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I made a brief list to reflect on some highlights of the past year. A first for me, honestly, as I usually focus on what to leave behind rather than highlight and celebrate. I really enjoyed this process!

So - without making a tik tok about it, here's a list of random bests, both personal and professional, that were my highlights of 2022. 

 

Best tech – Apple Watch 7

Best App - WikiSleep

Best podcast - Pivot, with Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher

Best album - Midnights, Taylor Swift

Best Fiction bookLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (I just found out AppleTV+ is turning this into a series produced by Brie Larson!!)

Best non-fiction- How To Do The Work, by Dr Nicole LePera

Best everyday natural skin products – Salty Face tanning water, Picot facial serum, Elate brow balm, Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation, Nezza Naturals Cinnamon Plump lip balm

Best cleansing practice – sold 70% of my well-loved furniture and re-invested in new that suits me now

Best morning routine - daily journalling with coffee while watching the sunrise

Best evening routine - Monday night book club with 5 friends

Best membership – Costco

Best recipemy cake

Best New TV Series – Yellowjackets

Best re-run- One Tree Hill

Best Documentary – It’s a tie: The Alpinist and The Rescue

Best surprise- my neighbour became one of my dearest friends

Best personal challenge – embracing daily exercise in all different forms for the enjoyment of it rather than the results of it. Honourable mentions: boxing, commuting by bike, walking, paddle boarding, and yoga.

Best professional challenge – plans for pivoting operations in 2023

Best collaboration - Hosting the Made Here Market with ecologyst

Best investment- therapy

Best thing I did for my mental health – took breaks from work every day to take a walk (anywhere from 10 mins to 1 hr). I don't need to rush to get everything done, and allowing myself and a problem to breathe a little bit is the best thing I can do. 

Best realization - progress over perfection

Best new activity - stand up paddle boarding

Best personal achievement – 2 years alcohol-free

Best professional achievement – released the Honey Tobacco eau de parfum, which grew to be our top seller and was featured in Chatelaine Magazine

Best acceptance of the year – being at peace with the possibility of not having children

Best kitchen investmentThe Aarke Carbonator

Best bedroom investmentweighted blanket from Baloo Living

Best outfitAgolde jeans (90's pinch waist), Sol Sana Heels, white tee-shirt, gold jewelry OR the green reformation dress I wore to 2 weddings

Best adventure – San Jose, Baja Mexico with 9 fabulous women

Best coffeeBright Jenny

Best teaCalm

Best mocktail – 1 tsp lemon juice, pinch of salt, bubbly water

Best detox – I stopped reading the news, self-help books/insta-therapists

Best indulgencethese cookies, and these cookies

Best creative hobby – baking, obvs. 

Best weekend hobby – Saturday Globe and Mail crossword

Best party – Grilled Cheese Night

Best bakery treat – passion fruit lemon meringue from Crust

Best thing I didn’t know I needed – tough love