1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
I had a lot of appetizing food experiences. Among others, I figured I have a taste for sea food of nearly any kind and dried fruit. My trip to Alicante, Spain this past summer, introduced me to a line of good tastes.
2. Did you achieve your goals for the year, and will you make more for next year?
Well, I did start college. Became more destined and driven. I did not make an actual list of new year’s resolutions, as I always fail to keep up with them anyway. I do have one now, though, so I hope to get my ass off my computer next year, to say the least.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
As a matter of fact, yes! My cousin, who is very dear to me, did in September. She gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy, and I could not be more happy for her.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully, no. My nearest and dearest are still happy and healthy, thankfully.
5. What countries did you visit?
Aside from Norway: Sweden and Spain.
6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
More money, more determination and dedication. A greater sense of maturity and bravery. Additionally, the will to relax from time to time and not worry.
7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The 16th of May, because that started the summer for me. The 17th of May, because I went to Gothenburg with Mia, Anna and Cathrine. The 17th of June, because that was when I practically moved in with Mia. The 8th of July, because I went to Alicante with Anna and Mia. The 13th of August, because I started college. The 14th of August, because I met my lovely friend Amalie. The 31st of August because Mia left for the States… I guess that’s about it. The summer was fun!
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Developing a proper schedule and structure to my life. And I learned to a further degree not to care what other people think.
9. What was your biggest failure?
All the times I failed said schedule.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Aside from a severe case of hypochondria, no.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
This old-fashioned photo I took with my friends, the dress I wore on Christmas + the additional necklace, and my new computer.
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
I really like the people in my classes. They are very respectful and tolerant.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
I would preferably not say that out loud, but there are those with whom I share common acquaintances, that I simply cannot avoid or get along with.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Food and clothes, + my trip to Alicante, I assume.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My trip to Alicante. That was the event of the year, definitely.
16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
Just to name one, “On Top of The World” by Imagine Dragons.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: happier or sadder? Thinner or fatter? Richer or poorer?
Happier, neither, richer.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
The Internet just in general.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
I spent Christmas Eve with my family, Christmas Day with my grandmother and grandfather, and Boxing Day with my maternal family.
21. Who did you meet for the first time?
I met this awesome woman in Alicante, Rachel. Then, I also met a few new people through college, granted. To name a few: Amalie, Ida Margrethe, Taran, Samantha and Ragna. Awesome people. Also, I got introduced to my cousin’s new family, which was a heartwarming experience.
22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
Would be very weird if I did.
23. What was your favourite TV program?
Supernatural, no doubt!
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yeah, I will say there are those that I just sort of disliked, that I came to despise with a burning passion, absolutely.
25. What was the best book you read?
“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. I know, not a very original answer, but that one was good! And I don’t even like romance novels. Weird, huh?
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
As of this year? Didn’t really discover much more, but I think Bridgit Mendler’s music is pretty damn great!
27. What was your favourite film of this year?
Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Twenty, and I spent it with Mia, Anna, Cathrine and Jonny at my place. It was fun.
29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I had actually got off my computer. But no.
30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
I suppose my style is pretty much my own, so to speak. It’s classy, yet casual. Has been so for a while. I probably used more jewelry and overall accessories this year than I tended to before, though.
31. What kept you sane?
No one ever could.
32. What political issue stirred you the most?
I got very much caught up in anything pro-choice-related. There have been politicians, both nationally and internationally, desperately willing to use their own political agenda to put a policy on young women’s bodies, and I am outraged that we haven’t come further.
33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
It’s not cancer, it’s normal. It’s not a blood clot, it’s your hormones. It’s not ME, it’s psychological. Aside from that: Don’t count on people to keep their promises.
34. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
This was a hard one, but I listened to the song “Hurricane” by Bridgit Mendler quite frequently, and come to think of it, it reminds me of how hard it can be to maintain your old relationships… Then again, I suck at interpreting lyrics, and the purpose of this song was probably inherently something entirely different.
“I’m boarding up the windows,
locking up my heart.
Like, every time the wind blows,
I feel it tearing us apart.
Every time he smiles, I
let him in again.
Everything is fine when
you’re standing in the eye of the hurricane.”
And by that, I wish you all a very happy new year: