2012: A Look Back

I loved 2012. Seriously. This year was really really good to me. I started a new job, met some incredible people, made some new friends that I know I’ll have for a lifetime and got to attend some amazing events. Looking back at this year there are so many moments that stick out for me. Here are the highlights though:

January:
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Started the new job
Had a blast at The Greenhouse Tavern’s watch party for Iron Chef America

February:
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Jumped Back at Jump Back Ball for Playhouse Square

March:
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Spent plenty of time with Shaunte (an old friend from HS who I can talk to for hours and hours and hours)
Met lots of bloggers at the ONE Styling event, including Kimberly

April:
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Turned 29
Went to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Attended TEDxCLE

May:

Funday Monday's View
Saw Come Fly Away at Playhouse (which ranks in my top 10 favorite performances I’ve seen there)
Relaxed and took time off of work

June:
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Participated in BvBCLE – where Team Blonde won!
Went to Summer Solstice at the Art Museum again (and can’t believe I almost didn’t go!)

July:

I love the Olympics.

Ran into Joe Haden again at Barley House
Celebrated the Olympics with my usual Olympic Party

August:

One of my favorite summer nights of 2012.

Enjoyed dinners and happy hours out with friends
Got spoiled rotten by my favorite chef in town 

September:

True friendship right here.

Honored The BFF as the Individual of Inspiration for the MS Society
Tailgated with Kimberly – her first time!

October:

Of course we took a pic with Elvis....what?!

Celebrated the West Side Market (Part 1)
Attended more events and fundraisers than I could have imaged
Started a brunch tradition with friends

November:

Jess and I, an interview on TV20 with Leah, the ladies, and Erin and I outside of the office
Really celebrated The West Side Market with the Centennial Celebration
Saw Madonna – Live at the Q
Met Michael Symon multiple times and more or less lost my mind over it

December:
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Enjoyed all that Cleveland has to offer in Winter
Spent time with loved ones
Participated in #26Acts

 

What an awesome year. Just looking back at the posts and the pictures is a reminder of how blessed I am. I have great family members, friends, a job, a roof over my head and my health. What were the highlights of your year?

 

Here’s to 2013!
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About Charlene Ann

30Something, Type A, City Dweller. Lover of bad pop music, coffee, reading, bourbon, to-do lists, wine, trashy TV and Cleveland.
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