Saturday, January 2, 2016

in with the old, out with the new // new year 2016

Dear Friends,
2015 was a huge year of change for me.  More so than any other year, it would seem.  My life has changed, my family has changed, I have changed.  Practically everything has.  I don't think that if my 2010 self saw me now, they would recognize me.  I don't know if I would approve of me or be disappointed, but I sure know I would be surprised.  I can say for certain, I'm not the same person I was six years ago, or even one year ago.  But that's okay.  My life is so much more than I had ever even dreamed or planned.  And that makes me incredibly excited and scared for this next year, because I know it will be unimaginably different than what I expect it to be.
That being said, I've decided to do a recap of 2015, and tell about my hopes and dreams for 2016.
"We all change when you think about it. We're all different people all through our lives and that's OK. That's good. As long as you keep moving, as long as you remember all the people that you used to be." - Matt Smith:
2015

~ I started a creative writing club. It's small and meets irregularly, but it's been a good experience and I've met other writers in my community.
~ I entered the scary world of theater, and found it to be surprisingly welcoming and fun.
~ I embarrassed myself countless times in front of people.
~ I got sucked into several fandoms, including Sherlock, Merlin, KDrama, and Doctor Who.
~ I procrastinated way too much, and I learned that I need to stop hiding away from real life and substituting it with too much TV and fangirling, and instead, open up to real life and make room for everything.
~ I hennaed my hair brown, which was way out there for me as I've never colored my hair before!
~ I've started to pay more attention to fashion. Let's just say, my 2013 self had a terrible fashion sense.  I'm getting there, slowly but surely.
~ My family has gone through a lot of change that I would never have imagined, but now, I can't imagine my life differently.  Change may seem hard or even bad at the time, but afterwords, you realize that it may have been a really good thing.
~ I've made a few really nice friends at college.
~ I've gotten further in a first draft of a novel than I ever have before.  Hopefully I'll have it finished soon. (-:
~ I didn't read as many books as I'd hoped, but I did find several good books. (-:
~ I've become more open minded than I used to be, and I know that I have so much to learn this comming year.

2016

~ I want to spend more time with my family.
~ I want to procrastinate less, and stick to my schedules more.
~ I want to start exercising daily and care more about being healthy and strong than how thin I am.
~ I want to dedicate at least half an hour of every day to my writing.
~ I want to focus more on others and less on myself.
~ I want to get a part in the mainstage production at my college.
~ I want to try writing my own music.
~ I want to try as many new and exciting things as I can in this coming year.
~ Most of all, I just want to become the best person I can so that at the end of this year I can look back and think, That was a good year.

What is one of your New Year Resolutions and what was your favorite thing about 2015?
Happy New Year!

xoxo,
    Lizzy

12 comments:

  1. That is such a good Doctor Who quote, thumbs up to all those fandoms, I happen to be in all of them too, and I think I'm in it for the long run :D
    Great resolutions, mine are pretty similar. My favorite thing in 2015 was finding myself again. I was getting pretty down, but I found my smile again.

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    1. Aren't they all such great fandoms? I too have been drawn into the never ending black hole. XD And DW has some of the best quotes. (-:
      That's so wonderful that you were able to find yourself; it's encouraging because it's something that I am still working towards. Happy New Year, Skye(-:

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    1. Thanks, Tash! It's great to hear that from you. (-:

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  3. 2015 was full of change for me too, and I'm so glad, because I can't imagine life without all of those changes.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I completely agree with you Lydia, without change, life wouldn't be half as amazing as it is. (-: Thanks for commenting!

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  4. "That makes me incredibly excited and scared for this next year, because I know it will be unimaginably different than what I expect it to be."

    Oooo, love the way you put this! Pretty much sums up how I'm feeling, too.... like I have hopes and dreams and plans and I just know that some things are going to go well, and others are going to bellyflop pathetically... so I'm excited, but also nervous...!!

    Also, Merlin and Sherlock fandoms?? Yes. Soooo much yes. :p

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    1. Aww, thanks Olivia! Isn't it a weird kind of excitement? But it's also kind of the best.
      OMG! YASSSS! Merlin and Sherlock are two of my favoritest fandoms! XD

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  5. And I'll just sit here in complete awe at how wise you are with accepting change. XD I'm terrible at it! I want everything to stay the same...which is ridiculous because everyone changes. Even me. heh. So yes. You are awesome. ;D Also these are fabulous resolutions! I need to procrastinate less too for sure. And prioritise my time better so I fit ALL the things in. *nods*
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Oh beleive me, I'm terrible at it too! Change practically drags me along kicking and complaining and I don't really accept it until it's already happened and I can't imagine my life without it! XD
      Awww, thanks Cait, that means a lot to me. Also, there needs to be more than 24 hours in a day so we can fit all the fabulous things in!
      Thank's for commenting. (-:

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  6. Okay um so I really think I ought to be CAST OUT AND NOT SPOKEN TO because I've been gone for like ever. *head desk* BUT HIII LIZZY I'VE MISSED YOU. ♥ "I don't think that if my 2010 self saw me now, they would recognize me." So much same, though! I don't think I would recognize me, either. Because so much has changed in my life as well, but somehow 2010 seems like it was only a year ago?? Like HOW DOES THAT WORK EVEN.

    ugh that graphic is gorgeous omg. HEY GETTING SUCKED INTO FANDOMS IS GOOD THO. And tell me about Sherlock! I wuv BBC dramas to wittow bits and pieces and I don't know anything about it but I want to?? x) so yeah. Girl, writing music is SOO MUCH FUN but y'know I'm biased.. xD And yes, it's also super important to make sure you get some good writing time in every day. Or at least as often as you can. WRITING IS LIFE. ♥ Wonderful post, dear!!

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. ABBIEEEEE! It has been a long time, but I haven't been in the blogging world much lately, so it's totally not your fault. (-:
      I totally agree with you! 2010 seem so recent. Thing is, we're closer to 2020 now... What is even happening?

      GURL! You absolutely have to watch Sherlock now. You can find it on PBS, and it has all the seasons, including The Abominable Bride, the latest special, and it'll be on there for about a week or so more. It's basically a really brilliant adaption of Sherlock Holmes to the modern day. It doesn't really stick to canon, but it's AMAZING just the same. (-: Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Abbie, it really made my day. Now go forth and watch Sherlock! Also, if you want to talk more, here's my e-mail: e.a.dannenbrink@gmail.com

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xoxo Lizzy

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