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2011 round-up post

So normally I do that meme where you post the first line from the first entry of each month around this time of year, but I've barely posted this year, so I don't have enough entries to do it. My bad. So, just a general look back -

This was the year of CHANGE ALL THE THINGS. I figured out what I wanted to do with my life and started trying to make it happen. I (eventually) got a job I really wanted, and moved away from Durham and all my friends to start life in a brand new city, the ever glamorous Bradford. I had to leave my boyfriend to do so, but it was almost certainly for the best. Got depressed briefly, but it helped me realise what my problems are (insecurity, anxiety) and start to try to deal with them. Hell, I even cut my hair short again.

So here I am! In Bradford, working at the National Media Museum. It's such a fantastic job, and I'm growing in confidence with my talks and school sessions every day. Life isn't all perfect - I can get a little lonely sometimes, the job can be exhausting, it's harder to go visit friends because I work Sundays, there is a SEVERE scarcity of dateable guys - but hey, that's life, you take the good with the bad. And there's a hell of a lot of good.

So what for 2012? I'm going to be working here, obviously. I might be taken on full time after March, which would be nice money-wise. Till then, I'm going to try to get more different volunteering experiences in other local institutions. I've also joined an improvised comedy group in Leeds which'll hopefully start regular performances by Easter. So I'll be keeping busy! And at the end of the year, I'll be going out to America for a wedding and - just as important - to see 'The Hobbit' with reasonablycrazy dressed as sexy dwards - then, after that, who knows?

It's been a rough year at times, such that I'm glad it happened but also glad to see it go. And I'm going to do my best to make 2012 a good one.