I've read on many blogs that most of you are glad that 2009 is finally over, and I must admit, I'm in the same boat.
My Christmas dress from David
While I'm not one to air my dirty laundry on my blog (I do prefer to keep it as positive as possible), 2009 has had its fair share of downs.
It has been a tough year in terms of some of the things that have happened and the experiences that I've had to deal with. And while I am actually grateful for these things, as they have certainly helped shape the person I am today, I can't say that I would like to experience them again any time soon.
All I can say is that I am very thankful to my friends, family and colleagues who supported and helped me along, I really don't know what I would have done without them.
But 2009 wasn't all bad -
1) I was promoted and became the events manager and I'm really proud of my achievements during that time
2) I opened my Etsy shop
3) I was a vintage queen
5) I had my first ever interview with the lovely Casey
6) I cut all my hair off and let it go curly, like it wants to
7) David and I found out that he had been awarded a PHD scholarship to Sydney University
2010 is going to be a huge year of change for David and I. We are leaving Dunedin in February, the city I have lived in for the past 6 years (and David, his whole life) to move to Australia. The countdown is on...
In terms of resolutions, one thing I would like to work on, especially moving to a new city where we don't really know anyone, is to get over my shyness. While you probably wouldn't guess it, I am a really shy person and it takes me a while to get comfortable with people. I am good at hiding it most of the time, but it does stop me from doing things that I might do otherwise.
Other things I'd like to do this year are:
1) I hope to get to know some of my fellow fashion bloggers living in Sydney and have a wonderful circle of close friends in the city
2) I would really like to join a book club
3) Have more dinner parties
4) Start a regular 'living gluten free' section on my blog and have guest posts from people in the same boat (so if you are gluten free and would like to share your experiences, please let me know.)
So, good bye 2009 and hello to 2010 and new beginnings!
PS) I am having a big sale at my shop right now - all stock must go! I don't really want to take it with me to Oz, so take a peep. Also, feel free to make me an offer if there is something there you like :)