As is customary, as the year draws to an end, the time comes to wax nostalgic about the adventures from the last year. So, here is my reindeer blog-post roundup!
In my first post (here), I hypothesized that the coming year would contain “buckets of uncertainty that I am not able to control” and that proved to be accurate!
There was much stressing about grad school, busy with procrastination, culminating in a completed thesis and a successful defence, with a couple presentations (like this at ESSSB), and publications, like this paper on time trends of mental illness and this amusing analysis of death in children’s movies. These major moments took place with the constant Tswift tunes playing in my ear.
There was also a spectacular breakup, which resulting in lots of life-reflection and lessons: Tomorrow will be kinder, Open heart – fence required, Standing still, The little mermaid, Kintugi – the broken and beautiful, and Confidence – living a life you are proud of.
There were also fun-times galore! There was some Scientific coffee drinking, Walks in the park, Crafting fun times, lots of music (including Strauss, Northcote & Twin Forks, Jenny Berkel & Jennah Barry) and countless hours of general lolly-gagging.
Of course, there were bikes.
The bike obsession escalated to a dangerous level with my international bike oogling: Bikes bikes bikes
This year has been topsy-turvey wonderful and difficult and I am so grateful to have shared it with the loveliest of people. Cant wait to see what adventures 2015 has in store!
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
– Irish Blessing