12 Things I Learned in 2012:

  1. I actually do like barrels.
  2. I actually don’t hate [carefully selected] hostels.
  3. Learning new languages really does get harder as you get older. 
  4. Meteorologists are right every once in a while.
  5. Driving on the left side of the road isn’t that difficult–once you stop flicking on the wipers to signal right-hand turns.
  6. Sometimes, the greatest generosity comes from strangers.
  7. How to sleep on a plane. Kind of.
  8. You can cut muscle without cutting the skin over it.
  9. My faith in Parko isn’t misplaced.
  10. True family doesn’t always share your blood. It doesn’t always share your dreams or your beliefs. But it always respects them.
  11. I would, literally, traverse oceans for love. Still.
  12. Impulsive is, occasionally, the right way to be.

By The Numbers:

53,563: Miles flown.

3: New countries visited.

2: New countries surfed.

7: WCT events attended.

13: “Couches” surfed.

1: Books copy edited.

2: Gear reviews.

2: Professional ding repairs.

1: Boards sold.

1: Boards bought.

132: Days spend outside of the U.S..

0: Regrets.


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One thought on “2012

  1. […] so it is. I’m usually much more on top of my New Year’s posts, but 2013 was one heck of a year and I wasn’t really sure where to start. Then I […]


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: