Now that 2012 is coming to a close, there are so many thoughts running through my head about everything that happened this past year, and what hopes/plans I have for 2013.
Before this year is over though, I reckon I should do a little ‘End of Year Review’~ Most of the big events are related to my bake shop, because well, that’s where most of my energy and attention was this year. I’m truly thankful for the fact that I’ve been able to support myself doing something I enjoy so much. It’s been really awesome. But also a lot of work. I wish I had made more time for friends and hobbies… little things like visiting new coffee shops and restaurants every week, reading books, going hiking, drawing and painting, baking just for fun, running, and even blogging regularly. But regardless, I’m still really grateful for this year and I’m hoping that in 2013, I can find a better balance between work and personal life. Maybe I’m just naiive to wish that I can have it all, but maybe not? :)
Anyway, here are some of the most memorable events that you might remember:
My one and only bake sale fundraiser this year was at Fell + Cole and it was one of those events that brought about a bunch of other opportunities: Botton cafe, the Window Bakery Collection, and my collaboration with the Bakery Monthly magazine to name a few. So many good things came about as a result of that one bake sale, it honestly blows my mind a bit.
….and then finally to Portland! It has always been my dream to visit this vegan mecca, and it was all that I hoped it would be, and more. I ate some amazing vegan yummies in all three cities and came away fully inspired to to help Seoul move forward in its own veg-evolution.
Soon after my trip, I partnered with Botton Cafe and began providing vegan goodies there. It has been and continues to be such a pleasure to work with the ladies there and they have helped me out in so many ways.
So there you have it, my year in review. There were so many great experiences and also numerous lessons learned that I hope to never forget. I’m really looking forward to 2013 though and hope it’s even better!
Oh, and I also want to say a big THANK YOU to all my blog readers, wherever you are in the world. I haven’t blogged half as much as I would’ve liked this year and I feel like I should’ve done a much better job in terms of being a more organized and useful resource for other veg*ans in Korea. This blog is lacking in so many ways, but despite all that, thank you for following along on this odd little journey of mine. I wish every single one of you a peaceful closing of 2012, and a happy start in 2013!