A new year, new beginnings
Well, it’s the 16th day of the new year and I must say it does feel as though nothing has really changed. It does seem like an odd tradition; celebrating a year finishing and a new one starting. There’s not really any difference between the 31st and the 1st, except for a hangover and more people out at the shops.
Anyway, my boyfriend and I have finally moved back into our old house again, after about 3 or 4 months living upstairs in the attic while the bathroom was renovated. It took 2 days to clean everything so we could live in it again – it was a huuuge mess. Regardless, it’s actually all finished now and things are starting to look normal again. So that’s a plus.
I’ve taken on a game for this year to read 50 books this year, I’m half-way through my second one, though I wasn’t really playing the game during the first one so I wasn’t in a hurry. The second book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Cholbsky. It’s a great book so far – it has had me tearing up a few times now. I think I like it because the main character is only a year or two older than I was at the time it was written, though his life seems far more interesting that I remember mine being at the time. I guess that’s the benefit of a book though right?
Other than the book reading, I’m resolving to finally open the gallery this year – now that I have my visa and I’m a legal resident here I’m less worried about being noticed by the ‘wrong’ people. It will happen this year. I know it.
I’ve also applied to the Monash Uni in Victoria to study secondary education by correspondence. I have a provisional O.K. from the International School here to do my student placement there. I’m looking forward to hearing from Monash soon to tell me I’m in.