Happy New Year 2013!!!
8 as is a good date as any to write my first post for 2013, but as usual before things can start, others must end…
Thus here are the milestones of my 2012 (both in the blogging world & off)…
At the beginning of 2012, I said I would live in the moment & trust God more and I think 2012 was just that:
I came to a more concrete realisation of my dreams of being a writer (quite unplanned)
By February, my blog was chosen as Blog of the Month and an article of mine appeared in a local (Sarawak) paper. And though not because of my writing (but it was print media so it denotes an honorable mention :P) I also made an appearance in a Brunei local paper.
In April, I applied for a travel writing scholarship and though I did not get that, I did get 2 awesome opportunities (major highlights of my year!) – I had the opportunity to actually cover 2 big-scale events on a media pass!
See me in the press pit? STILL one of my fave photos of the year!
They were the Borneo Jazz Festival in Miri in May & the Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching in July - these 2 events encompassed all that I love: music, travel & writing. It was awesome!
Through a series of events, I also sat for a journalist exam with a local paper. If it is to be, I will be called for an interview next. Trust God.
Living in the moment meant I was up to whatever life presented…which led me to some very interesting things..
In April, I joined a Run & ran 5km – with less than 1 week of training at that! If future me had told me in January 2012 that I’d be running in 3 months I wouldn’t have believed myself.
On a whim (bought the tixs the night before I flew), I finally went to Kota Kinabalu (prior to this it had always been just passing through) in August & in September, for the first time, I stepped foot in Penang. While the former can be checked off as “done”, Penang requires another more proper visit. And since I’m on the subject of travelling, Labuan was “done” in April 2012 and Bintulu in February.
With those, I guess 2012 was a “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” year for me…plus the multiple trips to Miri & at least 3 trips to Kuching.
Life & work caught up with me towards the end of the year (thus my blog was on halt from Sept-Dec) but if I could summarise those months into a blog title it would be: “3 Weddings & a Conference” – 1 of those weddings was that of a very dear friend of mine. :’) Congrats to all 3 couples!
And so ends my review of 2012 (in general).
It had been a great year filled with memories & experiences money can’t buy…no matter where I went or what I did, it was those who were with me (be it physically or in spirit) that made them special.
Thank you for journeying with me in 2012 & I look forward to more adventures together in 2013.
Leaving you now with a review of Perfect Imperfections for 2012 from the guys at WordPress.com:
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.