[General] My 2014 Resolutions

Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness throughout the Year of Horse! 😀

Horse_Year_Postcard

Today is the first day of 2014 and i would like to express my thoughts about the passing year and my plan for this year. A New Year’s resolution is a promise that you make to yourself on the first day of the year but as for me, it is more like a goal that i want to achieve by the end of the year. I actually didn’t achieve a lot of things on my list during 2013 due to the circumstances. It was a struggle and stressful year indeed. I felt like i was wasting my time doing something irrational and stupid.

In 2013, there were a lot of changes both good and bad. I moved to the US to get married and be with my hubby. It was a great thing and a change of pace. What i managed to accomplish are to publish my blog posts regularly since i started in April and to finish 16 books. I partially succeeded in speeding up my drawing and colouring skills, especially with copic markers. I created not only more than 10 full-coloured artworks but also produced several decent postcards and greeting cards which i sent to my friends and family. I also opened my online shop where i can sell those postcard prints.

My 2013 Summary of Art

Art Summery 1 Art Summery 2

However, i failed to do quite a number of what i promised myself at the beginning of the year. I couldn’t find a job after received the greed card in September. I didn’t finish my book writing and had a hard time painting with watercolour. I would like to do sculpture but i didn’t even started. I neglected to exercise and spent most of my time alone inside the apartment. 😦 Anyway, i’m sure i can do better this year!

As for my resolutions and goals for 2014, i want a stable and well-balanced life. I would like to land on a job where i have enough leisure time to do what i love, as well as to keep myself healthy by regular exercise and good diet. I have so many things i want to achieve in 2014.

My New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

  1. To find a job related to data and infographic
  2. To meditate everyday and keep positive attitude
  3. To exercise regularly, at least 3-4 times a week
  4. To read more books, at least 2 books a month
  5. To speed up my English writing skill by blogging
  6. To polish my existing foreign language skills
  7. To finish my book about Berlin for publication
  8. To create more artworks with copic and watercolour
  9. To have at least one pet, either a cat or a dog
  10. To earn personalised gold card from Starbucks

I’m hoping that i can keep up with at least half of those resolutions. I will update my progress again on 1st of July! Wish me luck! 🙂

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