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Highlights of 2012

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2012 calender

2012 is nearly over and what a year it has been!! This will be my second to last post for the year so I thought it be fitting to feature my personal highlights of 2012. I hope you’ve all had an amazing year!!


  • Lived in New Zealand
  • Watched Master T do his first tandem skydive
  • Started an 8-week mentorship with Alan Close
  • Got published in The Hokitika Guardian


  • Ryan and new wife-to-be, Andrea visited from the USA
  • jennifer@jennifermortonwriter.com was born
  • Got into the writing groove
  • Saw a real live kiwi in its native home


  • Celebrated 8th wedding anniversary
  • Attended the Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika
  • Submitted my 2nd story to Australian Family Magazine
  • Read and reviewed Portia de Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness for Hardie Grant
  • 3090818-april-2012-calendarReturned to Australia after 7 months in New Zealand
  • Slowly took myself off a very restricted diet that started on January 1st
  • Spent 2 nights in Sydney
  • Got my first copywriting job ($80 invoiced!!!)
  • 1081298-Clipart-May-2012-Calendar-Over-Pink-With-Vines-Royalty-Free-Vector-IllustrationMeet some fabulous writers in Sydney
  • Flew to Canada for a 2-month stay…sans husband and child. Fell in love with Vancouver all over again.
  • I attended the I CAN DO IT conference in Vancouver….OMG!
  • Spent some time in the Canadian Rockies
  • Shared good times with my Canadian friends and family
  • juneHooked up with bestie, Gillian Mckenzie and finally got to eat at her restaurant, The Seaside Shanty
  • Enjoyed time in Halifax – my original hometown
  • Flew to Ontario and got to know my niece and nephew again
  • The winter edition of Australian Family Magazine was released with my feature in it
  • julyI spent Canada Day in Ottawa with my niece and her hubby. It was a dream come true for me.
  • I returned to Australia and my boys. xxxx
  • We all moved to Western Australia
  • I finally started to write again



  • I submitted several pitches to several glossy magazines
  • I got serious about fitness
  • My schedule got very busy
  • I really feel like a writer now
  • octI made pumpkin pie to honour  Canadian thanksgiving
  • Good Health bought an article that I submitted on spec! Watch for my byline in the April 2013 edition……The best thing to happen in my writing career to date!
  • Kai Chronicles celebrated its one year anniversary
  • I did 2 solo skydives after a 7.5 year hiatus.
  • novI had 2 articles published in the Ocean Drive Magazine in WA
  • I started the first draft of my chick-lit novel
  • Good Health commissioned me to write an article for the May 2013 edition
  • I WON Nanowriomo for the 2nd year in a row
  • I went back to far north Queensland for a holiday with the family
  • decI attended my brother-in-law’s wedding on Mission Beach….xxx
  • My hubby bought us a flash car
  • I spent a day at a mini yoga retreat
  • I met some of the team and saw the news room at the Geraldton Guardian 
  • I had a very bikini Christmas with family in Perth
  • I was featured in the summer edition of BIDE magazine.

2012 has been a fantastic year for me. I hope you have all enjoyed good health, success, happiness and love. My last post of 2012 will feature my wishes and goals for 2013. It’s going to be a BIG year, I just know it. 


Author: Jennifer Morton

Perth Travel Writer | Photographer | Canadian | Nomad | Home Cook | Glutton | Serial Planner

One thought on “Highlights of 2012

  1. all I can say is…WOW!

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