One little word

Ali Edwards is a well-known scrapbooker, and for a few years now she's started the year by letting one little word be the theme for the upcoming year. It's not something that I've thought about much before, until I had somewhat of an aha-moment earlier this week.

After a very hectic 2010, I'm desperately craving some peace and quiet. At the beginning of this week, I was totally stressing out: sick grandfather, sick pet, not feeling well myself, about to go on holiday this Friday, too much to do... So I decided that one of my New Year Resolutions is that I want to look into yoga when I get back from my holiday. And then it came to me: my One Little Word for 2011 could be Peace.

Peace of mind. Peace and quiet. Inner Peace. World Peace ;-) (little 'Miss Congeniality'-joke there, haha)

I think it's a good word. Deep down I'm a glass-half-empty-girl and I need to remind myself often that I should be more light-hearted, take each day as it comes, don't worry too much etc.

Peace. I think it's a lofty goal.


It's 2011! (a.k.a. 2010 in review)

2010 was a hectic year to say the least. What happened, you ask??

- I started taking bass guitar lessons.
- I passed the CDCS exam.
- I got a new cavy, Amber.
- I survived another reorganisation at work. The 4th one in my 8 years of employment...
- I gained a lot of new colleagues when my department merged with another department.
- Our department moved to another building.
- I was diagnosed with and treated for skin cancer (thankfully I gave into my vanity and went to the dermatologist to have some spots removed or I would never have known!)
- My grandfather's lung cancer came back. Unfortunately he cannot be treated.
- I visited Turkey and Texel for the 1st time.
- I visited Beekse Bergen, Dolfinarium Harderwijk and Palace 't Loo for 1st time.
- I went for a trip on the Spido for the 1st time.
- I went to Paris - again.
- It snowed on my birthday! I cannot recall a time that happened before.
- I started a recipe blog.
- One of my cousins became a father and one of my girlfriends had a 2nd daughter.
- I met a lot of my mother's extended family at a family reunion.
- My trip to Egypt was cancelled and rescheduled to 2011 (next week actually!)
- I attended Red Hair Day this Summer.

Phew, I'm exhausted!