It’s kind of hard to believe that 2015 will be over in just a few short hours.
It feels like the kind of year that should have lasted longer, that should have a couple more months left in it. It doesn’t, and it’s over, and that’s that. It’s a weird feeling.
Somehow, it feels like I have some years I cling on to and some years I don’t. I don’t really remember clinging to 2014 that much, for some reason. It was a good year, but it was an average year. Yes, I’d had some success, but it was nothing huge, fantastic, out-of-the-ordinary, awesome, brilliant. 2015 is a different story.
In February I played in Carnegie Hall. In May I took my first AP test. In June I interned on a farm. In July I woke up for the first time at 5 am to find my AP scores. In August I became a junior in high school. In October I took the PSAT. In October I turned 16. In November I didn’t do NaNoWriMo. In December I faced the most challenging finals week of my life.
So yes. 2015 has been an eventful year. It certainly hasn’t been the best year for the blog here, but I think I can live with that, considering how wonderful my academics and extracurriculars have been. I didn’t read much, either (only 58 books compared to my last year’s high-60-something). But all in all, I think it’s been a fantastic year.
Posts You Loved
- The Funny Thing About Feminism™
- A Letter To The Universe
- The Propaganda of District 13
- What’s Up With Genre Shaming? | Defending YA
- TFiOS: The Re-Review
- Not For The Ivy League
- Prière Pour Paris (Pray for Paris)
- Why Sherlock Holmes and I Need Platonic Relationships // A List
- Bookshelves: To Like Or Not To Like?
- The Cult of the Ultra-Liberal
I wrote 46 posts in 2015, but I have to say The Funny Thing About Feminism™ was definitely one of my favorites to write, as well as Why Sherlock Holmes and I Need Platonic Relationships // A List. Also, some of these are kind of rant-y, but apparently you liked them??
Also, I Apparently Now Have a Tumblr Legacy
I posted this Richard Price quote on April 30, 2015, and apparently people liked it. But apparently (even though it’s not mine) this is going to be my Tumblr legacy. Oops?
And, uh, that’s it, I guess. I don’t really have a lot to say to myself, me in the future (which is quintessentially 2016). Oh! I almost forgot. Your yearly bucket list. Here it is.
The Obligatory 2016 Bucket List
- Manage time.
- Review some books. But not a lot of them.
- Sell some stuff on your Redbubble shop!
- Read King Lear. Seriously, Shakespeare.
- Write another novel or at least start one.
- Play clarinet.
- Finish donating your voice with Vocalid.
- Read at least two books of the Harry Potter series in French.
- Re-read The CyberWorld.
- Keep Arnold Richelieu Schwarzenegger alive.
- Move to Canada if Donald Trump is elected President. If he’s not, we live in a sane universe.
- Become more politically aware (culture!).
- Do something bad. (Again, I tell you, not illegal: BAD. Like reading underneath the covers with a penlight.)
- Re-read Macbeth.
- Pit Bull Advocacy.
Oh, and 2016? I have a message for you from Past-Me (as of January 30th, 2015).