So comes time to reflect on things that happened in 2013. I'd say it was probably the most eventful year of my life... though oddly enough looking back it's all seem so... unexciting. But I guess that's a good thing! At this point in my life excitement is usually a bad thing :P
Furry-wise, I still managed to get plenty of con-going in. Furry Fiesta, FCN, AC, Condition, WPAFW and MFF. All good times. Even got to visit friends in California, Texas, and Ohio plenty of times in out-of-con settings. Can't complain. I got a new partial fursuit in Sydney and got to dress him up a couple times. Jaggsie got a face makeover thanks to Jill0r. My online activities have pretty much been limited to Twitter and journals. Not a big change. Haven't really done anything significant artistically inna long time. Hard to justify such a use of my free times...
This year saw me finish residency, take my written boards, move, and start a new job. Also made some major purchases in a new car, a house, and the used car I've talked so much about (an orange Hummer H3 in case you're wondering. I know what you're thinking. Its okay no need to say it, I already know... :P )
On one hand I kinda can't believe that much has happened in one year. Doesn't feel like that much has happened or changed... :P
Got to spend plenty of time with my family. Went to Banff, and got to spend my birthday and Thanksgiving home with family. Though I wasn't home for Christmas for the second straight year, I got to have an early one a week early, and for the holiday itself got to spend it with a friend's family... which meant alot to me.
Sadly I get to spend the last day of this year on call in the hospital. Ohhh well. Overall my job has been kind to me, and I can't complain too much.
I think the theme for 2014 will be to get things in order, and to figgure things out. Nothing too exciting, but important. I gotta try to pay off these loans I've acquired in 2013, and hopefully position myself to be able to by my long term home in a few years.
And I have to figgure out where I want my long term home to be. Need to figgure out if this job is the one I want long term. I can say right now the benefits outweigh the negatives... but the main negative is I feel lonely and isolated from friends and family sometimes. Can I go on like this and settle for intermittent visits for the rest of my life? Planning to move a little bit closer to people once this lease runs out, so hopefully that'll help. I at least have a goal in mind for where I think I'd like to live some day. Probably won't figure it all out this year, but I will have to eventually... The rest of one's life is a long time... (well in my case, at least I hope so!)
Hmmmmm, what else do I gotta do. Prepare for and take and pass my oral boards. Also renew my contract with the group, and hopefully become a partner (if I decide that's what I wanna do).
Furry-wise, planning to go to FC, BLFC, new-FCN, AC, and MFF. WPAFW, time permitting. Excited about the new ones I've not been to...
And of course, the usual commitment to stay in touch with my closest friends, and visit friends and family as much as I can. Be the guy that lives far away and visits from time to time...
So... I don't expect anything drastic to change this year. Just keep doing my thing, I guess!
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