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My 2012

We’ve come to the end of another year. It’s time to wave goodbye to the shit of months past and set our sights on our hopes for the future. If you’re lucky, you can celebrate the last year. I got to thinking… I’ve done nothing major – no marriage, or kids, etc. But then I thought about it properly and I’ve actually had a pretty incredible year.

I finished my PGCE

graduationA year after completing my degree in Writing for the Media, I completed a teaching qualification. It was always going to be a ‘back up’, in case I struggled to make a living as a writer, but I decided to get cracking with my career options sooner rather than later.

I got my first grown up job

A girl’s gotta eat, right? I took the first job I was offered after finishing my PGCE. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t apply for just anything – only things I thought I would actually enjoy. And I was lucky enough to be offered to job of Web Marketing Assistant at my local university. My initial two-month fixed-term contract was extended by two months (twice!) and earlier this month I started working as the Administrator for the Student Union. Again, on a fixed term contract (a year at the moment), but I’ve got high hopes.

I moved house

We finally moved out of our teeny, damp flat to a beautiful two-bedroom house. Plus it’s much closer to work which makes the commute less of a bitch.

I went to the Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the V&A

Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the V&AThe highlight of my film geekdom this year. I couldn’t make the Cornwall Film Festival for the second year in a row and this more than made up for it.

I copped a feel!

Family circumstances reinforced the necessity of regularly checking my boobs and I want to encourage as many women as possible to do the same. Check out Coppafeel‘s website and order yourself a free shower sticker to remind yourself to cop a feel on a regular basis.

I launched a new blog

I wanted to get back into writing regularly but after getting hooked on such sites as Domestic Sluttery and reading more lifestyle magazines and blogs (rather than just the usual film ones), I wanted to expand beyond the reaches of my former Final Cut blog. So hi to all my new readers, and thanks for reading!

I became a domestic goddess

This might be a bit of a stretch, but at the very least I can say that I’m a lot more house proud now that I have a beautiful home and I’ve become a bit more adventurous in the kitchen. Check out my ‘tried and tested’ posts for recipes.

In the interest of rounding these seven points up the ten, here’s a couple of daft ones…

I survived the end of One Tree Hill. I’ll admit, a few tears were shed, but I came out the other end a stronger person! I’m sure it won’t take me long to find another show to get hooked on.

I got Sky+ which meant I could get back into Neighbours. I know, you can watch these shows on demand and what not, but it’s not the same as having it all there on your tellybox.

I embraced my inner geek. I’ve always been a geek but it seems to have properly intensified since I moved in with my boyfriend. I’m lucky he’s the same!

So, that’s my eventful 2012. Come back soon for my 2013 resolutions.

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