…so much happened.
I don’t know where to begin processing the year that’s drawing to a close right now. I know, a list. Yes. Lists are good. Lists are a good place to begin.
Here’s what happened.
2014 was the year that…
I moved to Manchester (after ten incredible years in the Yorkshire Pennines.)
I started writing for Autostraddle (my favourite website in the world bar none.)
Em and I had a civil partnership (a paper exercise that turned out to be incredibly beautiful.)
…and started looking for sperm donors (harder than you might think.)
I adopted a dog (after saying for years that I couldn’t handle the responsibility.)
I painted my little boat (and I count this among my great life achievements.)
I made my first infographic! (Not counted in the great life achievements but still awesome IMHO.)
I reassessed my web design business so I can be *really really picky* about my clients
I started learning astrology (thanks to Tabby!)
I opened a tarot shop (which was absolutely not part of the plan.)
I put my boat up for sale and then after showing a bunch of people round realised the time was completely wrong and turned down a bunch of offers. And now she’s for sale again!
I turned 32 (which was splendid)
I built a social network for tarot lovers. (Really!!) It will launch in early 2015.
I started the year feeling pretty damn shit, but worked my way forwards to a summer of joy.
I realised for the first time that I’m a writer. (Duh.)
I put in a funding application for a super-exciting tarot project.
And best of all…
That’s quite a long list.
It’s just…2014 has been awesome.
But writing in a completely personal capacity, about my own little goals – this has been a good, good year. I feel proud, and I feel excited. There is so much fun stuff to do in 2015. (But first, a party.)
Now, let’s hear from you.
What have been the greatest achievements of your 2014? What are you most proud of? Let’s all big you up in the comments!
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.