurant & was making my way out when I received a call from my mother to come home as soon as possible because people were starting to riot. I quickly made my way home and turned on the television. I was shocked. How could an event like this create.. such foolishness? I understand that most of the rioters were not even from Vancouver. There are people in other parts of the world who riot over human rights for example. But a hockey game?! Unbelievable. Who pays for the clean up and the aftermath? We do. It was purely idiotic for these people to do this to our beautiful city. The event is now history, but PLEASE lets not let this happen again.

I travelled to Hawaii this past summer with my cousin and it was AMAZING. We stayed in the Waikiki area and I even got a tan! The darkest I’ve ever been and I never tan. The food and shopping is so awesome over there. I’ve never spent so much. We went snorkelling at Hanauma Bay & parasailing which was quite an experience because I’ve never done it before! We also attended a Luau because if you’re in Hawaii, you must attend a luau. Food was great and the ceremony was interesting. One thing I do miss is Yogurtland. Different, unique flavours of frozen yogurt and many different toppings. Mmm. Cannot wait to go back there one day!

[Pictured: Myself relaxing at Waikiki Beach]

These are some of the significant things/events that occurred this year and I’m looking forward to all that is to come in the upcoming year.

I hope 2011 was great to you and please stay safe on New Years Eve. All the best to you for 2012!

Now on to resolutions….

Who actually resolved their resolutions this year?

For me, my new years resolutions would be to start working out more and eating healthier. I know these are generic goals for most people, but I intend to keep this up. It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle! I would also like to keep learning new things. Whether it be a new language, or a new skill.. Oh I really want to learn and get better at carving when snowboarding.

What are your New Years Resolutions?

Have a happy new year!

– Kathy

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