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Good riddance 2012 [Jan. 1st, 2013|08:46 pm]
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I had a look at last year's entries, and I don't seem to have written down any New Year's Resolutions. I know though that my main aim was to finish my Master's, come hell or high water. Last December I moved in with my boyfriend. Here I am one year later, plus one MA, minus one shitty ex.

I'm not celebrating tonight. Until Wednesday I'm in my hometown where nothing happens, and I didn't feel like travelling anywhere. My nan also died last night, and although it was expected as she was in her 80s and had been seriously ill for most of the year, it doesn't make you feel festive. I've never been big on NYE anyway.  A quiet drink with friends or a gig or something keeps me happy. I don't like it when there is a scheduled time that you're supposed to have enormous amounts of fun. I guess I'm just awkward.

Here are the resolutions for 2013.

1) Get a long term job

Doing temp work becomes very annoying after a while. I can't move anywhere or commit to anything much, because I never know what I'm doing or where I am more than a couple of weeks ahead. Signing on the dole for only one week or 10 days or whatever is incredibly tedious.

2) Try to get some steady illustration work

I have a certificate that says I'm officially allowed to draw now.

3) Sew more clothes

Use the patterns from my Burda style & Golden Hands magazines

4) Read an average of 2-3 books per week

I only managed an average of 1.3 this year

5) Catch up on some classic films and books I've never got round to

6) Do more musical things

That's ground to a halt for the past 2 years, for various reasons.

7) Draw for at least 30 minutes every day

8) Get better at making pastry

9) Keep more money in my savings account for a rainy day

Current total £20. That's not going to cover much of a rainy day. It's not because I'm profligate, it's just that I've been so broke for so long.

10) Write letters more regularly

And when I get a permanent address, get a PO Box.

11) Go to life drawing class regularly

The gym for the eye and the pencil

12) Make a zine every month

This was one of my aims for 2009, and I managed it.

13) Travel

Also, travel with nice people, not whiners

14) Get a new laptop

The circa 2004 Powermac just isn't cutting it any more

15) Keep better track of what new music, books, tv shows etc are around

Things tend to pass me by

16) Get my bike fixed and use it again

For the past 2-3 years I've ended up writing things like "worry less", "have more fun" every year. I don't know if resolving to do something so vague really works.

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[User Picture]From: cha_mel_eon
2013-01-02 01:14 am (UTC)

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Great resolutions, especially the creative ones like becoming musical again and writing letters! I have signed up to the Princes Drawing School free session waiting lists, but if you fancy doing the Primrose Hill life drawing again i'd be well up for that!
I sincerely hope that 2013 is your year. :)