Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 in Review

I thought it was a good time to write about a few things that made the year memorable :)
  • My first full year as a vegetarian - I didn't think I could make it when I started, but now I can't even imagine eating meat. 
  • Japan holiday - it was amazing!
  • Perisher snow trip - I've never been so sick before! If Alec and I can get through that, we can get through anything.
  • Lindeman Island - tropical island vacation and wedding.
  • Published work at Google - I started writing for the internal communications team.
  • I got promoted!
  • Developed a love for Tokidoki bags.
  • Spending my 29th birthday at the coldest cabin on earth and seeing where my dad grew up in Glen Davis.
  • Isis and Matt's Indian-fusion wedding - so much fun :)
  • Fireworks on Sydney harbour for NYE - truly spectacular.
  • Christmas with the family - and old Kitty attacking the greyhound - too funny for words.
  • Losing my Tag watch - so upsetting.
  • FOOD - discovering many new things that I love, like Adriano Zumbo cakes and La Gerbe in Paddington, and my favourite Japanese place, Umaimon.
  • Taking up pole dancing.
  • Breaking my first iPhone and finally getting my 3G replacement.
  • Buying a Mac book - why oh why?! It's been a slow getting-to-know-you process for the two of us.
  • The Twilight book series and movie - I am so obsessed. How did I not know about them before?
  • Building close friendships with Beverly and Lisa.
  • Waking up to Alec every day and feeling truly blessed.
  • Struggling to live a 100% cruelty-free life. I went from cutting meat out of my diet to buying non-leather handbags and wallets and cosmetics / body care / household cleaners that weren't tested on animals. My biggest challenges - leather shoes and Mimco handbags. I just love them, and it's harder for me to give up Mimco then it was to give up meat!

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