01 January 2014

My 2013: in review

It's been a while since I last did this back in 2010 and 2011, but I think I've started forgetting all the things that happen from one year to the next. So I thought I'd do a mini-review of my 2013.

2013 has actually been a great year.

Work got busy, I travelled a lot. Frequented pub quizzes and became intoxicated a little lot. Met lots of new people and moved house, twice! Including what felt like being evicted back in June. I forged some awesome friendships. They're pretty accepting of my unusual style of interaction, mainly because they are the same.

There was a romance. Some might consider it an extended holiday romance I suppose. Long story short, it didn't work out. But you know, once the initial deflation faded, as I knew it would, I realised I had a great time and a lot of fun. It was intense and exciting! Quite exhilerating. If we catch up one day, cool. If not, also cool. Either way, if I think of it in the future, I shall remember it fondly and smile. I regret nothing.

I know, doesn't the positivity just make you want to be sick? Maybe I'm going soft...

I spent more time on the blog, followed by less time on the blog. Who knew I'd manage to blog every day in May. Oh, and the blog turned 5. Sadly, my attempt at Project 365 was rather disappointing and I'd like to have another go at that, possibly in 2014.

There were a plethora of hen do's and weddings, or so it seemed. House parties and games nights. Cheese and wine evenings, and girls' nights out. Visits to family and friends. Lows? There probably were some shitty things that happened too but I've forgotten them it seems.

It has been the first full year in a new city, free of education (specifically my thesis), and having met some rather special people. 2013 has been pretty wunderbar really.

I hope everyone else had a great year. If not, I hope 2014 is better for you. I shall be back with a blog post about 2014 plans and goals but for now, all I shall say is I am genuinely excited for what 2014 might bring my way. And I certainly intend to make the absolute most of it.

Happy New Year!



  1. Happy New Year Jen. Sounds like 2013 was a busy year, here's to another fun filled 365 days :)

  2. I managed 365 photos for one whole month then totally forgot. Oooops. But it sounds like you had a great year. I look forwards to reading about 2014 with you.
    Happy new year!

    1. Project365 is difficult. It wasn't just taking a photo everyday, it was uploading it, and regularly backing up and clearing my phone so I could take more photos! I definitely want to have another crack at it though. Thanks! Happy to have you. And happy New Year to you too.

  3. Happy New Year, Jen! Hope 2014 is awesome for you!