HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!I hope you all had a great end to the year, or if not, at least you have a new page to work on :> And many apologies for any messages I've not replied to while I was away, I will try to get back to them now
The first day of 2015 was spent travelling from one side of the world to the other, and I have to say that, although I'm happy to be home, Japan was fantastic
I went to so many places, saw so many things, ate so much, bought so much, experienced so much, and was inspired SO much XD
My favourite parts of the trip were going to sushi restaurants (tastes SO DAMN GOOD
), forming brief friendships with strangers, and vending machines. At first the only vending machines I saw were for drinks, but as I explored more, I found smaller ones that gave out toys, and heheh.... I spent so much on Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor ones XD Vending machines are so thrilling
I visited Pokemon Centers in Osaka and Tokyo, received a birthday crown, a special Eevee, and several other goodies because I was a birthday girl -u- I went to Nara and fed deer, went to Arashiyama and fed monkeys, visited the Kyoto Animation shop (the studio isn't open for tours), went to the Kyoto Manga Museum and ...
...ahh there's so much to share, I can't possibly put it all in one journal XD
I arrived back home to a messy bedroom of 2014's Katja. It accurately reflected the state of mind I was in. Unorganised, confused, frantic, rushed, filled with anxiety and stress. Going to spend the next few days clearing everything up, organising things and work on setting a new form of discipline in my life. After spending two weeks in a country running on discipline, order and efficiency, I think I can learn a thing or two :>
For my new year's resolution I would like to...
- Be organised, so that I can be more productive, more independent, and make the most of my new occupation in life :> I'm a workin' gal now, gotta grow up :>
- Be braver, go out of my way to get things done rather than just go with the flow and miss opportunities because I'm scared of consequences. I don't want to let things slip by if I can do something about it \o/
- Do more acts of kindness, 2014 was a constantly slippery down-hill slope, even though so many good things were happening. One of the few things that made me smile was doing nice things for strangers, buying surprising presents for friends, and seeing how genuinely happy it made them. It's nice to feel appreciated and know that I have the ability to bring joy to peeps :> I've not been feeling that for a while.
And what I'm pretty chuffed with is the fact that I already started on these resolutions before the year ended! So yes! Leaving the chaotic 2014 behind and aiming for a smooth ride in this Year of the Spinning Mouse! Let's hope for more free time for comics, new projects, a continuation of Poképeeps, new friendships, travelling, everything going onwards and upwards!
The year ended on the most unexpected and sweetest note ever, and I left it with no regrets and so here's hoping that this is a run-up to epic things :>
I hope you all are doing okay! Let's make 2015 AWESOME