..and hello 2013!
At this time of the year I will usually look back on the year that’s passed and talk a bit about what I expect from the next one.
2012 was a weird year. I went from being very damaged to healing with the help of amazing friends and colleagues. I went from being rather lost, to finding myself again. I went from denying myself to being who I want to be, or at least I put myself on the right path. I started writing again, because I stopped being ashamed of it.
During 2012 I read 14,652 book pages (add about 250 to that seeing as I’m about to finish a book that I haven’t registered on Goodreads yet). I call that a productive year!
Books: Fahrenheit 451 and The Crystal Cave.
Movies: Brave and Parked (the latter could be seen on film festivals in 2010-2011 but wasn’t released to the general public until 2012, therefore I count it.)
TV-series I discovered: Modern Family and Merlin (The final episode of Merlin aired on Christmas Eve, so that one’s over)
Music I discovered: Death Cab for Cutie, Imagine Dragons, Tyrone Wells, Petra Marklund and about 50 more that made me wonder why I’m so out of touch with the music world.
Food: Microwave almond bread, hands down!
I have so many good memories. I specifically remember a summer day, sitting in the park with two friends, eating sushi. It was a brilliant day. I remember one day when I sat on a roof with two other friends, in the sun, and I felt really happy in a way I didn’t know I could feel.
I’ve had so many moments where I’ve felt at peace during the last 6 months, and it shows that it’s possible. That alone gives me hope.
I think a good way to sum this year up is by saying that I’ve learned a lot.
For 2013 I hope for small things only. That I keep going uphill from here, and that I get to go to the UK. I also hope to read more brilliant books, write more letters, and meet more people. I’ll make this year count.
Oh, and I realised I never uploaded that picture I promised you on Christmas Eve. Here it is :)
I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In Sweden we celebrate Christmas Eve, thus yesterday was our big day! I don’t remember the last time I ate that much food in one day, pretty crazy, but it was delicious and let’s face it, I don’t have to worry about my weight at all so who cares! Later in the evening I got a call from a colleague that I really didn’t expect at all but appreciate so much, we spoke for about an hour about lots of things and it was just really nice of her to do that. So happy to have my colleagues, they’re great!
Also the last episode of Merlin aired last night and I watched it and it was awfully sad and there are a lot of possible reasons to cry on Christmas Eve but warlocks and kings shouldn’t be among them but they were. So there’s that.
Later today I’ll upload a picture of the beautiful artwork that my boyfriend got me, it’s funny how well he knows me, because he knows exactly how to make me happy!
Anyway I had a really great Christmas Eve, now Christmas Day ahead, let’s make it count!
I hope you all have a fantastic day, I know I will!
Yesterday I spent most of my day with my brother. We went downtown for some shopping (mostly just admiring the ridiculous amount of people lined up outside the liquor store), and later on we went to the grocery store and got some goods. We then spent the evening talking, listening to music and eating pâté. It was a pretty brilliant night!
Today has been reserved for cooking. I’ve spent the day over at my boyfriend’s place cooking a bunch of Christmas food. Seeing as I have a lot of allergies, buying pre-made food doesn’t really work out for me, so today I’ve made meatballs, saffron biscotti and a traditional Swedish casserole called Jansson’s Temptation (link). I’ve been so domestic today! Now I’m just about to finish a beetroot salad with mayonnaise and some other stuff, and after that I’m done with preparations! All of the above are obviously both milk- and carb free!
Well, I’ve bought a bunch of stuff lately, but I bought one very special gift for myself the other day. I’m really bad at taking pictures of jewellery but I tried and you’ll get the idea.
I wore it today with a black dress and black earrings. We had a bit of a party going on at work today as it was the last day before Christmas, and we made sort of a Christmas dinner for our colleagues which was really nice. Good food and amazing people makes for a great experience at work. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about how lucky I am to have these people in my life.
Also my boss gave me a book for Christmas. How amazing is that? Pretty amazing!
Let’s go play on the swings! Oh…wait.