How to spend a year and how not to end one

January 1st 2022 – Many will be waking up hungover or at least exhausted from the past night’s celebrations, ringing in a new year, hopeful that this one may finally be pandemic free. Others will be heading out for a dook or exercising to start off their new resolutions.
Not me this year – I got the joy of ending my year with isolation and a pretty bad case of food poisoning, along with severe dehydration and feeling too awful to eat anything for days. No fresh air, exercise or food – not exactly my ideal situation – not that I’d expect anyone to enjoy spending New Year’s throwing up.
But really, life never quite goes to plan and 2022 can really only go uphill from here I guess.

In line with my end of the year, 2021 was a bit of an unplanned mess too. But despite it only taking a few days into the year for me to get flung headfirst off my bike by a car door, too much isolating (currently hating being an international student), constantly changing Covid rules, a break-up, the pressure of 4th year and getting a job and a lot of smaller bumps along the way, 2021 somehow still managed to be one of my favourite years yet.
So here’s to the better times this past year in a series of photos, let’s hope 2022 comes with less of the current mess and more of this.

To end this, I wrote about my goals for 2021 on here a year ago, saying I wanted to cycle 6000k, run 600k, swim 60k and hike in at least 6 new places. I actually managed even more than that, so next year I’m trying for 7000, 700 and 70k, 20 completely new hikes and at least 10 nights in the tent. Hope you have some goals that excite you too and happy 2022!

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I'm a 4th-year Environmental Science student from Switzerland. I'm interested in all things outdoors and sports and mostly use this blog to talk about my adventure trips around Dundee and further afield, so come along while I discover Scotland bit by bit!

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