Monthly Archives: December 2013

Measuring Years


Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure, measure a year?

So, looking back, how do you measure your year? With roughly 364 sleeps? 8760 turns of the clock? 8,000,000 blinks of the eye? As some of you may know, this year, I measured my time through a series of  goals set in January as opposed to the single standard New Year’s resolution. I may not have completed all of them but due to this, I can say, this year I have passed two music exams and a dance exam, along with four A levels and two Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. I have started driving, applied to university and got a proper job. I have far exceeded the target for both number of blog views and money raised for the Kenya fund, and finally I have read more books and finished my second tin of vaseline (I didn’t realise they had an end?!)

Now, thinking about it, over the course of one year, this may not seem like that much but once you’ve finished all your Christmas festivities, I would encourage you to look back over your year and see what you’ve done because you might be surprised (and it does make you feel a little more productive). Like any year, there have been successes and failures but it’s been a good one, and I hope it has been for you too. So I’m sure for you, there have been ups and downs but as we take this time to celebrate, lets remember the real highs, the Wimbledon victories, the royal births if you will and let me wish you all a very happy new year. So how will you measure yours?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights in cups of coffee?

In inches, in miles in laughter in strife?

In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes?

How do you measure a year in the life?

It’s time now, to sing out, though the story never ends

let’s celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.

Here’s to a fabulous 2014, I only hope it brings you everything you ask for 🙂