Well, 2013 has been an interesting year. There's been ups, and there's been downs. I have kittens now! Sort of. They're all the cutest little bastards you could ever wish to see, but there's sadness there too, because of a litter of five only three are still with us. I quit my job at the phone shop, started working in a café - which was arguably worse - then quit that too, to move down near the coast with The Wife. (Who I'm not actually married to, but I might as well be.)
There have been a couple of disappointments. Losing the kittens was hard, and discovering that some of the people I've been surrounding myself with aren't as wonderful as I'd believed was harder. I'd hoped to have a new place by now, and I'm disappointed in myself for letting my cosplay fall so much by the wayside, but at the end of the day, we all captain our own vessels, so it's up to me to make changes for the better.
I have a couple of resolutions for 2014, which I'm gonna hopefully carry through this coming year and into the rest of my life. They're sort of works in progress, I guess.
First, to be kinder to myself. I think this was my resolution last year as well, and I've definitely been better. I'm hard on myself, and I challenge myself to do too much, which is weird considering I also tend to laziness, given the chance. But I'm coming to realise that what I think of myself has nothing to do with what other people think of me and how I actually look. Or how I am as a person.
Second, to keep the promises I make and not make promises I can't keep. I owe a lot of people huge apologies for being a fail this past year, and I'm making a genuine promise here and now to finish whatever it is I've started and haven't come through with.
Third: To write myself a cosplay bucket list and start working on it. Not a month before the convention, but all the time, in between whatever actual job I may get. That way I don't get to, oh, I don't know, New Year's Eve, and think "Damn, I wish I had my Fenris cosplay finished so I could do him tonight," or "Damn, why didn't I get more pics of my Jill this year?"
So, as of this week, I'm gonna blow the dust off my flash drive, upload a bunch of old cosplay stuff that never saw the light of day, redo the cosplays that I love and never got enough pics of, and start working on the cosplays I haven't gotten around to.
I'm also gonna find a job and somewhere to live.
Nah, not much planned at all...
Drinking: Whooaa Black Cherry, bam-a-lam!