TAG: New Years

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. :B

The year that was Twenty Eleven

2011 was a year of adjustments that although were not as turbulent as the previous year, still required a great deal of emotional energy to adapt. It was not a bad year, there were moments of great happiness scattered through that in many ways even out the complex situations that life can dish. I feel that through this year I have been able to grow, become stronger and hopefully wiser about myself, the world and my place in it. There is still a lot I have to learn about life, and I believe that 2012 is going to show me a lot more and test boundaries I never knew.

The most significant events that happened in 2011 were: My grandfather becoming very ill several times and almost passing away, and because of that deterioration of health had to go into a nursing home. My childhood cat Pocket died after suffering with cancer (we also lost a pet bird). My great uncle passed away about a week before christmas which was really upsetting. Living on my own. I traveled to Sydney and had an amazing time, not only being able to see Krissy and Clare but also to explore the city and eat Macarons and Sushi for the first time (omg delicious!). I created a lot of website designs, continued to expand my illustration skills and work on Bubble Hosting. I also began the process to transforming Bubble from a hobby into an official business and this will continue to unfold into the new year.

I hope that 2012 will be a year of many opportunities, ones that I can reach up and take. Nothing is ever easy and it is because of the hard work we have to do that we are able to learn life lessons. I look forward to working hard and trying my best.

Now, a list of resolutions!

– Work hard on Bubble Hosting
– Create many website designs (good designs I am happy with)
– Create and sell illustrations on stock websites
– Take photographs everyday
– Write, draw, design or do something creative each day (aside from photography)
– Keep a daily journal, reflecting honestly on my thoughts and feelings
– Do more walking/exercise and become healthier
– Quit smoking and drink more water
– FINALLY publish my children’s book

Finally, Dad and I played our annual game of cricket. He won again. He is really starting to get a winning reputation in our game (he won the previous two years, eeek). Look out next year!

How has your year been?

Reflections on 2010

Twenty Ten was a big year. A year with many changes that have had a huge effect on me and will always leave an imprint. I had assumed at the end of 2009 that there would be some challenges and new adventures but I don’t think I could have ever imagined to the extent of what was to come.

Through this year the biggest events have been; Nanna passing away (May), Dad having a big operation for caner (May), caring for my Grandfather (Poppy) full time and moving in with him and starting University (November). These have all been major occurrences that have changed me in so many ways. To think that in one year I watched someone I love pass from this earth and then later to follow a dream I always thought unreachable by studying at university is really, when looked at now, astounding.

What do I hope for in 2011? I hope that the coming year will be a positive one in every aspect. That I find the study I am doing very intriguing and push myself to really absorb it well and write clearly (haha). I hope I also continue to see growth and development on Bubble as we expand and make things soawesomewowyaybbq. While I want to also make sure I have a lot of time dedicated to; family, friends, writing, art, reading and music!

As always the annual Cricket Championship between Dad and myself will begin later in the evening. I intend to put in a good fight this year, after I failed horribly the last. Out of shape = out of win. :(

I hope YOU have an awesome 2011! :D

Stepping into a new decade


2009 is almost over, only a few more hours and 2010 will spring upon us like a tiger stalking in the grass. I hope 2010 brings a lot of happiness and joy for everyone, it’s about time! I hope that for myself it will be much better than 2009 and be about good news and positive energy.

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t make a list of the resolutions I want to keep for 2010.

  • Loose weight and be healthy
  • Work hard in school
  • Get good marks on my HSC
  • Keep positive and be thankful for what I have
  • Get my drivers license (heh.. maybe? ;D)
  • Be adventurous and do something I wouldn’t normally
  • Keep an active blog (har har har)
  • Write a book and have it published
  • Read 50 books in one year

I think that is the major ones. *nod*

Dad and I played our annual game of cricket. He won, but he played a good game. We have been playing it for over ten years on the 31st of every December. Except last year we couldn’t because he had just had his operation for cancer and couldn’t do much of anything. In some ways, being able to play again was a much a celebration of overcoming that hurdle, even if it came back and he has to have more treatment. It was however, nice to have that hour where we just forgot and enjoyed ourselves in a family tradition.

Speak to you on the other side, unless the world ends and we will really be on the “other side” hahaha. Oh.

Another Year Over.

It’s the last day of the year and I find it hard to believe for some reason. It only seems like yesterday that it was the last day of 2006 and a whole year has been misplaced. But it wasn’t a silent year, this 2007. There was a number of events that both warmed (Nicole coming to visit) and broke (Witchypoo going missing) my heart. It’s funny to look back on a year and think of everything that has happened, the trials and tribulations you have been through, the successes and the failours, the loves and the losses, and then to sum up if it was a good year or a bad one.

For me, this year has probably been a powerful learning curb. I have tried a number of things and had the door to them closed, by my own mistakes or lack of self motivation and drive. It has allowed me to open my mind more, when it has been closed for such a long time and have hope in the dreams that are to come, but still lack the confidence to reach for them with all the strength I can muster. It has also been plagued by a grey cloud, hovering through my emotions and slumping me down into a place of black, but not winning the battle every time.

I have made new friendships and reconnected with old ones that had been lost or broken. I have strengthened the bond of those I hold already and shared great moments of happiness, silliness and a childish thirst for life. With a serious side parked next to moments of sadness that have rained down.

I have a feeling 2008 may bring with it many opportunities that had not been handed to me before, but I also feel it has the potential for big changes that will fall into my life. I just hope that when the time comes my mind will not refuse and try to squirm and rebel against the path of life that leads to the front door of my own desires. You can’t hide from what you want, and if you do then everything you wanted passes you by and only yourself can be blamed.

I hope 2008 will be a great year for everyone and I also hope all had a nice Christmas. I did. It was lovely and quiet and just spent with the family that means everything to me.

1. Dad and I will be playing the big match of cricket that has been a tradition for over ten years today, wish Dad luck, he will need it bwhaah.

2. I had a dream last night that J.K Rowling came out and said her latest novels had been published. It was not about Harry Potter but a new work of fiction about something serious. Three books and the title started with G, but I can’t remember what it was called. :(

3. Sylar and Zachary Quinto (they are the same person.. do I know this myself?) are so hot right now. Zach is coming to Australia in may, oh boy. I will regret it forever if I don’t go. Must. Control. The. Crazy. Fangirl. Inside. P:

Okay, I’m all good now. :D