Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Feels Attack

My first thought was 'no'

'Why would you want a blog'

'Like anyone would ever read it'

'I'm sure there are better things to do with your time'

'It would be like talking to an empty room, what's the point?'

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I had started this blog in June this year, not knowing where it would go.
I had no idea where I would end up, what all I would write about, or who all would actually read it, but at the time I just needed a blank sheet of paper. Somewhere where I could ramble about my fandoms and rant about my life.

I made the blog public in October to try and get a few more pageviews and gain and couple followers during my little blogging journey. I'll admit, I was a little pageview hungry as most new bloggers are, but although I didn't get the 10,000 views I imagined or the 3,000 comments per post, I got something better.

You guys

You all made my 2014 with all your comments and support over the past couple months, and I can't tell you what that means to me. I certainly don't have the photography skills some of you guys have, and I can't even handle how sweet and caring you all are, I couldn't ask for better followers.

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I've been working on something this year.
I never really mentioned it to anyone, since it's been a 'personal progress' kind of thing, but now that it's finished, I decided to share.

2013 was an...interesting year for me
On December 31, 2013 as I was waiting with my family in our living room for the ball to drop in Times Square, I decided 2014 was going to be better. I was going to work harder on improving myself and for once, I was actually going to put some effort into those changes. See, I kinda hated who I was and what I'd become that year and was going through some emotional struggles and I was completely ready in that moment as the ball dropped to completely revamp my life and start over.
There were a lot of changes to be made.
But the biggest thing I wanted to change was my negative outlook on the world

On January 1, 2014, I pulled out a jar and decorated it
It was nothing special, but I was pretty happy with it at the time, and so my journey began
Every day for the next 365 days, I would cut a slip of paper, not much bigger than my thumb and I would write something good that happened that day
They didn't have to be big things, and most of them really weren't

2-25-14 - Drew a lot today :)
2-1-14 - Bought a new Doctor Who t-shirt
1-12-14 - Painting a scene from tangled
6-15-14 - Went to see Maleficent

Over the course of the year, the jar was filled and all my little amazing moments that had made my day slowly built up in my little jar
I had no idea how much that would do for me

Today, on December 31, 2014, I filled the jar
365 slips of paper
365 reasons why 2014 was an amazing year
It's now finished, full of moments I will never forget now because I learned to appreciate the tiniest things like going to my little brother's school performances or eating ice cream with my family or getting to talk for a few minute to a friend I hadn't seen in years
I will be opening it tonight to read all the little slips of paper before the ball drops once more in Times Square and relive all those little moments

I learned so much about myself and the world around me this year
One of the big things I learned was from Anne Frank,
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
And that includes not only the world around you, but your world, too 

Honestly, 2014 was the best year for me
I don't recall much from the previous years, and I regret that now
But I can't tell you how excited I am to start the 2015 jar

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I mentioned in a post awhile back that New Year's Eve was one of my all time favorite holidays
Still accurate. xD
Before I spam you with more firework gifs than anyone could ever ask for, I guess I should try and type up a list of resolutions/goals/reminders since this is really the only time of the year I'm motivated to improve myself. Wish me luck. xD

1. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson - Be myself. Don't worry about what the world thinks, because they are all too busy worrying the same thing about themselves to worry about you. Inspire others with your individuality.

2. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ~Roald Dahl - Look for the magic in everything. Not just in big things, or little things. Everything holds magic if you just look for it.

3. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” ~11th Doctor - There will always be the good and bad moments in life, but don't put too much focus on either one. You will feel better remembering the good things, but you also need to learn from the bad things.

4. “I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.” -John Green - Love everyone you happen to meet. Flaws and all. 

5. “When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson - Remember, just like how you wish it was light when you can't see walking through the dark, you only learn to really appreciate the things you have when you've been through situations when you don't have those things. 

 6. “Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.” -Hank Green - Don't let society tell you that you can't be excited about things you love. Don't let them tell you that the things you love aren't important. They were the things that built you. 

