Hard to believe that we’ve made it to the end of 2014. So soon! For me, it’s been quite the year; full of leaps and bounds, new experiences, and a whole lot of changes (Not to mention a whole lot of firsts). Instead of sharing potential resolutions for 2015 (to which I go along with, but rarely keep), here are some interesting and/or weird events that defined 2014 for me:
-Got my first internship gig at a magazine publication, which also coincided with me getting my first gig at a radio station at the same time. (I learned soon enough that working in a bustling radio station was not quite my forte as I would have hoped.)
-I completed my first RAD intermediate foundation exam this December (the last time when I was a kid). As of yet, I still don’t know my marks, but whatever, I did it. (My body has never been so flexible as it has these been past few months. Love it!)
-I scraped my knee for the first time in like, 20 years, and it hurt for a week. (A momentous incident.)
-I went to the beach over the summer, which is another activity that I haven’t done in ages. Sand! Waves! Sunshine! Summer! 😦
-Thinking of the beach also reminds me of a particular incident that occurred sometime in August: my Dad and I would take the dog with us to the beach to enjoy the sand and water (and had a terrific time, I might add); at one point the dog did some ‘business’, but there were no trash cans around to dispose of it. Like the sensible citizens we are, we ended up taking the bag home with us in the car to put in the garbage when we got back. Needless to say, we forgot about it (can you see where this is going?). But for about a month afterwards whenever I went driving in the car, it smelled as though something had died. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what it was…… That is, at least until I pulled out a small black doggie bag from under the seat. Something had died alright: the nearly two month old remains the dog’s dinner. Ladies and gentlemen, the story of 2014. #facepalm
-NBC’s televised musical of Peter Pan. I wanted to like it, I really did. But… It was pretty painful. My favourite quote on it came from a tweet that read, “that sword fight was the Carrie Underwood of #PeterPanLive.” (And I still don’t quite know what to make of this.)
-I never thought I’d be able to remember the kings and queens of Britain… But I sure as hell do now.
-My repertoire of gifs, which I use at any given opportunity to convey emotion. It’s become a sick obsession, but I get so many kicks out of using them, and putting one in an email or a text to someone brings me so much bizarre joy.
-Oh, and I earned the title role of ‘auntie’ over the summer. (Boy, will I ever be an ‘aunt’ to this child.)
All of the things that happened this year will, weirdly enough, set the stage for 2015. What strange events will conspire, we will find out (sounds dramatic). All we can do is move forward, taking all that we’ve learned over the past year, and looking ahead at the new opportunities that will potentially come our way.
Happy New Year, and see you on the other side!