Well, January was rough. 2015 was rough. I didn't know it was until now, looking back on everything. Yikes. This year started off crappily. My journal starts off with a rant about my position spiritually and my anxiety over seeing my best friend, who at that point I hadn't seen in like, 7 months because of an overseas missions trip. Shortly after that I had a lot of problems with my health and was sick for 3 weeks with meningitis, and was in the hospital for 2 of those weeks. I'm starting to realize that life really is two steps forward, one step back. I guess this year was my one step back.
So, in brief, here are a few highlights (and lowlights?) of how my 2015 went.
-Saw my best friend who I hadn't seem in over half a year.
-Got snowed in with said best friend and watched the SuperBowl with her.
-Had a kidney biopsy
-Went through chemotherapy
-Spent 2 weeks in the hospital. (And one night in ICU.)
-Graduated high school. (And started college.)
-Became theatre trash. (Fell in love with the musical Hamilton, performed in my schools production of columbinus, and joined my schools theatre club.)
-Saw The Force Awakens
-Watched my first UFC fight (And realized I like fighting.)
-Redesigned my blog
-Saw Age Of Ultron
-Was taken off all my meds except one. (No more steroids! Yay!)
-Won NaNoWriMo for my 3rd time
-Completed my first second draft. (If that made sense??)
-Finally did The Thing God had been asking me to do for a year
-Completed my first semester at community college with all A's and B's
-Bought a DSLR and a laptop
-Read 72 books the year I said I wasn't going to read. (Post on that coming soon.)
-Dyed my hair teal
-Saw my Internet friend again
-Reached 100 blog followers
-Met a new best friend
-Starting working out at a gym
-Went to my first convention
-Began wrestling with my insecurities and anxiety all over again
-Watched RAIM get 600 Facebook likes
-Ended the year visiting my friend out of state.
-Will spend New Years eve at a hotel with two of my favorite humans, partying it up with sparkling grape juice and cute dresses
I'm going to get back up. Eventually. Yeah I'm overwhelmed and yeah I think my health might be starting to flare up on me again and yeah I'm not where I want to be spiritually, God's got my back. I can't do this. But He can. I'm just going to keep saying it until I believe it.
Of course, I've never been big on resolutions, but I feel like I should this year. Because even though we all forget them 2 months into the year, I like to think I'll accidentally accomplish at least one of them. So we'll see. I just want to have goals. Plus I like lists.
Here are my 2016 goals.
-Work on my anger issues
-Be more honest
-Be a better sister
-Stop being so selfish
-Figure out where RAIM is going and what our plan is for that
-Continue to grow
-Stop being so hard on myself
One last thing, I promise.
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What are your goals for this coming year? How did 2015 treat you?