04 January 2012

Hello 2012 :)

Happy 2012 everyone! I hope 2011 treated you well. For me, it was spent in constant study mode which involved high levels of procrastination accompanied by frenzied bursts of writing as I worked to complete my honours thesis for my final year of uni. I'm really proud of the work I put into cultivating my own research project (with the guidance of my supervisors) around a contemporary issue that, in the words of the external maker, contributed a relevant and much needed perspective to my field of practice and if I can toot my own horn, resulted in a High Distinction :) I still have one more assignment to go but I'm almost there.

In other exciting news, I completed a three month field placement during October to December and have been offered a full-time contract beginning in a few weeks' time. I'll be working in a different team so hopefully the people there are just as welcoming as the ones I worked with during my placement :)

And because this wouldn't be a proper blog post without some thrifty goodness, here are a couple things I received for Christmas including an old copy of Betty Crocker's Hostess Cookbook and some vintage cocktail forks.

The book is inscribed to Sue and Stuart, May your lives together be filled with much happiness and good meals! although it seems as if Sue and Stuart were not fans of Ms. Crocker :/ I, on the other hand, can't wait to try out the recipes for 'Gay Supper Parties' and 'Two-table Bridge Luncheons'. Toasted pecan waffles anyone?!

The year has started on a really positive note and with that in mind (and because I love lists) I thought I'd share some of my goals for 2012. They're not huge resolutions but goals that I think are manageable and that I'll be able to feel a sense of achievement from completing :)

- Start new full-time job and do well in my role
- Reconnect with old friends
- Grow nice nails and get a manicure
- Write a journal article from the results of my research and submit for publication
- Officially graduate!

I have another sneaky goal which I will hopefully share at a later date! I love the beginning of the year when there is a sense of anticipation for what's ahead and hearing about other people's goals and resolutions. What are yours for 2012?


  1. That cookbook is great you will be the hostess with the mostest. Sounds like tour 2011 was brilliant I hope your 2012 is just as good.

  2. How awesome, congrats on your thesis, it's like an amazing weight has been lifted once it's handed in, don't you think! Best of luck with the new job too :)

    PS I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)


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