Bye Bye 2014!
A new year is almost here and that brings 2014 to a close. This year was a strange one. I lost two animals (Tigger & Flapper), started free hosting again, created two new blogs (Cute Magic & Why Blue) and tried not to push myself mentally.
In 2015 I would like to:
- Make a plan for the future
- Seek support for mental health
- Finish children’s book
- Relearn website design
- Make a theme for my blog
- Exercise & eat better
- Stop drinking as much soda/pop
- Stop smoking as much
Dad and I will be playing our annual game of cricket in the afternoon (when it cools down). We have been playing this for so long (16+ years I think). Today I was thinking it will be really sad when one day he is not here to play it with me. I am lucky that he is, especially after he had cancer twice.
I hope 2015 will be a great year for everyone.
I hope everyone had a really nice Christmas and enjoyed spending time with family, friends or however you chose. If you exchange gifts, I hope you got some lovely presents!
It was a nice day for me, spent with mum and dad. I received a TV for my bedroom along with wireless headphones so I can spend time gaming in my room on my PS3. I also got an owl calendar, some notebooks and a cute owl money box.
See ya 2013
Another year is almost over and 2014 is knocking on our doors! Hopefully it can be a year where we all welcome the visitor, who will bring many positive gifts.
For me, 2013 was a kind of a difficult year. Not as traumatic as 2012 was, but it was still hard. I faced a lot of challenges with mental health, lost a friend to suicide, lost my dear grandparents dog and lived in a numb daze a lot of the time. However, I was lucky in that I had my parents there for me and two good
noodles friends named Nicole and Claire who put up with my craziness and for some strange reason still wanted to be friends. Siriusly Seriously though, they really helped me in so many ways and inspired to give me hope.
What do I want for 2014? I mainly hope that I can settle and try to find stability. I don’t want to make major plans for the future until I am at a place where I am thinking clearly and can handle all that goes with major decisions (take 2012, where I thought my only option was to start a business). I hope that I will reach out for help and keep striving to get to a good place while also still working on creative projects and sharing love with the people I care about.
Now for some kind of random things.
Merry Christmas 2013
Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you had a really wonderful time. Christmas day for me was a nice day spent with my mum and dad. We opened gifts, had some food and enjoyed each others company. Unfortunately dad had to go back to work on Christmas day so that was a bummer. Mum and I also carried on the tradition and watched many movies in the afternoon/night. It has always been something we enjoy, not just on Christmas, but a lot of the time, since I was a child.
I was not expecting any gifts, I was more excited about giving mum her new camera (Canon EOS 600D). She really loved it. So I was glad. However, I did get a lot of cute little gifts (which include a lot of owl things). You could say it was a hoot*.
Get ready for an overload of images below. ;D
Today I am 24, very strange. I had originally planned to write a post on reflections and what I plan to do in the next year before turning 25 (mainly to do with pushing myself to do the things I have always wanted) but I don’t feel like it right now. Next update I’ll see how I go.
I was having a good day, received so many messages (amazing, thank you ALL!) but found out in the afternoon that Dad was in hospital and had been since 7am. *sigh* So that has made things a bit blah. I hope he will be okay.
I do have cupcakes! Everything is okay with cupcakes. x:cupcakestraw: x:cupcakechoc:
I have been trying to make a new theme for the blog. I purchased a very cute image on istockphoto.com for it and I have 90% of the general structure done, I am just lacking inspiration and motivation to finish it. _x
I have been lacking motivation in many areas of life at the moment, I hope to fix this (and kick myself up the bum) soon. 4_4
Dad went into hospital again, he seems to be doing okay, but it may take a few days before he is home again. It really puts your mind into trauma/shock when someone you love gets sick and taken into the hospital many times. I know I am not the only one.
My Mac should be shipped tomorrow. I hope hope hope! 3_3
Inspired by the lovely Hannah and Kara, I have been trying to organise myself lately. There are many things that have gone PLOP when I had great ideas (primarily my studies this year, grr) of archiving many goals this year. I am in a bit of a rut at the moment, and my Dad being taken into hospital today hasn’t helped me feel motivated to do much at all, when I really want to do things, but can’t force myself to move. Poo.
At the moment I am not sure how Dad is going, they haven’t run any tests on him yet (grr), but I will find out tomorrow. I hope he will be okay.
I have been having a lot of ups and downs lately. I keep dreaming about my Nanna that she is alive and wake up realising that she isn’t and I become really upset. I have been having dreams about her every second days. I know it is wonderful I get to see her, I just wish it wasn’t so upsetting.
So anyway, I am trying to make lists, focus and work out what I need to do. Hopefully I will find a way when my brain decides to work, yay. :0
I also want to make a new theme and edit the categories for the blog, they are such a mess. Blah. _x
A fat Bee is a happy Bee, in case you didn’t know.
I am expecting Dad home any minute, I finally get to see him after it has been close to a month. Hard to believe that so much has happened in that time.
I had a good day today. I worked on sites, made an artwork (see Bees above), sketched some ideas for a childrens book and just browsed around and had an easy day. It was nice. I got called weird by my uncle because I was sketching various things while walking because I wanted to see what imprint they left on my mind, then to look back while walking and see them from a different angle. It was interesting, and also trying to draw without standing still haha.
My blog is back online again, I made this theme with an image purchased from iStockphoto.com.
My Nanna passed away on the 5th of May and it has been really sad since that time. I was very close to her and I am slowly healing.
Dad had his operation on the 3rd of May and he is going really well. It was a big operation (removal of bowel and bladder) and he won’t be home for several months, and will be off work for up to a year. I am just very thankful he is okay.
I haven’t been that active online lately, but I am trying to catch up on emails.