A fanatic, energetic and essential year is heading towards its end and I am trying to summarize these twelve months as shortly as I can. Yet I could sit here all day.
We encountered a year full of joy and emotions, both in terms of profits and losses. I have had incredibly fun and even made new friends along the way.
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS:
I celebrated two wonderful years in august with Timmie; my beloved boyfriend, funniest dance partner and biggest crush.
My dearest Argentinian friend Vicky managed to arrive from Brazil the same day my boyfriend travelled to Thailand for three weeks. It was so surreal seeing her in Sweden as we met during our years in Florence, and we had the best of times spending two weeks together in my home town.
Due to lack of time I was’t able to even travel half as much as I would have wished for. I did however manager to combine work with pleasure and fly to Florence with my sister to visit the annual Pitti Immagine fair, and spend four wonderful days in Malaga with my love.
Since I am an restless soul this year brough with it some true fun memories. I tried zip lining, painted a complete house, went to a Justin Timberlake concert, tried a climbing wall, went for go-cart racing, ice skated plus did our annual summer luge and trip to Liseberg funfair. I also threw my boyfriend a birthday party, got invited to Stockholm with a bunch of friends and went to bartender school. This together with tons of girl’s nights, themed parties (from princess to the nineties) and an epic halloween night.
Going back to Florence, I believe I truly had to travel back there again in order to get it out of my system. After leaving I always felt like there was a piece of me missing. Florence was literally lifechanging and I spent the best years of my life there, falling in love with the city, marketing, new friends and my boyfriend.
As the food junkie I am I’m always crushing on something edible. This year’s largest obsessions was by far banana pancakes, Holy Green’s selections of salads, Joe’s club sandwich and my home made chicken with salad and mango sauce.
My boyfriend lost a family member which left us both trying to cope with this huge loss. You will forever have a place in my heart.
CHANGE OF CAREER:
I could almost say that I landed a new job twice this year. The first two months of the year I was working for a PR-firm (B2C) and after pitching a client I got head-hunted and offered a job. I decided to stay part time at my current job and begin part time as marketing assistant for our largest newspaper. After eight months combining both I decided to start working full time for my newest employer now working full time as project manager and marketer.
We left our duplex flat (where we could fit his motorbike in the hallway– amazing) to buy ourselves an apartment, we discovered however that we share this enormous pickiness. Which, of course, left us searcing for the right apartment for six months while renting my dad’s house as he lives with his girlfriend, also neighbour.
A whole bunch of them!
This year went by too fast for me to really believe it. I truly wish I could say we didn’t suffer from a major loss, but we did. 2014 surely had its ups and downs, we enjoyed the highest heights and fought through the lowest lows.
After all, I do consider this a good year. I wish some things would have turned out differently but other things couldn’t have ended better. There are a lot of highlight from this year and I have high hopes for you, 2015.