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Review of 2009


Hey everyone. I apologized once again for lack of posting, I’ve been pretty busy. I thought I’d fill some gaps by reviewing 2009 which I’m quite sure I haven’t already done. Firstly, I’m going to Hamilton for a day trip on Saturday 🙂 I’m so excited!! I haven’t seen my Dad since December last year and this Saturday is my only opportunity to see him before next holidays, which are ELEVEN weeks away :O My biggest concern is that once I get there, I might not come back lol.


1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
I went to my first “proper” concert, The Veronicas 🙂 It was awesome!!

2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I can’t remember what my 2009 resolutions were… But I know that when I went into the year I had goals I wanted to achieve and changes I wanted to make, and I know I achieved the majority of them.

This years resolutions are something like this:

Be less self-absorbed
Maintain my health and fitness
Stop taking things so personally
Learnt to be more tolerant
Find a way to earn money
Try to incorporate more strength training
Swim more
Continue to run once I gain the all clear from the physiotherapist.
So far I think I have done well to achieve the majority of them. Particularly the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. I’m going to add a new one right now- Take Action. That means that if I have a goal I want to achieve, to actually take productive steps to achieve them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not last year, but recently one of my best friends gave birth to her 3rd child 🙂

4. Did anyone close to you die?
A lot of people died last year 😦 Michael Jackson’s death really hit home because I’ve grown up listening to his music.

5. What countries did you visit?
None 😦 Most exotic place I travelled to was Auckland…

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
SUCCESS! I want to actually achieve some of my major goals. Also, I want to be more self-reliant and confident. I don’t want to spend time caring what others think of me.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Hmmm… There are a few. Definitely the Veronicas concert. That was an awesome night. Christmas was amazing. Drinks at Roberts back in May… That was awesome. Sending Tom back to Italy 😦 I cried for 5 hours straight!! Going on a day trip to Roto-Vegas with family and Tom. The night Dallas and I started our relationship.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Maintaining a successful and happy relationship.

9. What was your biggest failure?
The start of the year was pretty bad… In retrospect, I didn’t make very good decisions.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes 😦 My hip and both knees

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
My camera for christmas!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Not a whole lot to be honest

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
They shall go unnamed.

14. Where did most of your money go?
LOL, money! HA! What money??

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
There are a few 🙂

1. Starlight-Muse
2. Untouched- The Veronicas
3. Lemon- Katy Rose
4. Don’t Damn Me- Guns N’ Roses
5. Sir Psycho Sexy- Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Nude- Radiohead
7. Slither- Velvet Revolver

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Definitely happier!!
b) fatter or skinner? Skinnier
c) richer or poorer? RICHER 🙂

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How do you plan to spend Christmas?
Same way I spent it last year 🙂 With my family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
Yes, it was great while it lasted.

22. How many one night stands?

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Was, is, and always will be, Sex & The City.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Not really. I’ve realized how strong the word “hate” is, and there really isn’t many people who fall into that category for me.

25. What was the best book you read?
Hands down, “Scar Tissue” by Anthony Kiedis

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

27. What did you want and get?
A camera! 😀

28. What did you want and not get?
more time with my family 😦

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Of 2009? Hmmm…. I don’t think I watched that many movies. Probably Girl, Interrupted. I know it wasn’t made in 2009 but it’s the first time I saw it and I loved it.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 15 and I spent it with my family.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Better stress management and less anger.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
I’m not really that fashionably :/

33. What kept you sane?
Music and Exercise.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hmmm… That’s hard. Maybe Jess from the Veronicas.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
None really.

36. Who do you miss?
Right now? I miss Sam and Robert 😦

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Wow, I met loads of awesome people last year, I can’t pinpoint just one.

38. What was the best thing you ate?
Lol, there is absolutely no way that a foodie like me can answer a question like that covering the entire year.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
Appreciate your friends and family, genuine friends come few and far between and never take the love of your family for granted.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
I don’t need other people’s words!

April 21, 2010 at 4:03 am 1 comment


Hey there, my name's Jenny. I have a huge passion for cooking/baking, writing, yoga and photography. I love nature and my favourite thing to do is spend an entire day outside, breathing in crisp, fresh air. Even better if I have a pen and paper with me. I started out running in March 2009 but sustained an injury in October 2009 which has unfortunately prevented me from running. I've been experimenting with other kinds of exercise to find another one that clicks. Follow me on my journey to maintaining good health + surviving high school and pursuing a career in Journalism. I Hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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