What is the best thing that happened to you in 2012?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image93
    Sherry Hewinsposted 8 years ago

    What is the best thing that happened to you in 2012?

  2. brimancandy profile image75
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I did something in September that I told myself, that no matter how much I try to chicken out, I am going to do it no matter what. And, that is enter a talent contest.

    I always enjoyed watching American Idol, and wondered what it would feel like to sing in front of a large group of people, and people came up to me after the show and told me what a great job I did. People I didn't even know. I didn't win, but they said it was pretty close. I sang in front of 300 people, and nervous as hell.

    But, I told myself, I'm going to do better next year. Already planning my show. But, the contest I entered isn't just about singing, it was also based on looks, and, a kind of interview portion. And, the guy who won was a professional entertainer with 4 years of music training. And, he was hot. Found out he was also recruited by the venue to compete, and I was the only non experienced volunteer.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image93
      Sherry Hewinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a fantastic experience, congratulations on facing down fear and accomplishing your goal.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 8 years ago

    I found out that I could get paid to write, and not just on HubPages. I'll likely never be financially independent from what I earn online, but the money is still nice. smile

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image93
      Sherry Hewinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you Georgie, I hope those numbers keep going up for you in 2013!

  4. connorj profile image70
    connorjposted 8 years ago


    I was offered and participated in a free (all-expenses paid) trip to Paris, France to be the "keynote" speaker at a conference. It was indeed an exciting and enlightening experience for me; however, it also made me realize that my worth is not just within the boundaries of my present employ... It has increased my self-actualization, if you will...

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image93
      Sherry Hewinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How exciting! It sounds like you really made the most of the experience.

  5. ChristinS profile image42
    ChristinSposted 8 years ago

    My son survived a horrible school bus crash and healed fully and completely (almost) and I am more grateful than I ever have been in my life for our good fortune. I think the best thing that happened, aside from the obvious of having my baby still alive,  is that I stopped taking small things for granted (like walking, showering, dressing oneself, etc) and that I gained a whole new depth of love and respect for my son as I watched him push himself through injury and surgery and rigorous physical therapy.  Our whole family is truly blessed and it came out of one of the worst moments of our lives - ironic.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image93
      Sherry Hewinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's so wonderful that you think of the good that came out of that horrific accident. I'm so glad your son survived and recovered.

  6. gags3480 profile image63
    gags3480posted 8 years ago

    Best thing, hmmmmmm
    I didn't died as per Mayans prediction. Nothing better than that

  7. sarahshuihan profile image72
    sarahshuihanposted 8 years ago

    Getting published in Architectural Review. And celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary with my husband smile


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