The Close of a Good Year


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 learned many new things, including a bit of JavaScript, more Polish, a bit of French, a few handy tricks on Photoshop, and a couple phototography tips.

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.


One thought on “The Close of a Good Year

  1. Happy New year and good luck with your new year’s resolutions :)
    I’m actually planning on playing the piano! Can’t wait!

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