The last 12 months have been pretty good to me, and I often think I'd love to remember the feelings I've had around certain events. Although the thought of writing a blog scares me, it seems like a darn good way to record those special moments and maybe overcome a few fears along the way.
My Mum always warned me not to keep a diary, or write things down in case they come back to haunt you, and I guess it is good advice - but I'm taking the plunge, and possibly risking offending people or regretting my words in time to come, but what the heck.
So why has it been such a good year? In May 2006 I finished a 4 year degree course, and at the age of 32 graduated with a first class honours degree in Human Resource Management from Dublin Institute of Technology, which I have to admit I am proud of.
Having finished studying I suddenly found myself with loads of free time, which I hadn't had in 5 or 6 years, and I was a little concerned about what I was going to do to fill that time. Turns out I needn't have worried! I found Scrapbooking.
This has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve met some wonderful new friends. It’s a perfect channel for my creative 'crafty' side that has been a bit neglected over the last few years. And it has given me an outlet to think about the things that happen in my life and to record them, in pictures and words.
So I’m still scared stiff about committing my words to ‘paper’ in any permanent sense – but here goes.