My Year in Review and What’s to Come

I know WordPress just posted my generic 2012 in review but I wanted to do a slightly more personal one about what I did in 2012 and what I  want to do in 2013.

What I Did in 2012

  • Lived in a different country (Scotland) and knew myself the better after coming back
  • Re-evaluated my choice of study and career and came out on the side of nursing, a choice I’d never considered in earnest since becoming an adult
  • Began nursing school
  • Lived in a real-life grown-up apartment, not in a dorm or at home with my parents. Unfortunately, I had to leave my apartment after 6 months and am currently searching for a place to live.
  • Wrote 34 posts for this blog. Not an ideal, by far, but I have to accept that this blog is a side-project and that school comes first.
  • Finished my English degree, and happily put it away for now. I’m far more happy to have English literature and language as a hobby and an interest than as my course of study and career path.
  • Travelled outside of Europe for the first time, to New York City. I’d love to go back but uuuuuuuugh money.
  • Read 172 books out of an initial goal of a 100 for the year. I updated it to 150 eventually, but I knew I couldn’t make it to 200 so now it looks wonky.

What I Want to do in 2013

  • Write one post a month for this blog in 2013. AT LEAST. I want to keep the blog posts consistent, rather than write a million posts one week and none for the next three months.
  • Study for school more efficiently.
  • Read 100 books.
  • Find a new place to live, but preferably in January rather than, say, December.
  • Write more. Ideally, I’d set time away to write during the weekends but I am so, so bad at structuring my time.
  • Which reminds me that I need to get better at structuring ALL of my time. If anybody knows a good app or website to structure  work-time, school-time, down-time, study-time, hit me up, eh?
  • Make more lists because they really help me feel organised and on top of things and if I don’t feel that way I leave things too late and don’t bother doing them.
  • Save my money up.
  • Spend more time with my friends.
  • Get to know people in my class better and try to socialise more.
  • Eat mindfully. I’m working on unlearning some really toxic bullshit and just start listening to my body’s demands.
  • Travel to Paris again. I have half-baked plans with a friend to do this.

As for upcoming posts on this blog, I can’t say too much as I’m not actually sure. I want to post more Danish history, and continue my series on fashion, but I’d also like to expand into other interests like good tv shows and books that I’ve read.

I hope you the readers wil stay tuned and that you’ve had a great start to your year!

Here's to 2013!

Here’s to 2013!

10,001 gentlemen callers

I’ve been checking the blog stats a little obsessively these past couple of days. The reason for my obsessiveness has been the fact that the stats have crept increasingly closer to 10,000 and while it may not seem like much it is a Big Dealto this here blogger.

And here’s your prooof!

 

Including a portrait of the lovely Louise Augusta. I love the colouring I managed to coax fromt he usually very drab photo of the portrait.

It’s all go from here. I’ve got blog posts queued up for your enjoyment. They should start posting over the next couple of days.

In the meantime, I hope all of my readers have a lovely weekend!