Saturday, 31 December 2011

Out with the old...

So, this is the last day of 2011 and my first blog post in over 2 months. I'm still swithering over whether to continue the blog in 2012, I think for the moment I'll just blog when I feel like it and have time, rather than feeling beholden to it. Maybe once I graduate I might have time again to do it properly, my first job being to invest in a new camera! Part of me wants to go back and retake the horrible (in my eyes at least) photos from the past, but then part of me appreciates that they're part of the evolution of a blog, as you learn about the process. It's like anything really, no one is born perfect and looking back on those flaws makes you appreciate how far you've come.

This time of year is the traditional time to look back on your life and reflect and evaluate on where you are and where you're going. In many respects I'm very happy with my life, but in other ways I'm unsatisfied. 2012 may be the year to correct a lot of those issues - graduating (touch wood!), getting a job, having some money and some time to indulge the personal life things I've been feeling have been missing over the past 8 years while I've been a student. Moving house somewhere with a garden, getting a dog and some chickens, having more time to craft and visit friends and's going to be lovely. I'm going to be glad to be done with vet school.


Andrew and I at a wedding this year - I'm in a full hand-made outfit (minus pants and shoes obviously)

I'm not really making proper resolutions this year, they always fail and make me feel quilty guilty (though quilty is an awesome word and will be adopted in 2012). One unoffical one that may well stick though is to craft more for me. I'm still going to be crafting as presents - I have 4 babies and my Mum's birthday present already planned - but I definitely want to make time to finish my Coraline cardigan and knit myself an owl sweater.

In the meantime, I'm having a quiet Hogmanay with my folks and spending the 1st and 2nd of January with Vicky. I hope you all have a lovely festive time!