2014 is ending today, and I’m glad for it. It wasn’t a good year for me, not on a personal level and neither on writing level. Struggles and dark days filled the year. Every good day made me hopeful for more good days, while every bad day made me despair, and wonder if I could ever clean up this mess that is my life.
There were, however, a few bright moment during the year. I attended great concerts. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship on the Ring in Concert forms the musical peak of this year. I cannot express how grateful I am that I got to experience this masterful soundtrack played live by an orchestra, and impressive choir. I changed university and switched from Dutch and English linguistics and literature to Swedish and English.
The best that happened is the past year is, doubtlessly, my second holiday in Helsinki. In 2013 my boyfriend and I travelled to this beautiful capital at the end of September. Now we went in July and had the most beautiful weather. A lot of sun, and temperatures fit for swimming made this holiday so much different than the one in September. We did a lot of different things then the previous time, and even the second time spending a week in the city, Helsinki still managed to enchant me with its beauty, and its atmosphere. It was the only time I can remember being truly at peace for more than a day. And I did not want to go home.
I hope that 2015 will be a better year, and I will work hard for that. I might add another post soon where I talk about my few New Year’s resolutions that could help me to make the upcoming year great. Unfortunately this time of the year is a very busy period. I have a month of exams coming up and I still have a lot of studying to do. I hope everyone had a better 2014, and may 2015 be amazing!