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The start of something new...oh. yeah.

Updated: Jan 1, 2023

Sorry, this may be a longer read than normal but just try and stay with me.


This was hands-down one of the most eventful years of my life.


I became the happiest I have been in years


I became the saddest I have been in years


I was left out


I became close with people


I lost some people


I am moving forwards.


I stopped caring so much about what other people thought about me. I think this came when people I was once close with started to disappear. It made me realise all of that time spent on caring what they think was a complete waste of time. I'm sure I've discussed this topic before but this year it was more relevant than ever.


I am so happy to report that I am ending this year feeling great.


Granted, I did not complete all of the goals I set out to do this year, but in a way thats life. It is constantly changing and what once seemed important and was high on our 'to do list' just doesn't fit anymore (I'm pretty sure I am just making up an excuse for not sticking to my goals). Perhaps in the New year I can think of some achievable goals and jot them down.


While this year was filled with hysterics and adventures, the highlight has to be Tasmania. If I ever decide to live somewhere else in Australia, you best believe I would reside in Tasmania and if you haven't been...go.

We ventured around Hobart and Launceston and made a day trip to Port Arthur. Every single day we had something go wrong. We were late to things, accidentally ruined activities, and get separated in unfamiliar places. The separation incident occurred at Port Arthur. Jacqui went to browse a different room but she had my phone and I'm sure you can guess the rest. Despite the chaos we encountered, it was truly a fun trip and one to remember. Thank you Jacqui!


So what will the new year bring me? I could say something like I'm going back to uni and i'm going to make plenty of friends and I am going to thrive in the environment but I tell the truth and the truth is, I don't know what it's going to bring me...I could be in a coma after taking an unfortunate spill down the stairs in two months time. Who knows?

I have to take a positive approach too. You might see me with a brand new hair-do and one of those space station Tesla car things with the wing doors. *sighs* I don't know.


I couldn't think of a good enough segue so I'm just going to jump straight into it. Paramore's new music has been on repeat, especially This is why. It really isn't the style of music I thought I would be interested in but I love the indie rock vibe throughout the song. I recommend listening to it. It's different to their other music. I love their music and I think this is a really cool direction. It's groovy and sometimes we need a bit of groove in our lives

Also Michael Buble's new album came out. Never in a million years did I think I would listen to Michael buble not just at Christmas time. His song Higher is a suave bop that gives me sway vibes but better. A good way to end the year.


I'll tell you something i'm looking forward to next year: My appointment with a dermatologist.

Over the past two years my bad skin has really gotten out of control. From acne to rosacea to eczema and countless more conditions, my skin has really been through the ringer. I've tried so many cleansers and moisturisers but they never seem to work. In fact I've had more bad reactions than good. Even allergic reactions. I went to a dermatologist earlier this year and it was a total waste of time and $200. What sort of a dermatologist (who examines skin) doesn't even touch my skin (An uncomfortable experience I don't look forward to)?? A silly dermatologist.


I've been invited to a NYE gathering and I am sure it will be great fun. I am slightly nervous because I only know the host and no other guests. It's also a small group of people which makes me even more anxious. I find it easier to socialise in larger settings because its easier to move around and talk to different people and guests will normally break off into smaller groups whereas in a small setting, there tends to be one group that talks to each other the whole night. And if I don't fit in with that group, then there's nowhere else to go.I am so appreciative that I've been invited though and it will be so nice to spend New Years with people. Much love to Georgie x


Before I go any further, I need to take a sentence or two to thank Jacqui, Emma, and Stephen. Total legends (need I say more?)

Thank you to everyone at work who helped me transition from the mindless (yet iconic) role as Thermal Scanner, to the work in admin. I am so lucky to work with the smart and kind people that I do. I know it may seem cheesy, but my coworkers make my job so much easier and less scary. I move into different areas within my workplace which can be intimidating but in every role I have worked, there is always someone to help out. I would like to thank them for putting up with my annoying questions, mistakes, and my loud and talkative personality. They are such a great group of friends.

Lastly a big thank you to all my uni friends who helped me during an awful semester. Especially my placement partner. We worked so well together and I would've never been able to make it past a single assessment without her. I can guarantee that.


We forget so much. Especially throughout an entire year. I can safely say the best thing I decided to do this year was to write a blog. It's a little journal that helps me remember the encounters, experiences, and feelings that occur on a daily or weekly basis and I look forward to continuing writing this blog. If anyone has reached this point in my blog, thank you. Honestly, thank you so much. I appreciate you reading it xx


So 2023...lets go.


Also, congrats if you understood the reference I made in the title. I'm sure most people won't.


For the last time this year,

Sarah




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