what did 2012 mean to you?

The year is coming to a close. It’s been a wild 2012 for me, that’s for sure. And I’m sure 2012 has been a memorable year for many of you, too. Here is a 6-minute video documenting the events of 2012, and I’m happy and humbled to be a part of the momentous declaration. (Keep your eyes peeled, and you’ll catch a glimpse of me towards the end.) Thanks to Alphons who originally posted a link to this video on my MasterChef Facebook page.

Some things I’d like to accomplish in 2013:


  1. Publish my cookbook (to be released in May).
  2. Finish at least one draft of my memoir.
  3. Finally graduate and get that Master of Fine Arts I’ve been working so hard toward.
  4. Improve my snowboarding skills so that I can board down the greens with minimal assistance, I.e. Only oral guidance. (More on this soon.)
  5. Move forward with plans of opening an establishment, I.e. Gastropub or ice cream shop.
  6. Travel to a new country I’ve never been to before.
  7. Shrink my beer pooch.
  8. Improve my Braille reading speed.

What are your goals for 2013?

I hope 2013 is filled with much joy, success, health, faith, hope, and love for all of you. Happy holidays from me to you. xoxo

10 Responses to what did 2012 mean to you?
  1. J. Dent Reply

    I've never really given much thought into what goals I would want for each year. I figured, I'd just roll with the punches and see if I'm still standing afterward. But if I had to make a list, right now two things come to mind.

    1. Graduate and finally get my hands on my Masters degree.

    2. Finish up a practice story I began. It's nothing that can be published or anything, but after starting it, I don't really want to just abandon it.

    Aside from that, I suppose I'd want what anyone these days wants: lower taxes. lol

    Anyway, it sounds like you've got quite a list. Looking forward to that cookbook (and since it's due in May, it might make a nice birthday present). If I could ever swing it, I'd fly down to get a taste of your ice cream if that's what you go with. I know that sorbet you made on MasterChef sounded so darn good, and I might be bold enough to actually try lavender ice cream, thinking back to an interview I saw with you. I wish you all the best in this. I hope your 2013 is filled with the same.

    A merry belated Christmas from us smack dab in the middle of the map, and a happy New Year as well. And waes hael to you. It means 'good health.'

    • Christine Ha Reply

      Honey lavender ice cream may sound weird, but I promise it's divine.

      • J. Dent Reply

        Perhaps one day I'll be able to eat your words, so to speak. It's not the weirdest ice cream thing I've ever heard. What would you say if I told you there was a place that offered chocolate-covered crickets as a mix-in?

        • Christine Ha Reply

          Sounds interesting but not for me.

  2. Just another guy Reply

    For the lazy….see the video at 4:20

  3. Kevin Right Reply

    Great post! It mean of course a great success.

  4. dan Reply

    2012 was a pretty good year. I did everything I set out to do. Good luck with all your future projects!

  5. mara Reply

    we should try to make each year better than the other. thanks for all your posts. This is a very good site.

  6. gigel Reply

    Can we find your cookbook somewhere online? I am from another country and I would so love to read it.

    • Christine Ha Reply

      Thanks for inquiring. yes, it's available on Amazon U.S.

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