2018 Wrap-Up

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2018 has been a crazy year full of big and exciting new adventures. Mr. Moth and I went home hunting and moved into our first house together, we both applied for/received promotions at our jobs, and we did a lot of work around the house/yard in our first year of home-ownership. During this time I also worked on my resolutions for 2018 and I’m pleased to report that I didn’t do too shabby. πŸ˜‰

Concerning my READING GOALS for 2018: I completed my GR reading challenge goal of 50, and I explored reading more poetry like I hoped to do as well. My only reading goal I messed up on was that I still didn’t read all the neglected, unread books already sitting on my shelves. Sigh . . . I suppose that’s the curse of any lover of books, though, isn’t it? We always wanna obtain more books even before we’ve finished all the ones we already have at home.

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Some of my reading highlights of the year included discovering a new author I really enjoyed in V.E. Schwab. I’ve only read her book A Darker Shade of Magic so far, but I will definitely be checking out more of her work in the future. πŸ™‚ I’d say all in all, my top 2 favorite novels I read this year were Strange the Dreamer and The Great Alone.

Concerning my CREATIVE GOALS for 2018: I had sort of an iffy year in the creative department. I did more writing and drawing like I intended to do, but with everything going on I just never seemed to make it as far as I wanted to with my creative goals this year.

I participated in Inktober and Women’s History Month by producing multiple new ink drawings, as well as experimented with some new watercolor pens during Shark Week to produce a new whale shark illustration.

As for writing, I did more of that and am really excited about my current writing project. I recently shared the currently-private details with my BFF, the lovelyΒ Cupcakes & Machetes and she shared in this excitement, making me that much more motivated to not be the notorious project hopper that I am and see this one through. I participated in NaNoWriMo and although I didn’t make the full 50,000 word count I’d hoped for that month, I didn’t give up and got some good writing in which I’m pleased about. πŸ™‚

I did try a new creative thing this year that I hadn’t even been planning on, and that was face painting. Mr. Moth and I both required skull makeup for the Halloween event we attended this year, so I gave it a shot and was totally thrilled with the results.

Concerning my HEALTH/FITNESS GOALS for 2018: This was another set of goals that I worked on but would have liked to have been able to push myself further with. I did make a few gym buddies, I took some different classes at the gym and tried lots of new things there, pushing myself out of my comfort zone quite a bit. Me being my very introverted self, I’ve always preferred working out at home to going to an actual gym, but I think that really changed this year. I wanted to try hitting the trampoline park again and finding new active hobbies like that, but the gym was pretty much my go-to in that department this year. Maybe next year?

All in all, it was a pretty damn good year for me as far as milestones and working on goals. Any growth and development one can make to oneself is always a plus, right? I know I have lots of exciting new things I want to work on in 2019, but we’ll save all that for my upcoming New Year’s Resolution post. πŸ˜‰

TOP MOVIES I WATCHED IN 2018:

Deadpool 2

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

Fantastic Beasts 2

The Incredibles 2

Game Night

Coco

TOP SHOWS I WATCHED IN 2018:

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Attack on Titan

American Ninja Warrior (and it’s other counterparts)

Channel Zero (I didn’t really care for this show previously, but this season was much better!)

The Jim Jefferies Show

American Horror Story

Insatiable (this show got a lot of hate for not being PC but it’s a dark comedy. The characters are supposed to be flawed, messed up people with flawed, messed up views. I binge-watched the hell out of this.)

Riverdale (Okay, first of all, WTF is going on with the writing this season, also I can’t pull myself away.)

Anywhoooooo, I hope you guys had a productive year working on your goals and that you made lots of amazing memories in 2018. Here’s to everyone having a fantastic New Year! ❀ Best of luck to all of you with your New Year’s Resolutions and let’s make 2019 the best it can be! πŸ˜€

And, just for funsies, here’s a picture of Bailey taking a nap. Something I’m sure we’ve all been ready to participate in after all the recent holiday chaos. πŸ˜›

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12 thoughts on “2018 Wrap-Up”

  1. What a fab wrap up for the year! Lots of exciting things, lots of writing and reading and newness (and fab photos to remember the awesome face painting by). I hope you can a wonderful 2019! πŸ™‚
    Caz xx

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  2. It seems like you had a great year! πŸ˜€
    I’m glad to see that you enjoyed V.E. Schwab’s writing, as she is one of my favourite authors. I really want to read Strange the Dreamer! Hopefully I’ll be able to pick it up soon. I’m glad to see that you loved that book! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ooh, I hope you get to read Strange the Dreamer soon. It’s such a lovely book. I can’t wait to read the second part in that duology. πŸ™‚
      And thank you, it really was a fun/busy year.
      I can definitely see how V.E. Schwab is one of your favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her work. πŸ˜€

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  3. Congrats for conquering the gym! ❀ I never did classes (you know, too peopley) so well done for trying them out!

    When i read "went home hunting" my first thought was "hmm, a weekend of huntin', shootin', fishin'", like in STAGS, but then the penny dropped. LOL πŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah, I can totally understand the “too peopley” thing about gym classes. Luckily for me, we have a lot of gyms in the area and the time of day I usually end up going there aren’t a lot of people taking that particular class since they run them all day. My friend and I have lucked out and sometimes even had a class all to ourselves. πŸ˜€
      Hahaha and yeahhh, I’m definitely not the hunting type. I wouldn’t want to shoot anything and if for some weird reason I did, I’d just end up probably crying about it. lol

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      1. Oh, that’s lucky indeed!
        I used to gym with my friend but she’s now experimenting with going early in the morning. Like 4.30 – 5 am. And there were still around 20-30 people πŸ˜€
        Might need to change gym, but all the close ones cost 3-4x more than mine.

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