My Top 11 firsts for 2011

Betwixt the Christian/Judeo/ Pagan holiday celebrations (fitting that they all collide this year for so many reasons)  and the Western new years day is International list week, or so it seems.

Fireworks in Montreal explode with energy

Everyone has a list. The top ten photos of the year, or the best food of the year or even New Years Plans.   Lists are flying out of every window and door on earth.
I wonder if aliens and angels make lists too?

A list to celebrate my top Eleven Firsts for 2011 .    The best of the year has been all the amazing friends I have met and deepened.  Beacons of light, love and gratitude. Design & creativity.

This list is for me- my deflowering list of Firsts.

1. Writing  my bookLe Chic Cocoon  for what it made me and what it gave me.

2. Publishing my Book  taking the plunge to invest  in taking book to market & winning the Book Marketing award.

3. Going to iSimangaliso wetlands of South Africa World Heritage Site.  Priceless to be in the arms of mother earth.

4.  Experiencing Breakthrough coaching:  breaking down walls and shields that have held me trapped since childhood.

5.  Letting go of my old tired story and creating a new one.

6.  Embracing spirit and surrendering to a deeper sense of life.

7.  Going to the first Blogfest  2011 in NYC meeting twitter friends. Visiting Kravet, House Beautiful Architectural Digest. Hearing Barbara Barry speak.
8   Book signing and visiting Highpoint Fall Market and connecting with twitter friends and hanging out wtth them

9. Becoming a Character Code Coach & learning all about the Character Codes

10. Going to Las Vegas   – to speak at IRIS conference

11. Hosting a twitter chat.  Fabulous. I got to host two this year and it was exhilarating.


What are firsts you have accomplished this year?  What made you grow, charged you with change?  Share by commenting below.


Wishing you Joie de Vivre (the joy of life)


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My Top 11 firsts for 2011 — 12 Comments

  1. Congratulations on all of your “firsts”of 2011….fabulous list of accomplishments Jen!! I’ve been working on my 2012 Goals and I’m so excited for what it will bring!!
    Look forward to seeing you in 2012!!

    • Dear Jennifer, thanks so much, it has been quite a year. So glad you are creating your list for 2012. I know you are going to be amazing.
      Yes I cant wait to see you in 2012. May you achieve all your goals and more.

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    what a beautiful list, you can be so proud of all your accomplishments. The sky is the limit! It’s so wonderful to watch how you learned how to grow wings and took off.
    I wrote a thank you list to 2011 on my blog too, how funny 🙂

    My top first on my list is all the wonderful people I met -you included- some of them came into my life, some have been there for a long time, some old relationships renewed, some dusty ones removed and some others walked away from earth. It’s been an awesome year!

    Thank you for coming into my life, happy and colorful 2012 to you!

    xxx Franziska

    • Dearest Franziska, it has been a true honor having you in my life. This year was made shinier by meeting you in person. I love your list too. I am so proud of all you have achieved. I have grown wings, and so have you. Wonderful that we can fly together. A colorful 2012 to you too. with love xo Jen

  3. Your list inspired my list I am so very grateful to be sharing this journey with you Jen. I wanted to put in my post that becoming an in person friend with you was one of my highlights but I didn’t want to leave anyone else out lol. So I’ll say it here. I love you my friend.
    Louise Edington
    Breaking Through Online Frontiers

    • Dear Louise, I love your list and am thrilled I inspired yours. So grateful to have you in my life and yes to be on our journey together. I love you too my my friend. I count our in person meeting (twice) as a true blessing. xo

    • Jen – Your post made my heart smile 🙂 Thank you so much for coming to play’ with us and catupre some fantastic memories of my boys and I! There is nothing easy about getting my oldest to take pictures but the entire session was fun! Even if it meant the two of them hanging off me!

    • i am so tearing up right now jen! that last one made me laugh out loud cause i could just picrtue grandpa saying something silly to make her laugh and say oh wally! we missed you guys this christmas! thank you so much for sharing these! i want that last one for me!! is there any way to get a print of a 5 7???

  4. What a great year you have had, Miss Jen Duchene (my kids love saying your name.) I too have had a year of firsts…and I think this coming year will bring even more. I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for you…amazing things I think. Thank you for being my friend and sharing your journey with me.

    • Dear Darcie, tis true its been a year of incredible opportunity and growth. I have been blessed. Especially by my amazing friends including you Darcie. Thank you for being my friend and for all the support love, photos 🙂 and food moments. I treasure what we have. Your kids are fabulous! I cant wait to see what 2012 holds for you.

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