2011 has been quite a year for me, and I thought it was quite fitting to do a round-up before going into 2012. It has been life-changing in more ways than one, and so many opportunities have come up for me.
At the beginning of the year, almost a year to the day, me and Asif got engaged. We had a lovely engagement party with our nearest and dearest. It was a really memorable day. We have enjoyed a lovely year together, both living in London, planning our year ahead and our wedding at Easter.
Also at the beginning of the year I started working where I am now and I am happier than ever! I think working with the right people and in a good environment can make the world of difference. My previous place - the first job I had in London - was probably the worst place I have worked in. I loved the work, and my fellow colleagues, but others made the job a living hell, and I dreaded going into work everyday because of them. I am blessed and happier that I am somewhere now where I am happy, and in a good environment.
I have now been living in London for 18 months, and it has been a whirlwind. There have been highs and lows, but the best bit has been living in a city I love, making amazing friends, having my cousin close by, and doing things I always wanted to do. It's not somewhere I plan to live forever, but I am making the most of it while I am here.
I set up my blog in May, forgot about it then started working on it properly in July. It has probably been one of the best things I have ever done. As I work as a reporter I get to do interesting things on a daily basis, but the blog opened up something entirely different. I have met the most interesting people, made some lovely friends, and am part of a great community. I was lucky enough to have some lovely opportunities as part of it, but the people I have met have far outweighed this.
2012 will see me getting married, and getting a place with Asif, which I am looking forward to. I am enjoying working on my blog, and have some interesting opportunities coming up which I am looking forward to exploring. But for now I am in a happy place and thankful for it.
Thank you to my lovely readers for reading my blog and making it worthwhile! Here's to an exciting 2012!!!!