Kat, congratulations on getting published!
And Melani, congratulations on accomplishing something I could never do. I have tried numerous times and never managed to get above the crows nest. If I had tried for a yardarm I'd have starved to death in the rigging.
1) Went through a miserable, horrible pregnancy (discovered I have a mild backflow heart problem when pregant) and only missed a few days of normal life. Delivered a gorgeous baby girl on November 29 and didn't come near to dying like last time I gave birth. Made the conscious decision that if we have any more children they aren't coming through me.
2) Got and kept a job as a reporter for a local newspaper, after an entire year of jobhunting. Realized I should have stuck to my convictions as a 15 yr-old, because I was definitely born to be a journalist. And after six years of losing jobs to disappearing grants (museums and archaeological digs can be risky workplaces), I finally found a boss who wants so badly to keep me that she doesn't mind if I take a year's maternity leave.
3) Sang my first solo onstage at the Mystic Sea Music Festival. Hopefully will do more next year. Would have done more this year but was busy being miserably pregnant.
Life is good right now. Not very successful musically, as I had to take a ten-month break. That will be next year's accomplishment, I guess!