Well, it’s finally New Year’s Eve and that means the end of 2014. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of this year and trying to get used to writing ’14 instead of ’13 on our checks, papers, notes, etc. I had a lot of crappy stuff happen this year but at the same time I did a lot of things things that were pretty fun and I made a lot of good memories. I was able to go to Anime Weekend Atlanta with one of my best friends, hung out with my friends a lot, started a blog, wrote an article for the school paper, and a lot of other stuff too. So despite the crappy stuff that happened too it was a pretty good year. I usually don’t make an actual new year’s resolution because usually if I’m going to make a revision to my life I’m not waiting until the new year to start it, I’ll start it as soon as I can. This year is no different but I did find a picture with a list that is a broader set of resolutions that I agree with.
So this year along with whatever revisions I come across throughout this year I’ll also keep this list in the back of my head: Break a bad habit,learn a new skill, do a good deed, visit a new place, read a difficult book, write something important, try a new food, do something good for someone who can’t thank you, and take an important risk. I’m hoping that 2015 will be like 2014 in that I am able to make lots more amazing memories but hopefully it won’t be as filled with bad things.
I’d love to know what you all thought of 2014 and what you think 2015 will bring. Let me know if you have any revisions, hopes, or goals for this coming year.
Happy New Years and I hope everyone has a prosperous and safe year! 🙂
Also don’t forget starting tomorrow it’ll go xx/xx/15 instead of xx/xx/14
I’ve had this picture on my phone for a few days now and I still can’t think of a good answer to it. This question however doesn’t specify if you can only attempt one thing with a guarantee you won’t fail or if it could be multiple things. If I interpret it as only one thing than I don’t think I could ever give an answer I’d be truly happy with. There are so many things that we have to attempt to do everyday where sometimes the thought of failure is just too great for us to overcome.
If however it’s interpreted as being able to successfully attempt multiple things than I can give answers that I’m more satisfied with. The most obvious and probably most common answer would be to fly, the funny thing is this idea completely slipped my mind and I still wouldn’t have thought of it if not for my friend. I would attempt to take harder classes because I would love to be able to go as in depth as the higher classes go but I am worried I might not be able to keep up with all of it. I’d apply for an internship or part time job working for a magazine or newspaper. I’d learn programming so I could design a new computer game or gaming software.
It seems so much easier to be able to pick multiple things to try if you knew you wouldn’t fail. Yet, if I could only choose one all of the previously stated things would come off the table. I’d forget about them since I’d be so focused on choosing the absolute best thing to do with no chance of failure.
So my question to you is what would you attempt if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Do you think you could choose only one thing?
So this is my first post in a while and I must say it feels good to be writing again. While I was away from my blog I did several things but overall not much. I attempted to write a 50 000 word novel in the month of November for Nanowrimo. I didn’t finish but I still plan on working on it and finishing it eventually. I watched several anime and got more into manga. I remember watching Is This A Zombie?, Corpse Party, K-On, some more Fairy Tail, and possibly a couple others. I really enjoyed all of them. K-On however was a bit harder to stay interested in since there wasn’t really anything going on but it was still good nonetheless. I’ve been going through my junior year of high school and trying to figure everything out about colleges and whatnot. Thankfully I passed all my finals and passed my classes with A’s and B’s.
So I’m still on winter break so my day has been pretty relaxed. I spent most of the day so far on a PC game called Wartune working on just strengthening my guy. I do have one thing that has been bugging me though so I’ll talk about that instead of how I spent hours doing fairly boring stuff on my game.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m pretty much done with my parents. I’ve been going through some things and since the discovery of said thing(nothing serious) they have gotten a lot stricter and I guess you could say nosy with how I spend my days. They just seem like they’ve stopped caring so much about what I actually want/enjoy and more so on the fact that they have to guard me from anything and everything. For example, I have a female friend who is 14(I’m 16) and her and I have become pretty good friends. We both like each other but besides the one day a week we see each other for a church group we can’t hang out let alone date. My parents have forbidden me from hanging out with her 1 on 1 outside of the group which has lots of other people present. Their reasoning is that if we were to end up dating and if we broke up they don’t think I could handle it mentally. Also they declared that if I “did anything” then I could end up in a lot of trouble. What annoyed me about this statement is the fact that they know full well that I am the last person on earth to try anything like that. Anyway, we can still text and hang out at the group but for know nothing else. I did however get her a Christmas present for when I see her next.
My parents also seem to assume that because I enjoy being in my room a lot and don’t always sound like I’m the happiest person around they get mad at me for sounding rude and then yell even more when I respond with anything other than with a complete 180 with my behavior. It just seems like I’m not really being given any say in how I choose to live my life in any area even when I haven’t done anything bad… they’re stripping me of what little freedom I have as a minor.
So I know this is sort of just a rant but I want to know what you think. If you are an adult/parent what is your view of the situation from what I’ve said. If you’re a teenager what are your thoughts about the matter and have/are you going through something similar?