Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 Review

So yeah, I guess it's that time of year again ...this is a hard one to write tho, especially with the way my year has ended. In fact, it seems to be a frightening recurring trend that every three years in December, I have a major break-up :( It's hard to try and look back at the (so many) good things that also happened this year. I suppose that actually it was a pretty amazing year. I had a wonderful relationship with The Trucker before it came to a sad sorry end.

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
These are probably all travel-related. I did a lot more "adventure" travel with The Trucker, we did that canopy tour, scooted around Vietnam, went river rafting and 4x4ing down Sani Pass. All good fun first time experiences.

I also tried getting a Personal Trainer (which made no difference between Feb and July), joined Boot Camp and went to a Nutritionist (which made an amazing difference from Sept). Guess it was the year of the Body ;)

2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yip, 2 of my Cape Town friends. And it feels like *everyone* in my Facebook timeline from High school :P

3. Did anyone close to you die?
Not that I can think of.

4. Did anyone close to you get married?
Yep, so many! The Peeb, a family friend, DJ Mike and those are just the weddings I went to.

5. What countries did you visit?
Namibia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lesotho.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Hard to say on this one ... Although I'm now alone, I didn't lack for an amazing relationship in 2012. I had one, and that's why this is hard. I guess a new kitchen ;) Haha.

7. What date, from 2012, will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Well, obviously the 2nd December because of my break-up with The Trucker :(

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
This is going to sound crazy, but I am honestly listing "ending an amazing and good and happy relationship for the reason of wanting a family and children with someone" as my biggest achievement. Because it is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. It certainly doesn't feel like it now, but one day, when I find the things I'm looking for, I'll realise why this fits perfectly into this category.

9. What was your biggest failure?
At the moment I'm a little biased. I am feeling like the failure, for not having found someone to marry and have kids with yet ... when everyone else is making it look so easy (okay to be fair, not everyone else, but some days it feels that way). And I guess I feel sorta dumb that I got myself this amazing relationship, but it turned out to be with someone who didn't want those very normal things ... it's like winning the booby prize :P

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Does heart-break count as an injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Good question! I guess technically my car since I paid that off and it's now really mine and not just on loan from the bank :)

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Well, obviously The Trucker's. He was a pretty damn amazing boyfriend most of the time. From surprise Valentines Day to saving me a fortune on my car service and all sorts of little surprises and wonderful things in between. He was definitely my favourite boyfriend so far.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Well depressed is easy, The Trucker, again.

14. Where did most of your money go?
I guess this year it went on holidays (as usual) and paying off my car.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
This is probably my relationship with The Trucker too. I was really, really excited about it a lot this year. And our holidays. I holidayed well with this boy!

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
I think, obviously, Somebody That I Used to Know by Goyte. And then Starlight by Slash (because it's from The Trucker's favourite album so we listened to it a lot on our road trips).

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Sadder. Obviously :(
Thinner or fatter?  Amazingly (and I think I can write this for the first time ever!), thinner.
Richer or poorer? I think (I hope) maybe richer. I've shuffled some money around for the future kitchen renovations tho so it may just be a deceptive balance ;)

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Dunno really. Aside from December, this has been a pretty spectacular year. I would wish I'd realised that The Trucker and I were on such different paths sooner, but then I would've missed out on some amazing experiences this year ... And I couldn't really have traveled more if I'd tried ;) Haha.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
I wish I'd had less reason to cry in December :P

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I'll be in Cape Town as usual. This year we won't be at The Beach Cottage tho, because it has been emptied in anticipation of the renovations. Well be Christmas Eve-ing at my aunts with my Mom's family and then spending Christmas Day at my Dad's.

21. How will you be spending New Year?
Absolutely no idea. Will be in Cape Town tho. Probably crying :P

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Absolutely, over and over again with The Trucker. *sob*

23. How many one-night stands?
None.

24. What was your favourite TV programme ?
Tricky. I watch so many and some are old favourites and some are awesome new shows. Probably my favourite new ones are New Girl and Elementary.

25. What did you want and get?
Happiness, although fleeting, I really was happy a lot of the time this year. I think I'm getting better at life as I get older.

26. What did you want and not get?
A future with a boy I adore.

27. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 32 this year and spent my birthday half at work and half driving to Kuruman to start our Namibia trip.

28. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
This really is not my sort of question. I don't think it's changed since last year.

29. Who did you miss?
Well, right now I'm missing The Trucker. But for the rest of the year, I'm not sure. Probably Mom, as always.

1 comment:

MamaMeeA said...

On your answer to number 17, the Richer or Poorer bit: You can definitely say Richer - investment in your property raises its value and therefore your wealth...

Otherwise, it sounds as though you've had a pretty good year apart from the wobbly bits at the end. Hope next year treats you even better!

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