“So how was your 2012?”
…seemed to be a pretty standard question floating around last night.
Mine was ok. Not brilliant. But it saved itself in the last half.
So here are a few of my highlights, and let us forget all the bad, hard and sad parts because they no longer matter!
I painted this in February 2012, to the delight of the owner.
I wrote and submitted a 10,000 word dissertation, gaining a first class mark.
I watched my boyfriend graduate his phase 2 training.
I painted some puffins in some stolen free time.
I spent a carefree week partying after my final exams with all my university friends. In fancy dress. My favourite.
I went on the harry potter studio tour with a close friend, where the phrase of the day seemed to be “MIND BLOWN!”
I started my job and got to go down the tunnels in London Underground. Dressed in orange.
Two weeks after starting my job, I graduated with a first class degree, in front of my family and boyfriend.
I went to the Olympic games with the lovely boyfriend, and the Paralympics with my mum!
I painted the red arrows for my boyfriends birthday present. It was mainly painted while on skype to him, under the guise of “another puffin…”
I “met” (in the loosest sense of the word) my idol JK Rowling ❤ I couldn’t say anything more to her than “THANKS” but I didn’t meant thanks for signing my book, I meant thanks for making my childhood magical…
I painted my nutritionists greyhound / whippet
I painted three commissions for work colleagues.
I had a great Christmas with my family, my boyfriend and his family… and to top it off had a fun new years eve.
And most importantly, my attitude has changed. Now I know change is possible, and if I see myself thinking irrationally, I will catch myself (70% of the time).
I will think “is it a good use of my time to worry about this and be negative?” which has helped me go a LONG way in my health and happiness 🙂
So how was your 2012?