Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hoot-hoot to 2013!

I will admit, I am so ready for the new year. 2012 wasn't all that fantastic for me and I shall be glad to see the back of it. I might have pinned too many hopes on it, or maybe I just thought the number 2012 would be my lucky number, but it let me down rather and I'm welcoming 2013 with open arms. Sort of like, "Alright, 2013, let's see what you've got to offer." :D
This is my general feelings toward 2012.

Even still, I always feel a little bit sad about the end of the year. It's like when you finish a book, and the story is just...done. That's how I feel when I look back. There are always things I sort of wish I had done or things I wish I hadn't. But either way, the year is done and that's that.

I like to look at the start of the new year. It's nice to look forward at a whole year that hasn't been touched yet and know that everything is still possible for it. You still have time to accomplish everything you hope to.

With that thought in mind, I've decided to create a 'bucket' list for this year. I have lots of little things that I want to try and do and some big things that I should do.
I do love lists.
I've been mulling over some things in my head to put on this list and I have a feeling it's going to be a mish-mash of useful and not so useful things. For instance, I've always wanted to order a starbucks under a different name...and maybe with a different accent. I just have never had the guts to do it. I chicken out at the register. So that will be one the list. :p
I'm thinking about taking an acting class. I've wanted to for a long time, but again, I never have to guts to do it. But maybe this year...
I want to learn how to pick a lock.
My flute has been neglected and I want to see if I can practice it every day for a year. And I need to get more serious with my singing.

I've never done a bucket list before and I'm looking forward to giving myself a bit a challenge.
I am the sort of person that loves to do things but hardly ever follow through. Here's hoping that I'll be better this year!

Mostly, I just want to learn to trust God more and try harder to do what He wants me to do, and not what I want to do. God has given me this new year and blessed my life with so many things, so it's up to me to use them well.

Happy New Year!

God Bless!


  1. Happy New Year to you. I hope it is more enjoyable then 2012 was. And having a bucket list is a good idea, gives you a chance to try new things! (Move closer, I need actors and if it interests you I could use you. *Grin*)

    Aw, one cannot help but love the Guardian movie, it has Jack in it. *SMirk* It was a very good movie. I cannot wait to buy it so I can watch it as much as I please. One of my favourites.

    Oh yes! Howl's cold! That part made me laugh so hard. ANd he sulks in his room as if he is dying, and says Sophie has no pity for him and she ignores him! I loved that part!

    Happy New Year to you!!

  2. Happy New Year to you Amy! Calvin and Hobbes forever! *fangirl squee*


  3. LOVEDLOVEDLOVED this post, Pandy. :D

    I felt just like that also, when 2012 left. :D And Calvin and Hobbes all the way!!!!!!!!

    Bucket list. Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh can i be there when you do the starbucks thing????? :)

  4. Panda ~ Great clip! That was a particularly fun Dr. Who. I love the Calvin and Hobbes comic too.

  5. Thank you, Jack. :) Last year wasn't a *bad* year, really. Just one of those very long years.

    Thanks, Emily, and a happy new year to you as wall. I know. I love Calvin and Hobbes!

    Awwe, that's sweet, Treskie! I felt like this post was a tiny bit sappy so I'm very happy you liked it. :D
    I don't know if you can be there when I pull the starbucks thing. I might have to make sure it's a starbucks far away from where I live. I would hate for someone to remember me!

    I know, Marhi! That was one of my favorite Doctor Who's too. He was so funny!

  6. At least you get the red shirted men. That makes you a very cool nerd. Join the club! We have red shirts...oh wait, those aren't safe. We have blue or gold, take your pick.

    You should try an acting class. Even if it is just one. Might turn out that you enjoy it. *Grin* Besides, doing something crazy and daring can be fun, mostly. Or at least give you memories which last ages - like the time I danced with a bunch of almost strangers.

  7. I shall have to sit beside you when you're doing your bucket list, and make one for myself as well.

    Hoot hoot! I loved Rise of the Guardians! Can't wait to see it again. :)

  8. Yes, Kit, make a bucket list! We'll probably have very similar things on it! Hehe.
    Rise of the Guardians...better than most movies. :D