What a joy and a blessing it is to experience a New Year!  My life has been enriched by some remarkable events this past year.  I completed my doctorate degree!  Woo-hoo!  I had the opportunity to travel to five different states and experience culture, food, friends and family. 

I experienced the chill and thrill of New York; I love New York.  Austin, Texas was a new venture for me. The barbeque is literally to die for.  There is no place like home!  Cleveland, OH is always a welcoming place, along with nearby Detroit, MI, where I got a taste of some home cooked meals and lots of warm hugs, laughs, and walks down memory lane with family and friends.  I visited Orlando, Florida this fall season with perfect timing to catch some sunshine, rest, and relaxation.

These are just a few of my favorite things: spending time with family and friends, creating long-lasting memories, and exploring all that life has to offer. 

Who are the people that made your year exciting?  Where did you go and what did you experience that is now forever etched in your memory? What are a few of your favorite things?