Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a happy holidays and were able to feel the holiday spirits whether it be with friends, family, or simply by yourself. My Secret Santa sent me a wonderful pair of RWBY Ruby Rose leggings and RWBY socks that I absolutely ADORE! (P.S: If you were my Secret Santa PLEASE message me so I can thank you personally ). Hopefully, my Secret Santa received my gifts (if you're reading this and didn't please let me know!) Overall, the holidays were successful and I was blessed enough to be surrounded by my family.
Now that the holidays are coming to an end, it's time to look to the New Year and look back at 2016 which wasn't...the greatest for the world, but in all honesty, I had a pretty good 2016. My JO team placed 3rd in the country for our last year of JO volleyball, I was lucky enough to attend RTX 2016 this year for the first time and meet so many wonderful people including Meg Turney, started an RT group in Ohio called Rooster Buckeyes, attended my first year of college and finished on the Dean's List, and started as freshman for my college volleyball team where we proceeded to have the school's best record in 25+ years. With a successful year in the books, it's time to look towards 2017.
I'm a fan of New Year Resolutions and trying to stick with them so to help in trying to keep with these, I decided to write them down here. This way I can hold myself accountable to them and possibly inspire others with mine!
Spread More Positivity: Example: Replace "I'm sorry for being a mess" to "Thank you for loving me for who I am"
Practice Drawing: I know I have the potential to be a good artist, but I lacked the practice and patience it takes so I want to practice drawing at least once a day to help improve my skills
Search for/Get a job in Digital Media Design/Broadcasting in the Summer: I want to get a head start on job experience so I want to at least try and find a small job this summer related to my major to start getting experience for my resume
Attend RTX 2017: I had such a blast this year that I want to be able to save money for 2017
Eat Healthier: Just make smarter choices about my diet and what/how much I eat
Keep Above 3.6 GPA: I've always strived to keep up academically and I always worked better under (healthy) pressure situations and I feel this goal is very achievable for me, but will continue to push me
Work on Social Skills: I've always struggled with my social anxiety and its resulted in missing opportunities and having trouble with finding friends. SO I want to push myself in social experiences such as joining a sorority in my spring semester and making friends with fellow students in my major
Improve in Adobe Creative Cloud: Specifically Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Learn to Sew/Make My Own Cosplay: I fell in love with cosplay this past year at RTX and I want to finally learn how to sew and make a cosplay by hand. My plans for this year are Mad Queen Ryan and Fem! Larry (Crunch Time) for RTX 2017
Hopefully everyone will finish 2016 strong and have a wonderful 2017! Love you lovelies!