Edit: Added some things, just for fun, and to get more positive things to the list, since it's actually been a lot of good things happening too!
My brother was diagnosed with epilepsy and we are still trying to get him on the right meds, but we're learning to live with it, all of us. The hardest part is definitely the everlasting question of video games. Bro wants to play them, the rest of us says no. Argues big time, I'm just saying.
I starred in a play by the name of "The Doom's Day Prophets", set in Uppsala 1647, playing a full-of-herself recruiter for the Swedish colonies in America. Possibly one of the parts that I've had the most fun with in my acting life.
Was to the 10 yrs reunion with my grade school classmates: a huge leap in confidence for me, since I honestly thought that I wouldn't dare to go. Felt quite confident, spoke a lot to people I never thought I'd dare speak to. Not surprisingly I ended up talking more with the guys than the girls. Also got to sort out some things with people I didn't even know I had things to sort out with.
Completed my Sailor Moon manga collection *^__^* Making me a very happy Moonie.
Was on a Sonata Arctica concert, and while my feet hated me to the point where it was silly it was awesome ^^
No Boxing Day dinner at ours this year. But hey! Lots of food and a smaller, more cozy dinner where you could hear everyone and talk to everyone without shouting! A very soft, nice Christmas holiday overall this year, actually.
I started on my education's minor subject: Swedish as a second language, and found that it is real tricky and includes a lot of politics that I really don't like. But I've also found myself liking the subject in itself. It's an interesting subject. (Hopefully, from March this year, I'll be able to attend some real-life lessons, observing actual teachers as they hold lessons like this. Just for experience.)
I've spent the entire autumn term (August-December) without income, because the financial aid bureau and I haven't agreed, and there's been a few set-backs that's stopped any further agreements. Now I've got what I need to get financial aid, and they're looking at my application as it is. Thumb's crossed that it's ok'd!
Got some really nice connection to some of my classmates, and headed with them out on celebratory examination beer - something I rarely do, because I rarely feel like hanging around my classmates more than during the lessons. These guys are quite nice though. In moderation, of course.
I've written my first own manuscript, that has been mine and mine alone from start to finish! (This technically belongs to the 'school' category, but nevermind that!)
Concerning art and photography... I actually don't know if it's better or worse than 2012. Worse, in a sense, but better in another. I've come around to actually start using Photoshop again, and I've done a few watercolour projects. Even so, this has to improve in 2014. That much is for certain!
Rediscovered my interest in jewellery making, and got myself a heckload of material, though the actual MAKING of jewellery has come to a start yet. Also something to push for in 2014, definitely!
Hooked a spot on a list as a substitute theatre teacher at a school of arts, and worked there in two rounds of a project meant to hook the students on wanting to start in the theatre classes. I've also been standing in for the art's teacher at an occasion. Really, really nice!
I got commissioned to do illustrations for a children's book, and sadly this has not been handled as good as I would've wanted. A lot of things happening and some miscommunication between me and the client has had it land on ice for now, but it will hopefully resume now with the new year's arrival.
For 2014 I want/will work at a number of things, amongst others:
Getting a more positive attitude to events and myself.
Draw more - colour pencils, watercolour, graphite, photoshop/Opencanvas, the whole enchilada.
Get better at finishing school assignments on time, so I can get my grades ON TIME.
Lose weight. Standing point every year, but I really need to get back up on the horse with this one.
Start on one of my book projects for real.
Get better at saying 'no' to things I don't want/don't like, but ALSO to not say 'no' in vain.
Rebuild my saving's account.
Take my driver's license.
I hope your 2014's will be the best year ever!!! Take care, m'dears