This post is all about what happened to me this year!
This year I did not graduate from college or study abroad or anything terribly exciting, so it’s more about the little things for me this time…
1. My Susan costume was finished!
I’ve been dreaming of making this costume for years, and this year its finally done! It took a long time, and a lot of frustration, but I’m very proud of it.
2. I truly succeeded with my clothes buying ban.
Last year I did a pretty good job, but this time I managed to succeed in buying (if anything) only things from thrift stores. Excepting undergarments (bras, underwear, camis), all my newest clothing was made or thrifted by me! I even resisted it at one of my favorite stores ever, when it came to the States (because Primark is a surprising wonderland) but I managed to prevent buying actual clothing.
3. I worked in an office all summer (well, at least most of the summer), and I didn’t hate it.
This might sound terrible to people who do work in offices, and I’m sorry for that, but for as long as I can remember I wanted to do scientific research so I wouldn’t have to work in an office. So now that most of my work is on a computer, an office building is the logical place, which didn’t occur to me until this summer. My work is really cool, and it makes up for the setting.
4. At least three costumes have been finalized.
Peggy Carter, Susan, and Belle have been finalized, and if not finalized then photographed. Woot!
5. I moved into my own place, and I love it!
Nobody can tell me to do the dishes or eat something other than candy (other than myself… when I run out of dishes or candy, respectively). In all seriousness, I love having my own (rented) space, and its definitely improved the quality and time frame of my projects.
Well, that’s it for highlights! Check back tomorrow for the reflections on the year!