The end of a year can only mean one thing: An obligatory end-of-the-year reflections post!
At the start of the year, I had grand visions of joy and laughter. Things were going rather well and I felt confident that it would be a year of mostly good and happy things. I committed myself to taking a bit better care of my health through healthy eating and new running goals. I even committed myself to taking the idea of post-widowhood dating a little more seriously. And, importantly, I committed myself to being an amazing PhD student.
I could almost envisage the scenes of me laughing with new friends; of me captivating audiences with my amazing intellect; of smashing my times for all of my races. (And many of those things really happened!)
Yes, 2014 was going to be such a wonderful year!
Unfortunately, there were many things that took away from the joys I had planned. But despite the upsets I faced over the course of the year, I had many, many wonderful moments.
Here are some of my 2014 highlights, month-by-month!
April: Walking around a ruined abbey.
August: London (and more beer).
November: A surprise visit home.
So, that was 2014. Here’s hoping that 2015’s joyful moments far outweigh the painful ones!
I hope you had a wonderful year and that your reflections are filled with more laughter than tears. Stay tuned to find out how my 2015 pans out!