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#1 Tomate1910

Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

In the last 12 months I have

submitted my thesis,

Met some awesome new people,

Got my first proper job,

Graduated with my phd,

Scored a 2 year research contract at uni (while pregnant)

Won a uni internal research grant,

And MOST IMPORTANTLY

Became a mommy to the most wonderful little guy in the world!!!!



What awesome things have happened in 2012 for you?

#2 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

my son was born in feb (Op, i call my Son pumpkin head too Tounge1.gif)

i married my best friend in may

i became really good friends with my friend in august

ive changed my eating/life style habits so that i can hopefully live a longer fuller life

and most importantly:

i have accepted that i can not control everything and that sometimes, sh*t is just not going to work out, no matter how many minute details i make.... this is huge for me. i was such a stress head over everything, and now im alot more relaxed.



#3 ~Supernova~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

Wow, sounds like you have had an amazing year, congrats  biggrin.gif


My year has been pretty crap, BUT I did have my son in March, so all in all, could be worse Tounge1.gif

#4 busy_bee

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Submitted my thesis and graduated - not quite a PhD but a double Masters Degree
Got my funding approved for a PhD in 2013
Went overseas on a South Pacific cruise with DH and DS (10months at the time)
Found my feet with being a mummy!

#5 busy_bee

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

oops double post

Edited by busy_bee, 28 December 2012 - 05:27 PM.


#6 Tomate1910

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE (busy_bee @ 28/12/2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Submitted my thesis and graduated - not quite a PhD but a double Masters Degree
Got my funding approved for a PhD in 2013
Went overseas on a South Pacific cruise with DH and DS (10months at the time)
Found my feet with being a mummy!

Cruise with a 10 month old? Dh dream would be a druise holiday... Tell me more! Im intrigued

#7 Mille-Mille

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

We have bought a house

Conceived baby number 2

DP got a great new job

And that's about it original.gif


#8 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

2012 has been fairly crap for me.

In 2013 I hope to:

start my new degree to begin a whole new career.

be a better friend

hopefully have DFS2 orders finalised to stay with me forever

get a little dog to encourage all of us to have more outdoor exercise

Edited by Exhaustedbuthappy, 28 December 2012 - 05:48 PM.


#9 Brutta Borgia

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

Had my second son  on 2 feb ...after three years of TTC....and he's such a delight! My first son started school and is really loving it...I made heaps of new friends with the mums and dads at school....that's about it, but it's been a great year!

#10 Sif

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

- Inherited all my mum's beautiful furniture and family heirlooms, and without losing my mum, she just downsized to a life on the road!

- Had lots of visits from my mum and s-dad after years of not having them over this way, but having to travel to see them instead.

- My mum and dad (divorced for 27) finally spoke to one another again after 25 years of my dad refusing to talk to my mum, and they are now getting along (it's a true miracle) so I can plan a renewal of vows and invite everyone (we eloped 14 years ago because I couldn't invited both my parents to the same event).

- My eldest got into our dream high school, despite not living in the zone and them having a tiny intake for year 7.

- My youngest got into our old kindergarten, despite us having moved out of the area.

- The mums in my third child's class are so friendly and I had some fun socialising with them after finding it hard to really 'break into' the already established groups of friends in my other kids classes in previous years!

- I didn't get into the PhD I applied for for 2013 due to a mix up regarding my thesis, but I met a lovely academic who is very supportive and excited about my proposal and if I'm not offered a candidacy after forwarding all the correct information to the university just before Christmas, then she has already agreed to be an external supervisor when I am offered a candidacy at another university! Woot!

- Receiving the news that my mum and s-dad will be basing themselves here in Melbourne as off the new year and I will even have some voluntary work in their business (which is great for my resume!)

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

Have been living on a roller-coaster this year.
January - nearly had to sell house due to debt.
February - seven figure lottery win
March - DD dropped out of Year 12 (6 months out from HSC) to work as a stable hand
April - DH diagnosed with lung cancer
things settled down a little after that until
September - DH changed to new chemo after which tumours grew
October - DH's third chemo shrunk tumours but had icky side effects
November - uneventful
December - week before Christmas had DS in hospital for five days with crowd-surfing injury and DH in at the same time with collapsed lung. Both home for Christmas and DS got his firstpart-time job (at Macca's).
Hoping for a REALLY boring year next year...




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