It is the beginning of the end of 2013.
This has been, without exception, one of the greatest years of my life.
I quit hospitality, overloaded university, started a blog, met incredible people, spoke on ABC radio, started a magazine, met more incredible people, created a zine, got in touch with old friends, took up photography again, reviewed new novella’s by the son of my homeboy, got involved in local initiatives, remembered how to draw, took pride in my dream and met even more incredible people.
Every single one of you reading this, and plenty of you who aren’t, have been a huge part of my 2013 journey. Thank you all so much for supporting The Paperbook Collective in all its manifestations throughout this year.
Here’s hoping that it will continue to grow and prosper in 2014!
As for me, I am planning on spending the entire day tomorrow, New Years Eve, doing absolutely nothing but relaxing, pottering around and reading. Every year since I turned eighteen, and probably a few years before that, New Years Eve has been one of those nights that I felt I just had to do something spectacular. Ninety percent of the time, it’s a pretty big disappointment. So my partner and I have agreed to stay in, cook an awesome dinner and drink plenty of gin.
It sounds heavenly…I can hardly wait.
On a side note, I am still accepting submissions for
the first issue of The Paperbook Collective for 2014!
If you need an extra day or two to get your submission in don’t despair, take your time, send me an email and I would be more than happy to include it.
As a further random side note, here is a picture I took today while walking around my city.