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December 27, 2018

Highlights of 2018

This week's Top Ten Thursday is 'highlights of the year.' I'm such a slacker that I didn't really do much this year. Every year I try to do more but I always ends up doing less. So my highlights aren't all that amazing but to me actually finishing something is an accomplishment, heck, even half finishing something is worth mentioning.

01/ Re-Launch my 'tea rain girl' shop at society6 — still not promoting it as much as I should but at least my art is out there

02/ Updated my computer to the (almost) latest Mac OS — now I have constant permission problems that just refuse to go away and also one of the apps keeps crashing every time I quit it but at least I'm more up to date

03/ Still blogging — sometimes I feel a bit lackluster about blogging so I would sometimes quit but then somehow something triggers me back to blogging so even if I do quit several times a month I would always un-quit later

04/ Finished reading books that I have had on my side table for years — some books I just dread finishing even though I have been really excited to read them

05/ Finished a few art pieces that I have procrastinated on for years — like books, I seem to pause just when I should continue on

06/ I have not deleted a single post from this blog — nothing to brag about but since I have a tendency to delete posts, I thought this is a pretty good accomplishment though there are only less than 40 posts so maybe I shouldn't be so proud of myself so soon?

07/ Almost finished writing a novel — still writing it actually but I'm going to finish it no matter how long it takes

08/ Finally realized 'of course' is not spelled 'of cause' — I have not noticed my misspelling for a long while so I don't even know when I started to misspell it but now I can correctly used the phrase which is kind of a silly accomplishment but no one corrected me so...

09/ Started Instagram — I was going to quit but decided to continue because I don't know, it just seems a pity to quit so soon

10/ Walked the Brooklyn Bridge — I started this habit/tradition a few years ago of walking the Brooklyn Bridge as a sort of a celebration/tribute to my birthday and had been walking it every year and always in winter but never on the same date. I actually get a little freaked out whenever I walked near the bridge where the floor change from concrete to wooden panels and if you have ever walked on the bridge, you know it actually bounces sometimes whenever a cyclist or a cart goes by, it's pretty scary considering how high up you are and I have deep fears about heights. I usually stop somewhere after the first tower but this year I walked all the way to the end and still, there's really nothing there, just buildings but I walked back feeling quite invigorated.

What are your highlights for 2018?

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20 comments:

  1. YOU HAVE A DOCTOR WHO QUOTE IN PLACE 😃 😍. OK, maybe it was there already but it never got displayed when I was looking? Either way, I love Doctor Who, and that is a great quote. My little whovian heart is happy 😉.

    Also, what a nice art for this post! And that "slacker of the year" cup LOL.

    Quote: "Finally realized 'of course' is not spelled 'of cause'".
    Haha, that was funny.

    Your Brooklyn Bridge story is quite peculiar, but I sort of get what you were aiming at (or aim at every year) and how it can make you feel like you accomplished something. Of course I've never been there myself, but I got a sense of place by your little tale.

    Also. congratulations on (almost) finishing your novel! I hope you get to put it out there one day. Happy new year!

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    1. actually, I change the quote from time to time but that dr who quote seems fitting for right now so I put it up and I really like that quote.

      I'm thinking I should put 'slacker of the year' on a cup.

      I'm hoping to finish the novel this year, well, probably not, my mind seems to be dragging the story, I don't know why.

      thanks for visiting & have a lovely new year.

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  2. looks like you had a good year! I accomplish less as I get older.

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    1. when you put them all together, it does sound like a lot doesn't it?

      thanks for visiting & have a lovely new year.

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  3. It's great that you counted blogging as something you continue to do, people forget about the things that have become part of their normal life but blogging still takes time and energy and is an accomplishment!

    Instagram is the only social media account that I quit and regret, so I rejoined and now try to use it in a healthier way.

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    1. I've been blogging a lot and quitted a lot, and yes, it does take time and energy so I agreed with you, blogging is an accomplishment.

      I'm still trying to figure out instagram so who knows, I may quit some day.

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. Fun to read your list of your year.
    I also have completed very little of what I love to do this year. Other things got my attention.

    Cheers to a fresh new year full of new beginnings.

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    1. I'm sure you will get back to doing what you love, every year is a chance to do them.

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  5. Congratulations on your list. Amazing accomplishment to walk that bridge considering your fear of heights! And I'm so glad you didn't quit blogging, I would really miss you. I loved the Christmas card by the way, thank you <3

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    1. I'm glad you got my card.

      I believe I'll be blogging into my old age...

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  6. Congratulations on having your art on a webshop, that's wonderful!
    Don't sell yourself shot on your accomplishments. There is a quote from a movie, I believe it was in "entrapment", someone says "you can't rush art", and I believe it's true.
    Hey, we walked across Brooklyn Bridge when we were visiting NYC, and I was actually thinking of you!
    Sorry my link-up tool didn't work yet again. It's up and running now, and I took the liberty of linking up your post. Thank you for participating!

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    1. 'you can't rush art' - that goes for everything, I think.

      I see a lot of people walking the brooklyn bridge every year, it's always a bit crowded, I might have seen you, who knows...

      mr linky is always a bit erratic, so no big deal, & thanks for linking me.

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  7. Yay! Sounds like you had a good year. Starting a novel is sometimes the hardest part. Good luck finishing it!

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    1. I haven't thought it was a good year or not but now that you have said it, I guess I did have a good year.

      thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. Hiya! -popping over from E.C.'s blog. I love having a place to sort of store and look at photographs, so am a keen user of Instagram. I lived for a short while in nyc, but I never managed to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. I did, however, scour every inch of Prospect Park. And made my way up to the Cloisters as well. Great city. So much to explore. Happy New Year from the West Coast! -bea

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    1. I have not been to Prospect Park but I did went to Central Park a few times, it's not same thing but it's close. & yes, there are a lot to explore in NYC, especially all the parks & bridges.

      thank you for stopping by & happy new year.

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  9. I have a strange fascination with photographing bridges, but it scares me to death to walk over them! I'm scared of heights + water, so it's generally a bad combination. :P Happy New Year, I hope it's a wonderful one for you!

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    1. I tried not to look down when I walk the bridge, honestly, you don't really see the water much because there is a road (not sure what to call it) where cars go back and forth below the walking and biking area so you don't see the water much unless you look across instead of down. but I know what you mean, it's a bit scary walking bridges especially suspended bridges. I honestly would stop walking and turn back if I feel a bit too freaked out.

      thank you for stopping by & happy new year.

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  10. It's interesting to read other people's lists, but I don't make my own. I just prefer to take things as they come into my life and do have a few short term projects as far as photography or crochet creations are concerned.
    The picture that I ordered from Society6 came today! It's your "Wings and Sunshine" framed picture. I love it and it's already up on one of my walls!

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    1. this is a more of list of things and not necessarily things I will do but maybe think about doing.

      thank for purchasing my art. I've not thought you would get that piece but that is one my favorite creations. thank you again.

      have a lovely day.

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