Wow, what a year it has been. Today is the last day of 2013, and there have been ups and downs, but mostly ups, and I have been so blessed in the past year with such incredible and beautiful Highlights, that I will never forget and I usually jot down all of my highlights in a note so that I can look back to see what I have accomplished, where I traveled, and other important days to remember. Here are the highlights of my year:
Did a Bit of Traveling by air and on the road — traveled to Dominican Republic, Boston, Massachusetts, (Had a Layover at the airport in Newark, New Jersey when I was landing I saw New York City — Yes I consider that A place I went to and saw this year), Visited Michigan, Cambridge, Ontario, and Niagara Falls.
When I visited Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo, went to the Be Live Hamaca Resort where I met incredible and lovely people and we became friends. It was a great gathering.
I had always wanted to go and eat and drink at “CHEERS” Bar in Boston, Massachusetts, It was an iconic TV Show from back in the day in the 80’s and 90’s, and I scratched that off my bucket list. Thank you to my kouyrigs/sisters in Boston for making that possible and for making that happen. Had Nachos and Beer there. Its a must to have The Cheers beer.
I visited the iconic and popular University of Harvard, touched John Harvard’s Shoe. toured Harvard Square and its vicinity, and ended up Graduating (lol)
Mastered the Boston Accent — MASTAHD THAH BAHSTAN ACCENT
Tried Sushi for the first time ever in the summer and I loved it. Now cannot get enough of it. Thank you to someone who is very dear to me, who introduced sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and so much more in the Japanese Cuisine.
Had the best lobster ever at the Lobster Pool in Massachusetts. I also dined at the Cheesecake factory
Went to a few parties here and there.
Attended Bible Studies and Conferences
Went to the Armenian Toronto Summer fest with my great friend, but I call her my sister from Montreal that I did not see for a while. It was a great reunion.
I am proud to say that this year one of my friends became a Contestant on Jeopardy and I can finally say I know someone who was a contestant on Jeopardy.
Met some of my Online Facebook friends in person, whom are like family to me now.
My Blog and Social Media and marketing success went through a roof, where I got an offer to write recipes in the Food and Drink Magazine, I have Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Arlene Dickensen, and Jim Treliving subscribed to my blog. They are from Dragons, Den, I have reached close to 400,000 blog hits, Famous chefs such as Massimo Capra, Jamie Oliver, and Jacques Pepin and more have followed me as well. My LinkedIn Profile has been seen and followed by Arlene Dickensen. Plus so many people around the Globe have viewed and followed my blog from places I had never even heard about. Many people have added my blog site to their websites. So many more highlights that I cannot even remember them all. Thank you all for the support, and I will continue doing my work in 2014 and beyond.
I have written over 700 Articles.
Accomplished many personal goals and achieved excellence
All My cousins and I reunited for the first time since 1999, the summer I came back from Armenia.
Here is to 2014, with many more highlights to come.
Have a lovely New Year and best wishes, Health and happiness.
I love Boston, it is a great city but don’t forget to actually come to NYC! and all of NJ does not look like Newark from the airport lol
Happy new year!
Hi Talin, a very merry Christmas n happy New Year to you. your post here inspires me to:
1. think what my highlight on 2013, I never think about highlight of each year before. it’s delightful to do this n to know where we are standing in our goals N achievements.
2. let me count my blessings during these busy n tiring recent years with my 2 toddlers.
my hope is that 2014 will be a better n brighter year for all of us. cheers.