2015 came to a close last night, and instead of writing a sappy blog post about how much I've changed this year, I've decided to look forward.
I don't want to bore everyone with what I accomplished this year like graduating college, starting my first job in a career, starting my blog, my YouTube channel, cosplaying, and starting my first book, I'd like to write about what I want to do this year in 2016. After all, my life's not all that exciting.
Being the Arts and Entertainment Editor of the Western Herald wasn't fun.
Graduating college was all right.
I'm not saying my first job has been awesome or anything like that.
And I'm definitely not working in the field I have a degree in.
It's not like I went to two comic cons.
I also didn't cosplay for the first time, or make a video about it.
No plans for 2016 cosplays exist. Nada.
It's not like I finally started writing my first book after years of wanting to.
There's no way I met Chad Coleman, who played Tyreese on "The Walking Dead."
And I definitely didn't write about him on my blog.
Of course, it's out of the question whether or not I started my YouTube channel and was really awkward in front of the camera.
I didn't get better at talking on camera at all. Nope.
I didn't start posting more on my blog.
And one story wasn't about a self-help group for cannibals because I'm completely normal.
I didn't audition for "The Bachelor" or anything crazy like that.
I DID finally get my own place. (Just kidding, I still live with my parents because rent is expensive and free food is great)
I didn't buy my first car.
Nor did I become more self actualized and finally figure out what I want to do when I grow up. (hint: it doesn't involve words or rhyme with 'schmite schmooks')
I told you my life hasn't been all that exciting this year. I haven't grown as a person, mainly because I stopped physically growing in middle school (that 5'2" height 4 lyfe!!!), but there's no way I learned a lot about myself and how change can be really challenging for me, but I always benefit from it.
So let's talk about more exciting things, shall we? Let's talk about next year.
Future Hannah, if you're reading this, just know; there's no pressure to fulfill these goals, but if you don't, you're a failure in your own eyes because you've always been more capable of accomplishing your goals than you think.
Be your own Jedi Master. Deliver your own Hogwarts letter. Take yourself to Mordor to destroy the ring. Reclaim Westeros and take your rightful spot as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. You don't need other people's approval to do it. Don't let the Gollum inside of you keep you from letting go of the things that hold you back, okay Future Hannah? You're better than that if you want to be. Instead of spending so much time wishing your life was different, make it different.
Remember, nothing easy is worth doing. If it's hard, it's worth it.
But no pressure. Just remember to get off your computer for a few hours a day and have a great year.
XOXO Past Hannah