Last year was a pretty great year, I was happier, I had more money than I used to have and I just felt better than I have in a long time. Well except I had to remove more kidney stones later in the year, but before and after that everything was pretty good. Now that I’m heading into this year, I’d like to take sometime to reflect on the things I enjoyed most last year. One reason for doing this is to make sure, I have have some new experiences this year and hopefully it will continue to keep me growing as a person. I’m also hoping this year will be the year, I’ll loose som goddamn weight, so I have to really work for that.
* Manager at my work
I got a promotion and became manager at my work or as we say here “driftledare”, so perhaps work leader would be a more correct translation. But I think they are about the same. Well anyway it felt great, I’ve worked hard and wanted to prove to myself I can become more and I can do better. Now I’m trying my best to make sure everything works as it should and everyone has been tremendously helpful and I’m glad I share this with a colleague of mine.
* I actually traveled
Yeah, I’m not still to fond of this. But after being totally out of it in 2016 due to kidney stones, I knew I had to be more active when I had my vacation. And I was, sure we never left Skåne, but it was nice leaving home a bit. Just of doing silly stuff my with the best of pals.
* I started cooking more
Sure not as much as I wanted or should have, but it’s an improvement. I’ve tried making stuff that seemed a bit hard do me and to my surprise it turned out great. I have a bit of a problem following recipes since I think they aren’t explaining all I need to know, but I’m pretty proud of what has come out of it. Gotta get better and better and hopefully try new things.
* I went out to eat expensive stuff
Perhaps not something to talk about really, but I’ve never really liked going out and eating expensive food. Mostly because I’ve never had the money for it and secondly it felt wrong somehow when I’ve never could afford it before. But it was damn good and fun, two times this year I was at out local Steakhouse with good friends. Hope to be able to do this more in 2018 and more of my friends will join us.
* Bowling for birthday
I usually don’t celebrate my birthday, but my friends dragged me out and took me bowling. It was super fun bowling with friends, I’ve only gone bowling with my work in the past and while that’s fun, this was even better. Good friends, having a good time and getting treated to good food. What more could you possibly want?
* I went on a date
Stop the presses!! What!? Yeah, it’s true. I met a very lovely girl and we went out, but sadly it didn’t click for me. Or perhaps I wasn’t ready for anything. But I’m glad we can be friends.
* I spent money on something I love
Well what so strange about that you are wondering? As I said before, I’ve always had a ruff economy, both growing up and in my adulthood. It was under 2017 I got rid of one big debt and I’m no focusing on the big last one, but thanks to this my economy became better and I decided to treat myself to some good stuff for my birthday. But it was more like a late birthday present. I bought both the Collectors Edition and Limited edition controller for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I next to never buy Special, Limited or Collectors editions of games, so this was pretty big for me and I don’t regret it at all.
* Release of the Nintendo Switch
I bought the Nintendo Switch on it’s release and it was fantastic, me and my buddy Elden was at the midnight sale our local GameStop had. They don’t have to many of those, so you’ll have to take your chances. Either way it was a great experience and seeing so many people there was awesome, the Nintendo Switch is probably one of my favorite things from 2017. I really like and enjoy this little console, I’ve always liked Nintendo but they had lost me for a few years. But now they are back in full force it seems and I couldn’t be happier.