There was an idea I read about, where you write down all the good things that happen to you on bits of paper and put them in a jar, to be read and cherished at some future point. Well, I did that. Kind of. In a Word document form, rather sporadically throughout the year. Ha. I've been going through it, and it can be summed up as:
- I have the bestest online friends
- unhealthy obsession with a certain children's tv duo
- great tv! great music!
- new laptop
- uni went swimmingly
- PRECIOUS COMEDIANS
2013 is going to be hard to live up to. I met the greatest people, had some wonderful experiences, and have become a much happier person because of it. It HURTS that I won't be able to see my friends this year. Instead I have to work hard in graduating university (FINGERS CROSSED). And perhaps become a junior doctor by the end of the year, which I am both dreading and looking forward to. It's going to be absolute torture but the thought of being able to make my own living is quite exhilarating.
2014? Bring it the fuck on.
obligatory STUFF OF THE YEAR list:
movies of 2013: Pacific Rim, Ender's Game. Haven't seen much this year, I'll admit. But Star Trek was a disappointment after the initial adrenaline wore off. Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 were ok.
tv of 2013: I watched LOADS this year. From what I can remember, some winners included Black Mirror, In The Flesh, Run, Utopia, Broadchurch. Shit, most of them are really bleak. Special mentions to Sleepy Hollow (unexpected great new show), Hemlock Grove (which was ridiculous but I binge-watched the entire season within a week anyway), The IT Crowd (the final episode was so beautiful, sobs), and all the Doctor Who anniversary specials (Adventure in Space & Time, Five-ish Doctors, Science of Doctor Who).
music of 2013: Fall Out Boy's Save Rock & Roll, Manic Street Preachers' Rewind the Film, Bastille's Bad Blood. Special mention to Panic! at the Disco's latest album too, I guess.
books of 2013: I'm annoyed that I didn't get past my number-of-books-to-read goal this year :( From the ones that I did finish though, I loved Marcus Brigstocke's God Collar, Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, Mikhail Bulgakov's A Young Doctor's Notebook.