By Peta Brady, January 11, 2019
🍝 Settled into a new life with old friends.
🍝 Met new people and loved them instantly.
🍝 Felt so alone it nearly killed me.
🍝 Recovered, slowly.
🍝 Realised just how many people care.
🍝 Cut ties with toxic family members.
🍝 Told some harsh truths.
🍝 Felt remorse.
🍝 Baked scones and made my own jam.
🍝 Celebrated my nine-year wedding anniversary.
🍝 Travelled to Europe for the first time.
🍝 Discovered the joys of cacio e pepe.
🍝 Ate my body weight in pasta.
🍝 Discovered there is such a thing as too much pizza.
🍝 Made out in a photo booth.
🍝 Smoked menthol cigarettes in more than one piazza.
🍝 Went to a museum filled with nothing but naked statues.
🍝 Swam in the most perfect ocean.
🍝 Got tattooed by my favourite artist in Amsterdam.
🍝 Got three other tattoos as well.
🍝 Found a bar named after Kevin Bacon.
🍝 Lost weight and put it all on again.
🍝 Launched a side business just for fun.
🍝 Didn’t win $5000.
🍝 Danced in a pride parade.
🍝 Went to a puppy birthday party.
🍝 Successfully grew tomatoes.
🍝 Went vegan.
🍝 Found out my favourite hash browns aren’t vegan.
🍝 Exceeded my annual reading goal.
🍝 Worked with some very inspiring people.
🍝 Felt inspired.
🍝 Wrote some words for Fluff.
🍝 Went to the opera. Fell asleep.
🍝 Saw loads of live music.
🍝 Grew my hair and cut it all off again.
🍝 Dyed my hair pink (again).
🍝 Learned how to make a martini.
🍝 Drank too many martinis.
🍝 Was hungover, a LOT.
🍝 Ate too much Uber eats.
🍝 Got lost in the bush. Found trail mix in my bag and survived.
🍝 Raked my front lawn and sat in the sun.
🍝 Went looking for tulips, was told they weren’t in season. Had a nice time anyway.
🍝 Got a fancy new iPhone and took lots of photos.
🍝 Regained a little confidence.
🍝 Bought a fabulous pink fluffy coat and felt fabulous.
🍝 Ate a fancy 7-course degustation at a fancy winery with a fancy friend.
🍝 Went proper camping.
🍝 Held a bunny.
🍝 Decided to be more minimalist.
🍝 Donated half my wardrobe, even the stuff with tags on.
🍝 Got addicted to YouTube.
🍝 Was delivered the world’s smallest pizza slice.
🍝 Attempted drawing. Wasn’t very good.
🍝 Lost a little friend.
🍝 Became friends with my postman.
🍝 Resolved to do less online shopping.
🍝 Made exciting plans for the near future.
🍝 Tried my best to be kind.
🍝 Fucked up, more than once.