Sas wrote a blogpost about one word that could describe her year 2012 and asked her visitors what their word was. To answer this I actually had to think for a while. My word for 2012 is friends. Inspired by Sas’ posts I want to tell you guys why.
For me 2012 was a year with ups and downs. Well downs may not be the right word but some hard times. I don’t really want to get into the details because they are very personal, they include other people as well and I don’t want to be like “look at me, please feel sorry for me”. You don’t have to feel sorry for me because bad things can only make you stronger. But besides the downs there were also a lot of ups. I already talked about them briefly in my IInstadairy.
I worked hard for school and finished two years in one. I figured out a little bit more what I want to do with my future (or at least what I want to do for the next four years) and had some amazing opportunities. I went abroad a few times, for vacation (with my boyfriend and with my family) but also for work which was an amazing experience. I had a few citytrips, including the amazing trip to London and I had many fun nights and days with my friends. I had lots of quality time with my family and some fun sleepovers and girlsnights with my little sister, putting on masks and painting our nails. I grew closer to some people and made some new friends as well. And I finally started blogging again! One of the best decisions of the year!
At the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. On of the amazing trips I made this year.
Through all these times my friends where always there for me. I think true friends are people who are there for you in good times, but in bad times as well. Who you can call in the middle of the night in case of an emergency and I think over the last year I really gathered a group of people around me who are true friends. Whom I can have fun nights with, but also serious talks. Whom I can cry to (although I’m still not very good at showing my tears to somebody other than the boyfriend or my mom). People I consider friends. My lovely girlsfriends, but also the boyfriend who is one of my best friends (how cheesy that may sound), some people I grew much closer to over the last year. If these people read this I’m sure they know it is about them. Looking back at 2012 friends are what made the year great for me.
If I had to choose a word for 2013 it would probably be growing and/or choosing more for myself. And letting go. I am a bit of a control freak and I have a hard time to let things go. I want everybody I love to get along and will act as a mediator between people to make sure everybody is okay with the situation and everybody is having a good time. In 2013 I want to develop myself more. I want to do more of the things I like and love and I want to choose for myself more often. I don’t consider this a new year’s resolution but more of a goal. Because a goal is something you can work to.
Question: If you had to describe your 2012 in one word, what would it be? / Als je jouw 2012 in één woord moet omschrijven, wat zou dat dan zijn?