At the beginning of the year I set four things that I wanted to accomplish this year. Instead of the usual not so fun resolutions I choose some things I had wanted to try from a creative standpoint. Here is how I did:
After searching for tutorials on youtube (after many, many tries) I managed to make the ear wrap pictured above. I then feel really deep into a knitting rabbit hole and haven't resurfaced since. I may have moved on from nalbinding but I certainly gained a whole new hobby this year so I would call this one a success!
Take a Pottery Class.
Not only did I take a pottery class... I took two! This was such a great break from the work week. I too it on Wednesday night for 3 hours so just as the week stress was amping up I was able to get some pent up creative energy out. Taking a class also really forces you to get out and stick to it. I really would love to take another one in 2015 but we are saving our pennies for the wedding so perhaps next fall I will take another.
Create More Movies.
This one is kind of successful. We only were able to squeeze in two trips this year and I take plenty of video footage to make a a little 1-2 min movie out of each trip. I haven't decided to post them here though because they are so shaky...SO shaky!! The actual content is quite nice but I am just not impressed with my camera handling. Hmmm.... Should I post them?
Make Some REAL Decisions.
This one was about whether or not we will move across the country. We've kinda made a decision. If David can get a teaching job there we will move but it doesn't make sense for him to give up his job here and me to give up mine to move somewhere where there aren't a ton of jobs. At least not yet. Was this one accomplished? I say yes. I am waaaay more comfortable/excited about someday moving than I was a year ago!
I am in the process on deciding on what to try to accomplish for next year but come January I will definitely have a few more goals for myself. Happy New Year!