goodbye 2011

by Stacy

2011 had plenty of ups and downs, and though I haven’t blogged as much as I might have hoped, I am very grateful for the good things that happened.

Highlights included trips to Camp Blogaway, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition fall conference, and the International Food Blogger Conference where I met amazing people.

Goals from last year

  • focus on my writing, which I did
  • write more guest posts, which I did
  • launch my coaching site, which I did
  • update New Food Fridays, which I did not
  • tweak and update the site, which is in the works, slowly

Top 5 Popular Posts from 2011 by Views

  1. Kimchi Fried Rice
  2. Homemade Vegetarian Kimchi
  3. Kahlua Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Frosting
  4. How to Make Bibimbap
  5. Spicy Sweet Potato Coins

Don't touch me! / No me toques

2012 is the year of the dragon

“The Dragon symbol of the 2012 year is an intelligent and laborious worker who never puts aside work though sometimes this leads him to excesses. The water Dragon has enough courage to face challenges and easily finds weak points that stand on his way to success.” source

Blogging Goals for 2012

  • A real logo for the site is already in the works.
  • This year I will actually use my editorial calendar.
  • More frequent posts. My writing energy went to my my business in 2011 and I’m proud of that, but I miss posting regularly here.
  • More diverse posts (it’s been mostly CSA/Project: Food Budget posts lately) with more recipes again.

Personal Goals for 2012

  • Travel more. With a few exceptions, we stayed pretty close to home in 2011. I’m kicking it off with a roadtrip through the Southwest with my mom in January.
  • Learn to can. Now that we have a yard, an abundance of produce is in our future and I want to be prepared.
  • Have more fun! We’ve had a lot of Serious Things happen lately, and I want to be present, let go, and worry less.
  • “Do.” I read, learned, and planned a lot in 2011. This year, I will take action and do more.

I also have a pile of business goals which kick off right away with my FREE 5-day January Jumpstart on Monday, segueing into a 3-month group program. On January 12 I have my first live workshop of the year here in San Diego.

I’m grateful to you for reading my site, leaving comments, emailing me, making and sharing my recipes, and being part of my community and online family. I look forward to connecting with you in the next amazing year!

What are you proud of from 2011? What are you releasing? What are you looking forward to in 2012?

Happy New Year!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim January 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hey Stacy! Just wanted to jump on here and wish you a happy and healthy 2012!

2011 was a good one for me… I started a lot of things I plan to keep up in 2012. I see nothing but good things ahead. I plan to let go of some old habits and embrace some new ones. Hope to see more of you this year!!



Stacy January 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

You rocked 2011, Kim! I hope to see more of you, too! =)


Rachel Johnson January 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

I love your goal of learning to can. I have been interested in learning that also. But… I don’t think it will happen in 2012. No place to store canned food in our small apartment!


Valentina January 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Hey Stacy, I’m so impressed with your goals — past and present! Happy New Year to you! XO


Stacy January 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Thank you, Valentina! Happy New Year to you, too!


Amy February 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

Stacy, just by writing your goals down propels you to finish them. That advise is what I always here, I just need to stop procrastinating and do the same thing. Maybe this year will be the year! Happy New Year!


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