Well that’s another year over, and another decade. Who can believe that we are entering 2020, crazy right? 2019 was a mixture of everything, but it wasn’t the best year, nor was it the worst year, it was probably a bit meh with some great moments. 

Reflecting on a year can be quite a personal thing. You list your achievements, your challenges, and the stuff that hasn’t worked out. Maybe it’s your insecurities, or the things that haven’t made your year the best. On social media, we share the good moments; the events that make our lives look perfect. We don’t share the stuff we don’t want people to see. We don’t share the setbacks or the disappointing moments. We should still reflect on them moments, as thats what makes us us. 

The Good

I graduated after four years of hard work, incredible memories and a 2.1 in BA International Relations (Including Year Abroad). I’m proud of myself and who I have become over the four years, two countries, the many sport clubs (lacrosse, dance, pole dancing, cheerleading), and everything that happened in them four years since October 2015. By the end I fell out of love with my course, and my dissertation supervisor was awful, but I came out with a 2.1 and I’m bloody proud of myself. New York New York & Singapore were two incredible holidays. Heading back to New York with my Mum in June, wandering around the streets, having brunch and shopping in Sephora. I love New York, and my love for the city that never sleeps certainly grew this year. As for Singapore, it was a place that I have been on my bucket list for a while now, and 2019 I solo travelled there for a week. The country is truly beautiful, from the culture (new and old), the food, and the climate – although I did sweat in places I never thought I could (I know gross, but pre-warning anyway who is planning a trip). Also, can’t forget that Harry Kane goal – google it, youtube it and be amazed. Starting a new academic chapter in starting a masters. The trouble with finishing university and getting a degree, is finding a job afterwards or you can travel. I picked the academic route and went from politics to sport marketing. So far so good. I’ve met some amazing people, and already got to work on projects with RFU, Skateboard England and LDN UTD – and no, I don’t ever want to know about esports ever again.

January

Clacton New Year’s Day beach walk; Colchester Zoo; London

February

Playing a Lacrosse match at Watford FC training ground and seeing Troy Deeney; University of Essex; Assessment Centre’s for Graduate jobs in politics

March

Sunday Lunches; More trips to London; I started running

April

Spa days; lacrosse practice; Aldeburgh Fish & Chips; and my Cousin’s wedding

May

My final Derby Day; Handing in my Dissertation; and that night in Amsterdam for Spurs although I was ill watching in my lounge.

June

A Champion’s League Final (we will forget after 22 seconds); New York; and sunny June days

July

Turning 22; Graduating; Singapore; Watching Spurs in Singapore

August

My first match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Summer days

September

Spurs v Crystal Place / Southampton; Starting a Master’s degree at Loughborough University London

October

My Parents 30th Wedding Anniversary; Champion League Nights in N17

November

More Tottenham matches (v. Sheffield United and Bournemouth); State of Millenia; Marry Poppins

December

Christmas Markets; Norwich; Celebrating the year

How was your 2019?

Love Alicia x

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