(all photos are some of my favorites from Christmastime)
what did you do in 2011 that you've never done before?
I got my driver's license. I performed on stage--legitimately--for the first time in Little Women. I finally, finally made it out of the country, to Canada. I blew a bubble with gum for the first time in my life. I started penpalling with this girl--something I've wanted to do for ages. Went to a midnight showing of a movie.
what do you plan to do in 2012 that you've never done before?
Go to Europe. See a Broadway musical in NYC.
March 19th--seeing Les Misérables on Broadway. September 4th--aka, the best night of my life.
what's your biggest achievement from this past year?
Getting accepted to staff with TeenPact. Taking a whole month off of facebook to finish the 1400+ pages of the epic novel Les Misérables. Improving my photography.
Not always loving with agape love.
Getting the part of Emma in Emma (read: lots and lots of screaming).
Joshua Radin's "Brand New Day" because it was the theme of my trip to Chicago, as you can see in the video I made of it.
what were the best books you read?
Les Mis, duh. Till We Have Faces was challenging and thought-provoking. The Help for sure.
Anthem Lights [insert fangirl scream], Twenty One Pilots, getting hooked more on House of Heroes. Les Mis (sorry, again, I know), and discovering Newsies hit Broadway.
|my darling lil cousin|
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Lion King, The King's Speech, X-Men: First Class, Captain America, Thor, The Three Musketeers, Real Steel, The Help, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Just about all of them were pretty awesome.
what movies do you plan to see in theaters?
The Avengers, The Hobbit, Les Mis if it actually comes out.
how would you describe your personal fashion?
Actually, 2011 saw me actually develop a personal fashion--something I did not really have before. It's cute and chic but classy and not too impractical. Psh, forget it. I don't know how to describe it.
what kept you sane?
Valuable friend time. Talking and opening up to people more. Adequate amounts of sleep, when they came few and far between.
what was a valuable lesson you learned?
Relationships--friendships--are hard. They're not simple, and you have to work at them. But it's worth it.
And God is good. Always, always good.
What have you learned this past year? What were some of your greatest moments, achievements, experiences? And what are some of the special or awesome things you're hoping to do this year? I'd love to hear. (: