Here is my reflection on 2013; 3 days late, but better late than never :P
Last year, I embarked on this happy jar/box project because I really wanted to capture and remember moments that made me happy. (Okay yeah now that I think about it, the name itself was probably self explanatory, but still.)
I needed to remember my accomplishments, triumphs, hell, even sheer luck if it came down to it! I just needed to remember them for a rainy day so whenever I felt down or whatever, I knew that happiness was within reach, and really just came down to my attitude towards the situation.
I know it looks pretty empty… And altho I tried my best to stick to it, there were obviously heaps of events I didnt have a chance to add in, like growing closer to my Coastie pals, feeling less of a social outcast at events, going to my first Christmas thingy, and of course the New Years gathering in itself. (I haven’t forgotten!)
I opened these little stars with my bf today. Some of them were squirm-worthy, but that just goes to show how much a person can change within a year.
But anyway, highlights:
12 Jan 2013 - Just paid for Freshers! Gonna be meeting future amazing friends to be! Yay for entering the Pharmily
This showed me the importance of having friends who save your ass assignments and stuff. Cheers to everyone who listened to my constant complaining of dying, cheers to all those other alternatives who died with me! Cheers to all of us for still not completely figuring out what the heck we are gonna do with our lives! I love you all and idk how I would have gotten through without you. I wouldn’t have.
25 Jan 2013 - Yay for still being able to get along with the girls from our year 13 girls camp! I don’t think i’ve been that high from laughter in a while…
Hehe this memory showed me how incredibly strong some friendships are, so strong that it doesn’t matter how much time or space (distance) has passed you can literally just pick up that friendship where you left off. Nothing changes and they can always be relied on for support. You girls make me really happy.
20 Feb 2013 - Got 2 jobs this week! 1 for accompanying, and 1 for note taking
For some reason I was really really proud of myself, not that I did much to get these.. Okay so maybe for the accompanying I was taken seriously because of my diploma I slaved over in 2012, but note taking? That was pretty much timing and luck. I really really appreciate it though. I was so happy that day cause I usually always miss out in these types of things.
13 Jan 2013 - joke of the year: “A man walks into a bar..”
Oh my gosh. I think I only really put this one in cause it had me giggling in hysterics. It’s not even that funny!
18 Dec 2013 - my bunnies are so cute! Walking a different bunny each day at the moment.. So much fun!
For those that don’t know, I have flemish giants and they are the best pets ever. I love them all to the moon and back, they literally bring me so many tears of joy. I love them like my children! I spend a significant amount of time making my life decisions with Milly, my biggest rabbit. She grazes my garden, I get peace and quiet and my daily dose of cuteness. Win win.
08 Dec 2013 - heehee just had dinner with Santa at Denny’s.
This year I did the santa fun run with said bf just cause I thought it was absolutely adorable to see so many Santas running for a charity thing. Also the dinner part is significant because I never go out for dinner :3 hey, wouldn’t dinner with Santa make your year?
25 March 2013 - the warm fuzzies :3
I cant remember if this was bf related or bunny related.. Oh well. Who doesn’t appreciate the warm fuzzies right?
05 Feb 2013 - Milly had 9 gorgeous babies today… They look like rats.. But still… Cute!!!
Appearance is still something I struggle with despite trying jot to care etc. and idk, this one just showed me that… Just because someone else doesn’t see it doesn’t mean we won’t grow into something beautiful. Haha to me, this was kind of like an ugly duckling story. No jokes though, on day 1, that nest of babies looked sickening.. But then they grew fur :3 it is also a reminder to not judge others. That’s just rude.
I guess if you are wondering what happened in the middle of the year, well uni happened. Everything in the middle is literally about figures. Me being happy about grades etc. So boring!
If you have bothered to read this far, I thank you. Either you care about my happiness, or you wanna do this project for yourself!
If it is the latter, I do highly recommend it.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but with these little stars, I captured memories. And memories are just as, if not more, valuable :3