So…here we are again. Another year, another year older.
This year has probably been my most stressful year to date, in terms of study workload and doing months of long distance with my darling Schnucki again. (You never get used to it, you just get more and more numb with time). The overwhelming stress turned me into someone that I didn’t like and looking back, I wish I had better ways of dealing with it.
There were a lot of big changes for me this year from my childhood home being sold and moving houses twice in the space of a few months. My primary school will be knocked down soon because of the earthquakes and my high school is moving to another site next year (also because of the earthquakes). Everywhere I grew up is either changing or gone and all I will have is the memories and experiences that made me who I am today. I have mixed feelings about it all but I guess that’s just a part of growing up, huh. You’ve got to let go of things that you can’t change.
In happier news, I got to do A LOT of travelling over the summer, including my beloved Kyoto in Japan, new country of Taiwan, revisiting the Gold Coast of Australia and a whirlwind trip back to Europe to reunite with my Schnucki! We ticked off places that we’d had on our list for ages, including Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Valentine’s in Vienna and new experiences in Prague, Czech Republic! I also had a family reunion in Queenstown and it was a winter wonderland – it’s nice to be reminded of how much my own country has to offer!
Revisiting this blog for the annual birthday post made me realise how much I loved writing about my travels, and I hope I can kick it off again when I have time these summer holidays.
I’ve finished a lot of art projects in limited time frames this year that have frustrated and made me proud in equal measure, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Next year is the final challenge and I have my fingers crossed that the way will be a little easier.
Thank you as always to everyone that has supported me in this crazy ride called life and I hope to keep making art and travelling as much as I can!
Thank you again to everyone that has been following and supporting me so far!
Here’s to another epic year of travels, art and happiness!