It’s been a year since I’ve started this blog so I thought it would be a nice time to write a personal entry.
Firstly, I hope everyone has had a happy new year. I started this blog on 2 January 2014 so it’s been just over a year since I started this blog. The past year has been a huge experience for me and I thank everyone following my blog for being there for /almost/ every step of the way! Of course, I plan to continue posting more art, influences and just general bits about my life throughout this year too so don’t expect any major changes to this blog.
2014 was a time of dramatic change for me. I think it wasn’t as difficult as the year previously but I still had many hurdles to overcome. However, towards the end of 2014 I can really feel myself being, for once in my life, really happy and content. I don’t think I mentioned this in any previous journals but when I was in my first year of university I was incredibly homesick and miserable. I barely made any new friends, I hated my flatmates, and I was constantly stressed about university work. Now, I have grown so much physically and emotionally. I’ve made so many wonderful friends, I adore my course and I’m thinking about staying in the city I study in once I graduate. It took an entire year to build who I am, and I am extremely grateful for that kick in the backside I had when I needed it!
2015 is also hopefully going to be a time of great change- Firstly, I want to travel more. I want to do mostly travelling alone, though holidays with my family are unavoidable. Similar to my trip to Newcastle not too long ago, I want to just hop on a train going anywhere and explore parts of the UK I never knew even existed. My dad has given me a new camera as a gift as well as some new lenses for it so I would love to document my travels on this blog. Things which are definitely going to happen:
– I plan on visiting Sheffield either next week or the week after to see the Winter Garden and then York to see the Shambles. I love old things, especially streets and architecture so I’m really looking forward to these visits. I have a huge thing for cobblestone roads too, which is why I love parts of Leeds.
– In April I am going to Hong Kong with my parents. We are going to Ocean Park so expect lots of photos of jellyfish! We are also going to trek this hill in Sha Tin to see a Buddhist temple with hundreds of Buddha statues so this will be interesting.
– Again in April, I am going to see a live orchestral performance for the first time. I’m going to see the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess concert in London with my sister and I’m actually quite excited about it since I love Zelda music.
– In June I am going on a cruise with my parents through the Nordic countries. We will depart from Denmark and travel to Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Eastern Russia (St Petersburg). Apparently we will be able to see the Northern lights in Norway, though because of uni it’s not 100% decided.
– In July I will be heading off to Tanzania to intern with a charity for 9-12 months. I’m really excited about it and I hope I’ll make some great friends, as well as making a difference to the local people over there. I’ll only be doing graphic design work over there (my specialty!) but they really need my help and I really need experience so it’s a win-win situation.
Overall 2015 will be a very busy but hopefully extremely exciting year for me! Whilst I’m doing doing anything too adventurous such as trekking a huge mountain or skydiving somewhere, I’m gonna have a lot of fun and learn a lot from all the travelling I’ll be doing. As well as all that, I hope to continue creating drawings for my blog and hopefully making some animations too.
It’s going to be an exciting year, and I hope you guys will be there every step of the way this year too! :D