What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Went to Melbourne, Australia and finally got to meet up with a friend of mine who lives there.
Did you meet any of your important goals this year? What are your goals for next year?
I don’t really make them so no.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
No. This time next year, my answer will be yes.
Did anyone close to you die?
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
31 August: Going through ANZ Stadium. 1 September: flying from Sydney to Melbourne for the first time. 3 September: going through the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 4 September: meeting my friend Marcey for the first time.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a promotion at work after the bullshit that had happened a few weeks beforehand.
What was your biggest failure?
Cutting down on my alcohol intake. I did manage a month without touching it later in the year but my willpower snapped.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
When wasn’t I sick? I had several colds, a bout of gastroenteritis in May, problems still with my neck and shoulder and basically felt more run down than usual – Mum put that down to the amount of mould that was in my flat. Not to mention the panic attack I had on the shop floor at work on 6 December.
What was the best thing you bought?
My Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs fleece blanket and teddy bear at ANZ Stadium.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Can’t think of anyone.
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
She who shall not be mentioned.
Where did most of your money go?
Rent, bills… you know, the usual.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Melbourne, finally meeting Marcey, going through the MCG and ANZ Stadium.
What song will always remind you of 2012?
Gangnam Style, haha!
Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? The same
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner, I’d say. I don’t have scales to weigh myself at home although when I went to the doctor regarding my gastro bug, the scales there said I was 58kg (128lb) and I’ve never been that heavy in my life.
c) richer or poorer? Poorer, taking into account the number of times Mum put money into my bank account so I could afford to eat and get new shoes.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Not stress out over money.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stressing out over money.
How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent Christmas with my mother. If she didn’t come up here, I would’ve spent it by myself.
Did you fall in love in 2012?
Yes. With Melbourne.
Read any good books?
The Fifty Shades trilogy. I liked them.
What was your favorite TV program?
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
She who shall not be mentioned.
What was the best movie you saw?
Titanic in 3D – and I’m saying that because that was the only movie I saw at the theatre last year!
What was your greatest musical discovery?
What did you want and get?
A PlayStation 3! Mum asked me via text message what I wanted for Christmas and my answer was “A PS3.” I’m very happy, haha!
What did you want and not get?
What did you do on your birthday?
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Who kept you sane?
My workmates, especially when all the bullshit happened.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
What political issue stirred you the most?
I don’t follow politics at all. I just don’t vote National (our version of the Republicans).
Who did you miss?
Who was the best new person you met?
Can’t think of anyone!
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: