2018: These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

The older I get the faster time seems to go. And the harder I find it to sit down and write a blog post. I’ve been looking through previous New Year’s blog posts from the last couple of years, trying to find my “blogging voice” and rekindle that flow of words. Alas, nothing. The best way is probably just word vomit. So do excuse any waffle and balderdash. I’m here to reflect on 2018 and hopefully set out goals for 2019. My blogging presence over the last 12 months has somewhat dwindled to extinction. I could rattle off excuses like no time or lack of ideas but in all honesty I’m just lazy. Lazy with no motivation. So I guess that will be my first goal of 2019 – to be more motivated!

To give you a time lapse of my year, I’ll sort events into their months. This also helps me remember what on earth I actually did. Even though time flies, 6 months ago still feels like a lifetime ago. From 2018, these are a few of my favourite things.

Starting my last semester in college, I was determined to achieve everything and try my hardest. Needless to say, that dedication vanished before the month was out. Final year is hard (understatement of the year). But I admire my unknowing enthusiasm.

A new relationship began and led to many wonderful adventures with him.

The 8th amendment in Ireland was successfully repealed. Anyone who knows me knows how strongly I felt about this and what a huge movement this was for the country.

I celebrated my 22nd birthday by having a fantastic time camping with my friends in the midst of an unnaturally hot summer.

I travelled to Cyprus where we went snorkelling in the blue lagoons, rented a boat, went on a safari and saw the turtles on Lara Bay. Soon after I visited Amsterdam and finally went to Anne Frank’s Annex (a long time ambition of mine)

I moved out of home and into a new house with two friends as I started my new job as a full time software developer.

After four years of blood, sweat and tears, I finally graduated University! The gown was worn and the cap was thrown off.

I visited Munich in Germany, primarily for the Christmas Markets but also got to see Dachau, a concentration camp, the BMW museum and the Allianz Arena.

What with five Christmas dinners, four shopping ventures, three board game nights, two secret santas and a partridge in a pear tree, it’s a wonder I had time for anything at all. But right after Christmas, we headed to Donegal to celebrate my cousin’s wedding. Congrats to Helen and Ian.

Who knows what 2019 will bring but as those cheesy quotes go; “it’s a new chapter, a blank page, it’s up to you to write it”

Happy New Year Everyone!!

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