And they mostly have to do with fandoms.
I started Doctor Who late 2012, but mostly watched it this year and it's been an amazing ride. The stories and especially the characters have supported and inspired me a lot. It's been great to talk about it with friends and meet whovians. My cousin and I saw The Day of the Doctor in the theater and that was a really fun experience. I put together a Tenth Doctor cosplay which I've gotten a lot of use out of already.
Also watched Sherlock but that's less of a story of inspiration and community and more just fangirling.
Another cosplay I made was Luke Triton from Professor Layton. I wore it to a con for a day and that was really fun. Several people stopped me which was cool, and I finally got to meet some Professor Layton (and Ace Attorney) fans in person. I want to go again this year but there's like five cosplays I want to do so I'll have to narrow that down.
School went really well this year - had some difficult subjects to tackle but met some nice people and have that behind me now.
We went on a family trip this summer to visit my grandparents - it was a really nice, relaxing time and nice to connect with family again that I rarely see.
Got introduced to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Love the books, and the movies are good too. Just finished reading The Half-Blood Prince.
Still in the same choir as last year which has been even better. I know everyone a lot better now, we have a couple new members, and had some really great times singing and hanging out together. Thank God for this group.
So a pretty good year.
Let's look at my list of thing I wanted to do in 2013 and see how badly I did...
Watch The Avengers, Doctor Who, Sherlock, more Once Upon a Time, Star Wars 3D movies, and The Hobbit part 2Did all of these! Like extremely on the second and third. Except Star Wars in 3D which was postponed.
Costuming - fixing my Jedi costume, and I'd love to do an Ace Attorney cosplay (specifically Maya Fey who I think wouldn't be too hard), and maybe LotR-ish cloaks.Weeeell I cosplayed Luke and the Doctor. Still thinking of doing Maya and got the clay for her necklace, so that's one of the cosplays I'm considering. Still want to fix my Jedi costume.
Write - blog posts, stories/fan fics, and lyrics.Hm. A bit, but not too much on any of these.
Better manage computer time - drag myself off Tumblr more in favor of sites where I talk to friends and/or have way to improve myself (through writing and some reading).Haha. Hahaha. Eheheheheh. I thought I was on tumblr a lot then. But in my defense, I talk to friends on tumblr now, and read/write some things.
Try to exercise once in a while, eat a bit more healthily, and get to a place where I'm healthy and feel good about my body.I did okay-ish and on the feeling better about my body. Not the others.
Work on my spiritual life. Way.This didn't really change but maybe that never goes away.
So let's try some more reasonable goals for next year:
Figure out, prepare for, and possibly take the next step in my life
Cosplay at least once
Be more comfortable with myself
Post at least once a month here, and keep Gollum to the same
Make a video
Work on instead of surviving until good days (the weekend, events, etc) finding the good in ordinary or difficult days.
Every day put a slip in a jar of something good that happened that day
If you have any goals or resolutions for 2014 you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them!
Thank you all for sticking with me all this time, and I wish you all the best this next year!