2016 SUCKED BALLS.
There, I said it. The last quarter of the year in particular have been rough for many reasons that I’d rather not go through, but if you’ve been wondering why this blog has been quiet, that’s pretty much why.
But it’s okay (mostly). Life is full of ups and downs, and this isn’t the worst low I’ve had. I’m not feeling particularly optimistic right now, but someday I will be again. Until then, I’ll probably keep to myself a little bit longer, pop in and out of this space, and focus on things that keep me sane in this mad world.
All’s not lost, however! There are still plenty of good things that happened this year. While I dread what’s to come, it’s still important to remember what I have and how good I still have it. Count my blessings and all.
This year, I…
- Met Tiny May <3
- Went on a Fallout New Vegas tour
- Saw a double rainbow!
- Played a lot of Overwatch /o/
- Did a talk for WordCamp
- Played a lot of WoW (I made a WoW blog!)
Special shout-out to all the gaming friends I made in Discord! They’ve been so sweet and supported despite all my salty rants lol.
Did I complete my New Year’s resolutions?
Paraphrasing what I said last year:
Buy a sewing machine. Do the 30-Day Shred. Grow out my hair.
I’ve only followed through with one of those things. /o/ I grew my hair out! I also did the 30-Day Shred consistently up until I started getting terrible foot pain. I had to stop because of that, but the bright side is I continued worked out for the rest of the year. I eased up during the holidays, but I’m ready to get back at it!
I haven’t bought a sewing machine yet.
I started off this year with short blonde hair, which I dyed dark brown when I start growing it out. Ultimately, I got tired of having to do my roots, and I also wanted to give my hair a break, so I dyed it back to black a few months ago. Admittedly, I haven’t been taking many selfies lately, but the last one is from a week ago when I vacationed in Vegas for Christmas.
Four Favorite Outfits
I also haven’t been taking outfit pictures recently. >_< Just haven't been in the mood, but I'll try to get back on track soon. I do like to look back at some of the looks I put together. I just need some inspiration, I think!
- What I Wore: Polka Dots on Vacation
- What I Wore: Stripes and the Same Jeans
- What I Wore: Birthday Looks
- Philly OOTD post on Instagram
One Favorite Picture
Double rainbow all the way across the sky, yeaaaah~~
Goals for 2017
Just one: be okay again.
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2017! Seems like a lot to hope for, but so long as we stick together, anything’s possible! Thank you so much for all the love and support you have all given me. I really appreciate and I hope to see more of you all next year. I read somewhere that life isn’t a novel; it’s a series of short stories. While this present short story might not be that great, there’s always the next one to look forward to.
Signing off 2016 with love always,
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