I should probably explain how this works. So, I’ve made a few other boards for New Year’s in the past, about what you enjoyed in the year being left behind and what you were looking forward to in the year to come. But this year I decided to do this.
One year, I did a summer camp in which, at the end of the day, we all shared our ‘thorns’ (things we disliked about the day), ‘roses’ (things we enjoyed about the day), and ‘buds’ (things we were looking forward to in the next day). I took this idea home and to this day we still do it. And I thought, hmm, this could work for a reflection in the year!
So let’s do it.
My thorns for 2018 were school problems (most of all); runaway Lisas; crazy politics madness I don’t even read in the paper but finds its way to me somehow; being sick; The Great Deletion; and book cliffhangers (xD).
My roses for 2018 were family; Lisa; rediscovering NMG and making amazing new friends; summer musical production camp (we did Mary Poppins and I was the grumpy housekeeper Mrs. Brill) and all the amazing new and old friends from there; discovering like 50 new obsessive fandoms (mostly through NMG, haha) including Shadowhunters (!!), Welcome to Night Vale, Carry On, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and so on; really discovering my identity as a fangirl (xDD); going to the Outer Banks in the summer; turning thirteen in March (!); making art; getting an Apple Pencil for Christmas; making new music with my band; and of course all the little things like sunsets, breezes, and music.
My buds for 2019 (!!!) are family; Lisa; being on NMG; my last year of summer musical production camp (*cries in distance*); turning fourteen in March (!!!); hopefully getting into the high school (!!!) I really want to go to; making more art and music; more fandoms; and all the little things.
I love all of you beautiful amazing people so much, and I am excited to see what the new year brings for our community and hope you all have an amazing start to your 2019. <3 <3 <3