At the end of 2011, I declared 2012 the year of Good Things. And . . . that little declaration delivered.


  • Jay, who might I add is the guy behind the phrase Good Things, guest posted about his type 1 diabetes story early on in the year. This has gone to be one of the most read posts on this blog–it also proved to me to just ask. I’ve learned a lot from Jay over the last year and a half, and I’m blessed that he chose to share his story here, too.
  • Thanks to my friend Steve Richert, I rekindled my love of climbing. Turns out that a youth event would be the only time I got up on a wall this year.





  • World Asthma Day 2012 means being intentional: a bike ride decked out in Team Asthma apparel.
  • I go public with my Stanford Medicine-X Scholarship deliberations.
  • I realize I am the only one in charge of my choices, even if circumstances change how I am thinking and I have to make it happen.
  • I turn twenty-one — and announce that I’ll be going to Quebec City with the Asthma Society of Canada for the World Congress of Asthma and making my way to California for Medicine-X!








Except for a few blips, I feel that 2012 was a pretty darn good year.

Year of Good Things? Check! Time to bring it home.

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