2019 was quite the year of ups and downs for me, and this blog fell into full neglect during it. I did not publish a single blog post in the entire year. That’s something I’d like to change in 2020, but I will get into that in another post because that’s not the focus right now.
So here’s what happened in 2019, in more-or-less chronological order, as bullets because I don’t want to get too bogged down in the details of everything.
Started my first full-time job in Germany!
Started officially dating my boyfriend. <3
Had a falling out with my roommate at the time.
Went to my first ever doctor’s appointment in Germany, with my Diabetologist. I cried, because she gave me every prescription I needed and I didn’t have to pay a copay afterwards.
Filled my first prescription for Insulin in Germany. It cost only 10€. I cried for this, too.
I’ve finally uploaded my Montreal vlog, and yes I know it’s very late. But better late than never, right?
This vlog documents the 5 days I spent in Montreal, QC, Canada after attending Bicolline, from August 21–25, 2016. Come with me as I explore this fun city and it’s interesting graffiti, gorgeous churches, and delicious food. (Yes, even poutine!)
That’s right, I finally bit the bullet and uploaded my first video to YouTube. 😀
It’s just an intro video to start, and some of the editing is awkward because I’m still getting used to talking to a camera and such, but I think it came out pretty well all things considered! Check out the video below:
I make mental resolutions every new year, but writing them down kind of solidifies them. This year I want to DO MORE of a lot of things, and I’m on track to do just that.
Pay off my debt: My Gap Year was amazing, but it did put me in some debt. I should be able to pay it off by the end of the 2016, probably even earlier, but I need to be smart about my spending—it’s really hard to pay off a credit card if you keep putting new things on it! (And that interest, ugh.) Especially since I have big plans this year that aren’t exactly cheap (see below) so I need to be frugal with everything else. At the moment I am considering two options: a personal loan, which theoretically should have a lower interest rate than my credit cards and would consolidate the bills, and/or a balance transfer card, which is, yes, another credit card but would have a 0% balance transfer rate and 0% interest for the first year or so. I’m looking into it. If you have suggestions, please let me know!