I was going to write a holiday-ish post earlier, but December has been super-busy - and in a good sense, since there's been so much socializing - that it turned into a New Year's post.
Not-so-good things first:
got diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid inflammation in spring and struggled with sleep issues, which resulted in general fatigue about a lot of things, but both of these things seem to be in check for now;
lost more than half a year's worth of photos because of not having backed them up regularly and then accidentally formatting the camera's SD card. Lesson learned, because there were some rather nice memory-making and nature photos on there;
had stress-related depression in autumn, but that is also resolved for now.
traveled a lot around my country this year, definitely more than during the past several years;
stopped caring so much about how drawings come out, which resulted in actually drawing more, if not better;
bought a macro lens for my dSLR and took some baby steps with it;
switched my job to a better paid and more demanding contract that made me reevaluate and improve my work ethic;
went to two local cons;
traveled to Austria and Czech Republic;
snipped some toxic relationships out of my life and reached out more towards positive people;
continued following more sky event news and saw some nice ones, too, like blazing noctilucent clouds in midsummer nights and two meteor showers (although one of them was, sadly, very sparse ).
Resolutions are pretty simple:
draw something every day (even if just a 5-minute doodle);
read a bit every day;
take some photos at least once a week and back them up at least once a month;
keep a "remembolutions" jar, since I tend to forget what happened when. In fact, I forgot to do it this year.
On top of that I have some actual plans and hopes in regards to work and my health, but I don't want to discuss those until plans have at least been set into motion.
Also, I would *like* to pick up another language (I have a few realistic options), brush up on my German and Russian, and return to making, not just consuming, music in some capacity, but I can't predict how lazy or busy I'll be, so I don't really feel like calling these things "resolutions".