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My year so far...
Saturday, 14 December 2013 14:27 0 Comment(s)

2013.
This year has been good to me. Very good, as a matter of fact.

On the 1st of January, I finally got to move into a flat with a random and one of the roller girls. Best decision ever and we have since made the flat into Dorset RollerGirls Headquarters as the random moved out and in moved another rollergirl! Best flatmates I could ever wish for, we aren't messy, we all get along really well and look out for each other all the time.

I started the year still single (and I wasn't that fussed) as I got to concentrate on improving myself and I also had to work my butt off for roller derby as I made the roller derby travel team and wanted to be the best that I could be.

I also went on a very strict diet for 4 months and lost 10kilos. I have put on 2kilos since I eased off the no carb diet but I'm finally getting happy with my body.

I was working in a restaurant. Hated it and wasn't treated very well by people with "power". The girls (and some of the boys) I worked with were lovely but not enough to make me want to stay. So I went job hunting, surprisingly got an interview and then a job offer. Here I am 7 months later, not in any better of a financial situation but I'm developing and on a management course to move up!

I also went on my first date in the summer. It went well but didn't last long to say the least and I didn't dwell on it.

I also decided to bite the bullet and go to my first ever festival. Yes, at 23 I finally decided to spend 5 nights, sleeping in a tent in a field, with horrendous toilets, a fair amount of drinking and watching my favourite bands with my best friend Lisa. I even got to crowd surf during Fall Out Boy! (that's one thing off my bucket list!) We also met some lovely Welsh guys who made us camp with them and they looked after us for most of the festival. That was when I met Joe, he was part of the group. We hit it off at the festival with our banter and dance offs at the silent disco, so we decided to meet up after the festival to see how it went. Needless to say, sparks were flying and we decided to date. It's been over 3 months since we decided to be an item and I am so happy. Yes, the commute twice a month to North Wales is long (6 hour train journey!) but it is so worth it. I have never felt so connected to someone (apart from my best friends) and it is such a nice feeling, as I was so comfortable with him from the word go. We chat daily via text or Skype when we are apart. I do miss him but looking forward to our future plans!

It may not seem a lot, but with how spread out all these events were, it was a lot for me and I am grateful.

The only negative thing that happened this year was losing my grandmother.
She fought a very hard battle that lasted for years, she had a lot of illnesses ranging from COPD to Osteoporosis to Diabetes and etc. I will admit, I did not visit as much as I should have but it was heart breaking to see how bad she was getting. I do regret this. I did manage to speak to her and tell her that I love her a few days before she passed away as she was in and out of consciousness. My parents are the best people in the world, they moved all the way from Brunei to come and look after her for almost 5 years before her death. It was very difficult but my grandmother was a special woman who touched a lot of people's lives and would do anything for anyone. I see a lot of her in my mother, and I am lucky to have grown up with such amazing people around me. Rest In Peace, Nannan.

Beckie xoxo



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