I'm a few days late, but that’s okay. I figure 2019 doesn’t really start until next week, as we’re still eating leftovers and we’ve refused to take the decorations down until today. It was such a wonderful Christmas this year, I don’t really want to say goodbye to it just yet. The next few months are very long, and very dull and Summer is far too far away.
Still, I have good feelings about 2019! I guess I go into every year an optimist, making resolutions and setting goals. I love New Year's Resolutions. It’s a fresh slate. I love making lists and having concrete plans. I know New Years is an arbitrary date, but it’s as good a time as any to put a plan in action, right?
Every year I set myself the same resolutions; I’m going to draw more, blog more, vlog more, lose some weight, save some money. I’d be lying if I said those weren’t still my resolutions this year, but I think I’m going set some new ones, too. They’re very simple and humble.
I’m going to watch more movies. I’m going to play more games.
Over Christmas, I spent a lot of time in the living room on my new PS4, playing Red Dead Redemption 2. It was so nice disconnecting from my PC for a while, where I spend most my time as a digital artist and as a gamer. Even though I was still staring at a screen playing a video game, it was nice take time away from constant browser tabbing, Facebook checking and notification popping. I very, very rarely play single player games anymore. My evenings are spent in Teamspeak, playing League of Legends or Destiny 2 or some other multiplayer game with my friends. It’s awesome, and I love it, but it means I rarely take time out to play something new.
I also took time out to watch a lot of movies this Christmas. Even though I go to the cinema very often thanks to our lovely Cineworld Unlimited cards, I very rarely sit down at home and dedicate two hours to a film. It’s just easier to watch an episode of something on Netflix, a Youtube video or even a Twitch stream than it is to sit still for two hours and focus on a movie. So, I’d like that to change this year, too.
Otherwise, I’m just plain excited to see what 2019 brings. Last year I finally got on top of my financial situation by paying off my credit card and overdraft which had both been looming over me since my student days. Now is the time for savings, so that Moose and I can finally get a place together and start a new chapter of our lives. I know I said this last year, too, but with my debts finally cleared, I think this is the truest and most real it’s ever been! Bring it on, 2019!
I'm Selena, an artist, blogger and gamer - but maybe not always in that order! Dream Somehow is a blog dedicated to travel, art, geeky adventures, gaming, life in the South West of England, vintage style and a little bit of Disney Dreaming! If you'd like to know a bit more about me, click here!
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