Wow. The end of 2013 is upon us already. It feels like so long ago that I started planning to study abroad in Spring of 2014, but the time has arrived, and I leave for London tomorrow. I’ll be gone for 5 months and 9 days, which for a person who loves to be home and with my family, is an incredible amount of time.
The best thing, though, is that I’m not nervous at all. I’m incredibly excited and honestly, I’ve been ready to go for a while now. I’m excited to go and experience something different from what I’m used to. I want to have culture shock, I want to travel and see things I’m not accustomed to. I want to embrace the experience for everything that it is, and I’m so grateful that I even have this opportunity.
I want 2014 to be a year of change and growth, as 2013 has been for me. I’ve learned incredible amounts about myself this year from my family and my friends and myself. I feel like I’ve finally started to figure out what makes me happy, and learned about the importance of pursuing the things that bring my life joy. One of those things is you all, my readers: I appreciate you all immensely, and every comment, tweet, Instagram like, and email you guys send me makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Bakerita is going to be a little different while I’m living in London, but I hope you guys will like it! I have some recipes ready to share with you guys, and I’m definitely going to be showing you travel posts about all the places I go and all the new exciting foods I eat. I’m going to go with the flow abroad, and post what I think you guys will like, but I’m also open to all suggestions you all have! :)
Now, to wrap up the year (though I may sneak in a recipe post before the year is over…:D), here’s a list of the top 10 most popular recipes (based on view counts) on 2013. Have a look!
10. Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
9. Fluffy White Cake
8. Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
7. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
6. Almond Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo)
5. No-Bake Snickers Pie
4. Ferrero-Rocher Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream
3. Vegan Blueberry Muffins
2. Oreo Cake
1. Homemade Marshmallows
And that’s a wrap! Thank you all for such a wonderful 2013, and cheers to an even better 2014! I hope each and everyone of you has a happy, safe, healthy, and fun celebration to ring in the New Year!