Well, folks, as we all know, this is the last day of 2013. I don’t know about you, but it was a pretty good year for me.
During the course of this year:
I upgraded my iPod, allowing myself to take better pictures.
I expanded my wardrobe a bit (this is sort of a good thing, and sort of not).
I enjoyed a really cool (hard, but amazing) summer job, where I met some new people, grew closer to old friends, cooked for hundreds of people, laughed a lot, made some memories I will never forget, and stayed up way too late.
I learned a bit of piano. Just a bit.
I decided to pick up writing again – journaling, jotting down memories I want to remember, ideas, short novels, etc.
I decided to make cursive my new natural handwriting, rather than printing. I like it better.
I drew, took pictures, designed, read, and made things.
I moved my blog and changed it from “Writings, etc.” to “Floral Berry”.
I only got one migraine.
I did some serious home renovation.
God taught me a few lessons, for which I am grateful. He showed me that I am in desperate need of Him (this is something He keeps showing me), that He is forgiving, that He is in control, and that He is just so amazing.
My resolutions are:
to spend less time online and live a more creative, full life (I hate to say this, but I am a little too hooked on Pinterest and Instagram, and this year I want to use those things less. Way less. I’m a very visual person. I love pictures. Pictures are great; they are windows into another person’s world, but I want to spend less time looking at other people’s lives and live my own creative, full, adventuresome, faithful-to-God life. And honestly, that starts when I put down the internet and experience reality. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not on 24/7, but the amount of time I spend must drastically decrease.)
To get out of my shell a little bit. I’m a little shy and on the quieter side, mostly with people I hardly know. This is because, like most of us, I am sometimes concerned with what I imagine people might think of me. This is wrong, and does not make life fun in any way. So with God’s help, I am going to take these thoughts captive, and be more open, friendly and outgoing.
To challenge myself more – to discipline myself to persevere and keep at it; to not be so lazy.
To start a huge project of sorts. Don’t know what it’s gonna be, but I want to make something big.
To broaden my horizons in the fields of art, photography and design.
To pursue God with all my heart.
Happy 2014, everybody.