Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 recap

I have this obsession when it comes to documenting my own life. The thought of not doing a "2014" recap actually hurt me a little bit, so I'm doing one. For the sake of looking back and reading next year, if nothing else.

In 2014 I...

... Successfully survived my first year of my PhD course. It's been ~ million times harder than I thought but also really fun.

... Read 52 books in total over the year. I'm so happy that I succeeded with this goal! I'm never doing this again!

... I spent a full 10 days in Sweden in May + another week in Sweden this Christmas. (I haven't had this much time in Sweden since I moved away and it felt amazing.)

... Apart from Sweden I also spent a day in Copenhagen, two days with Steve outside Dublin and a weekend in London. No festivals despite my goals last year. I've given up on them now.

... Exercised regularly through-out the entire year, ran my longest run ever (not to mention my earliest and coldest) and joined a gym for the first time ever.

... Presented my study twice and won best poster at the second conference.

In 2015 I'm looking forward to...

... Getting a cat! Crazy Cat Lady identity, it is finally happening.

... Visiting someplace new this year, I'm thinking Manchester or Edinburgh.

... Presenting a full talk on my study at a conference.

... Getting curtains for the bedroom and the office. Important life goals.

... Hopefully save up enough to buy the least expensive car in the world.

This year's achievements were a lot less tangible than last year's but... I feel like this year was all about getting myself organised whether it's work, exercise or personal economy. My real goal is to become one of those insufferable people who has everything together in life. Happy New Year! (Here's my 2013 and 2012 recap.)