Though there are still a few days left, The Daily Post challenged us to write a wrap up of the year. So, here are my annual year-end reflection questions. I had a pretty fantastic year.

What did you do in 2012 that you have never done before?
Visited the UK – saw London, a couple of my British friends, and a Doctor Who convention! I had also never been to New York City before, met Julie Andrews, been on a hot air balloon ride, visited the Art Institute or the big reflective bean in Chicago, or met any of the cast of Buffy.

New York CIty

At the top of Rockefeller Center with my favorite part of NYC behind me – Central Park.

Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions and will you be making more?
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions.Β If I want to do something, IΒ do it, no matter what time of year it is.

What date from 2012 will remain in your memory and why?
Valentine’s Day, the beginning of the boyfriend getting me flowers and being sweet even though he hates holidays. πŸ™‚

What was your biggest achievement of 2012?
Creating this WordPress blog!

What was your biggest failure?
Some of my craft projects that didn’t turn out as well as I would’ve liked. But you live, you learn!

What political issue stirred you the most?
Probably gay marriage. Did you know interracial marriage was still illegal in the state of Alabama until the year 2000? Just sayin’.

Saddest memory of the year?
My friends Matt, Aryn, and Shannon moving a couple months ago. Still really miss them.

Happiest memory of the year?

The two weddings I was in or attended for my friend and cousin this summer. They seem to have married great guys.

Top 5 movies?

1. The Dark Knight Rises

2. Brave

3. Beasts of the Southern Wild

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

5. Game Change

What did you get really, really excited about?
The holidays, and traveling. πŸ˜€

Right now I’m excited about my west coast trip in a couple of months.

Compared with this time last year are you . . .
Happier or sadder? probably a little sadder
Thinner or fatter? I’d guess about the same
Richer or poorer? about the same
Healthier or sicker? about the same

How will or did you spend Christmas?
Drove up to my grandparents’ place for a family dinner. I only got Christmas day off. But my mom came on the 23rd and we saw The Nutcracker and exchanged presents then as well. And I had a Christmas with my dad and his wife about two weeks ago.

How did you spend your birthday and how old were you?
I turned 24 this year. Yay even numbers! My game night friends and I had dinner and drinks at Houlihan’s, one of my very favorite places.

What kept you sane?
Weekends, my kitty, my craft projects.

What vacations did you take?
The UK in March and NYC in October – that’s more than last year!

A view of London with the London Eye and Big Ben

What is your greatest hope for 2013?
Same as last year – to keep my job and have more happy times. And more traveling.