Saturday, January 07, 2012

New 52 | A Year of New Experiences

One of my proudest accomplishments in 2011 is my New 52 Project.  I set out at the beginning of the year with the goal of experiencing at least one new thing per week.  And then blogging about it.  You can read more about the intent of the project here.

As I reflect about this year of new experiences, I can honestly say that it has changed my life.  Some weeks the “new” came to me, while other weeks I fully planned my new experiences.  Some of my planned experiences probably wouldn’t have happened but for this New 52 life project!  I saw a lot more live shows and musicals.  I tried a lot more scrapbooking and crafting techniques.  I tried new fitness plans and stuck with them.  I learned new skills.  I cooked new recipes.  I opened my heart to let in a cat, who’s now an integral part of our little family.  It has changed me for the better.  It’s given me the perspective to embrace new experiences, and that even at the ripe old age of 41, I still have a lot to learn, and a lot more room to grow. 


I plan to make a photobook of my New 52 experiences via Blurb.  I will share the book once I finish it and have it in my hot little hands.  :)  For now, here’s links to all 52 new experiences in 2011.

New 52 | Week 1: Noodle Came Home
New 52 | Week 2: Swim Class
New 52 | Week 3: Weight Watchers
New 52 | Week 4: Fitness Calendar
New 52 | Week 5: miXtape
New 52 | Week 6: Colored Sharpie Pens
New 52 | Week 7: Chicken Puttanesca
New 52 | Week 8: New Lens
New 52 | Week 9: New Running Shoes
New 52 | Week 10: Illustrator Class
New 52 | Week 11: Almost Perfect
New 52 | Week 12: Steel Magnolias
New 52 | Week 13: Poncho Sanchez at Anthology
New 52 | Week 14: Real Ramen
New 52 | Week 15: Cooking Scallops
New 52 | Week 16: Whale(less) Watching
New 52 | Week 17: Project Life
New 52 | Week 18: Book Club
New 52 | Week 19: Steel Cut Oats
New 52 | Week 20: Mini-Book
New 52 | Week 21: New DIY Craft Island
New 52 | Week 22: Meatless Week
New 52 | Week 23: First Sewing Project
New 52 | Week 24: Domo Kun Cookies
New 52 | Week 25: Hotel Indigo
New 52 | Week 26: Craft Studio Organization
New 52 | Week 27: National Fried Chicken Day
New 52 | Week 28: Sunny Jim Cave
New 52 | Week 29: Homemade Ice Cream
New 52 | Week 30: Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog Live
New 52 | Week 31: Potato-Free July
New 52 | Week 32: Little Italy Farmers Market
New 52 | Week 33: First ATK Blog Appearance
New 52 | Week 34: Coronado Sun Deck Dinner
New 52 | Week 35: Nighttime Zoo
New 52 | Week 36: Sanseido Bookstore
New 52 | Week 37: Backyard Jacuzzi
New 52 | Week 38: Illustrator to Silhouette
New 52 | Week 39: Archivers
New 52 | Week 40: New Hair
New 52 | Week 41: Cooking Salmon Sous-Vide
New 52 | Week 42: Pizza at Caffe Calabria
New 52 | Week 43: First Time Bertha Came To Visit
New 52 | Week 44: Weight Training Regimen
New 52 | Week 45: New Running MP3 Player
New 52 | Week 46: Operation Christmas Child
New 52 | Week 47: Thanksgiving Edition
New 52 | Week 48: New Pollywog
New 52 | Week 49: All Handmade Holiday Cards
New 52 | Week 50: Moleskine Daily Planner
New 52 | Week 51: Hiking Diamond Head
New 52 | Week 52: Borrowing Ebook from Library

8 comments:

  1. So cool & such a great accomplishment, Christine!!! Congrats!

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  2. Such an awesome project! are you going to do it again this year?

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  3. congrats for so many new experiences and finishing this special project.

    Can´t wait to see your photobook!

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  4. I am so proud of you. I wish I could have made it along with you. I can't wait to see your book.

    You are awesome!

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  5. Monika, I won't be doing New 52 as a project for 2012. I tend to not like to repeat year-long projects, due to the sheer repetitiveness of it. I like setting new goals and working on new projects! That isn't to say I won't keep embracing the concept and keeping looking for NEW things to do. It just won't be structured like it was in 2011.

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  6. What a fabulous achievement ... bravo!!!

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  7. Christine, thanks for introducing me to new52. As you know i participated as feel my life has greatly improved. Although I finished all 52 weeks, there is still one last task. I need to do standup paddling. I got a groupon for it months back but never made my reservation. It is on my jan to do list.

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  8. I stumbled on your blog via Project Life and love your New 52. You inspired me to tackle it myself this year. http://melsuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-is-here.html

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