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2012 in Review

Posted by on January 4, 2013

With another year gone, it’s fitting to summarise the highlights of the past year. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the good times when there have also been lows, so I want to remember how far I’ve come in spite of those lows.

January
* Spent a few days in Bangkok, Thailand
* My eldest son turned 5, and his grandparents were here

February
* A’Famosa Resort, Melaka, Malaysia, which included an elephant ride
* 2 weeks in the USA visiting friends in California, Virginia/DC, and Hawaii
* Included shooting a music video

March
* Wrote a short story, Siren, which is as yet unpublished
* Trip to Kuantan, Malaysia for my husband’s 40th birthday and a Jaclyn Rousseau photo shoot on the beach

April
* Celebrated 6 years of marriage
* Trip to Seoul, South Korea

May
* Trip to Taipei, Taiwan (which was also at the end of April)
* Eldest child started year 1

June
* Trip to France, which included Disneyland

July
* Sunway Lagoon theme park Malaysia
* Discovered the awesomeness of Scribophile

August
* Headed back to my home city of Perth, Australia and caught up with friends and family
* Youngest child turned 2, and had an early birthday party with family in Australia

September
* Trip to Osaka & Kyoto, Japan (which began Aug 31)
* Finished a full draft of my first novel, Adrift
* My brother visited, after we hadn’t seen each other in nearly 5 years
* Attended “Readings” for the first time

October
* I got to vote in the US election via absentee ballot
* Dressed as Jaclyn Rousseau at TGI Friday’s for Halloween

November
* Watched Gangster Macha
* Finished writing a short story, Bridging the Divide
* I publicly came out as bisexual
* Trip to Pattaya & Ayutthaya, Thailand
* I turned 29

December
* Discovered Onn San’s Epomania
* I found out Bridging the Divide had been accepted to be published somewhere in February
* We spent NYE at Legoland, Johor, Malaysia

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

One Response to 2012 in Review

  1. Jeremy Malcolm

    Oops this reminds me that I need to update mine too. There, done.

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