It’s New Year’s Eve and in a few hours it shall be 2011. Tomorrow I shall talk about how I saw the year in and what I shall look forward to in the year but first, in chronological order, I am going to reflect on the most important events, for me, of 2010, with links to the relevant blog entries..
February: Interviews. Three Wednesdays running I had interviews for Uni and this was unlike anything I’d ever done before. Even my job hadn’t involved an interview. At various universities I told them how brilliant I was, somehow overcoming my shy nature to do this and even do a small presentation at one them. I was thrilled when I discovered all three has offered me a place and this was a lovely boost of self-esteem.
15th March: Coming of Age. It was my eighteenth birthday and I officially became a man. Never before had I felt so loved as my girlfriend, friends and family were all so amazing to me and I felt so happy.I will always remember that birthday fondly. I also reached legal drinking age but little did I know how many bizarre situations this would lead to.
April: It’s Over. My girlfriend decided she’d had enough and became my ex. I was destroyed. I had done nothing wrong and had lost someone I truly fallen in love with. The number of times this year where those few minutes have been replayed in my mind. Now I can see it was for the best but I was in such a state back then.
May: Dark Place. By the time study leave for my A-levels began I was having a nightmare. The recent suggestions that I might get back with my ex were destroyed when she found someone else already. I was faced with the difficult task of rebuilding my life and to do quite well in some really tough exams I was struggling with. It was the worst time of my life ever and lasted most of the Summer.
August: I’m in. I received my A-level results to discover I was one grade short of the offer I has been given. This meant I faced a scary walk home where I didn’t know if I was in Uni. Fortunately I was lucky and was still offered a place. It was such a brilliant moment.
September: Uni here I am. Arriving at university was absolutely terrifying what with the thought of making new friends, looking after myself and working hard. Turned out I managed all of those fairly well. I made a few friends that first evening and after a few drinks was laying on a pavement with two of them. At that moment we saw a shooting star. It really felt like it meant something and I took it to mean that Uni was going to be good. And so far it has been.
October: Bleurgh. I had an extremely good night where I consumed a ridiculous amount of alcohol without having had any food. I also mixed wine, vodka and cider leading to a horrible feeling the next morning. I was violently sick a lot of times. Though not massively important in my life it taught me what my limits are and I shall never again feel that bad after drinking alcohol.
November:A visit. My bestest mate Chris came to stay at me at Uni and we had an awesome time. It made me realised that just because I had moved away and made new friends I could still stay friends with the old ones that matter most, Chris being one of them.
December: Teaching Practice. My first teaching practice of the course was always going to be an important one. I could have done it and decided it was not for me. But I loved every minute of it and felt like I truly belong in the profession. It taught me a lot about myself and was an awesome experience.
December: Christmas. First at Uni then at home, I experience the best Christmas ever. I was reminded of how amazing both my family and friends are. So lovely.
There you go, 2010, what a year:mostly bad but with some amazing moments. Thank you for reading this blog during 2010 and I shall see you in 2011!