TIME TO DO IT AGAIN. 1. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?
I moved to Florida with no job and no idea where it would take me, drove over 2,000 miles to get there, lived on a friend's couch for months while struggling to get a job and taking commissions at the same time, moved my belongings five times in one year, got my first salary position, worked on official Disney art, met stunt drivers and celebrities at my workplace, got an apartment near the beach, slept curled up with someone in my arms and in someone's arms, exposed my naked body to someone and actually felt comfortable and safe, met one of my best friends I had only known online for many years, attended therapy, got my T letter, and scheduled an appointment for hormone replacement therapy consultation. I kissed someone and for the first time I liked it. My parents visited and we didn't fight. At the very end of the year I feel I am at peace within myself and with the world around me.2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I derped on some. But I promised myself I'd leave Arizona by July or bust. I kept that promise and never looked back.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My friend DMajorBoss
died of cancer. I knew it was probably coming but it's still hard to believe he's gone at such a young age.5. What countries did you visit?
None but I saw lots of the USA again on my drive hahah.6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
To feel more appreciated and less overworked at my job, and to have progressed further on my own art endeavors. 7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
So much from #1. Staying with Myrcury-Art
's family, making stuff together, ramen and sushi, rainy day cuddling with pumpkin spice lattes, going to Clearwater with family, and most of all probably the day I left home.8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I have achieved so much this year. Breaking out on my own when I told myself I would, establishing a job and apartment for myself, meeting tons of new people, progressing on writing Mechanima
, and learning to trust again. Not completely, but I am doing better at keeping my cynical and distrustful side at bay.9. What was your biggest failure?
Dwelling too much on pain and anger. I aim to be more patient and less critical.10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Suffered from very depressed thoughts and heavy distress. Physically there are some problems I'm working on but the mental strain is much better.11. What was the best thing you bought?
An apartment! Well, rented anyway!12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My family whom have been much more supportive and haven't made me break down nearly as much. My roommate Zeta-Neubourn
who not only gave me a free place to stay but also spoiled me rotten with food and toys. My friend Myrcury-Art
who is doing so much better than she was a month ago. 13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My dad in the beginning of the year. And a few friends who unfortunately have gone down the wrong path in my honest opinion, but to each their own.14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, moving, car expenses, argh!15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Having a salary job in the industry, meeting Steph and other friends, and being at the beach!! RAIN!!! STORMS!!! AAAAAAHHHHH16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
The soundtrack to The Way17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder?
SO much happier.b) thinner or fatter?
Fatter. Need to work on that.c) richer or poorer?
...Richer. In many ways at least.18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Art for MEEE. And video games. Gonna fix that this year.19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Lazing around. Driving. Oooh so tired of driving so much.20. How did you spend Christmas?
With Steph's family over the weekend and Lydia's family on Eve/Day! Completely new experience going to midnight mass and meeting new folks.21. What was your favorite month of 2013?
Hnnngh not sure, there were ups and downs through all of them, but time from August onward was a lot of fun in many ways.22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
...I actually think I did. 23. How many one-night stands?
Virgiiin.24. What was your favorite TV program?
Attack on Titan!25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I try very hard not to hate people. I have grown distant from a few people I cared about though. And closer to others!26. What was the best book you read?
Good god I don't think I got time to read much. I read Squee
again?27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hipster music. And lots of electronic stuff.28. What did you want and get?
A home by the beach and someone to share it with.29. What did you want and not get?
A job in the animation or comics industry. And a cintiq and desktop computer. But there is always next year.30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I saw very few this year. But probably Star Trek Into Darkness.31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
...I had to use a calculator to figure out my age pfft. 26, I don't think I did stuff? I was rather unhappy.32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
It was already pretty damn satisfying towards the end. Less stressful work would be good though, and MORE SLEEP.33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
Business casual and uh. Comfy stuff :V34. What kept you sane?
Steph and Hunter. Other friends who offered advice too. Physical affection does a ton for your mind though I mean wow I was missing out on a lot.35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Uh36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Any attacks on human rights. Which was a lot. But a lot of progress was made in some places too.37. Who did you miss?
My parents, my cats, my brother, SCAD buddies.38. Who was the best new person you met?
TOO MANY WAY TOO MANY. I got to meet Myrcury-Art
and a number of others for the first time, and hope to meet more of you this year!39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
You have to take huge risks to get anywhere in life. You have to feel pain before you can truly appreciate love. You have to learn to trust to learn to love. Live every day like it's your last - every moment is valuable and should be treasured, so don't let it pass you by doing nothing. And don't eat Fruit Roll-Ups in the shower, they melt.40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"No one has to hear
The sound of people laughing at their fears
And the ocean and sun are always there
To make you happy if you're feeling scared
Of the darkness
And love always remains"