Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011, You've Been The Best Yet

2011 was, hands down, the best year of my life so far.

Which is nice because 2009 suuuuuuucked and 2010 was mostly spent working incredibly hard, planning and feverishly saving money in hopes that 2011 would be as awesome as it has turned out to be.

I celebrated Diwali in Bangalore, trekked in Nepal, taught English to sex workers in Thailand (and met Dabi), refused to eat maggots in Laos, wore giant false eyelashes in Kuala Lumpur, returned to my spiritual homeland of New Zealand, trundled up and down Australia, drank lots of wine in California and rode buses down the east coast.

Somewhere along the way I started working for myself and writing for The Frisky and Boots n' All.  I launched my first ecourse, created another calendar and met 8 million awesome people.  After sleeping on an inflatable mattress in a friend's guest room for a month, I found The Cutest Apartment Ever.

Of course, I also threw up on a piece of poop on a train in India, killed my first computer, went through three cell phones and spent huge amounts of time stalking Craigslist so I could furnish said apartment.

But this year has been totally, totally amazing.  Like, "look around me and nearly weep at my good fortune" amazing. 

Thanks so much for being part of it, you guys.  I hope 2012 is magical and challenging and fantastic for all of us!


  1. That sure was one hell of an amazing year for you, one to reminisce about when you're old in your rocking chair! Have a great New Year's eve and a wonderful 2012!

  2. That sounds like a hell of a good year Ms Von! I started writing my year in review post yesterday and boy is it long! :o but your 2011 totally puts mine to shame!

    Morag x

  3. Holy wow it sounds like it has been a most amazing year!

  4. 2011 was pretty damn awesome (I say was because I'm in Australia, which means we're 14 minutes into 2012 already!)... although I'm still kicking myself for not meeting you when you came down here!

    here's to an even better 2012. xx

  5. "Threw up on a piece of poop" hahahahahaha noooooooooooo!

    I love your year, best year ever for sure. Mine was a lot less great, but that's what New Years is for...erase it all and start anew! :)

  6. Wow, what an incredible year!

  7. I'm so glad 2011 gave us the chance to meet! It was epic. Wishing you the best 2012! xoxo

  8. What a fantastic year! I hope 2012 brings you more of the same!

    I don't even want to think about how and why you managed to throw up on poop...


    Maria xx

  9. You have inspired me to travel more in 2011 than I ever thought I would, and to make more exploring plans for 2012!

  10. Sarah,
    Thanks for being you. This was most definitely a successful year for Yes and Yes. I loved reading about your adventures and look forward to what 2012 has to offer.
    Got my calendar in the mail yesterday. Its freaking awesome. Its already up on the wall awaiting the strike of midnight.
    Thanks again and have a Happy New Year!

  11. So happy to see that you had an incredible year! You inspire me to want to have a better 2012!

  12. Nice job, see if your 2012 can beat that ;)

  13. I'm glad you had such a great year, hopefully 2012 is just as awesome! :)

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