The Lord of the Rings concerts were awesome! New friends and and a wonderful choir experience.
Yeah, Lilith, the second picture is for you ;-)
He’s a ginger, he has no soul…
2012 was amazing!
It seems to me that my New Year’s Resolution for this year has come true: I enjoyed life and tried to make the best out of everything. (Sometimes it really worked out!)
At the end of every year I go through the digital folders of photos I took and remember those great times (and hopefully save these on my external hard drive). And now I want to share my most exciting year till now with you.
Since it was my last year in school, it was also my last time in Ochsenhausen with the choir. It’s usually the time when tea is the basic food, and although you worked hard and had scarcely enough sleep you were wide awake to live every moment.
I became 19 this year and got the most amazing birthday cake
(white, dark, and milk chocolate with loads of icing)!
There’s a wind turbine in my hometown (okay, it’s a village) and it’s great! I love to stand near the foundations and to feel small(er than normally). The steady circling move of the rotor blades was a great distraction while Maths lessons and it helped me straighten out my thoughts before I started with my daily dose of stuff to learn for my Abitur (which raised my tea consumption noticeably).
Teachers become more relaxed when the written exams are over and there’s enough time to go on a trip with their classes. We explored a nearby stream and it’s tiny animals
and we looked at bigger animals in the Wilhelma, Stuttgart’s zoo.
My first holiday without my parents was in Donauwörth
and it was the time out my friends and I needed before the oral exams, which were pretty good. And the following “Abiball” (the ceremony of receiving our Abitur certificates) was brilliant!
Probably the last holiday with my parents and my sister was in Paris and we had a great time there.
This summer I started to take my first steps towards independence: I moved out from my parents, I moved in together with my boyfriend
and started to study Anglophone Studies.
I quickly made new friends but I miss those which I can’t have with me. One of my best friends went to Madrid to work as an au pair and another one went to Ghana for a year.
Amusement parks were the one thing I exaggerated: Tripsdrill, Europapark (2 times) and Disneyland Paris.
It’s never too cold for a roller coaster ride!
Christmas was owly and less snowy than the weeks before. There were many owls and city maps of London under the Christmas tree.
And now I am sitting at my parents house in my old room with a mug of the same tea I drank while studying for the Abitur and review this year.
So much has changed for the better since I moved out but some things always stay the same, as great as they were before.
2013 peeks out promisingly and I’m sure it will be even better than 2012. I’m looking forward to every new task life offers me and the great experiences I will make: sing in the project choir for a Lord of the Rings screening with live music, go on holiday to London, finish my first semester…
Wishing you a happy New Year and some nice fireworks ;)
A comic I drew on fighting procrastination.
Via stephen mccranie