It's time for the annual recap! I'm staring to get really fond of this tradition! :)
(though this one got massive! Oops!)
(though this one got massive! Oops!)
2014 started unusually well. I stopped with some meds and it really changed me in ways I had no idea these pills were even effecting me in the first place. I though I was going to explode from pure happiness and I could never have pictured a better start of the new year feeling like a brand new person with limitless potential and strength!
One thing lead to another, in February I bought a bike to replace the stolen one and in March I got an internship in a garden and flower shop. It was stressful and hard to learn a new job of course, but since I move around a lot I know the drill. When the internship ended in May they hired me and I got to enjoy the wonders of a paycheck every month! ^^ Ah, they joy!
Biking back and forth to work every day not only resulted a bunch of beautiful photos but also a massive and well needed weight loss. During this year I've lost 13 kilos and I'm so happy to be back to my normal size again! No more knocking things of the window sill with my butt, haha! Also I decided to go blonde for the first time in forever! And I changed my makeup from black to brown and purchased my very first lipstick, EVER! No kidding! ^^
Another result from being employed was that I got to know a bunch of absolutely amazing people I get to work with every day. At first I was a bit concerned to work with so many middle aged women, my previous jobs have been very mixed in gender and age which I greatly appreciated. But it turned out to be the most wonderful thing ever. They nag and they care, they love and they share. I have come to find great trust and comfort within these wonderful people in a sense I haven't felt in a long, long time.
Though having a full time job snatched pretty much all my free time from me. I abandoned accounts like Lookbook, Tumblr and Flickr and my poor blog got neglected like never before. Turns out Instagram is the right social media for me since it requires less time and effort to keep up with friends and share bits from my own life. I am proud to say I have now had my Instagram account for a whole year! :D
My movie interest is still going strong, though I've had less time to watch movies this year. I joined a local film club for the first time and for a small penny I got to enjoy 7 indie movies from all over the world at the movie theater! To watch foreign drama on the big screen was something I've never experienced before and I was in awe all autumn about this ^^ My number one most watched movie this year has without any doubt been Frozen. Though my highest rated films of this year were Silent Hill, the hunger games: catching fire and Insterstellar, all rated 9/10.
Other interest I've been developing has been my love for plants. As you know I've always cared for plants and my window sills are always crammed with plants. Well, it got a lot worse :P Working in a flower shop made my home explode with plants and my windows aren't big enough so nowadays I can hardly see my kitchen table because of all the pots and vases with flowers, haha! I also started to do my own flower arrangements which was so much fun! A talent I never knew I had. I also gave my balcony a make over for the first time. Always dreamed of having a balcony full of flowers but never got around to do it because the balcony has always been very low priority from an economical point of view.
The happiest moments this year have been taking a swim in the lake for the first time in so many years, to see a real Carl Larsson painting at the art museum in Gothenburg, visiting the botanical garden of Gothenburg, celebrating Midsummer with a bunch of lovely people, my sister visiting me during summer and also my short trip to Kopenhagen in autumn. And the saddest moments were when I broke my camera lens, the passing of Robin Williams, the passing of our beloved cat Findus and the ending of Naruto Shippuden, the latter which I cried for weeks about. The biggest disappointment this year was when my boyfriend went on a vacation to Paris without me and also that we didn't manage to get a new apartment since we want to move from this area and switch landlord really badly, not to mention I've been missing my old bathtub for exactly 717 days now and still counting :P
Also, 2014 was the year when I went to my very first concert! Crazy late, right?! I went to see Veronica Maggio and I had a really nice time! It was something I've been wanting to cross off my bucket list for a long time and I'm so happy to finally have done it! :) She was amazing btw :)
My biggest art inspirations this year have been Carl Larsson and Japanese woodblock prints. My biggest sources of inspiration lifestylewise has been PTbyemma and Professor Charlotte Erlansson Albertsson. Both who inspired me to become healthier, try new recipes (seriously, the amount of banana pancakes I've been eating this year, just saying) and to pat myself on the back once in a while. I've read Charlotte's books so many times I lost count by now and I love Emma's blog so much and I have tried so many new interesting foods thanks to her blog. She inspires me to be a healthier person on so many levels and she makes it seem fun to work out (which is something I usually hate). I'm not quite there yet, if you know what I mean, but she really got me on the right track!
I'm still heavily addicted to the Simpsons tapped out game and also I have developed an addiction cottage cheese and for avocados. I just wish avocados weren't so freaking expensive T_T Other expensive stuff I've spent my money on this year has been a new phone (which I haven't even gotten started using yet, it's that new!) Hopefully a true investment since my previous one is pretty much unusable 80% of the time, it can't even show the time correctly and I'm often late thanks to it which drives me insane. Buying a new phone is actually a breakthrough for me since I never have the ability to decide on which one to buy because I'm so afraid of picking the wrong one that I much rather not choose at all.
This year was over in a blink of an eye. Every month felt like a week for me with my new schedule and I lost track of pretty much everything. For the next year I hope to stay in the present a bit more so my life won't pass me by so quickly, because this time jump was quite frightening to be honest.
Lastly, but well worth mentioning, the weather was absolutely crazy this year. May arrived in March and my biological inner clock got really messed up. Everyone else loved the early spring and the insanely hot summer but I actually suffered greatly because of it and I hope next year will have worse weather, haha :P Though it was really nice to set camp at my balcony and sleep under the stars when the heatwave reached its climax in July ^^ Also it was thanks to the really nice weather I got a chance to work so much. Since I'm hired by hour and our business is extremely dependent on nice weather for us to get any customers I know I've been very very lucky thanks to this extraordinary climate.
Thank you for reading and commenting, everyone! I've tried my very best to find the time to blog for you guys, though it hasn't been easy this year and I've been overwhelmed too many times when I couldn't find the time but still wanted to keep this blog running so badly! Thank you so much for all your support! Let's keep our fingers crossed that I will be able to keep this blog running in 2015 as well!
~ Happy New Year!! ~