Guys, what were your thoughts on the last days of 2014?
Are you sad to leave 2014? I'm very happy to leave 2014 behind. It's not that 2014 was not a good year for me. It was so-so. Just that I wanted to fast forward to early 2016. See, 2015 will be a difficult year. Both my kids are sitting for GCE 'O' and GCE 'A' levels end of this year. I expect lots of stress, tension, shouting and crying. (all me) So I kinda want to avoid all that and zip forward. Unfortunately, real life can't be fast forward. So 2015 has to be lived, month by month, week by week, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second and moment by moment.
The year ended with a cold spell in Singapore. You might know it's hardly ever really cold here except in an air-conditioned room. How cold was it? It was so cold my teeth chattered when I washed my face. I took the liberty of not showering for 2 days! I promise to shower today.
It's been raining since September. I kept wondering, will it ever stop raining? Well, today the sun shone a little in the morning but the sky grew cloudy again. And it barely rained. Just a little drizzle. I think that's a good sign.
I didn't accomplish much creatively in 2014.
Bags and pouches
I wrote a few backbreaking free tutes. HERE. When I write a tute, I don't always know the impact on anyone. I hope enough people will find them useful. So I appreciate those who have written in to let me know it did.
2014 was the year of the dolls.
I've got a few (ahem) more dolls I've yet to show you guys.
I learned to use a DSLR. I still have much to learn. I don't have the knack for photography but it's a skill I need for my blog and my patterns.
I got better at Illustrator and Indesign. I just want to know enough to get my stuff done.
We spent a bomb on doctors. Me, my girl and my son. I don't think hubs saw any doctors in 2014.
I ran very little and finally got my act together and attended a twice weekly exercise class. It's not enough. Hubs and I finally got to run together twice in organized runs.
I gained more weight. wtf!
I wasn't a regular blogger. I came and went as I pleased. My blog traffic fell. 2012 was the year I peaked. Kinda sad. But there's still enough traffic to get me motivated.
In real life, I'm not a social person. I stay home most of the time and hardly speak to any human outside my family. On social media, I have the same real life awkwardness. So you won't see me engaging much. Still, social media goes hand in hand with a blog, imho. So once in a while, I emerge from my shell to post something.
Having said that, I don't have much hope for my Facebook page. I don't pay FB money to boost my posts so hardly anyone get to see my posts. I do cross post on my google+ so if you want to google friend me, it's here.
I'm fairly active on Instagram. I use it as a personal account and not so much biz. So if you want to know what I ate today, I am projectsbyjane.
I'm trying to use Twitter more. So if you want to find me, it's projectsbyjane. Is it too late to learn to use Twitter?
I'm also on Ello but I don't know how to use Ello. Might give it up soon.
So that was my year in 2014. And how was 2014 for you?