2007 in Summary

What a year! 2007 started like any other year, but ended up being quite eventful.

In January, Daniel and I celebrated our first year together by spending a day on and around Sydney harbour enjoying the sights and ending the day star gazing at the Observatory.

It was a relaxing and wonderful way to celebrate a great year together.

Daily life was filled with working at CQU, looking after my 3 year old Maltese/ Pomeranian – Hunnie (who is full of mischief), spending time with Daniel, involvement in various ministries at church -Kid’s Church, Bible Study, Sunday Night Music & taking on the role of Treasurer as well as catching up with friends and generally enjoying life.

May approached quickly and brought with it another milestone – turning 30! I wasn’t particularly looking forward to this fact, but it was a good excuse to spend a cold weekend with friends in the Blue Mountains.

In June I took on the position of Manager of Client Services at Central Queensland Uni. I loved the role as it challenged me, but it wasn’t a very nice feeling of being responsible for reporting students to the Dept. of Immigration for failure to comply with their visa conditions.

I was thankfully when August arrived as I had planned to go overseas for a holiday to Europe with my aunty for 3 weeks. Traveling 5 countries in 3 weeks didn’t leave much time to waste.

We started in Singapore then headed to Turkey, Greece, Poland and finally UK. I loved every moment of the trip meeting new friends and being constantly amazed with every new experience – if you want to read more about our adventures check out the “August Adventures” entries.

The day I arrived back at work after my travels was quite unsettling as a major restructure was announced. This resulted with me choosing to take a voluntary redundancy. Thankfully within 2 weeks I had found employment at Anglican Youthworks as the Donor and Database Administrator.

I arrived at in the Fundraising Department just as we were starting the Christmas Appeal raising funds for Scripture in Schools, Youthworks Training College and also our Challenge Program for kid’s at risk. It was like being thrown in the deep end and just trying to stay afloat. Now that the appeal is settling down I am finally understanding the processes and getting more familiar with the databases. It’s exciting to help raise the support to ensure that there are resources to share God’s Word with the youth of Sydney.

You may have recently heard about the hail storm in Western Sydney – my year old Mazda 3 bears the marks of hail damage as well as my skylight in my bathroom. Thankfully the skylight has been replaced and hopefully my car will be repaired in the new year. It was an impressive storm to watch from the safety of indoors.

All-in-all I’ve had a good year and it hasn’t even finished yet. The last few days of 2007 were jam packed as well. Daniel and I visited Dubbo Zoo. You may know that I am a huge Anne of Green Gables fan so you can imagine my excitement knowing that I will be staying at a motel called “Green Gables” in Dubbo!

Anyway, I should get this in the post. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an exciting New Year. Sorry it’s not handwritten – It was just easier to include some photos this way.