Jan 5, 2015

Goals for 2015!

Since it felt like I made way too many goals for myself last year, I think this year I'll just pick a handful of goals that I really want to accomplish. This way I can focus more on whats important instead of trying to spread myself thin by trying to do it all.
Pay half my loan(s)
I would like to get better at managing my money. Actually. I just want to put most of it on my loan! If I work hard I can have my loans (about) half paid off by the end of the year. It won't be easy but I can do it! I would like to be loan free before I turn 30... and this is totally do able. Just gotta be smart!

A painting a month
I'd like to have a new painting to show every month! I have lots of canvas and paints. No excuses! Even if I don't start a new painting every month, as long as there is something I'm working on, on my painting table at all times.

A roll of film a month
Shoot a roll of film every month. I have a bunch of rolls still left. I even have a few disposable cameras just sitting around. I hardest part of this one will be getting the film developed and not losing it at the store that does the developing. (I've lost 2 rolls of film already there!)

Design my own fabric
Something I've wanted to do for a long time. Make my own fabric. Use that fabric to make zipper pouches, hair bows, headbands... everything. Sew all the things!!

Lose weight
Ugh! I don't know how many times I've re-written this one. One of my goals this year is to actually lose weight. Not 'get active' or 'be more active.' I actually want to lose weight and see changes in my measurements. I won't get too into this because I could write many posts about my struggle with weight loss, weight gain and all that stuff. But I don't think anyone would want to read that. This isn't a fitness blog. It's just my life.
 
There is nothing wrong with the shape and size that I am. There are lots of people who are happy the way they are. And especially now, I feel like a lot of people are sort of... against losing weight. It's all about loving your body. And I do! I do love my body. I just want my body to fit back into my college jeans. I'm getting tired of my shirts feeling tight on me...
 
Over the past couple years (Especially this last year) I've let myself go. I had a little too much fun eating out and enjoying myself. To the point where I'm not totally comfortable in my own skin. So, I'm going to be an adult about it and make changes. No dieting, actually changing the way I eat and live. Anyways that's all I'll say about this one for now.

Wish me luck with my goals this year!!
What are your goals and what do you plan to do to make sure you accomplish them?

Jan 2, 2015

Review: December Movies

The Theory of Everything
I wanted to see this movie but at the same time, I didn't feel like i 'needed' to see it. Justin was really excited about it so thats why we went. And even though I did like it... I felt very sad during the movie and afterwards. I know the movie is supposed to be, sort of inspirational but I didn't feel too inspired by it. And even though this movie wasn't bad, I don't think I could recommend it to people. 

Recommend? No...
Re-watch? Nope.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
I'm so glad they didn't make the last movie into two parts. The second and the third movie are definitely the better of the three. The first one to me, seemed sort of pointless/useless. Just a lot of set up... anyways this last movie from the Hobbit movies, was really good. Very action packed! 

Recommend? Yes
Re-watch? Yes
 Big Eyes
We went and saw this one on New Years Eve. It was between Big Eyes and Into the Woods. But once I figured out the Into the Woods was a musical, I started leaning more towards Big Eyes... It's not that I hate musicals, it's more that I just wasn't in the mood to take a chance on a musical. You either love them or hate them. Plus, I don't like when trailers lie! No where in the trailer does it even hint, at the fact that it's a musical.
Anyways, this movie was good, not great but very inspiriting. Makes me wish I had one of her paintings or prints. Also reminds me that I have to keep trying to get my artwork out there. Take some chances!

Recommend? Yes
Re-watch? Maybe

Dec 31, 2014

In 2014 I...

Well it's that time of the year again. Time for the yearly recap! This year has been a pretty good one for me. I started the year with a new job (in a pretty big studio) and I'll be working there into the new year. I haven't been hurting for money but the job has kept me pretty busy. You may have noticed that I started blogging less and less as the months went on. It happens! But don't worry, I won't be giving up on this blog. It's like my little online journal/scrap book. I have lots of ideas and plans for the new year. Firstly I will be updating the layout. So look out for that.

Here is a list of some of the highlights from the year, in random order.

In 2014 I...
Started a youtube channel.
Made my first batch of hand stamped hair bows
Updated my Etsy shop with new art work and print sizes. Made over 30 sales!
Did more Conventions!
 Painted!
Dyed my hair purple, blue, teal/mint and orange.
 Visited Medieval Times! (twice)
 Started taking pictures of my outfits at work.
Started sewing and made my first dress
Visited the Zoo.
Finished my tribal Munny.
Watched some movies. (over 40 movies in theatre!)
Attended the Toronto Zombie walk!
Made a DIY Halloween Tree.

Other things that happened in 2014;
Started working out. Put my paintings up in my Etsy shop. Started making headbands and neck ties (and selling them at conventions). Re-read all the Sailor Moon mangas. Updated my animation reel. Re-arranged my craft room. Bought our first (new) bed.

I also want to thank you all! Without you clicking, commenting and following me my little blog wouldn't be as fun. (Plus it's more fun when you get some feedback about stuff) I appreciate every click, every tweet, and every like. Seriously, thank you!

I Hope your year was good! If it wasn't that great, remember.. you can choose to focus on the good or the bad. I say, focus on the good!

See ya next year. :]
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