Happy New Year!
Last night was pretty good. The fetish ball wasn't as well attended as the organiser would have hoped, but there were enough people there and it was a very glamorous crowd. The people were spread thinly because there were two large rooms, one for dancing and one for chill out. there were free fruit skewers with a chocolate fountain, a live band, can-can dancers and kinky goings-on. There was also one of the best DJ sets I've heard, semlessly mixed floor-filling dance classics. I decided to drive, so I was sober and despite this I danced, which just goes to show how good it was. Even the gangsta bouncers couldn't help jiggling about a little bit.
I like writing a little review of my year on new year's day. Last year saw a number of significant achievements. The biggest one was passing my driving test. that seemed like such a long way off a year ago. Another big one was starting the goth meetup group. Initially I was apprehensive about this. I really wanted to do it but was worried that I woun't have the time and that it would be stressful. It hasb't been stressful, it's been great and I've met so many people and made so many new freinds. It's been brilliant. Academic achievement included completing the first year of my PhD, submitting an article for publication and giving my first presentation. Obviously some bad things have happened too. One family member died and I discovered that one person I considered a friend was not a true friend. But hey, I reckon the good outweighs the bad.