I just tried to write down month per month what I did in 2012. There is so much – it’s amazing (and it’s a kinda embarrasing egocentric “I” list…)
We shot some nice short films, did a photo shooting and received our first award in London.
I worked in a Gardening Centre, as a Assistant Stage Manager for a theatre show, as a telephone interviewer and as a student ambassador.
I travelled around Scotland in January and all around Germany visiting all my “old” friends in a beautiful 13-day trip.
I finally went to Hamburg.
My beautiful nephew was born.
So many friends visited me.
Over summer, I finally spent more time with my family and friends from home. By now, I don’t get lost in Augsburg anymore. Jeha.
I moved to Edinburgh, no more living on Campus for me. I love my new flat. It’s old, unique and so close to the city centre.
I finally managed to see the Lord of the Rings trilogy in cinema.
I went to see the Hobbit. I didn’t like it that much and I am not that disappointed. What’s wrong with me?
I wrote essays about Hitchcock, Lord of the Rings, Brokeback Mountain and the Ice Storm. I love studying “Film and Media”.
I went to 10 different cinemas this year. Cinemas are such a lovely way of discovering cities. Small cinemas in hidden alleys, huge multiplexes on the outskirts of cities…. Watching Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” in a 1960s cinema in Hamburg was probably the best experience.
I joined the Drama Society and the German Society of Edinburgh University where there are a lot of people who don’t even speak German.
I met so many lovely new friends where I did not expect to – like in the German Brauhaus in Edinburgh.
I went to a directing workshop in August and was walking around imagining to be a wet cloth.
I went to an inspiring lecture by Mark Cousins.
I celebrated Thanksgiving for the very first time, so much yummy food at Joyce’s place.
So many things happened, I can’t remember them all. It was such an amazing year. Again. why I am so blessed to meet so many nice people and gain so many experiences I would have never expected to.
And like the years before I did not manage to stay as much in touch with my friends from Germany as I wanted to. I don’t know why it just never works out and it makes me sad because I know it’s often me who doesn’t write back. Maybe a New Year’s resolution, trying to write / call you more?
Anyways, 2012 is over. It was awesome and I can’t wait for 2013. So many uncertainties again: what am I going to do over the summer? Am I going to study abroad? Maybe next year I’ll be writing this blog from New Zealand, Australia, USA or Canada. The more my friends are setteling down, the more I like the uncertainties of my life.
And last but not least, the song momentarily stuck in my head is please stay by Billy Boyd’s band Beecake. I can absolutely recommend their music. If you’re into singer-songwriter stuff.
Thank you all for reading, commenting and so on. I love getting feedback and there is more to come in 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR you lovely human beings 😉