So, I have NO IDEA if I'm going to start blogging again this year or not. . .and I've decided not to force it. I always pretend that I'm going to restart and then fail miserably. And really. . .why give myself something else to fail at? So I'm not going to pretend, and then, if it happens, which I would like, it happens. :-) That said, I did decide that I will make some New Year's Resolutions. And what better way to make myself feel accountable than by writing about them in my blog? So, here we go:
1: Respond to people when they talk to me. Even if I find it uninteresting. Even if I have nothing to say. I will at least make some kind of sign that I heard what was said. (I think that this one is going to be very hard for me)
2: TRAVEL! 2013 was a bad year for travel - I went to Turks and Caicos and San Francisco. And New York. And of course I spent quite a bit of time in Louisiana. But those were like, little trips. And none of it really felt like "traveling." So, for 2014, I'd like to make it a point to go to at least one place AMAZING - Cambodia and Vietnam, perhaps?
3: Practice Japanese! 2013 was an awful year for that as well. I started the year with comfortable fluency and ended the year with stuttering inability to find the words that I'm looking for or express the thoughts that I'm thinking. I guess this means I probably need to spend at least 2 weeks in Japan. And make sure that I do something every day to further the learning process, be it watch amazing teen J-Drama (Yamamoto Yuusuke, Miura Shouhei, Mukai Osamu, PLEASE do more teen romance!!), reading something, talking to Japanese friends, or studying kanji. . .just something.
4: Respond to e-mails in a timely manner. As in, if I receive a time sensitive e-mail, I will make an effort to respond right away, as opposed to waiting 6 months until the e-mail is no longer relevant. E-mails that aren't time sensitive - yeah, I'm going to make an effort to actually respond to those. Wish me luck!
Oh, and of course - I must make an effort to surround myself with kawaii things. All the time! Which will help me with the always smiling thing. :-) Which means I must also make an effort to pay more attention to my clothes and dress super kawaii like the girl to the left (I'm sure this won't happen and I will continue to wear jeans and hoodies every day, but I can always DREAM about wearing lolita dresses and tutus with unicorn tights, right?)
And that's all for now. Perhaps you'll hear from me again soon! I had a great Christmas (even if it was RIGHT AFTER I had surgery and I was therefore in pain and somewhat grumpy from the awful medication that I will NEVER take again), and I'd love to write about it. So maybe I will!