Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 in Review

It's generally being said around the Internet that 2016 was the year from hell, and in many ways I agree. In my own life though, it was a very good year, with many changes, most of them positive.


I was going to write about things I wish I'd done differently this year, but I'd rather focus on the positive, so here's a list of good things that I did or happened to me:

➸ I left my old job and had 6 months off
➸ I got a new job in the field I wanted to go into
➸ We got a cat (!!)
➸ I went on trips to the country, the beach, and a fashion show (all on my own!)
➸ I made a new friend
➸ I went to see a shaman
➸ I KonMaried my house (it's not finished yet, but I did most of it)
➸ I turned 40 and had a crafternoon party to celebrate
➸ I made jam, preserved olives, gluten-free hot cross buns, and learned how to make gluten-free pastry
➸ I started writing a zine
➸ My attitudes towards work, material things, and other people all seem to have changed


Now for the customary stats (last year's stat in brackets):

Books finished:
full-length: 20 (14)
short & manga: 20 (38)
Currently reading as of today: 9 (13)

Blog posts: 63 (69)

Craft items started: 6 (8)
Craft items finished: 6 (7)
Craft projects currently in progress as of today: 40 (I did have 52, but I made myself cull some a few weeks ago.)

Last but not least, the annual Apartmentcat Favourites Awards!
Top Movies:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rogue One
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Maleficent and Mad Max: Fury Road were also very good.

Top Books:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Essays in Idleness by Yoshida KenkĊ

Have a happy and safe new year everyone!
xx


4 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you all! :D And wow, you actually met a real shaman?! That is pretty cool :O

    Also, it's lovely to finally see a picture of you :))

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    1. Thank you!
      The shaman was not what I expected at all, but she was really amazing. I'm thinking of going again after 1 year has passed.

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  2. I'm so happy 2016 was a good year for you!!! I'm really tired to read how awful it was to everyone XD

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    1. Thank you! I'm always glad to hear of good things that have happened to people.

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