Well, it’s the evening of the last day in 2013 (and I’m a day late in posting my weekly update, sorry!), so I thought this week’s post would be a quick update of what I’ve been up to. My final post (for “Week 52” which I’ll probably do tomorrow) will be a reflection and review on how I’ve gone with the goals I set myself in the first week of 2013. I’ll also include my goals for 2014 in the next post.
So, without further ado, here’s this week’s update!
-Well, the week in passing has been a bit of a blur. I worked for two days, then we were off for Christmas. This year’s Christmas was very different compared to others, as after spending time with my family, Ray and I got to escape on a little holiday for a few days thanks to his parents. So, we got to fly on Christmas night up to Port Macquarie and stay right on the water. I feel very grateful that we got to experience Christmas with such a large extended family (mine and Ray’s included). The couple of days away from home was nice too, and I managed to relax for a while, sit by the water, attempt to fish, meet Ray’s grandmother in Taree and hang around with Ray’s family. Christmas just reminded me that I am so thankful that I have so many people that care about my wellbeing (as well as Ray’s), and are willing to support and encourage us. We’re truly blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.
-Other than Christmas, I’ve been trying to take it easy (as I’ll be going back to work in a few days). Ray and I got Pokemon X and Y for Christmas, so we’ve been playing these religiously (I got X, and LOVE the fire/psychic fox starter to bits). I also got the newest Zelda game, which has also been getting a run-through. I’ve taken a little break from WoW, mainly because we were travelling, while also being absorbed with our new 3DS games.
-I’ve also been having a little “break” from wedding planning…just to de-stress and give my mind (and wallet) a little rest. So, once I’ve had my birthday, I’ll get back into the full swing of wedding planning…as we now have less than 120 days to go! 🙂 All is going to plan, and it’s not just tying everything in together to have it all sorted.
-We managed to see the latest Hobbit movie addition upon our return. It was, of course, very impressive. My recollection of the storyline itself is quite hazy (I don’t think I’ve read the Hobbit in my 20s yet), and now I’m wondering whether I should re-read it before the final movie…..as this movie definitely left us on a cliffhanger. I was quite annoyed Ed Sheeran did the final song in the movie (ugh), but otherwise everything else was incredible. To me, I do prefer the Lord of the Rings…however, I feel the Hobbit tends to have more light-hearted moments, and can be a bit more upbeat. It’s fantastic to see Gandalf’s humour throughout these movies! All of this has inspired me to start reading more Tolkien…and I’m going to read the Simillarion sometime soon, as I’m very eager to be more familiar with the history of Middle Earth.
-Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen many people treating others horribly. These people don’t realise how much their actions hurt others, as they seem to be too selfish or ignorant to consider others. It’s been hard to see this happening, when the people being hurt are those I care about. However, rather than feeling anger towards the perpetrators, I feel pity. I pity that they’re unable to see the hurt they’re causing, or realise how childish they are, and that people view them as being childish and someone to not hold respect for. It’s hard when I’ve seen so many people hurting others over the past few weeks, and knowing that they wouldn’t even care about the damage they’re causing.
-I’m so eager to start sewing! With only two days left of the Christmas break, I haven’t set up any projects yet. But, I’m hoping to do so after my birthday (this Friday, eeeeeeek!) The first thing I’ll need to do is actually set up the patterns/cutting/pinning (my least favourite part), however my lovely fiancé states that this is his favourite part (I’m not sure if I should believe him, or he’s just saying it to help out!). So, we’re aiming to cut out and prepare some projects over the next week or two.
-Lastly, I’m very eager to hear what readers of my “updates” would like me to write about. This blog was originally just going to be for me to keep to the goals I set myself, however when others expressed that they wanted to read the updates, I made it public. I’m willing to try and write different entries (other than the weekly updates), however I want to know what readers would be interested in. Readers: do you have any ideas/suggestions of what you would like me to include on my blog? Feel free to leave a comment below, or (if you’re FB friends with me) feel free to send a message to me. I’d really appreciate it!
So, that’s the last weekly update from me for 2013. I feel proud of myself for posting every week (as per one of my 2013 goals), and definitely keeping up with the goals I set. You’ll hear from me within the next few days with a new and improved 2014 goals post soon.
Thanks for reading and Happy New Year! 🙂