2009: How was it for you?

I think for everyone there’s one theme that recurs throughout the year. For me that would be Twitter. An astonishing amount of the stuff that’s happened this year in my life – people I’ve met, things I’ve done and achieved – wouldn’t have happened had I not joined Twitter in January. And I certainly didn’t expect it to have such an impact on my life.

Though nothing major has happened this year (no pregnancies, marriage proposals, divorces or deaths) it  didn’t go “to plan”. This time last year I expected I’d be at University. Instead I’m interning (and loving it), writing for a fantastic blog and have more plans for world domination in the pipeline. You’ll hear about them soon enough, don’t you worry.

Things of significance that happened to me in 2009 (in chronological order, naturally) and probably won’t mean much to anyone else:

I developed an obsession with all things Motown. Blame this.

I joined Twitter.

I went speed-dating. Here’s a tip: Don’t.

I got my photo taken by Mario for his Someone Once Told Me project.

I started writing for Domestic Sluttery. I’m especially pleased about this one.

I finished my 13 month internship at studentbeans.com.

I got a place to study English Literature at QMUL.

I started my blog. Lucky you.

I discovered karaoke at Lucky Voice. Go, it’ll change your life.

I joined Qype and went to a bunch of really fun events with friendly people (including last month’s infamous Bordello event)

I started going to London Blogger’s Meetup and The Sway. Still haven’t mastered this ‘social interaction’ thing though.

I went on my first ever date (at least my first that wasn’t with someone I went to school with).

I interned at Time Out, Shortlist and more! magazine for five weeks in the Summer.

Time Out let me scribble stuff for their Student Guide. That’s kind of a life’s dream fulfilled.

I deferred my place to study English Literature at QMUL.

I began an internship at Webjam.

I met Mayer Hawthorne! Extra-special thanks to my Twitter Fairy Godmothers.

I turned 21! I’ve been reassured that it’s all uphill from here :-)

Le Cool asked me to write for them! Please don’t tell them I’m a nerd with zero social skills, ta.

I won a return ticket to Paris, thanks to this blog post.

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Whilst it’s always nice to see what’s been achieved at the end of the year, I’ve always been more excited to speculate on what will happen in the year to come. So many exciting and unexpected things have happened in 2009, and I can’t wait to see if 2010 will be the same.

Will I break a bone? Get a new job? Finally take up my place at Queen Mary’s? Fall in love? Grow taller? Move house? See? The possibilities are endless!

Happy New Year x

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6 thoughts on “2009: How was it for you?

  1. Jane Bradley says:

    Bravo, you did lots of exciting stuff in 09! Well done lady, very proud of you. 2010 will be wondrous too. And I’m glad you mentioned Qype and Twitter, I only joined them both at the end of last year, and I would never have expected that they’d both lead to the encounters and adventures that they did! X

  2. Mr Omneo says:

    I like this entry, may copy you and do a round-up of the year post with links back myself. Depends how motivated I can make myself to read through them to remember what I did ;)

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