Well, here we are. 2013 is about to end, and 2014 is about to begin. So what does it all mean?
I for one will be glad that this year is over. There were a lot of bad times and hardships that came about my way this past year. I doubt I will ever celebrate another birthday again because all it’ll do is remind me of the heart-wrenching week that was this year. Perhaps I may again someday, but probably not anytime soon. I am grateful that my friends and family were all here to keep my sanity going – I thank all of you all over the world who helped me through this time – it is much appreciated. My family is my rock – my centerstone, and they have always been here for me, no matter what. I should be glad I still have so many that are close, but the ones who are not so close have also been very supportive and helpful, and it means a lot.
Creative-wise, I haven’t done as much as I would have liked, although recently, I have found some new tools that will allow me to keep creating – whether it’s through my tablet or through my laptop. I do so enjoy digital doodling, because for one – the eraser marks are much cleaner than on paper! I do plan on resuming my 3D projects as soon as I can acquire some new software, although a new desktop would really help as well. As they say….all good things come to those who wait.
I have made new friends, as well as reconnect with older ones – largely thanks to things like the internet and social networking. Yes, Facebook to me is a necessary evil. Without it, I doubt I would have been able to keep in touch with as many people as I used to. I have my gripes about the online world in general, but it still has some beneficial uses left to it. I haven’t begun any bad habits (unless you count eating too much as a bad one – well…….maybe it is). At least I still haven’t begun smoking or being a heavy drinker, because depression can lead a lot of people to one or the other – or both.
This year has seen the decline in me playing card games (mainly through reasons beyond my control), but I still play when the mood strikes me. It’s kind of sad really, knowing how much I have invested in my card collections. I guess I’m just not part of a big enough gaming community to play as much as I would have liked. Video games continue to provide a good outlet for alleviating boredom – Assassin’s Creed and Skylanders being the most profound, since there is so much that can be done in both games.
What will 2014 bring for me? I hope some good surprises and happy adventures. Heaven knows I could use a few of those right about now.