Happy New Year and Whatnot

The end of 2012 is nigh! Or at least for folks on my side of the world. To those who are already celebrating the new year, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tim and I are having a Star Wars marathon to welcome 2013. πŸ™‚

Anyhow, while thinking of things to list in my annual ‘Year-in-Review’ post I thought that maybe I shouldn’t focus on the past, but look ahead and think of what I hope to accomplish during the upcoming year. As Albus Dumbledore once said to a young Harry Potter, “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Um… that’s pretty similar to not looking back on the past and living in the now and all that good stuff, right? No? Okay.Β I just really wanted to make a Harry Potter reference. πŸ˜›

Here’s a list of some of the things I hope to accomplish in 2013 (in no particular order):

  • Get back into writing fiction and non-fiction.
  • Read at least 12 books. That’s one book a month — I should be able to manage that!
  • Find a legit job, preferably one that is not in Stockton.
  • Move out of Stockton. This is a MUST!
  • Experiment in new jewelry making mediums — I’m looking into paper clay and upcycling toys to be used as pendents πŸ™‚
  • Get more serious with my Etsy store and blog — more jewelry, more posts! And networking like cray-cray.
  • Sell my jewelry at a nerdy convention or arts & crafts faire. I’m on the waiting list for a show in March, but I don’t want to give too many details about it because I’m afraid I might jinx it.
  • Start vlogging.
  • Get rid of things I don’t need in my room so I’ll actually have a place to vlog and have less anxiety over all my crap.
  • Go on holiday outside of California. Portland, I’ve got my eye on you!
  • Lose 30+ lbs. I lost a lot of weight early last year and gained it all back (and thensome) at the end. AH! I’d be lying if I said this isn’t for vanity reasons, but I want to be healthy too!Β And it’d be nice to be able to run just in case the Doctor happens to pop by. Gotta do lots of running with that man! <– sorry I’m not sorry for talking about Doctor Who.

2012 was full of great things, but I’m ready to see what’s in store for 2013!

Happy New Year, y’all!!! πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Nina

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7 responses to “Happy New Year and Whatnot

  1. Mandy

    Brilliant list, Nina. Best of luck in completing it! I hope you have a wonderful start to the new year!

    <3,
    M

  2. janine

    Happy Happy new year Nina! I hope it’ll be a great one for both of us πŸ™‚

  3. Great list! Portland is awesome and I gotta ask why you want to get out of Stockholm?! Hope all your plans comes through in 2013! Happy New Year!

    • Nina Penalosa

      Happy New Year to you too, Caroline! To answer your question, I was born and raised in Stockton and have basically lived here my whole life aside from the 2 1/2 years I lived near San Francisco for school. I’m in dire need of changing my living arrangement, so that’s why I want to get out!

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