Here’s to another year. 2015. I have a feeling it’ll be one of my best years yet, but who knows. I’m not one to make resolutions, but I did stop going to the gym for a while, so I’ll be going back. I’m going to make a better attempt to spend my money wisely, and not waste it on cheap you-get-what-you-pay-for stuff. I’m going to learn how to say “no” to things I don’t want, and be less indecisive about life in general. Just going to be happy, you know? :)
This is probably something I should do at the end of the year rather than at the beginning of the next year, but here is my quick little summary about the wild ride 2014 was. I went to 41 concerts/festivals, and I think that’s the only thing worth counting, haha. There is nothing else that I really kept track of.
Best posts of 2014
Here are some of my favourite posts of the year, I guess ones that I am particularly proud of writing about as well.
- Questions I get as a pescetarian – the title says it all, yes, people do ask me “Do you eat whale?”
- How I got into photography – the story of how I came to love photography
- 7 Least Romantic Things I’ve Ever Done – some of the strangest ‘romantic’ things I have done
- My wonderful, much-loved blog – why I love my blog
- The Sick vs. The Workaholic – pressure at work = no.
- Miso soup saved my life – my love/hate relationship with ‘breakfast’
- I wanted to be a geologist – my muted love for rocks and the earth
- The story of Georgie – how I came to like, hate, and then love my name
- A little ray of sunshine – the moments you catch someone’s day become just that little bit brighter
- Why I listen to metal music – why metal, for me, will always be different from other genres of music
- Goodbye, purple guitar pick necklace – the simple story of my necklace, its origin, and letting it go
- When people go missing – one of the weirdest things I am intrigued by: missing persons registries
Yearly Summary of 2014
- I returned from Japan in the first week of 2014.
- I spent most of the month looking for work.
- Farewelled band Bayonets For Legs on a cruise ship gig. A unique experience!
- Went to the Big Day Out festival on Australia Day in Sydney.
- I started my 2 minutes and 40 seconds interview segment this month, as well as my Things I Miss segment.
- I started working as a front-end web developer for Freelancer.com. I met so many lovely people, and I love the environment I work in, and I love what I do. Working at Freelancer honestly changed my life.
- I did a little Valentines Day project.
- I did my learner driver test again and got my licence again. It had been seven years since I last drove.
- April was the glorious month in which I started waking at 5:30am. Unfortunately I began to fail later on in the year.
- Spent a weekend in Port Macquarie with some of my family. Had fun picking strawberries and just enjoying the views.
- Saw Velociraptor again. Had a total ball.
- I photographed my first ever festival, Groovin The Moo. It was a long, three-hour trek up north but I had such a good time. I was proud of a lot of my photos even though I wasn’t photographing in the highest resolution…
- I posted a redesign of my blog, titled bermuda. You’re looking at it now! It took me a couple of months to build. I am getting a bit tired of it, haha.
- I had my graduation ceremony for my Master of Interactive Multimedia that I finished in late 2013.
- I turned 23. For the record, my favourite cake is red velvet, and I hate chocolate cake… then again, I don’t really like cake. The design team at work surprised me with a little ice cream cake!
- I got myself a car this month, a red Mazda 3. I had a lot of money saved up from the past few years and it is an affordable car that I am going to keep for a while to come.
- I celebrated my birthday with a little shindig (thanks Emily!). I invited friends old and new, from school, university and work.
- I met Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress!
- Went to a chocolate festival in Hunter Valley. It wasn’t that good…
- Had my first drive-in cinema experience.
- Made the mistake of drinking a bit too much – it was my first pass-out drunk experience, I guess. I was really quite traumatised and am very cautious of drinking alcohol now.
- Saw Velociraptor again. You have no idea how pumped I was! I finally met Josh Byrd, guitarist of Velociraptor, someone I have known online and in a virtual presence for years. It was lovely to finally meet him.
- I started going to the gym. My hatred for the gym dissipated and I began to enjoy working out.
- It was a sad and bittersweet farewell for Anberlin when I went to their last concert in Sydney on their farewell tour.
- Went to Canberra, Australia’s capital, and visited my university friend Ryan (I hadn’t seen him in years), as well as just exploring the city.
- I photographed another festival, Listen Out festival. I was exposed to some new music which was really nice.
- I met my online friend Monica. I have known her pretty much since 2009… maybe 2008. I don’t remember. We met by chance when I spotted her at the train station and messaged her just to check if it was her!
- Had my second work Hackathon. It was tops.
- Lilian officially became a lawyer this month and I went to her celebratory dinner. Woo!
