It’s recap o’clock in blogging land, so why not do it?!
2016 Wrap Up
I told you I had no goals, and then realised I was lying about that. I talked about why I don’t care if employers see my social media accounts – basically what I do outside of work is none of their business. I temporarily swapped to food blogger mode with a spicy dipping sauce, then about how I didn’t plan to study again. And then I wondered what blogging does to the amount of deep (aka long) creation we do.
I listed a bunch of things I don’t understand (and still don’t), I watched the new X-Files and wrote about it so that when I can re-watch the entire series (which I scored recently for $50!!) I can see how my perspectives may change, Kelly released a book that made me realise as unlikely as it seems, I am a perfectionist. I tried to express the value of passion in your art, but I wonder if these things are best understood by ourselves only. I tried (badly, again) to explain the reason for the name change on this blog. I still don’t think I’ve quite explained it in a way I like. I showed you the inner workings of what I cart with me every day to work (hint: a lot). I talked about something I rarely do: collaborate, as well as how a boring life helps me write.
I (again) revisited my goals for the year. (Hint, pretty big miss on them!), as well as recounting why it wasn’t hard when I lost some old friends, my apparently somewhat contriversial post about why I don’t like bonuses at work, and about how my sick days look very different to most people’s.
The reality of my staycation being a bit sucky happened, I filmed another video (but not of my feet), got deep about how I feel uncomfortable creating at home, then got useful with my emergency car supplies.
I saw the most beautiful sunrise ever, talked about losing a friend in high school, showed how photos are NOT reality in shopping, and how I finally knew that if I was to study, I have to be in “my” area of expertise, because it just clicks best for me.
I wondered if I could adapt a strange situation from my life into a story, I found out it was 7 years since I graduated with my undergraduate degree, I ranted my ass off about people who judge my life, injured my ankle, talked about the idea of flood days, and reviewed my goals for 2016.
I apparently barely blogged in September! But that is my busy time of year at work, so I assume that’s why. I gave a bunch of tips about finding a job, I wrote about acceptance, and found some strange stuff on the internet while off sick.
I talked about my treatment for low iron, showed you the inside of my donation for #itsinthebag, made some sarcastic gift tags, created a gift for a friend going on maternity leave, shared with you my bug out bag (and I still haven’t updated the food in it, because lazy), and realised I need to try to be kind to myself as I go through a transition period in my life.
Phew. 2016 was full on.