Sun Setting Soon on 2016 (photo)

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taken with a Nikon s9600

This photo is of a recent sunset. Lately our skies have been very dreary and blah, so when I saw this about two weeks ago, I knew that I needed to capture it.

This is likely my last post of 2016. Tomorrow I am relaxing, then simple evening festivities (lots of snacks and playing various games with my parents). I’m planning on an obligatory new-year post for Sunday.

I want to thank everyone who has read my blog this year, and leaving the occasional comment. I sincerely appreciate it all.

I pray that everyone has a fun but safe New Year’s Eve. See you all in 2017!

My Goals for 2016

Happy New Year! 🙂

2015 was kinda cruddy and I’m glad that it’s behind me. I plan to do more in 2016. Here are my goals:

a) Get a new job. By now I have been in my job for about 16 months. It’s a decent enough amount of time, so that should help my resume out. I’m looking for something that keeps me closer to home, does not involve sales in any way, and hopefully pays a bit better.

b) Go on my first-ever date. I have yet to go on what I would say is a date – an outing with a guy with the intention/possibility of it creating a romantic relationship. I don’t want to do this weird, ambiguous, uncertain “is this a date? are we just hanging out?” thing anymore. And I’m 26… and I’m not getting any younger.

c) Go on a getaway/trip. I don’t care if it’s a little weekend trip. Since I don’t know what kind of vacation time I’ll get this year, I can’t really plan anything yet. But if I have a long weekend, it would be nice to go somewhere. I haven’t done any traveling since Sept 2012, so I’m a bit rusty.

d) Sew an article of clothing. I’ve been meaning to get into sewing clothes for myself for a while. I’m a beginner/intermediate seamstress… I can figure my way through some techniques somehow haha. I also want to get into historical and folk costuming at some point (so many beautiful things!!), but I have no idea where to begin with it.

e) Read more. Oy. I only read one book last year. I have a long list of books I’ve been meaning to read. So if I can read like… two… books, that’ll help a bit haha.

f) Watch Mad Men. Enough said for this one.

g) Attend at least one Serbian Orthodox service. Through my work, I’ve met a few Serbian Orthodox people. One coworker has invited me to join her. I have always been curious about Orthodox services, so I will take her up on her offer.

h) Take more photos. Just have fun with my camera – and use this as an opportunity to check out new places and discover unique photo subjects.

i) Blog more often. I will do my best to post here at least once a week. A photo, or a haiku, or even a youtube video that I found and liked enough to share.

j) Be more active on Etsy. I hardly had any sales last year and I largely forgot about my store. I struggled to find inspiration to craft last year. But I will craft when I can, and keep up-to-date on my listings and try to advertise more. … and if you wanted to check out my store now, here is a link to FrauleinPfau! I will also see about selling at two craft shows; the last few years I only sold at one, so maybe if I sell at two, it’ll inspire (aka pressure haha) me to craft more.

We’ll see how this year goes 🙂

Do you have any goals for 2016?

The best of luck to everyone. I hope that 2016 will be great to everyone.