Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Back and Moving Foward

Ah, yes, a new year, new opportunities, things learned in the past will effect the present...

you get the point, this is a new year's post.

Moving on.

Each year a do a HUGE purge of my room. I guess I keep a lot of stuff that I really don't need, that I won't get rid of because of nostalgic reasons, because this year I found a lot of things that I just... I have no reason to keep this junk! Why was it even in my room in the first place? So a lot of things got thrown out, things that used to be important but no longer mean anything to me.

Now I have so much more room for more random stuff I don't really need xD

Looking back - 2014 has been a great year. Here are some highlights:

-Finished FMA:B. That show was nothing short of amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants an action/adventure/fantasy show!
-My sweet 16! I had a great party and it totally lived up to the childhood dream of an epic 16th :)
-Spring Kraken Con, which I wore my Azula cosplay to
-I was in my first major production, "Into the Woods"
-A few friends and I went to prom and had an awesome time!
-A very close friend of mine moved. This isn't so much a highlight as in a good thing, but it's something important that happened.
-Mexico trip!!! I had lots of fun and met a group of interesting people there :)
-Started Junior year. School reforms, honors courses, and my own ambition made school much more enjoyable.
-Made lots of new friends at school
-Fall Kraken Con with one of my best friends :D
-Dickens Fair/San Fran trip with my family
-Lots of rainstorms, which is something much needed where i live
-Legend of Korra beautifully concludes my favorite fandom.

Moving Forward - 2016 seems to have a lot of awesomeness in store!

Every year, I pick up something new, or focus on something I already do. Not really a new years resolution, but one goal to count my progress by the end of the year. In 2013 I made it a point to draw every day, even if what I did wasn't that great. Y'all saw my progress, and I really think I improved over that year. Unfortunately, that didn't give me much time to read. At all. And I love to read. So, in 2014, my yearly goal was to read 52 books. Now, let me explain a thing: 52 books would mean 1 book a week- and that doesn't take into account school insanity and not having a book available or being too sick to read. 

So I read 25 books and figure that it's good enough. I'll try again some other time. 

So now it's time to look forward to my next big undertaking: writing a book. I have been planning on writing this book for years- I started designing characters in the summer before 8th grade. I started writing it then, too, but it just wasn't that great, and I lost those files, so I can't use them as reference. Well, I was talking to Kaitlin, and she mentioned that she is doing a re-write of her book, so we decided to partner up and keep each other going in our writing! We also made some character designs (yes using fashion doll generators is a totally legit way to quickly design a character lol)!


So theres the villain's daughter and two of the main characters. I'm really excited to see how the story goes! I really like the new direction I'm going with it, and it's really started to flow better now that I'm a more experienced writer :)

Alright, well, that's all for now. How was your Christmas/New Years? Happy holidays! 



  1. Sounds like a pretty awesome 2014! :) That's cool that you're working on a novel, good luck! And happy new year! :)

  2. Thank you! Happy new year to you, too :)