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Year two of running (with partners) my law firm!
Haven't seen final statements yet, but I think we DOUBLED last year's (perfectly good) profit
Hired our first clerk
And our second
And interviewed for and hired our first associate
Finished making our offices beautiful

Prepped, argued, and had various outcomes on many motions and conferences
Prepped two significant trials scheduled to be heard in early 2014
Acquired quite a number of clients (actually, I know the number exactly: 37)
Played with lots of clients' children
Received compliments from several judges, two of them in writing in the judge's written decisions
Joined the Alumni Council of my law school, proceeded to make my distaste for many of their policies known

Worked very very hard with my dog to minimize her socialization problems
Took Family Dog obedience 1 and 2, a Canine Good Neighbour class, a Scent Detection class, a Reliable Recall class, and an agility class
Teaching-assisted a puppy class and a Level 1 class
Joined the board of my dog club as a director

Moved out of Toronto to Brampton
Bought a car (when my lease ended)

Read 125 new-to-me books and reread a couple
Spent a long weekend in Boston with fangirls and another in Chicago with my BFF
Wrote 23 stories (way less writing by word count than last year but I'm reasonably pleased)

Stayed obsessed with One Direction and Nick Grimshaw
Saw One Direction in concert twice and experienced the true joy of having Harry Styles blow me a kiss from 8 feet away
Kept up with fandom as much on tumblr as on twitter
Remained exceedingly glad that fandom is always boisterous and full of life, even when I have less time and energy to contribute to it

Probably other things but this year just flew by, y'all, and I mean that in a good way

ETA: Ooh, remembered a few other things! Saw Panic open for Fall Out Boy in the pouring August rain; got bitten by a big dog coming after mine in the park; got my first tattoo (and got one of my nipples re-pierced, OW); found out my corneas were covered with little ulcers and started wearing glasses pretty much all the time after 15 years of 24/7 contacts.
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