7. “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.” -Kurt Vennegut - In the words of Dr. Wayne Dyer, when given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

8. “Well it’s simple to love someone,” she said. “But it’s hard to know when you need to say it out loud.” -WYRM, Rebecca Stead - Always tell the people you love that you love them. You don't know what all they're going through, and you don't know how much it will mean to them or when it could potentially save a life.

9. "900 years of time and space and I've never met anyone who wasn't important." ~The Doctor - Everyone is important. There isn't a person in the world who isn't here for a reason. You included.

10. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” -Elf - Happiness is contagious; spread it this year.

11. “If someone makes you feel bad for the bands you listen to or the way you take your coffee or how you wear your hair or what you wear or the way your laugh sounds then drop them and go find someone who thinks your laugh sounds like the best song they’ve ever heard and offers to make your coffee for you and thinks you dress like art.” -Tumblr user Koalatea - Pretty self explanatory. If anyone makes you feel bad for the things you like or treats you like trash, leave and find someone who will accept you for who you are and someone who you will be happy with.

12. Go without sugar as many days as possible.

13. Listen to music every day.

14. Run at least 2 miles a week.

15. Start a vlog (Something I've been wanting to do for years and finally have the camera/software for it. You know how Teddy from Good Luck Charlie had those video diaries? *go Kelsey finding all her inspiration from old Disney channel shows* That's kinda what I was planning. I won't be posting them anywhere, but I'm still excited.)

16. Go outside every day. I know this is a little like number 14, but this is different I swear. Instead of just running, I want to take some time every day, even if it's just five minutes to sit and write out in the backyard, to be by myself for a little bit, no computer or anything, and get to know myself a little better.

I'll probably come up with more over the next few days 
But for now 16 is enough for me. xD

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I hope 2014 went wonderfully for all of you and hope that 2015 will be even better
2014 was a big step for me and was truly a phenomenal year and I hope you all can say the same
Thanks for following me and being a part of my little blogging journey. There's a whole new year ahead of blogging for me to tackle, and I've got a whole lot planned and can't wait to share.


“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” 
-Neil Gaiman

And now back to the old routine xD

Happy 2015



Monday, December 29, 2014

*Proceeds to Cry Over Artwork*

I feel like it's been awhile since I did a normal post
Those posts where I just would just venture out aimlessly into the wide web with a draft open in another tab and pasted whatever I found interesting. xD

Look at this otter omg

I don't think I should have laughed that hard but oh well xD

I'm actually really excited for the Into the Woods movie though. xD

And look at this beautiful clock I want this because reasons

this is so important

Tangled was a beautiful movie

Winnie the Pooh was my freaking favorite thing when I was little okay xD


im leaving youtube forever

Alrighty guys, sit yourselves down y'all are gonna learn yourself a thing I just learned about .02 seconds ago while scrolling through the internet.
This is Margaret Hamilton
She was a mathematician and computer scientist 
This might not be as big of news now, but this was during the early-mid 1900s when all that 'women can't do anything but cook'/sexist stuff was going on, so that was pretty freaking rad if you think about it
And get this
You know Project Apollo
Where humans first made contact with the moon
She was the lead software engineer
That stack of books shes standing next to was all for the landing of Apollo 11
Just thought it was a thing that needed to be talked about since the amazing things that women did in the past are never talked about due to all the sexism
Little tidbit of knowledge of the day

I don't have any Pati Cmak for you this week, but I did go hunting on Society6 and found some things that killed me
One of my new favorite artists is Aimee Stewart
Her artwork is stunning and never ceases to amaze me

Another favorite of mine is Eric Fan
I have an unhealthy obsession with anything steampunk (I went to this one art festival thing in September with a friend of mine and basically all we did was try and find all the steampunk art booths it was great), and I just love his style

That's So Raven was a brilliant show okay

Oh, and for the first time in 2,737 years, on December 3, 2012, Mercury, Venus, and Mars aligned with the Pyramids of Giza which I thought was cool since thanks to one of my old teachers, I'm really into space/astronomy stuff and flip out when these kinds of things happen. xD

Well that's all I have for you muffins (idk) today
Hope you are all having a wonderful break from school this week
Sorry once again about the hiatus last week, but I did have a fantastic time today scouring the depths of the interwebs. xD