Sooooo my Christmas was incredibly chill and awesome. We had a white Christmas and had an absolutely amazing time. And nowwwwww...for my annual New Years Tag! This is the...third, I think?...year I've done this and it's an awesome recap-of-my-year thing. :D Traditioooooooon, tradition!
What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Went to college. Got a job. Auditioned - several times and got called back once! Even though I didn't actually get cast, it was so amazing and something I'm planning on doing again this year. Dyed my hair red - and loved it. Made some adjustments in my personal and spiritual life as the Lord revealed that there was many, many areas in my life where I had made rules of my own that weren't in the Bible and what He wanted. Learned a lot about legalism and living a more balanced life.
Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make one this year?
I've pretty much given up on resolutions. :D
Did anyone close to you give birth?
YESSSSSS. My close friend Kate - whose wedding I was in last August - had an absolutely, positively adorable little girl, Isabelle. She's five months old now and seriously, the most adorable baby I have ever laid eyes on. Total baby model, peoples. I am desperately hoping to actually get to meet her soon!
Did anyone close to you die?
We had some family friends who experienced loss this year.
What countries/states did you visit?
Um...I think I pretty much stayed in the Missouri/Kansas area this year. Kinda nice. :D
What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
A driver's license. FINALLY. A role in a play.
What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory?
Did you move anywhere?
Yes. The Lord supplied a beautiful house for us. We love it to bits, and I have my own wee apartment in the basement now that I love. :)
What was the best month?
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Gosh...making it through another year! :P
What was your biggest failure?
Not being where I should be at this time.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
What was the best thing you bought?
Ummmmm....gosh. Oh, I got a Precious Moments Nativity that I had wanted for YEARS "for someday when I get married." Finally hit me over the head that I don't know when, if ever, that's going to happen, so I might as well enjoy it now, you know? :)
Whose behavior merited celebration?
My brother got engaged!!!!
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Lots of people, sigh.
Where did most of your money go?
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My brother getting engaged. Also auditions. And the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. ;)
What was the best concert you’ve been to this year?
What song/album will always remind you of 2013?
Defying Gravity and For Good from Wicked, and Let it Go from Frozen.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
1. happier or sadder? Happier
2. thinner or fatter? *cough*.
3. richer or poorer? Well, personally probably richer, now that I have a job. As in I have a bit more money. Not actually rich. Haha. ;)
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Actually, I'm rather happy with how the year went, considering.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worried, because it doesn't help anything.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Oooh. Saw some really awesome musicals.
How did you spend Christmas?
With my family!
How are you spending New Year’s?
Nice and cozy with my family - junk food, multiplayer video games and perhaps an episode of Doctor Who or Sherlock or two.
Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
I didn't do an extensive amount of phone-chatting this year. Probably Amy. :)
What was the best book you read?
Gosh. I ended up really liking Gone with the Wind, in an odd way. Also loved The Great Gatsby. I kinda was in a "read all the classics" mode. :D
Did you fall in love in 2013?
Nope, and I'm quite happy with it. :)
What was your favorite TV show?
I saw Graceland, starring new obsession Aaron Tveit. Incredible show, but definitely not for younger viewers as there was some content. Also went through two seasons of Once Upon a Time in like, a week. Really need to catch up on Season three somehow (thank God for the internet :P). Love, love, love the show (there is some content in it as well, though, particularly season 1). Rumpelstiltskin/Gold. And Belle. And Rumpelstiltskin/Gold. Also I know spoilers for season 3 and I'm not happy. Nuff said. Also finally forayed into Matt Smith's Doctor, and completely fell in love with Eleven. Not in the same way as Ten - but he was amazing. Amy and Rory are epic. And I'm all ready heartbroken that's he's gone. I got Belle and Alex hooked on Doctor Who, and Nick watched some with us and then refused to see Matt Smith. When we all finally decided to see him...he ended up being his favorite Doctor. And now he's obsessed. Funny how that happens. ;)
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate is such a strong word. :-P
What did you want and get?
Um...a Keurig for Christmas. Also my own mini-apartment. :)
What did you want and not get?
The role I auditioned for. But that's okay.
What were your favourite films of this year?
Les Miserables. Epic of all epicness. Completely fulfilled everything I wanted. The end.
Man of Steel. Mmmm yes.
The Great Gatsby. So incredible. So sad. Such a deep story.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding. FINALLY saw it. It's so awesome. Love.
Bride Wars. Made me cry. Buckets.
The Decoy Bride. David Tennant. The end.
Even though it's not technically a film, we got to see The Day of the Doctor in theater. I'd never been to any kind of big premiere or anything - any time I've been to the theater it's almost completely empty and no one really cares that they're there - so to be in a room with 300+ other Whovians, many dressed up, everyone cheering, laughing and getting all the same jokes and awwwing and even crying in other parts was one of the most epic experiences of my life. So much fun. And so much fun to have my sister Belle and brothers Alex and Nick with me.
Also can't wait to see Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks. And Catching Fire. Sheesh. :D
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24, and had finals on that day. Then I went home and chilled the whole day. And got to talk to Amy. So fun.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
Bling. Ruffles. Scarves. Sequins. Big jewelry. High heels. Leopard print. Kind of boho/shabby chic.
What kept you sane?
My family. My obsessions. My friends.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
This gentleman right here, peoples. Henry Cavill. ;)
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less stress! :D As always.
What political issue stirred you the most?
Hm. I was so busy I didn't really keep up with that much.
Who did you miss?
There are some friends in my life who have gone in different directions, and while I understand it, it doesn't mean I don't miss them. They made such an impact on my life and I'll always be thankful for that and treasure the memories we had together.
Who was the best new person you met?
I got to know so many of you awesome bloggy readers through blogging, Pinterest, and Facebook! So awesome.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
There are three. :) To keep from taking up too much space, I'm just going to post them. :)
I'm through accepting limits 'cuz someone says they're so,
Some things I cannot change, but till I try, I'll never know.
Too long I've been afraid of losing love I guess I've lost,
Well, if that's love, it comes at much too high a cost!
One thought crystallizes like an icy blast,
I'm never going back - the past is in the past!
Let it go! Let it go!
When I rise like the break of dawn...
Let it go! Let it go!
The perfect girl is gone!
Here I stand in the light of day...
Let the storm rage on!
So much of me is made of what I learned from you,
You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end,
I know you'll have rewritten mine by being my friend.
Five personally significant events of 2013:
I went to college.
I got a job.
I finally auditioned.
I got a sister-in-law-to-be!
I took the plunge and went red! No regrets, I love it. :)
Five things I want to do in 2014:
Get my license, finally.
Meet Amy! :)
Be a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding! :)
Audition for more plays and hopefully get a part.
Get another couple of semesters done. :)
Five people I’d like to know better in 2014:
Hmm. My blog readers!
Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you all so much for sticking around! I'm so grateful for each and every one of you!