Friday, December 30, 2011

2011: GOOD/BAD

Tea time + generic end-of-year post.

Kind of an anti-climax after 2010. But still good.

1. Not failing any uni subjects/ doing reasonably okay.
2. Trips to Melbourne and Vietnam.
3. Getting my hands on a decent camera and learning (still learning) how to use it properly.
4. Starting this blog.
5. Assisting Katie with her cookbook. Very big highlight actually.
6. Learning much more about all things design than I thought was possible in a year.
7. Learning a lot more about the blogosphere (did I really just use 'blogosphere'?) and finding a lot of inspiration that I didn't know existed. (However this could also be seen as a lowlight- so many hours spent procrastinating).
8. Getting into cycling in Australia. My main mode of transport has saved me a lot of road range behind the motor wheel.

1. No major overseas trips this year. Didn't go away as much as I would have liked to.
2. My head being back in Germany half the time. Living in the past, always thinking the grass is greener on the other side/ Europe.
3. Uni being much harder/ time-consuming/ competitive than expected. The ridiculously hectic busyness during the semester, then too much free time than I know what to do with during the breaks.
4. Being hit by a taxi while on my bike. Scared the living daylights out of me + wrecked my (old) favourite bike beyond repair. RIP.
5. Realising that some friends just drift apart after a while.

There are probably heaps other good (and bad) things that don't come to mind right now. But hey, I've got more highlights so that must mean it's been a good year! Hope tonight's festivities live up to everyone's expectations and that 2012 will be your best year yet. Thanks so much for reading this year and all your comments. They make my heart happy.


  1. Sounds like you've had some amazing highs and some not so great lows however I hope your new year will bring you the travel you were hoping for and a shorter list of Lowlights. Happy new year!

  2. Great! Happy New Year!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  3. I can relate a lot to lowlights #2, 3 and 5. Hopefully this year will be a bit better!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. I am a recent fan of your blog. You sure do have an interesting one :-)

  4. love your blog!