Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great Christmas. I return to do the same New Years post as always, starting with some good things that happened the past year.

And they mostly have to do with fandoms.

I started Doctor Who late 2012, but mostly watched it this year and it's been an amazing ride. The stories and especially the characters have supported and inspired me a lot. It's been great to talk about it with friends and meet whovians. My cousin and I saw The Day of the Doctor in the theater and that was a really fun experience. I put together a Tenth Doctor cosplay which I've gotten a lot of use out of already.

Also watched Sherlock but that's less of a story of inspiration and community and more just fangirling.

Another cosplay I made was Luke Triton from Professor Layton. I wore it to a con for a day and that was really fun. Several people stopped me which was cool, and I finally got to meet some Professor Layton (and Ace Attorney) fans in person. I want to go again this year but there's like five cosplays I want to do so I'll have to narrow that down.

School went really well this year - had some difficult subjects to tackle but met some nice people and have that behind me now.

We went on a family trip this summer to visit my grandparents - it was a really nice, relaxing time and nice to connect with family again that I rarely see.

Got introduced to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Love the books, and the movies are good too. Just finished reading The Half-Blood Prince.

Still in the same choir as last year which has been even better. I know everyone a lot better now, we have a couple new members, and had some really great times singing and hanging out together. Thank God for this group.

So a pretty good year.

Let's look at my list of thing I wanted to do in 2013 and see how badly I did...

Watch The Avengers, Doctor Who, Sherlock, more Once Upon a Time, Star Wars 3D movies, and The Hobbit part 2
Did all of these! Like extremely on the second and third. Except Star Wars in 3D which was postponed.

Costuming - fixing my Jedi costume, and I'd love to do an Ace Attorney cosplay (specifically Maya Fey who I think wouldn't be too hard), and maybe LotR-ish cloaks.
Weeeell I cosplayed Luke and the Doctor. Still thinking of doing Maya and got the clay for her necklace, so that's one of the cosplays I'm considering. Still want to fix my Jedi costume.

Write - blog posts, stories/fan fics, and lyrics.
Hm. A bit, but not too much on any of these.

Better manage computer time - drag myself off Tumblr more in favor of sites where I talk to friends and/or have way to improve myself (through writing and some reading).
Haha. Hahaha. Eheheheheh. I thought I was on tumblr a lot then. But in my defense, I talk to friends on tumblr now, and read/write some things.

Try to exercise once in a while, eat a bit more healthily, and get to a place where I'm healthy and feel good about my body.
I did okay-ish and on the feeling better about my body. Not the others.

Work on my spiritual life. Way.
This didn't really change but maybe that never goes away.

So let's try some more reasonable goals for next year:
Figure out, prepare for, and possibly take the next step in my life
Cosplay at least once
Be more comfortable with myself
Post at least once a month here, and keep Gollum to the same
Make a video
Work on instead of surviving until good days (the weekend, events, etc) finding the good in ordinary or difficult days.
Every day put a slip in a jar of something good that happened that day

If you have any goals or resolutions for 2014 you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them!

Thank you all for sticking with me all this time, and I wish you all the best this next year!


  1. Happy New Year! :D
    I really like that 'Every day put a slip in a jar of something good that happened that day' sounds like a really good idea.
    I'm going to keep a Mass book as in a record of where we go each week to Mass and at what times and then see which was the most at the end of the year.
    And never fear, my email is coming, it's just taking a while as I've been doing a lot of things, and getting myself to sit down and write it is sometimes a challenge. Also, I've been a wee bit lazy.
    Oh, and maybe, just maybe, if my Mum is okay with it, I might possibly start Doctor Who. :D

    God Bless,

  2. I'm glad you got to watch The Avengers, and Sherlock and those other awesome stuff.
    Happy New Year!


  3. Vellvin - Yeah, I saw it on tumblr and thought it would be a good idea for keeping positive about life. That sounds cool! Going to different churches can be nice. I got your email! No worries, I know how that can be. That would be awesome! If you try it I hope you like it!

    James - Thanks! They are totally awesome. Hope you have a good year!

  4. Sorry for not commenting, I just saw it(I keep missing it on my news feed).
    Great post! :D I agree, this year was definitely a good year for fandoms and I'm glad you've joined them! :D Your Doctor costume is really good! :D.
    Wow, you've already finished book 6 of Harry Potter! :D What did you think?
    Great New Year Resolutions! :D I hope you accomplish them :) :D
    Have a great New Year! :) :D

    1. Never worry about it! I'm always behind on yours anyway.
      Thank you! It really was for both of us. :) Thank you very much! It was a lot of fun to do.
      It's going way too fast! It was a great book though.
      Thank you! I hope yours go well also. :)
      You too! :)