You may remember this post from about a year ago. Time to check in and see how I did!
Open up an Etsy shop. X Didn't happen. This is still something I want to do, but right now doesn't feel like the right time to start a small business (however small!).
Read more history and poli-sci books. ✓- Replace "history" with philosophy and this holds true. I did read Thirteen Days and From the Ashes of Sobibor, though, which were both great historical memoirs.
Watch more operas, and become generally more opera-savvy. ✓ This one passes by a smidgen. I watched the entire Il Trovatore and Eugene Onegin, which were firsts. I discovered new operas, in bits and pieces, added Kwiecien and Alvarez as favorite artists, and rediscovered Kaufmann through his magnificent interpretations of Wagner.
Eat less and exercise more. ✓- I lost about ten pounds. Exercised less, if anything. :(
Be a happy, good person. I don't know how to describe this part adequately. For sure, 2013 has been a happy year; I'll remember it as one of my favorites. It wasn't me - I can't brag about myself; I haven't acted the best this year. (I also had unusually bad allergies and was sick for several weeks in the spring.) But God has been merciful, has opened my eyes through disappointments, and answered prayers I'd been praying for so long. 2013, unforgettable.
A few of the unexpected goals accomplished:
Finished a multitude of sewing projects
Cooked salmon dinner by myself
Read a paper in front of students and history faculty
Went to "beautiful Hawaii" (which is as beautiful as everyone says!)
1. First of all, if you're this far through the post, you probably read my blog fairly regularly. Thank you for that. I'm 100% serious; regardless of whether you comment or not, it means a lot to me that you read the blog and get something out of it.
2. It's time to move! That's right. I'm moving to a new blog and url. Brand new.
If you like what you've read here, please meet me at noonlight (url: noon-light) for blogging adventures in 2014 and beyond. Think of it as a remix of this blog: some old and some new, all for the better. I'll not be deleting all-that-is-gold - might even post here once in a blue moon - but good change is a domino effect. I'm more than ready for it.
Of course, I will still be on Tumblr, Pinterest, and all of those cool places. The big change is that Blogger will be a priority again. Blogger's still my fave. ♥