BAH ok I have to say this somewhere and I’d look like a spa on facebook etc. Everything in my life is working out and going really really great and I need to put it down somewhere, just to make it more real or something. I’ve been offered the most amazing job (project assistant a.k.a second in command) at the conservation project in Greece that I was volunteering at last year! During the week I was offered a masters in Ecological Assessment in my uni, which is basically a masters into how to make money while also helping the environment. Unfortunately I won’t be back from Greece in time so I have to defer it for a year, but that actually suits me so well because that gives me a year to get a bit of savings together and go travelling etc :D Next in line is that my best friend from Australia is coming back to the project this summer as well, so I get to see her again a lot sooner than I ever thought that I would! Getting to spend the summer (and autumn) surrounded by a group of people who are all so similar minded to you is something that can’t be described, everyone gets along, and you’re never long without a smile on your face :) I’m also seeing the most amazing guy at the moment. He’s just ridiculously lovely and I wouldn’t change a thing about him. Unfortunately we have agreed to break up while I’m away, and I don’t really know what that means for when I get back. But I guess that’s just going to have to be one of those wait and see situations, and what’s meant to be will be etc etc. On top of all of this, there’s a high chance of me actually getting properly published, like in a scientific journal! That still has no sunk in at all.. mainly because I haven’t written the paper yet, but fingers crossed! A little side note as well, I got new shoes today and new shoes always brighten up anyone’s day :) Lastly of all, this past year I’ve realised just how incredibly wonderful my parents are. They both do so much for me, and for other people as well! I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to do anything that I’m about to do without them either. They have always supported me in every way, especially financially when they could. And when they can afford to, they give me as much as possible. They’re unwaveringly of the opinion that there’s no point in having a child unless you’re willing to give every aspect of yourself to them. And they’ve done just that and I can only hope that one day I’ll be able to show them just how grateful I am to them. I see other people and their relationships with their parents and it makes me realise just how incredibly lucky I am to have to family I have, and I never want to forget that.