2014 Wrapping Up

Tuesday December 30, 2014   

For 2015 I definitely want to be more active with this blog. I want to take more photos with my Olympus Pen and have more to scroll through than just my illness updates. That said, I wonder if it can be the “same” blog and achieve this? Because, though I like my old posts, I’m not tripping over myself to write reviews or take outfit snaps or any of that for this blog right now, and haven’t in a while. But it also isn’t somewhere I dump all my questions of life either. No, if you really want to know what I’m up to then my Tumblr is for that now I suppose.

My Favorite 2014 Blog Posts

Short bangs inspiration
My first knuckle rings
Lightning round of product reviews
A very mermaid birthday
Planning a potted garden for bees
Simple floral arrangements
Tomodachi Life
Back into hockey, eh?
Discovering Mart magazine

What was 2014 for me this year? It was about endurance. I had stopped the diet cycling, allowed my body to heal. I asked for help when I needed it and found it was there. I experienced great loss and sacrificed my time for others who needed it more. I experienced pain on a nonstop basis and am just now getting through a day without ibuprofen. I couldn’t help a friend no matter how hard I tried but I found more of myself. I also learned to enjoy cooking. Found amazing support in my physical therapy team. Discovered how supportive a work environment can be in your time of need. I’m proud of the work I did this year and the new things I learned. I’m proud of the time and care I put into my summer garden and the joy I got from it after having skipped doing it in previous years. I’m overjoyed that I took the time to rediscover my love for hockey while trying out new hobbies such as painting and aromatherapy. And I’m proud that I’m happy right now. That I accept myself more. That I can accept others more because of it.


11 Responses to “2014 Wrapping Up”

  1. Linlin says:

    I do love reading your blog and have been doing so ‘silently’ for the past few years. Not just the outfit posts but knowing you through your blog. But i am also glad to hear that you are feeling better and happier! :)

    Have a great new year!

  2. miya says:

    Such a good recap of the year. I feel like 2014 was a shit year for so many people but I really admire your positive outlook. Evolving your blog sounds like a fun and interesting project! I’ll probably steal some of your techniques for my own blog (hehehe) Sending love from NYC!

  3. Joyce says:

    I loved your gardening posts this year ^_^ I hope it’s still something you’ll enjoy this year when your health gets better and spring rolls around.

  4. I have noticed that you’ve stopped your diet and your face seems much fuller than it used to be. (I mean it in a good way though, lol) I think it’s more important to just focus on health and just eat more healthy! I want to set a goal to blog more for the year of 2015 too but sometimes life can get in the way when you fall sick or ill. Just don’t push yourself too hard on it and do what you can do! =)

  5. Maye says:

    While last year was about taking decisions about changes, this year was certainly about batting what life throws at you.
    I’m glad to read you’re doing better and even when the blog is evolving, I like to read about you and your new (actually retaking) hobbies.
    Happy New Year, and my best wishes for 2015!

  6. Kate says:

    Awww (: Lovely.

  7. Thao says:

    I love following your blog because you’re like the cool older sister type who is ahead of me in life, career, and fashion. Your gardening posts and snippets of your interior decorations are also lovely to see (as well as recipes). It’s like the Jenny’s Blog lifestyle magazine. :D

    I’m glad that you’re feeling a bit better now and I hope that you have a wonderful new year!

  8. Xin says:

    Happy New Year, Jenny! I hope everything works out great for you in the new year! I think it is normal that one year is a good year and then maybe the other year is kind of a not so good year. I’m looking forward to new blog posts on your blog!

  9. Winn says:

    Happy New Year Jen!
    I hope 2015 will be a great year for you and your health will continue to improve!

  10. Vermillion says:

    Happy belated new year Jenny! :3 All the best for 2015. Good to hear that you’re feeling better and I hope it continues on in the years ahead.

    It’s nice to see your hair collage, I think you pull off long or short hair nicely!

  11. Tori says:

    Jenny, you’re so pretty :3
    I hope 2015 is treating you better so far & looking forward to seeing how your blog develops! Yours has always been one of my favorites & I do still read daily – here’s to getting back to basics & commenting again too, haha! <3

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