- I photographed The Blurst of Times Festival in Sydney. I absolutely enjoyed it. I saw Velociraptor again, and I got a bit deaf for a couple of weeks in one ear, because I forgot to bring earplugs. I’m relieved that it healed eventually, though.
- Went to Sculpture by the Sea, as I have been doing for the past couple of years. I wasn’t as impressed this year as I was in previous years.
- I attended a family reunion and saw some of my extended family and family friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen in half a decade.
- I saw Hey Geronimo twice this month, having driven down to the country town of Wollongong. I had an awesome time.
- I had a university reunion for people who completed (or are currently studying) the masters degree I did (Interactive Multimedia). Met a few nice mature age students.
- I finally met Gemma, one of the head ladies at Casual Band Blogger, one of the music blogs I photograph and write for. We had brunch, and visited record stores and had coffee and a nice chat.
- Finally saw The Lemonheads live in concert, with Seb. I’m glad he enjoyed the show! I had been dying to see the Lemonheads for quite a while. They didn’t disappoint, but at the same time I thought their set could have been more exciting. At least they played my favourite song, If I Could Talk I’d Tell You.
- Had some celebratory drinks and went to Moonrise Lookout to look at fireworks over the city on New Year’s Eve.
What’s in store for 2015?
I need to sort out a few things for my blog, and to be honest, a redesign will probably be in the works soon. I am going to be organising A Day in the Life, taking it over from Manda. I am going to continue the Fashion Friday and 2 minutes and 40 seconds segments as best I can. I have a few ideas for Things I Miss as well.
I am not sure if I have other fun bits and bobs in store, but I need to catch up on all my friends’ blogs as well. I hope you all have a marvellous new year and that 2015 brings you much joy.
Happy New Year, Georgie! Hope this year will be a fun action-packed year for you!
I realized that if you go cheap, you don’t get the best quality *__*. But most importantly, going for the happy route sounds great ;).
I remembered some of those posts! I still have a love/hate relationship with breakfast. All I need is time!! Congratulations on getting your driver’s license again and getting that new car! Did I ever ask you what car it was? I have a thing about cars and get fascinated by the littlest things about it *o*.
Congratulations on getting your master’s degree in interactive multimedia along with walking through the ceremony as well :)! Would you go through the PhD track as well to be Dr. Georgie? And more congrats to Lilian for becoming a lawyer!
Good luck with running A Day in Life and hope you’ll have success in all of the projects you’ll be taking on!
I gasped when I read you met Matt Mullenweg. Honestly I didn’t even know his name before, but it’s just so exciting to meet someone who is able to change the world of technology. I think a goal I have in 2015 is to pay more attention to the people in the tech world, rather than be peer pressured into paying attention to designers. I am a tech person now!
If your one goal is to be happy then yay you’ve completed it for 2014! Your list was very enjoyable to read. Congratulations on your Master’s degree and your license! Here’s to a happy 2015!
I hope that 2015 will be an awesome year for you. You were really able to do a great number of things this year and more will swing your way, woo. :D
Hi Georgie! Happy New Year! Anyway, it’s really amazing that a lot of things had happened to you last 2014. I posted some on my blog and I just can collect a few memorable things the past year. I hope we all have an amazing 2015 ahead. Cheers!
Wow! A lot of amazing things happened in your life in 2014, and I hope that just as many happen in 2015. Best of luck with all of your upcoming projects, and I look forward to seeing what happens around here. :)
For my “Goodbye, 2014” post I wanted to have a timeline of sorts, but not many interesting things happened last year—or at least nothing that was worthy of being put onto a timeline. I’m hoping next year I’ll be able to have that, though. c: I haven’t done year in reviews in a while, or maybe even ever, but I feel they’re great for summing up the year in one post and displaying the highlights. :3
I’m looking forward to what your redesign looks like when it’s completed! I
sort ofwant a redesign for 6birds eventually, but likely later on in the year, and maybe possibly if you’re available/not too busy/can take it on? /rose (Also, I just realized/remembered you had emoticons to choose from. Fail.)
It seems like a lot of people are aiming toward happiness this year! I’m also trying to work on saying no and pleasing myself this year. c: I do wish you the best!
Congrats on getting a car! I didn’t know that/had apparently missed it. :O
Wow, 41 concerts/festivals is a lot! Sounds like you had a fun year though :) I’m glad you found a job that you love! That’s great that it’s a good environment with people you like working with. Congrats on getting your license again and getting a new car too!
I think it’s awesome that you went to so many festivals and events in 2014. It makes me realize I should go out and do more too. I hope you have a great 2015! Happy new year!
I just landed here, and had a little look around: your site’s lovely! Happy New Year!