2013 was a funny old year. Most of the time, it felt bright and exciting – I made some brilliant new friends, became a postgraduate, had my first taster of what it would be like to work in the publishing industry, tried new things and attended some amazing events. However, for the past two months, my life hasn’t been looking like the life I want to be leading next year!
Thank goodness for this blog, giving me a side project to enjoy! Trying to reach all the goals set at the beginning of the year has been fun, and has given me more to look back on at the end of it. Here’s a little summary…
The Year in Numbers
One master’s degree earned (with distinction!)
Two trips to London
Two magazines published
Three musicals attended (Les Mis, Wicked and The Lion King)
A three-course meal cooked (and many rounds of baking)
Three different addresses
Three publishing internships completed
Three McFly concerts
Four pounds gained rather than lost…
Six sentences of Italian learned
Seven programmes/souvenir brochures collected
Eight signed books collected
Nine new things tried to get out of my comfort zone
Eleven (and a bit) months of blogging
Twenty-four years celebrated!
Thirty-eight new books read (as well as many, many manuscripts on placements)
At least fifty new places visited
152 blog followers – thank you!
25 572 words written in my dissertation (including appendices!)
Not to mention countless happy or lucky events, some that will be forgotten, and others I’ve written about here.
I had thirteen goals to achieve, so how did it go? Nine goals were completed fully, two were completed in part, and two didn’t get checked off the list. Not too shabby a result when resolutions don’t always outstay January! And that means there is room for improvement next year.
I hope you’ll all look back fondly on 2013, but I hope 2014 is even better for you! Have a happy New Year, everyone!