Sunday, 6 January 2013

2012 A Round Up

Happy New Year Blogland!!
I hope you've all had a very happy Christmas and that 2013 is treating you well so far.

I had a fab Christmas, very restful after the busiest 3 months of my life.....but fear not it was not all rest...managed a good bit of play too!!

One of the things I really enjoy doing at the start of the new year is to look back to my first blog post of the previous year too see what my hopes were for the year ahead.  I always find this gives me an opportunity to reflect on the past year and really appreciate what has happened before thinking about my plans for the year ahead.

So 2012 for me revolved around my one little word.....

I have to say I have really enjoyed having a word of the year, it's just made me think about things in a different way and really gave a different spin on New Years Resolutions.

This time last year I was in my first few days of my final placement....oh how long ago that seems now.  It was amazing and truly set me up for the start of my career.  So obviously my main hope was to inspire someone to employ me, which if I'm honest couldn't have gone better....I got the first job that I interviewed for after a very small amount of applications, in a school that I completely love and I couldn't be happier.

Following on from that I hoped to inspire the children I work with, which from the feedback I've got so far from parents and colleagues, plus the endless 'best teacher' notes and pictures I get handed....I think I managed that too!

Creatively it feels like a quiet year compared to previously, but I have surprised myself by finding a lot more time than I would've thought.  I've definitely scrapped a lot less but have spent a lot of time being creative in the kitchen, as well as a bit of crochet and even tried my hand at some Cath Kidston tapestry.

So the other events I was looking forward to in 2012 were.....

Welcoming my best friends baby into the world......he arrived the day after my interview, I spent the day before nervously waiting for phone calls about the job and about the baby!! He is gorgeous and I am completely smitten!!!

Seeing another best friend get married......

It was amazing!! Just the best day and we had a lot of fun in the run up as well.

Finishing and passing my course and graduating again....

Done....and what a feeling it was!! Never thought I'd do it once let alone twice.

Getting a job.....already covered that!!

And completing a 'document' style project of the year....not quite finished yet but it will be.  I'm not entirely happy with the format I chose but that will just help me get it right next year!

So all in all a pretty good year.  

I'll be back soon with my plans for 2013.

Thanks for sticking through a mammoth post and for following my little blog for another year.