2014: A Year In Review

2014 - my year

It’s almost the end of the year, and as such, it’s time for me to catch you up on how my year has been with my annual ‘year in review post’ 

What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
Long-haul travel with Phillip.

Did you keep your New Years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t make resolutions as such, but I do make lose goals – things that I would like to see happen. Not giving them the tag of resolution means I’m not as hard on myself if I don’t complete them (I completed all of mine this year, just in case you were wondering). I plan on setting more this year.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not that I know of.

Did anyone close to you die?
My aunty Pauline.

What countries did you visit?
Canada; we went to Toronto and it was amazing.


What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Sun, time outdoors, and possibly some more time off work (I had a fair bit this year, but it’s safe to say that I’ve been bitten by the travel bug).

What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory?
July 9th, it was the day we flew to Canada

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Landing a full-time job; after 10 months of unemployment, I was scared I’d never get a job again.

What was your biggest failure?
Self doubt – always with the self doubt. I’ve gotten a lot better over the past year, but there’s still a bit of a voice telling me I can’t do something, or I’m going to stuff things up.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope, I did have surgery for endometriosis at the beginning of the year though.

What was the best thing you bought?
An upgrade to premium economy via Air New Zealand Oneup Upgrades.

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
My brother’s; seeing how much he has turned his life around since having his daughter has been amazing to see. I am so proud of him, and his little family.

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
No one worth mentioning.

Where did most of your money go?
Gadgets, clothes and makeup.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Our trip to Toronto and Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate milk (not wait in a line for two hours excited about it though).

What song/album will always remind you of 2014?
Rather Be – Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne

Compared to this time last year, are you:

happier or sadder? Happier, much, much happier.
thinner or fatter? Thinner
richer or poorer? Richer

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Travelling and exploring.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stressing over little things.

How will you be spend Christmas?
We spent the morning at home opening presents, then went to my brother’s house in the afternoon

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
People at work, co-ordinating things.

Did you fall in love in 2014?
Yes, a little more with my husband. Feelings are gross, I know.

How many one night stands in this last year?

What was your favourite TV programme?
I didn’t watch much TV this year.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate’s a waste of time. If I don’t like you, I just won’t bother.

What was the best book(s) you read?
The delirium series.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Banks and FKA Twigs

What did you want and get?
An iPad, a trip overseas (I had been trying to convince Phillip we needed to travel together for years). .

What did you want and not get?

What were your favourite films of this year?
What We Do In The Shadows.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 30 and I celebrated it by running away to Auckland and hiding away at the Langham for the weekend.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Surgery, possibly? Phillip says I’m a lot nicer and I generally feel a lot better.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
Things that fit, and things I think look good.

What kept you sane?

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Scott Dixon

What political issue stirred you the most?
Dirty Politics and the general election.

Who did you miss?
Not sure if I missed anyone this year.

Who was the best new person you met?
New work peeps. I am grateful that every job I have had, my immediate team has been wonderful.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.
The same lesson I learn every year – that I am capable, that I can do more than I think I can or give myself credit for, and that I am more than enough.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “plot twist!” and move on.

This year has been pretty amazing; I am so blessed and lucky and hope that this year will be just as good (if not better). I hope that you have also had a great year, and wish you all the best for 2015 xx


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