In another attempt to revive my blog, around Thanksgiving I began writing a post about things I’m thankful for. At this time I was rather sad, having just been dumped, so I have ditched the post I started writing and moved on to a different one. Even since then, a lot of things have happened. The main point of this post is staying the same. As the year goes out, what I want to reflect on most, are the people around me.
I am thankful for a lot of things. I’m thankful that I am able to be so wonderfully educated and will be graduating in a few months with a degree. I’m also thankful that I have a home, and a few jobs that I enjoy. I suppose I could say I’m thankful for where I’ve come from and the opportunities it’s offered me. I’m also thankful that I’ve had a pretty good year.
This year I’ve gotten more involved in party politics than ever, having been pleasantly sitting on the left (getting more progressively so) over the past few years without making any solid commitment. This has led to awesome things like a trip to Brussels and being elected Co-Convenor of the new Young Greens North.
Once again this year, I’ve had plenty of cool opportunities to do fun things coming my way. I’ve been to Dublin with debating, as well as Nottingham and Aberystwyth (and more!). I’ve met some more Doctor Who actors at the 50th Celebration and I’ve moved into a cool new flat just off campus.
I’ve also had my first proper long-term relationship, which unfortunately broke down in November. Nonetheless, we’re friends now so all looks better.
But what’s been good about this year, and all of these things, has been the people I’ve done them with and the people who’ve been there to support me, especially in the past two months.
From those who accepted teary phone calls at 2am to those who sat with me in my bed just making sure someone was there. To those who’ve just spoken to me, despite me coming out with utter nonsense. But even when you’re not a shoulder to cry on, you’re all a great laugh and my friend for a reason. I’m grateful for every friend I have now, and I really hope that next year is better for all of us, whether we’ve had a cracking year or not.
I’ve scheduled this post, as right now I’m on my way back to Liverpool to spend New Years with my housemates, of whom are some of my favourite people in the world and I’ll miss them in 2014 when we all go our separate ways. But 2014 other than that looks bright.
In 2014 I’ll be graduating, and I’ll also be giving up some of the things I love the most with leaving uni (like debating *sobs*). But it’s a chance to do new things. In 2014 I’d love to travel more and I’d also love to spend more time doing some of my other hobbies, like writing (which despite being part of the creative writing society I fail to do as regularly as I’d like) and bracelet making (which I hope to expand on easy). I am hoping I can stay in Liverpool (or at least the north), so I’m going to be keeping to a strict debt reducing budget for the first time next semester so that I can save up some money to pay for a few months rent.
Heres to the future, and I hope everyone else has a wonderful new year!