The wise and wonderful Bethany Hegedus inspired me with a Facebook post about taking Julia Cameron’s advice and creating a Ta-Da List instead of To-Do List. It’s the perfect way to reflect on the end of 2015. So, here’s my list. Taaah-DAAAAAH!Eiffel selfie

  1. I landed an amazing new
    job as Director of Philanthropy at one of my favorite organizations, Emancipet, and I’m loving it!
  2. In my ongoing quest to bring my young-adult fantasy series into reality, I mapped out a revision plan for the Book 1, created outlining system for Book 2 (as a perennial pantser, I never thought I could do that!), and started drafting Book 3.
  3. Before leaving my previous job at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the two Austin events I coordinated set a fundraising record!
  4. I reconnected with several
    of my high school classmates at the Colby High School reunion in June. Now we’re plotting a x0th reunion for just my class in 2016!
  5. I spent some time with my mother to help her look at moving to Wichita — and she’s now on near the top of the waiting list for a wonderful complex.
  6. Xmas ornamentsI had my first-ever grown-up Christmas tree, thanks to my artist sister Cathy Gordon (see picture
    for a detail and check out her amazing portfolio).
  7. On the home front, my big purchase this year was — drumroll! — a new furnace!
  8. I did a better job of paying attention to my health and wellbeing this year by exercising more regularly (next year, I hope to say “excercising regularly”!), almost catching up on my dental work (one crown to go!), and completing a full annual physical. Clean bill of health!
  9. My nephew Gio came down for SXSW, and we saw 12 bands in three days! I also got to see him again when he came to Austin with my sister Cheryl  and niece Sofie in August.
  10. I made my maiden voyage to Las Vegas in December  to celebrate nephew Chris Gordon’s birthday with the Gordon gang! I lost $14.71 cents but it was Vegas, baby!

So there’s my list for 2015. Now I’m off to write up my Taaah-DAAAH List for 2016 — will report back a year from today.