i love new year’s eve. halloween is my favorite holiday, but new year’s eve is a super close first runner up. i love a good party. i love shiny clothes. i love fellowship, and hope for something new. this year was…garbage, to be quite honest. so this particular symbolic ending is very important to me. i have (privately) blogging since 2003 and most years since 2006 i have compiled an end of the year wrap up, so here we go…
THE BIG 2015 LIST [ALL IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER]
-THINGS I LOVED ABOUT 2015
xtrmst @ the roxy
bvb @ the fox
walk the moon @ the palladium
age of ultron 30 people deep with my work family
my first trip to seattle
my niece’s prom
sirose’s birthday party
louie’s birthday party
my niece’s graduation
my going away party
ed sheeran @ the hollywood bowl
sam hunt @ irvine meadows
anime expo ’15
comic con ’15
juliette and the licks @ the el rey
darius rucker @ irvine meadows
warped tour 2015
hanging out with my mom so much
dear boy in store
becoming a sigma kappa advisor
taste of chaos 2015
florence + the machine at the bowl
annual friends disneyland christmas day
star wars lightsaber battle
the academy is… almost here 10 year reunion show
-THINGS I HATED ABOUT 2015
this year is always going to marred by two things in my memory; the death of my grandmother and leaving my job at apple. i don’t think i really need to espouse about that. quitting my last job was like a really bad break up, and i’m still having a hard time dealing with it; there’s a lot of shame and regret and what ifs and what nows in my mind.
-THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2015
sleater-kinney; no cities to love // marilyn manson; the pale emperor // fall out boy; american beauty/american psycho // falling in reverse; just like you // kelly clarkson; piece by piece // madonna; rebel heart // sleeping with sirens; madness // purity ring; another eternity // best coast; california nights // mumford & sons; wilder mind // florence + the machine; how big, how blue, how beautiful // muse; drones // adam lambert; the original high // of monsters & men; beneath the skin // ryn weaver; the fool // sam hunt; montevallo // passion pit; kindred // cold war kids; hold my home // carly rae jepson; emotion // hilary duff; breathe in. breathe out // the weeknd; beauty behind the madness // honeyeater; self titled ep // set it off; duality: stories unplugged // the neighborhood; wiped out // melanie martinez; cry baby // halsey; badlands // chvchers; every open eye // disclosure; caracal // grimes; art angels // ellie goulding; delirium // 5 seconds of summer; sounds good, feels good // justin bieber; purpose // one direction; Made in the AM // kid cudi; speedin bullet to heaven // kacey musgraves; pageant material //
-THE BEST MOVIES OF 2015
jurassic world and the force awakens. duh. did anything else even come out this year? oh, inside out and cinderella.
-THE BEST TV SHOWS OF 2015
i’m going to be lazy and go with parks and rec, because i just binge watched all seven seasons and am sad 2016 will not see new episodes of parks and rec.
-THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015
I read 21 books this year, which feels really low for me…but I also read a lot of comic books this year…anyway. I highly recommend; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (It’s being made into a movie in 2016, and it’s good. It gets a lot of comparisons to Gone Girl, but I don’t think the “reveal” in this book is as interesting, I saw it coming). The Pale Motel and Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block (I didn’t see the “reveal” in either of these coming until the last second, super juicy, but quick reads). Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (Is it cliche to say something changed your life? This book changed me). Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira, More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, and All the Rage by Courtney Summers, just solid teen fiction.
-THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2016
taking the time to really figure out what i want out of my life and manifesting those things into my universe.
find fulfilling work
beautify my home life (my place kinda looks like leslie knope's)
revamp my wardrobe
eat better food
purge unwanted and unnecessary junk
spend more time outdoors
okay, so this is “funny”…while I was writing this, I was looking back and I found my goals from 5 years ago. It’s interesting to me how I completed most of them at that time, but now that cycle of my life has ended and I’m in a very similar place again… although, I still haven’t played dungeons and dragons.
-get a new job [the one i have will drive me crazy and ruin one of my relationships if i stay there for much longer].
-go to more shows [music and theatre. it's fun, good for the health, and something that needs to be done more often].
-get my fucking license [i'm 22 years old, this is just ridiculous].
-nurture my interpersonal relationships. [i feel like i have been throwing my own pity party and slacking on some of my relationships and this is clearly unacceptable. my friends are all i have.]
-start grad school/start my career [working a "job" just isn't my style. i have too much talent to let it go to waste at a 9-5].
-revamp my wardrobe [my size is changing and i'd really like to start dressing like a homeless ghetto hipster queen].
-handle my problems with strength, grace, and dignity [instead of crying and whining i will put on my big girl panties and take things head on].
-get another tattoo [i want like, five more. i need to get started].
-pierce my nose. (again) [i miss that little shiny hole in my face, it completed me]
-work on a piece of art every single day [i need to remain motivated and get things off of my artistic "to do" list].
-stand up for myself [i need to worry less about people loving me and more about people walking all over me].
-complete things on my bucket list [i'm tired of just looking at it and saying "someday". today is someday.].
-eliminate negative energy from my life [i'm over the drama. if you're not contributing to my life, then you're detracting from it. and i don't like it when people steal from me].
-travel [i miss nola, nyc, and everywhere i've been. i'm sure there are other beautiful places in the world for me to go to, fall in love with, and miss when i come back home].
--learn how to play d&d.
have some random photos from this year, that i really enjoyed.