Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Best of 2009

So it is that time of the year again. Tomorrow is the last day of the year, and it is (I have been told) a good thing to look back at everything that tickeled one's fancy during the past year. 2009 has been a big year for me. After my it-must-be-fate meeting with my biggest fan (hee-hee, no Misery references intended) Chris R. back in November 2008, the entire year pretty much revolved around us getting together. I gave up my job and apartment (heck, pretty much my entire life in Finland - apart from my cats who came with me) in order to move to the US to be with Chris in August. Naturally it has been a huge change. There are still a lot of things out in the open regarding my living here (work-related issues being the biggest), but so far everything has gone rather well. I am looking forward to 2010 in the same way I looked forward to my first year in university. I expect to learn a lot, mostly about myself. I am enthusiastic about meeting new people, coming up with new routines, seeing new places and finding new things to look at.

Playing on repeat in 2009 were (in no particular order):

Bat for Lashes: Two SunsPhoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavillion (including the best song of the year, My Girls)

Florence + The Machine: Lungs

St Vinvent: Actor

Movies that I enjoyed the most:

What I loved to look at in 2009:

Anything by Edward Gorey

Anything by Margaret Meyer

Life-changing book of the year (although it came out in 2007 already):

My favourite outfits of 2009:

Other 2009 wonders, encounters and thank-yous: my beautiful niece Katerina (now a 1-year-old, whom I miss terribly every day), our 7 cats, plenty of time, my sewing machine, new and old friends and family - you all know who you are - thank you for the love and support!


Eyeliah said...

Lovely recap, that paperbag waist skirt fall colored outfit was my fav of yours this year too.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, sweetie! I am very proud that I was able to share all of this with you (and Katerina is indeed a very lovely young lady!! :). CR

Margaret Meyer said...

Aw, thanks!
Happy New Year to you and yours!