Last Day of 2011…phew!

Posted on December 31, 2011


It is 8:30am and I have a 14 hour shift to work from 10am until midnight on the last day of this incredibly crap year. At least it is one good way of representing what this year really was like.

What made this year so disturbingly faeces-like?? I shall tell you:

1 – I had to finish my last year at Uni, which in general is the hardest year, both because the work is intense and because you know it is your last year so you are already mourning the loss you will be feeling when it actually all ends for good.

2 – I had to write my dissertation which was incredibly difficult, but the positive is that I got a 1st for it 😀

3 – While I was writing my dissertation, my dad left (after parents got divorced I used to live with my dad) back to South Africa, which is heartbreaking in itself because I am really close to him.

4 – Him leaving meant I had to find a place to live as soon as I had to move out of student accommodation. First time I searched for a place and boyyyy was that not fun!!

5 – My boyfriend and I broke up at the end of the summer time, which was just fantastic adding on to the pile of shit that was my life -_-

6 – Like everyone else who graduates, I had to try and find a job but I am yet to find what I am looking for. I have 2 jobs – 1 is an internship which I can’t say much about and the other is a pub job, which is fun but I hardly have any days, evenings or weekends off.

7 – If all of that wasn’t bad enough, I love to play football (soccer) several times a week, and in November while playing, I got myself an injury in my ankle – my ligament separated from my bone, taking some bone with it. I have therefore had to wear crutches and a massive foot brace for some time, but I’ve scratched those because they’re inconvenient and I am too impatient. I can walk slowly without limping now, but I definitely can’t run and most certainly can’t kick a ball with it just yet, but the next season starts  on the 9th of January…so that bodes well for me, hey?

8 – Another wonderful argument with my sister on Christmas Day after having worked on Christmas Eve

9 – Now working on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Now for the good things:

1 – I did have fun enjoying my last year at uni, they were the best three years of my life so far.

2 – I got the grades I wanted and got an Upper Class 2:1 Degree

3 – I graduated (Wooo) and had both my parents there (Dad flew from South Africa

4 – I travelled a lot this year which was AWESOME! I first went to Amsterdam with a few girl friends for 3 days. I then went to Paris in May for 3 days with my ex-boyfriend and in June I went to Portugal to visit some of my friends and family for 9 days with my ex-boyfriend stopping in Porto, Lisbon, Sao Joao da Madeira (my hometown) and Caldas da Rainha where my Aunt, Uncle and cousisn live. I also went to South Africa for a few weeks and stayed with my dad!!! It was the first time I had gone back there since I left 19 years ago when I was 2 years old 🙂 All of these are very good precious things that made me survive the year, for sure!

5 – I have made some good friends from the jobs I had at the University, interviews I have gone to, from playing football with a lot of new people and now from working in a pub 😀

6 – I started a blog!!! This is something I had wanted to do for a very long time!!

A lot of things have happened. It has definitely been one of the most difficult years to get through but there were positive things and those few happy moments are worth it, right? I don’t know what the new year has in store for me. I hope it doesn’t hold as much heartache as this one did, and it would be nice if it brought with it some stability too.

My ex who I am still seeing, is most probably going back to Russia for good around March time, which I know will devastate me – so that’s a wonderful thing to look forward to!! I have developed a desire to see Russia. Thing is, I wouldn’t want anybody else to show me Russia, he is my representation of Russia therefore I would love it for him to show me. I don’t think that will happen though. I also want to try and go back to South Africa and see my dad and my family as soon as possible. OH!! Another biggy is my driving license!! I haven’t had a chance both while I was at Uni and now that I’m working nearly everyday, especially when public transport in London is easier and cheaper than having your own car. I want to get a job that will move forward my career. I want to continue to be surrounded by good friends. I would love to travel some more, new places, new people. If my relationship isn’t going to move forward (which it isn’t) then I need to get over him and enjoy my single life while I still can 🙂 I also hope this year brings my mom a lot of good things too, she has a tough year coming up.

Right, so I don’t have a lot of time left before I go to work. I am sorry if this blog seems rushed….because…well, it was!! I want to have a read around and see what people thought of 2011 and what their hopes of 2012 are 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! May it bring joy and happiness to all!!! MWAH big hugs people!!

Christy x

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